By Savannah Smith   |  06-09-2018   News
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Singaporean authorities have denied a civil rights group to hold a protest of sorts at Hong Lim Park, ahead of the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be hosted by the city-state at the luxurious Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa on June 12.

Ironically, the civil rights group Community Action Network (CAN) is not even objecting to the US-North Korea summit, but said they only wanted to call attention to the historical fact that the island off the country’s southern coast was the same location where the former political prisoner Dr. Chia Thye Poh was detained in house arrest without trial.

CAN said their request to hold a protest was denied on grounds that the group did not submit application 14 working days in advance.

Any protests, assemblies or rallies in Singapore require an approval by the authorities and such activities can only be conducted in one approved area- Hong Lim Park, a park located in the central business district. Holding any other forms of protest outside of the park is considered a crime in Singapore, punishable by jail and/or a fine. Size of the protest- big or small- will not matter as it will still be a crime to hold one without prior permit.

CAN believes that it’s ironic that the island is being used to hold peace talks despite being a location that once hosted a controversial incarceration of a political prisoner.

Dr. Chia Thye Poh used to be a university physics professor and had been a leading figure in the country’s biggest opposition party in the 60s to 80s formed by expelled left-wing members of the ruling People’s Action Party.

After holding boycotts and leading protest marches in 1966, Dr. Chia along with 22 others was arrested without trial with the government accusing them of trying to destabilize Singapore. Dr. Chia also refused to sign a document that says he was a violent individual affiliated with the Communist Party of Malaysia.

Dr. Chia was imprisoned for 23 years. He was released in 1989 but he was banished to a one-room guard house in Sentosa island.

It was only in 1992 that the professor was allowed to return to mainland Singapore but with restrictions. In 1998, Dr. Chia was finally freed from all restrictions and he pursued a career in academia, studying in the Netherlands and Germany.

He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015.

Source:

https://coconuts.co/singapore/news/singapore-authorities-deny-permit-activists-want-hold-protest-trump-kim-summit/

Singaporean authorities have denied a civil rights group to hold a protest of sorts at Hong Lim Park, ahead of the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be hosted by the city-state at the luxurious Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa on June 12.

Ironically, the civil rights group Community Action Network (CAN) is not even objecting to the US-North Korea summit, but said they only wanted to call attention to the historical fact that the island off the country’s southern coast was the same location where the former political prisoner Dr. Chia Thye Poh was detained in house arrest without trial.

CAN said their request to hold a protest was denied on grounds that the group did not submit application 14 working days in advance.

Any protests, assemblies or rallies in Singapore require an approval by the authorities and such activities can only be conducted in one approved area- Hong Lim Park, a park located in the central business district. Holding any other forms of protest outside of the park is considered a crime in Singapore, punishable by jail and/or a fine. Size of the protest- big or small- will not matter as it will still be a crime to hold one without prior permit.

CAN believes that it’s ironic that the island is being used to hold peace talks despite being a location that once hosted a controversial incarceration of a political prisoner.

Dr. Chia Thye Poh used to be a university physics professor and had been a leading figure in the country’s biggest opposition party in the 60s to 80s formed by expelled left-wing members of the ruling People’s Action Party.

After holding boycotts and leading protest marches in 1966, Dr. Chia along with 22 others were arrested without trial with the government accusing them of trying to destabilize Singapore. Dr. Chia also refused to sign a document that says he was a violent individual affiliated with the Communist Party of Malaysia.

Dr. Chia was imprisoned for 23 years. He was released in 1989 but he was banished to a one-room guard house in Sentosa island.

It was only in 1992 that the professor was allowed to return to mainland Singapore but with restrictions. In 1998, Dr. Chia was finally freed from all restrictions and he pursued a career in academia, studying in the Netherlands and Germany.

He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015.

Source:

https://coconuts.co/singapore/news/singapore-authorities-deny-permit-activists-want-hold-protest-trump-kim-summit/

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RaDonna Marshall No. 28261 1528560707

Security is difficult enough for such a high profile meeting, adding a protest of ANY kind should not be permitted. It's about security.

Community Action Network (CAN) is another Obama/Soros crap anyway.

Anonymous No. 28262 1528561184

CAN is a nigger system, based on Correct the record, except it uses free labor. It puts the niggers to work for free with no pay. It is hard to find the paid foremen to watch over them.

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