Licensing officer finally admits permits won’t be given for political events

By the Singapore Democrats 17 May 2009 Original link The police have declared that no licenses will be given for outdoor political events. This is no secret. However, they have repeatedly avoided stating this stand in court. Until now, that is. Licensing officer Mr Yeo Kok Leong said in court last week that the police… Continue reading


The new Public Order Act — more arbitrary powers, more tyranny

SEE ALSO: Changes proposed to Films Act and enhanced police powers by Ng E-Jay and Shameful piece of legislation by the Singapore Democrats. Written by Ng E-Jay 24 March 2009 Article 14(1) of the Singapore Constitution states that every Singapore citizen has the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to assemble peaceably… Continue reading


Films Act changes target civil disobedience videos

by Cherian George, journalism.sg February 4th, 2009 Original link As promised, the Films Act will be liberalised to allow certain types of political films. However, the amendments that have been tabled in Parliament aren’t only about opening up space for free expression. The Government is also taking the opportunity to tighten the noose around civil… Continue reading


Shameful piece of legislation

By the Singapore Democrats 28 Jan 2009 Original link Unbenownst to most Singaporeans — as well as police officers apparently — the Government quietly passed subsidiary legislation a few years ago to ban all forms of political activity. Under the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance)(Assemblies and Processions) Rules, permits are required for a group… Continue reading


Dr Chee’s response leaves CJ, AG and Law Minister in the dust

Written by Ng E-Jay 07 Jan 2009 At the opening of the legal year in the Supreme Court last week, Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, Attorney-General Walter Woon and Law Minister K Shanmugam launched an all-out offensive against civil rights activists campaigning for democratic change in Singapore as well as foreign media which have criticized… Continue reading