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(中英文版)国际人权联合会发表声明 International Federation for Human Rights Press release

国际人权联合会

国际人权联合会发表声明:

呼吁新加坡政府撤销提告三名和平行动的抗议者

2016年2月23日巴黎:新加坡政府必须立即撤销针对三名和平抗议者的的所有提告,并且遵循国际人权准则确保和平集会的自由权利。

韩慧慧素苗社会运动活跃分子韩慧慧(24岁)和她的支持者高祐榜 (Koh Yew Beng)(60岁)及刘慧洙(Low Wai Choo)(56岁)将于2106年2月24在新加坡国家法院继续他们在2015年10月16日被国家法院的判决。

他们三个人是在刑事法令第290部分(造成非法伤害他人)条款和国家园林使用条例的规制法23(2)(b)下,于2014年9月27日在芳林公园演讲者角落举行和平示威时被控告的。他们在芳林公园举行和平示威的目的是要求新加坡政府在管理公积金政策采取更加透明的政策。

假设三名被告罪名成立,他们将会面对1千元新币的罚款。韩慧慧小姐同时也面对另一项控状是组织‘非法游行示威’,这项罪状罪名如果成立将会面对5千元新币的罚款。假设韩慧慧小姐的罚款超过新币2千元,她将在未来5年里失去参与国家的选举资格。

国际人权联合会主席Karim Lahidji(FIDH President Karim Lahidji)说,

“(新加坡)政府必须立即停止这样的骚扰性的司法行为对付这三名抗议者。同时撤销对他们进行的声音的指控。(新加坡)政府必须承诺修改有关限制和平自由集会的法律法规。必须符合国际人权准则。”

于2016年1月27日在瑞士日内瓦举行的第二次国际人权普遍定期审查(UPR)期间,新加坡政府已经收到六项建议。这些建议是要求(新加坡)政府确保认识到和平集会的自由权利。新加坡政府代表团的回应是确认了限制对于在履行这项权利方面是需要确保“社会的正常秩序和稳定”。这与国际所接受(举行和平集会自由的权利)的准则是有巨大的落差的。国际(举行和平集会自由的权利)的要求准则是任何限制和平自由集会的权利是需要和适度的。国际(举行和平集会自由的权利)的要求准则同时强调和平集会的原则是设定为遵循法律和认定不会给公共秩序造成连续性的危害性。

请与以下人士联系:

FIDH: Mr. Arthur Manet (法语、英语和西班牙语) – 电话: +33672284294 (法国巴黎)
FIDH: Ms. Audrey Couprie (法语、英语和西班牙语) – 电话: +33648059157(法国巴黎)

International Federation for Human Rights
Press release
Singapore: Drop charges against three peaceful protestors

Paris, 23 February 2016: The Singaporean government must immediately drop all charges against three peaceful protestors and guarantee the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in accordance with international human rights standards, FIDH said today.

Activists Hui Hui Han, 24, and her supporters Mr. Koh Yew Beng (60) and Ms. Low Wai Choo (56) will appear before Singapore’s State Court on 24 February 2016 for the continuation of their trail, which was last adjourned on 16 October 2015.

韩慧慧素苗The three face charges under Section 290 of the Criminal Code (causing a public nuisance) and Regulation 23(2)(b) of the Parks and Trees Regulations for participating in a peaceful demonstration at Hong Lim Park’s Speakers’ Corner on 27 September 2014 that called for transparency in the Singaporean government’s management of the Central Provident Fund (CPF).

If found guilty, the three face a fine of up to 1,000 Singapore dollars (SGD). Ms. Han faces an additional charge of organizing an ‘illegal demonstration’, which carries a penalty of up to SGD5,000. If Ms. Han’s fine exceeds SGD2,000, she would also be barred from standing for election for five years.

“The government should immediately end the judicial harassment against the three protestors and drop all charges against them. The government must also undertake a reform of laws and regulations that restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and bring them in line with international human rights standards,” said FIDH President Karim Lahidji.

During Singapore’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 27 January 2016, Singapore received six recommendations that urged the government to ensure the realization of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The government delegation responded by justifying the severe restrictions on the exercise of this right with the need to ensure “society’s need for order and stability.” These criteria fall short of internationally accepted standards, which require that any restrictions to the right to freedom of peaceful assembly be necessary and proportionate. International standards also stress the principle that a peaceful assembly should be presumed lawful and deemed as not constituting a threat to public order.

