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Police warn Labour Day protest organiser against defacing poster of Prime Minister

Published on Apr 30, 2014 8:22 PM
 

The organiser of a Labour Day protest who had planned to put up a poster of the Prime Minister at Hong Lim Park for Singaporeans to deface has been warned against doing so.

The police, in a statement on Wednesday, said it had advised Mr Gilbert Goh that the actions may constitute offences under the Penal Code and the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act.

"The Speakers' Corner is a designated outdoor area for Singaporeans to express their views in public," a police spokesman said.

"Mr Goh is free to hold his planned demonstration at the Speakers' Corner, but it is also his responsibility to ensure that any activities conducted during the demonstration do not contravene the law."

 
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