The key take-away is that they did NOT get arrested for playing their drums, but for punching police officers.earthfriendly wrote:http://therealsingapore.com/content/dea ... ying-music
After reading through this article, I still don't know the reason why they aren't allowed to play their music. The temple disallowed it because that was the order from the authority. But why doesn't the authority allow it ? I saw this comment.
"Dr Goh Ken Swee set up the SSO because he did not want Singapore to become a soulless society. Will break Dr. Goh's heart if he were alive to see this incident. " Alfred Hong
Also note that it was random freelancers trying to play the drums at a ceremony where the temple officials didn't invite them. While those officials imply the police said it, no where did you ever actually hear it was the police.