Press contacts

FIDH: Mr. Arthur Manet (French, English, Spanish) – Tel: +33672284294 (Paris)
FIDH: Ms. Audrey Couprie (French, English, Spanish) – Tel: +33648059157 (Paris)

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鄞义林:争取实现一个人民的平等、公平和正义以及真正关心人民的新加坡。

编者按语:

这是鄞义林受国际学生节邀请于2015年2月13日在挪威的特隆赫姆(Trondheim位于挪威这部的一个港市)的演讲中文译稿。本文章刊登在鄞义林个人博客网址:http://thehearttruths.com/

演讲的现场录像视频:

[Video] My Speech at the International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) in Norway on 13 February 2015

鄞义林在挪威演讲

鄞义林的说明:

上个月,我受国际学生节的邀请,在挪威的特隆赫姆市举办一个《分享我在新加坡工作的心得》。我在2014年五月被新加坡总理起诉,接着,我又被政府以刑事罪名控上法院。我在这个分享会上谈及了有关在人民行动党政府管理下的新加坡公积金退休金基金缺乏透明度和可信任性。

以下是我的演讲现场录像视频网址:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoHk93Q7gAQ

以下是我为这个演讲会所准备的讲稿。

各位在特隆赫姆市的朋友们

今天,我为能够与大家在一起成为你们当中的一部分动力和热情并向你们学习,为此感到十分愉快与荣幸。这样的交流将有助于改进我的国家。   我的名字叫鄞义林。我是新加坡的一名博客和社会活动分子。但是, 在2104年5月,新加坡总理李显龙以个人诽谤罪起诉我。   他说,我诽谤他滥用了新加坡人民的退休金。

政府之所以要起诉我的真正原因,那是因为我暴露了新加坡政府如何把新加坡人民的退休金转移到两个投资主体。他们控制着这笔退休金资金不要退还给新加坡人民。

但是,我并没有这么说啊!我完全没有诽谤总理。

在我被起诉后,政府同时要求聘用我的医院对我进行攻击。接着,我又被他们引用刑事法典起诉。我是在行使自己的言论自由和表达自己看法的自由。我是在保护自己抗议权利被剥夺和争取新加坡的人权。

从去年5月开始,政府也同时使用受他们控制的国家媒体工具对我展开个人的攻击,这个个人攻击的运动至今还没有停下来。

我个人的博客网站的名字叫:《真心的事实》(The Heart Truths)。这个网站是我在3年前开设的。它主要是在讨论有关同性恋和社会政治课题。

在去年5月,当时总理因为我在网站里写的一篇文章而起诉我对他个人的诽谤。我被起诉的真正原因并不是因为这篇文章而引起的。

在我被起诉前的3个星期,我的上司已经与我谈起有关我活跃于博客的事情。那就是我知道政府正在注视着我了。

大家看看,在我被起诉的两个月前,我写了两篇文章。这两篇文章是在暴露政府从1960年起就已经挪用了我们的退休金,并从中赚取了利润,但是,政府并没有归还给我们。当我撰写这篇文章时,我知道政府正在注视着我了。

两个月后,他们终于找到了对对付的藉口了。

在我被起诉后,政府要求我受聘用的医院对付我了。我收到了解雇信,并被要求在1小时内离开医院。在那个时候,我的同事被告知留在办公室里,不允许任何人到我的办公室来向我道别。假设他们接近我,他们将会被通知离开医院。我已经被他们视为罪犯。

接着,医院和卫生部一起向报章发表声明支持对我采取的行动。

我在(在芳林公园举行的抗议集会)的第一次演说后,他们采取行动对付我。就是对我进行起诉。当时,我在演说中提出要求政府在执行退休金的问题上要采取透明化和可信任的政策。三天后,他们又再一次的攻击我。

当我呈交诽谤案件的诉状书和证据时,国家控制的媒体完全不报道这件事。无论如何,他们只是报道了总理的诉状书的新闻。

在我的诉状书里,我重点提出了我是如何获取有关政府从公积金户头里划走新加坡人民的退休金进入那两家投资机构以及政府是如何掩盖和删除我发现的这些证据。

我同时暴露了,政府是如何否认他们在2001、2006 和2007年拿走我们的退休金用于这两家投资机构。在我被起诉后,他们已经无法在掩盖任何有关这方面的信息了。他们在2014年5月承认了这个事实。这是他们有史以来第一次承认这个事实。

