Chee Soon Juan has committed yet another serious crime. Thank goodness our police was alert and did not let him get away this time. Singapore is now a safer country because of their actions to protect us from this cheat, liar, gangster and dishonest person.
CSJ's heinous crime is not paying his fine for speaking in public without license. Spreading his misconceived notions that governments should be vigourously questioned, freedom is important and honesty of govt should not be trusted without transparency just cannot be allowed. It is simply criminal to spread such dangerous poisonous ideas, it creates negativity and suspicion that we don't have the one of the best govt in the world. They should fine him more and jail him longer for this high crime. I'm sure many victims of his crime are still suffering from mental stress from his poisonous ideas which are not consistent with the Straits Times, I suggest these suffering victims seek help from their grassroots leaders or read their newpapers more diligently to have their thoughts corrected.
Unlike other law abiding citizens of Singapore, like the credit card promoters, sales promoters who always apply for license to speak in public, he has failed to do so. I'm sure given the harmful contents of his speech, the police can only do the responsible thing of denying him this license anyway. I'm glad the police had the wisdom to arrest him ahead of lesser criminals like the loan shark who once again vandalised on of the HDB blocks near my place or those pesky timeshare conmen who have been around for 3 decades.
I hope Chee learns his lesson after his jail term and reform himself. If he expresses regret for his crime we can tie yellow ribbons to welcome him back to our inclusive society.
Singapore jails opposition leader
From correspondents in Singapore
November 23, 2006 08:06pm
Article from: Reuters
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A SINGAPORE court jailed an opposition leader for five weeks today over his failure to pay a fine for speaking in public without a permit.
Chee Soon Juan, one of Singapore's most vocal opposition politicians and leader of the tiny Singapore Democratic Party, committed the speaking offence on April 22, two weeks before the country's general elections.
The court initially fined him and because he refused to pay, he and two of his supporters were jailed.
"Every hour, every day, every month that I spend in jail only strengthens my resolve to fight," the 44-year-old Mr Chee told the court before the verdict was read.
A vocal campaigner for human rights and free speech, Mr Chee was jailed for eight days in March for questioning the independence of Singapore's judiciary.
He was jailed for five weeks in 2002, and 12 days and one week in 1999 for speaking in public without a permit.