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  • LazerLordz's Avatar
    35,170 posts since Apr '03
    • Singapore Police Reject Permit For Workers' Party's Cycling Event

      By Jackson Sawatan

      SINGAPORE, Aug 27 (Bernama) -- Plans by Singapore's main opposition party, the Workers' Party, to hold a cycling event in conjunction with its 50th anniversary, hit a dead end after its application for a police permit was rejected.

      The mass cycling event was to be held on Sept 9 at the East Coast Park, a popular beachside park located along the east coast highway here.

      Party chairman Sylvia Lim raised a question over the issue in Parliament today and was told that such activities "have the potential for public disorder and mischief, and may disrupt community life."

      "Police requirement is that such party activities be held indoors or within stadiums, so that any law and order problems will be contained. This policy applies to all political parties," Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs Ho Peng Kee said in reply to Lim's question.

      Ho said the East Coast Park was a recreational park for Singaporeans and their families and not meant to be used by a political party to promote its cause.

      The Workers' Party was set up in 1957 by David Marshall, the first chief minister of Singapore.

      It has two representatives in the Singapore parliament, namely its secretary-general, Low Thia Khiang who is MP for Hougang and Lim as the non-constituency member of parliament (NCMP).

      NCMPs are appointed from among the best performing opposition losers in a general election

      http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=281490

  • Rock^Star's Avatar
    11,142 posts since Jul '05
    • The same can be said of our NDP. It's a recreational and national event for Singaporeans, not for PAP to further their political agenda with the display of their flags.

      It is just so uphill for opposition parties to strengthen their foothold.

      Would WP have done the same if they were in power and PAP the opposition?

  • maurizio13's Avatar
    12,915 posts since Sep '06
    • Hahaha..........

      "have the potential for public disorder and mischief, and may disrupt community life."

      I have seen another MP cycling with his constituency members around East Coast area.

      Everybody is Equal, Except Some Pigs Are More Equal Than Others.

      I suppose they need to disallow marathon runs too, because it's a potential for public disorder, mischief and may disrupt community life.

      Edited by maurizio13 27 Aug `07, 11:27PM
  • stellazio's Avatar
    47,811 posts since Apr '05
    • yaa as expected...if it was pap who organize also sure rejected.

      because people will participate just to crash into the ministers.. Laughing

      Edited by stellazio 27 Aug `07, 11:32PM
  • dragg's Avatar
    49,302 posts since Mar '05
  • maurizio13's Avatar
    12,915 posts since Sep '06
    • I think Zouk Out should be banned too, it has more possibility for public disorder, mischief and disrupt community life.

    • Originally posted by dragg:
      so ask them to provide a stadium so they can cycle indoor.

      Maybe they do like IMF conference, demarcate a small area in Suntec City for WP to cycle in.

      Laughing

  • ditzy's Avatar
    67,538 posts since Dec '03
  • LazerLordz's Avatar
    35,170 posts since Apr '03
  • Rock^Star's Avatar
    11,142 posts since Jul '05
  • fudgester's Avatar
    25,382 posts since Jan '04
  • RaTtY8l's Avatar
    2,694 posts since May '06
    • Originally posted by fudgester:
      Uhh.... then for the Singles Club cycling outing, how?

      change to walking outinf lor Twisted Evil

  • LazerLordz's Avatar
    35,170 posts since Apr '03
    • Originally posted by fudgester:
      Uhh.... then for the Singles Club cycling outing, how?

      Must wear all the colors of all the parties to be fair. Laughing

  • LimSianTong's Avatar
    76 posts since Aug '07
  • Archirodon's Avatar
    120 posts since Jun '05
    • Maybe WP should call it "WP Family Day", perhaps they will stand a better chance of getting a permit. Very Happy

      Ya, its obvious la. Not matter what the opposition apply for, they'll never get it la.

      Edited by Archirodon 28 Aug `07, 12:30AM
  • ^tamago^'s Avatar
    55,133 posts since Sep '03
    • Originally posted by RaTtY8l:
      change to walking outinf lor Twisted Evil

      wait not approved also. Laughing

    • Imagine if the members decided to cycle in ECP together as friends and people started talking to them with good intentions, then the poodles appear. Laughing

  • maurizio13's Avatar
    12,915 posts since Sep '06
    • I would like to quote this person from another thread.

      Originally posted by Father Lim:
      sometimes these arguments are pointless...
      some of those anti-PAP bashers are bashing because it's ingrained in them...
      right or wrong, as long as the government takes any action, they will just bash the government...

      it's a waste of time to argue with them, cos they will never give the government any credit where it's due...

      Some of those pro P4P supporters, supports the P4P blindly because it's ingrained into them......

      Whether it's right or wrong, as long as government take action, they will just support the government....

      It's a waste of time to argue with them, cos they will never discredit the government when any discredit is due.

      Maybe the pro P4P supporters will like to elaborate their stance on this issue.

  • LimSianTong's Avatar
    76 posts since Aug '07
    • May I humblely suggest either Low / Chiam / Sylvia get a list of approvable activities from the authorities.

      Unless there is no such list or no one knows what is approvable?

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    Atobe's Avatar
    8,715 posts since Oct '02
    • This should put a leak in LHL's boastful claim of an inclusive Singapore Society, and the invitations to the MPs and NMP - from the Alternative Parties - to attend his National Day Rally for the first time, were nothing more then another wayang, with him as the Star.

      WP should rent the floating platform that was recently used during the NDP - the police had the experience in crowd control in such an environment; and the experience should remain fresh in the police experience.

      Unless of course, ultimately it is a MIW having the final say - in the person of Wong Kang Seng, Minister of Home Affairs , as the Police will hardly dare to make any move without the MIW involved in such matters.


  • LazerLordz's Avatar
    35,170 posts since Apr '03
    • Because the Police Force answers to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

      Imagine the FBI answering to Chertoff and not to the DOJ.

  • alwaysdisturbed's Avatar
    6,785 posts since Apr '03
  • walesa's Avatar
    2,114 posts since Apr '06
    • Another uniquely Singapore illustration of how state and party utilities are inseperable... Laughing

  • royston_ang's Avatar
    343 posts since May '07
    • Most ridiculous thing I have heard so far. Evil or Very Mad

      The WP is trying to hold a cycling event and not a rally, so how can such event lead to "have the potential for public disorder and mischief, and may disrupt community life."? Question Question Question

  • SevenEleven's Avatar
    7,456 posts since Aug '05
    • and the million dollars retard even suggested the cycling to be conducted indoor. Evil or Very Mad if he thinks he's funny, he ain't. he's just a retarded poodle

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