新加坡的第一任总理在2001年和2006年先后否认动用我们退休基金投资在政府投资机构——新加坡政府投资有限公司(GIC)。

李光耀说GIC与公积金无关联

新加坡政府也狡辩说,他们并没有干预GIC的运作。GIC,这个投资主体也狡辩说,它们不知道自己是使用新加坡人的退休基金进行投资。

无论如何,新加坡总理、两位的副总理和几位部长、前部长和国会议员读书GIC董事部的成员。

GIC董事部

因此,政府不干预GIC的运作的说法就根本就不可能存在的。GIC不知道他们的机构是使用新加坡人的退休金去进行投资活动的说法,这也是根本就不可能存在的。

无论如何,即便是他对我进行的起诉书因为我撰写了有关退休金的问题,但是,他说,我在诉状书里所提出有关退休金问题是与诽谤案件没有关联。他说,我在诉状书里详细罗列了这些证据是“不可接受的”、“毫无相关的”、“滥用了法庭的程序的”。

但是,起诉并没有到此结束。在去年9月份,我出席第四场有关要求政府执行透明化和可信赖性的退休金政策。

犹有甚者,他还向法院申请禁止我揭露更多有关退休金的问题。

政府对此预先为我们设下了阴谋。

当我们在(芳林公园)进行这场活动时,另一场活动也同时在同一个时间进行。这个活动的组织者把一些孩子拉出,然后说,在场的孩子受到我们的‘惊吓’。

假设您不知道什么叫做‘惊吓’,不需要感到忧虑。大部分新加坡人在那个时候也并没有受到‘惊吓’。但是,政府刻意选择‘惊吓’这个字眼。

‘惊吓’的意思即是正在参与活动的人受到骚扰。但是,政府选择‘惊吓’这个字眼是那具有更多的含义的。

但是,我并没有这么做啊!事实上,我是经常在教导那些自闭的孩童,我很疼孩子的。我不可能要去‘惊吓’孩子。

与此同时,几位部长和国会议员,包括了哪些政府的支持者和行动党控制的国家媒体随即展开了一场针对我的联合行动,指责我‘惊吓’了会场的孩子。

最终,在线新闻说我并没有进行‘惊吓’孩子。我要求政府向的道歉。但是,他们拒绝。

在事件发生后的两个星期,警方为进行调查此事件传召我去问话。一个月后,我被控告涉嫌危害公共安宁的罪行。这包括了在抗议活动场所进行摇旗和喊口号的行为。这是正常的抗议行动和非法游行集会。

政府的目的就是要摧毁我的个人声誉。

当我第一次被起诉时,我为了这场官司的法律费用进行了筹款活动。我筹措到10万元,或相等于6万5千元欧元。

这是筹款活动是一个极其明确的支持我的事业的信号。那是因为政府已经划走了新加坡人民的退休金。今天,很多新加坡人都无法过退休生活。他们当中一些人还必须一致工作到死去为止。很多新加坡人对政府很生气。一项调查显示超过半数以上的新加坡人支持我的看法。

无论如何,新加坡人不会站出来说话。他们会协助我筹措款项,但是,他们不敢站出来(与政府)进行斗争。

在新加坡恐惧思想的存在还是很严重。

当政府说我‘惊吓’孩子时,(公开)支持我的人数就明显的消退了。人们都愿意让自己的恐惧心理证明他们放弃支持。

在今年较早的时间里,总理又拿了九篇我写得文章来起诉我。他用这九篇文章来指责的是目的是要求我支付给他的律师更多的钱。

就是在政府制造诋毁我的个人名义的行动后,我被判决诽谤总理个人名义的案件也接着下判了。

但是。事实上这些文章中的一些文章中只是关于我个人的生活和对新加坡的许愿,但是,总理说这是我企图‘攻击’他。

接着,总理的新闻秘书发表声明说,我不愿意在法院审讯时进行交叉盘问,她撒谎。我并没有这么说。显然,政府再次要诋毁我个人的声誉。我向她提出挑战。我要求她起诉我指控她是在说谎,或者,她向我道歉。她两者都不选择。

但是,您看,新闻秘书可以谈论这个案件。总理,作为一个公众人物,是不可以个人的身份起诉我的。无论如何,如果他是以个人的身份起诉我,那他就不是什么特殊人物了。总理的新闻秘书仍然坚持她有权为总理辩护,因为诽谤案件是与新加坡人民的退休金有关连的。

不过,当我在自己的诉状里谈及有关退休金时,总理说这是‘没有关连的’?

