Police question several people over Hong Lim Park protest that disrupted charity carnival

Han Hui Hui (with loudspeaker) and Roy Ngerng (carrying state flag) with supporters at the Return Our CPF rally, marching round the park at the rally on Sept 27, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Han Hui Hui (with loudspeaker) and Roy Ngerng (carrying state flag) with supporters at the Return Our CPF rally, marching round the park at the rally on Sept 27, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - Several people who took part in a protest at Hong Lim Park that disrupted a charity carnival on Sept 27, have been questioned by the police.

The Straits Times understands that protest organiser Han Hui Hui, 22, was one of them.

A police spokesman, responding to queries from The Straits Times, did not name any of those who were questioned but confirmed that several people had been asked to assist in police investigations into the incident.

The spokesman added that no arrests have been made.

The people who were questioned were among several hundred who attended a Return Our CPF rally organised by Ms Han at Hong Lim Park.

On the same day, voluntary welfare organisation YMCA had also held its annual Proms @ The Park charity carnival at the same venue.

The two events had been allocated different lawns by the National Parks Board (NParks), which manages Hong Lim Park.

But Ms Han, a blogger and activist, led several hundred people from the rally in a march around the park and encroached into the area where the charity carnival was being held, frightening some special needs children who were performing on stage.

In a statement on Oct 4, the police and NParks had said they may put in place appropriate measures or engage organisers prior to the event to explain the rules and regulations, remind them to act responsibly, observe NParks' regulations and abide by the laws.