Malaysians in Singapore: Obey Singapore’s Laws or pay the price!

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Malaysian Insider

Singapore cancels visit passes of two Malaysians, to revoke work pass of another

May 15, 2013

SINGAPORE, May 15 – The Singapore authorities have initiated the revocation of the work pass of one of 21 Malaysians involved in the May 8 and 11 illegal gatherings at Merlion Park, here.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a statement said the authorities had also cancelled the visit passes of another two of them.

As for the remaining 18 persons, SPF said their work passes would be reviewed upon completion of further investigations.

The SPF said the Malaysians who took part in the illegal gatherings at Merlion Park would also be issued with conditional warnings, and that their employers would be informed of this.

It stressed that Singapore did not take sides in the politics of other countries and would work with whoever formed the government there.

It added that foreigners living or working in Singapore must abide by Singapore’s laws and should not import the issues or politics of their countries of origin to Singapore.

The SPF said this was a long-standing principle which had helped maintain harmony and public order in Singapore, as well as good relations with other countries. – Bernama

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/singapore-cancels-visit-passes-of

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Free Malaysia Today

Singapore tells Malaysians to lay off

Maxwell Coopers | May 15, 2013

In typical Singapore fashion, authorities would ordinarily strip foreigners accused of causing disturbances of their work permits or refuse to renew them when they expire.

COMMENT

Typical of its authoritarian, martinet stance, Singapore has told Malaysians working in the city-state to halt all protests against the recently-concluded general election that was held across the causeway on May 5.

In moves that made no secret of its sharp and running distaste, the Republic’s police arrested scores of people who came dressed in black – the unofficial colour of protest – to the nation’s iconic Merlion Park to show solidarity in a symbolic gesture to the defeated Pakatan Rakyat movement led by Anwar Ibrahim.

The message to all the ‘anarchists’ from the Singapore police was, “foreigners must abide by Singapore laws and should not import their domestic issues – they ordinarily would have meant politics- from their respective countries into Singapore”.
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This time around the danger lies in upsetting a neighbour with whom it shares a strong, historical, cultural and ethnic bond and which largely because of that; it clearly has no interest about influencing the outcome of any elections, state, federal or local.

For that reason and that reason only Singapore just had to put its foot down.

Maxwell Cooper is a Singapore-based writer.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2013/05/15/singapore-tells-malaysians-to

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This was one of the earliest reports of the protest.

CNA

Groups of people have gathered at Singapore’s Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park to protest against the outcome of the Malaysian general election.

SINGAPORE: Groups of people have gathered at Singapore’s Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park to protest against the outcome of the Malaysian general election.

Sunday’s demonstration is organised by Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham in what he termed as a show of solidarity with Malaysians against their country’s recent elections.

Pamphlets were distributed to attendees and messages penned down on paper supporting the cause.

Mr Wham had earlier posted on a Facebook page he created for the event that foreigners would not be allowed to speak in the protest.

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Please note. Be sensible in what you do here.

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Singapore police arrested 21 Malaysians after they were caught staging a protest at Merlion Park, here.

The arrest came after warnings were issued to nine Malaysians for “actively participating in the illegal gathering” at Merlion Park on Wednesday, where a crowd of about 100 people had gathered to protest against the recent Malaysian election results.

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21 Malaysians arrested for protest at Merlion Park

Published on May 11, 2013
9:32 PM
A group of 100 people had gathered at Singapore’s Merlion Park in Marina Bay with placards and other paraphernalia to protest against what they claim were irregularities in Malaysian general election on May 8, 2013. Police arrested 21 Malaysians after they were caught staging an outdoor protest at the Merlion Park at 4.50pm on Saturday. — ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Police arrested 21 Malaysians after they were caught staging an outdoor protest at the Merlion Park at 4.50pm on Saturday.

This despite earlier police advisories that such gatherings are against Singapore’s laws.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/21-malaysians-arrested-staging-outdoor-protest-mer

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Malaysian Insider

21 Malaysians held for Merlion Park protest

May 12, 2013

The protestors were reported to be mostly young people, with many dressed in black, the protest colour of Malaysia’s opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition. – File picSINGAPORE, May 12 — Singaporean authorities yesterday arrested 21 Malaysians for staging a protest at the Merlion Park against the outcome of last Sunday’s Malaysian general election, the Straits Times reported today.

In a statement last night, the police said that “while foreigners are allowed to work or live here, they have to abide by our laws”, said the report.

“They should not import their domestic issues from their countries into Singapore and conduct activities which can disturb public order, as there can be groups with opposing views. Those who break the law will be seriously dealt with.”

The protestors were reported to be mostly young people, with many dressed in black, the protest colour of Malaysia’s opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
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Last week, the police warned nine Malaysians for “actively participating” in an illegal gathering at Merlion Park on Wednesday, when about 100 people went to protest against the Malaysian election results.

Last Friday, the police said the work and visit passes of the nine were being reviewed by the authorities, and their employers would be informed.

A second protest had been planned for yesterday, but its organiser cancelled it after being advised to do so by the police.

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http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/21-malaysians-held-for-merlion-park-protest/

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Sundaily

21 M’sians arrested for staging outdoor protest at Merlion Park

Sunday, May 12, 2013 – 11:12

Location:
SINGAPORE

POLICE arrested 21 Malaysians after they were caught staging a protest at the Merlion Park at 4.50pm on Saturday, reported the Straits Times.

This despite earlier police advisories that such gatherings are against Singapore’s laws.

“The police would like to reiterate (that) while foreigners are allowed to work or live here, they have to abide by our laws.

“They should not import their domestic issues from their countries into Singapore and conduct activities which can disturb public order, as there can be groups with opposing views.

Those who break the law will be seriously dealt with,” said the local newspaper quoting a police spokesman as saying in a statement.

The arrest comes after warnings were issued to nine Malaysians for “actively participating in the illegal gathering” at the Merlion Park on Wednesday, where a crowd of about 100 people had gathered to protest against the recent Malaysian election results. –Bernama

21 M’sians arrested for staging outdoor protest at Merlion Park

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Sundaily

Protest in S’Pore illegal, those involved should face consequences – M’sian High Commissioner

Sunday, May 12, 2013 – 12:58
Location:
SINGAPORE

THE protest in Singapore is illegal and those who knowingly organised and participated in such an illegal activity should face the consequences, says Malaysia High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk Md. Hussin Nayan.

“I hope Malaysians working or studying in Singapore will reflect more on their situation before acting illegally,” he told Bernama when contacted here.

Md Hussin was responding on reports of the arrest of 21 Malaysians in the republic on Saturday.

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