Strange things are happening in Singapore?

We refer to the article “National Solidarity Party appeals against permit refusal for party paper” (Straits Times, Oct 21).

Strange things seem to be happening of late in Singapore.

… National Solidarity Party (NSP) newsletter renewal of license denied

… Aljunied Town Council charged in court by the NEA for holding an “illegal” mini trade fair

… 4th Return Our CPF  protesters on 27 September at Hong Lim Park being investigated for “unlawful assembly”

… Award winning film, “To Singapore, with Love” banned

… blogger Roy Ngerng sued for defamation by the Prime Minister

… blogger Alex Au charged with contempt of court

… theonlinecitizen asked to register under the Broadcasting Act

… Breakfast Network and The Independent subjected to media licensing

… cartoonist Leslie Chew investigated for sedition charges

… Tan Cheng Bok disinvited to party after being invited

… blogger Han Hui Hui sued for defamation by a government agency

What do all the above mean?

S Y Lee and Leong Sze Hian

P.S. Come with your family and friends to the 5th Return Our CPF protest on 25 October 4 pm at Speakers’ Corner

About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.