Man who allegedly held a protest at Raffles Place charged in court

Police officers arresting Yan Jun, 41, at Raffles Place.
Police officers arresting Yan Jun, 41, at Raffles Place.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/GILBERT GOH

SINGAPORE - The man who allegedly held a protest at Raffles Place earlier this week was charged in court on Wednesday (July 5).

Singaporean Yan Jun, 41 , is accused of two counts of taking part in a public assembly without permit.

He allegedly demonstrated opposition to the actions of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Singapore judiciary by displaying a placard outside Raffles Place MRT station at around 12pm on Monday.

According to court documents, it stated: "PM Lee: resign over Terrax (sic) conspiracy" on one side. The other side had a statement accusing the Supreme Court of "judicial corruption".

Yan allegedly committed the same offence there at around 1pm the next day.

He is accused of displaying a placard with the same messages.

The court heard that Yan had been fined $2,000 on June 16, last year for committing a similar offence.

 

Yan, who was unrepresented, will be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for a psychiatric observation. He will be back in court on July 19.

In November last year , nine Singapore Armed Forces Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles were seized by Hong Kong Customs officials for more than two months.

The vehicles were returned to Singapore in January this year.

If convicted of taking part in a public assembly without a permit, Yan can be fined up to $5,000 for each charge.