Singapore's very funny laws against demonstrations and protests

For a long time, Singapore did not allow any demonstrations or protests even if peaceful. The way this was accomplished is by requiring government permits to hold any protest while at the same time denying each and every application that was ever made. It is therefore impossible to obtain a permit. And if you went ahead and held the protest without it, you will be arrested and it is no good arguing that even if you applied for the permit, they would not have granted it! A very warped sense of reasoning here, but true. It is like saying you can't go to the movie unless you have a ticket. But then they never sell you the ticket! As a result of this very convenient game that they play, opposition politician Chee Soon Juan was jailed multiple times for holding peaceful protests. Each time he complained that he did apply for this elusive permit but they never gave it to him! Hi...

Full article: http://singaporedissident.blogspot.com/2013/09/singapores...

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