非常明显的。他们是在自相矛盾,是在使用自己的言论在压制我。

我之所以要对这起诽谤案件进行抗辩,并不会是因为相信我会赢得这起诉讼案件。我知道我将会输掉这场官司,为它本身就是一起政治性质的案件。

无论如何,我所以愿意进行这场法院的斗争是因为我坚信一些观点,新加坡人民将会起来进行斗争,但是, 这个时刻尚未到来。

如您所知,我并不仇视总理谈所做的事。事实上,我同情他的处境。当年他是出生在一个富裕的家庭、他是第一任总理的长子、他所要的一切有人已经把它端到盘子里给你时。他将会怎样?

但是,总理却厚颜无耻的起诉一个普通的公民时,他却没胆到法院于我对峙,或者到讲述这个案件。倒过来, 他却一直躲在法律的背后保持沉默。

到目前为止,我一直在等待着今年7月的审讯判决。我赔偿总理诽谤名义损失的数额是多少?总理已经向高等法院提交有关诽谤诉状。根据以往的判例是超过25万元新币,或者相等于10万元欧元。这是我必须准备赔偿的数额。

在世界上贪污清廉指数国家排名新加坡是最佳的国家之一。我们的国家排名在第7位。但是,在过去数年,我们的排名已经开始往下跌。

但是, 反贪污指数并没有完全准确的含盖了在新加坡存在贪污的范围。这个指数只是含盖了衡量观察新加坡的商业贪污的水平。非常显著的是,新加坡是受到那些赚钱的资本家宠爱的国家。

同时,据统计,新加坡的经济超过60%是控制在政府手中的。理所当然的,大部分的商业观点将会倾向有利于政府的。

但是,假设你看到其他相关的指数,新加坡的表现是极其低劣的。

当你看《经济学人》杂志编辑的裙带资本主义指数,新加坡的指数是紧跟在俄罗斯、乌克兰、香港和马来西亚之后的第五国家。这就是说,这是世界上5个让富人最容易通过隶属于政府变得更加富裕的国家。

当你看到收入不平等的水平时,新加坡是早发达国家中一个最不平等的国家,也是一个最不平等的国家。

当你看到俄罗斯、乌克兰、香港和马来西亚这些裙带资本主义最高指数和高度不平等的国家时,你将会看到它们都是出于高度贪污水平的国家。

新加坡的指数是同样类似于裙带资本主义指数和收入不均的国家。

在表面上,新加坡的每个国内人均生产总值(GDP)单位是世界上最高的,实际上却是相等于挪威的水平。无论如何,挪威是世界上最平等的国家,而新加坡则是世界上发达国家中最不平等的国家。

在挪威,人民最低收入是大约5千元新币或相等于2万5千克朗(挪威的货币单位)。但是,在新加坡,最底层的人民每个人每月赚取的是1千元新币,或相等于5千克朗。

在医药保健方面,挪威人民支付医药保健的费用最高顶限为4百新币或相等于2千克朗。但是,在新加坡,支付医药保健这是没有顶限的。新加坡人已经有无数可以证明必须支付医药保健账单超过1万新币或超过5万 克朗的例子了。

在儿童保健方面,挪威人民只需支付新币400元或相等于2千克朗。但是,在新加坡,平均 个新加坡人必须支付儿童的保健费用是960元新币或相等于5500克朗,它可能会更高的费用。

但是, 新加坡人民却是发达国家中赚取最低薪金的国家,同时,也是发达国家中人民购买力最低的国家,与印度和马来西亚同属于一个水平。

事实上,新加坡政府在支付医药福利和教育方面的费用在发达国家中占国内人均生产总值(GDP)是最低的,也是世界上最低的国家。

你已经看到香港人民争取民主的斗争了。那是因为他们要在缩小自己国家的不平等情况。无论如何,在许多水平上,新加坡的情况是比香港更加恶劣。但是,新加坡人民将会争取回来。

