Blogger Han Hui Hui fined $3,100 for role in Hong Lim Park rally

Han Hui Hui at a rally during the General Election 2015 on Aug 3, 2015.
Han Hui Hui at a rally during the General Election 2015 on Aug 3, 2015.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE

SINGAPORE - Activist and blogger Han Hui Hui was on Monday (June 27) fined $3,100 for co-organising a protest rally at Hong Lim Park without approval on Sept 27, 2014, and disrupting a charity carnival being held at the park then.

She and five others, including blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, were accused of disrupting the YMCA Proms @ The Park charity event for children with special needs, which was held at Hong Lim Park at the same time as the Return Our CPF protest rally.

Han, 24, was fined $600 for being a public nuisance and $2,500 for organising a demonstration without approval.

Han told the court that she has prepared a notice of appeal.

Two others, Koh Yew Beng, 61, and Low Wai Choo, 56, were each fined $450 after they were found guilty with Han.

Ngerng was fined a total of $1,900 - $400 for being a public nuisance, and $1,500 for organising a demonstration without approval - in October 2015.

Chua Siew Leng, 43, who does not hold a regular job, pleaded guilty in March 2015. She was fined $300.

Goh Aik Huat, 42, had been given a conditional warning.

During the rally, the six grew "more emotive" when Minister of State Teo Ser Luck, the YMCA event's main guest, arrived at the park.

They marched four times around the general vicinity of the YMCA event, shouting loudly, chanting slogans, waving flags, holding placards, blowing whistles loudly and beating drums.