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Foreigners Arrested at Speaker's Corner

Postby martincymru » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 9:06 am

Anyone know the nationalilty (s) ?

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 9:18 am

Based on a Facebook invite I've got to this event, they are Singaporeans, Malaysians, Hong Kongers, British, Canadians, Australians, Filipinos, Indians, Americans. Organisers are Singaporeans. The attendees are of various nationalities, mostly as 'observers', not organisers, because by law, only Singaporeans can apply for permit to hold events at Hong Lim Park.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 9:20 am

Hong kong as reported by today online
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:24 am

Was it organised by foreigners or were they only attending?
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Postby bgd » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:28 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:Was it organised by foreigners or were they only attending?


From what I read they were only attending. However organisers must get special permission for foreigners to attend. It sounds like they may not have done that.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:30 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:Was it organised by foreigners or were they only attending?


Only attending as 'observers'. Organised by Singaporeans. Funny how they are picky about jargon in this.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:31 am

That's about the way I read it this morning but I had no idea that foreigners were not allowed to be in attendance.......learn something new everyday.
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:32 am

Is it too much to ask that we post links to said 'latest news' when making a new topic about it? Or at least a copy and paste?

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:35 am

Strange coincidence Hong Lim, Hong Kong :D

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:16 pm

I expect the SGn government must be..... hmmm.... warmly welcoming this expression of democratic free-will from their ASEAN neighbours in HK.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 1:45 pm

per SG Laws, Foreigners aren't allowed to attend / meddle in local politics or import overseas problems here ...

Not unfair says me . ...

cops did the same for the Bersih 2.0 related gathering at the Padang area ...

and also for the Falungong protests a few years ago ...

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 1:52 pm

ecureilx wrote:per SG Laws, Foreigners aren't allowed to attend / meddle in local politics or import overseas problems here ...

Not unfair says me . ...

cops did the same for the Bersih 2.0 related gathering at the Padang area ...

and also for the Falungong protests a few years ago ...


Bersih was without permit so served them right to get arrested.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 2:15 pm

the lynx wrote:
ecureilx wrote:per SG Laws, Foreigners aren't allowed to attend / meddle in local politics or import overseas problems here ...

Not unfair says me . ...

cops did the same for the Bersih 2.0 related gathering at the Padang area ...

and also for the Falungong protests a few years ago ...


Bersih was without permit so served them right to get arrested.


The chance of them getting a permit if they had applied?

Lol

On a funny note the day after the B protest I saw water bottles strewn around that area

All with BN labels ... ;)

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 2:16 pm

ecureilx wrote:per SG Laws, Foreigners aren't allowed to attend / meddle in local politics ...


But then neither are locals, hehe...


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