我读了一篇文章。在香港有一位父亲说,为了我的家庭和孩子们。我将会继续斗争。无论如何。在新加坡,他们会说,为了我的家庭和孩子们,我将不会参与斗争。

正如一位国际组织的演讲者告诉我,世界上没有人真正知道新加坡到底是咋样的?因为太多的事情被隐藏起来了。

作为一个执政党,新加坡人民行动党已经掌控了50年的政权。在今天,反对党在国会的87个议席中只拥有7个议席。事实上,这是反对党在过去50年来拥有最多的议席了。

就在昨天,世界报章自由度最新排名指数出炉了。新加坡在无国界记者排名是180个国家中的第153位。不仅如此,没有民主指数,新加坡的报章自由度指数也同时跌倒与俄罗斯、伊拉克、巴基斯丹和卢旺达一样属于最低的排名。

总的来说,假设我们要获得更加美好的生活,最终只有新加坡人自己挽救自己的国家。我们必须站起来进行斗争。我们知道自己手中握有神圣意义的一票。我们将通过选举另一个政府来保护人民的利益。

但是,在此,我呼吁世界各国人民支持我们。在过去几天里,很多人告诉我,过去他们都只知道新加坡展现良好的一面,当我把真相说出来后令他们感到吃惊。其中一个人告诉我,假设这就是新加坡的真正榜样,那么,他将不会让他们的国家跟随新加坡。

因此,请大家帮忙我们。让全世界知道新加坡目前所发生的一切。因为这将会影响到你的国家。许多发展中国家都在学习新加坡。但是, 今天我听到了许多人,其中包括来自卢旺达、秘鲁和土耳其度都取类似于新加坡的手段的压制反对他们的人民。

我非常担心,当新加坡政府和这些发展中国家的领导人见面时,他们会不会也把这些经验与他们分享,那就是:告诉这些的国家领导人,如果要取得国家的经济增长,就得必须同时压制人民的反抗?但是,这是否是他们的人民所要的政府?这是不是我们要求其他国家学习新加坡的榜样?

难道目前在新加坡出现的不平等情况要世界上其他国家追随吗?

因为新加坡是世界上发达国家中收入不平等的最高的国家。今天,我们也是发达国家中属于最低诚信水平的国家。我们也是发达国家中犯罪水平最高的国家。我们也是发达国家中社会流动性最低的国家。这一切都不是我们希望成为其他国家学习的榜样。

我们要的是,希望新加坡和其他国家能够更加平等和世界各国人民的生活水平提高,这样,我们将不会逃离自己的国家到另一个国家寻找更好的生活。但是,在我们国家,我们知道,我们可以通过斗争改变目前的一切情况,进而创造平等保护我们的人民。

在此,我仅此与大家帮忙新加坡人民争取改变的斗争。即便是新加坡是一个世界学习的亮丽榜样。这是因为我们是为了人民的平等、公平和正义,以及真正关心人民的新加坡。

谢谢。

人民力量

ROY:

Last month, I was invited to the International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) in Norway to share on my activism work in Singapore. I was sued by the Singapore prime minister in May last year and was subsequently charged with two criminal charges, because I had spoken up about the lack of transparency and accountability on the Singapore PAP-run government’s management of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) pension funds of Singaporeans.

Below is the video of my speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoHk93Q7gAQ

Below is the text of the prepared speech:

鄞义林在挪威演讲

Dear friends at ISFiT,

It is my pleasure and honour to be able to with you here today, and to be part of your dynamism and enthusiasm to learn so that we can improve our countries.

My name is Roy Ngerng. I am a blogger and activist in Singapore. But in May last year, I was sued by the Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong for defamation.

He said that I had said that he had misappropriated the pension funds of Singaporeans.

But I have never said that. I have never defamed the prime minister.

The reason why the government wants to prosecute me is because I exposed how the Singapore government was siphoning off the pension funds of Singaporeans into the two investment firms that the government controls and does not want to return to Singaporeans.

After I was sued, the government also asked the hospital that I was working at to fire me. I have since been charged with two more crimes, for exercising my freedom of speech and expression, and for protesting to protect my own rights and the rights of Singaporeans.

The government has also used the government agencies, state-controlled media as well as online media affiliated to it to launch a campaign against me since May last year. And it has not stopped.

I started blogging 3 years ago and wrote on gay issues as well as on sociopolitical issues. I write on The Heart Truths.

In May last year, the prime minister then sued me for defamation for an article I wrote. But the reason why I sued was not because of the article that I was sued for.

Three weeks before I was sued, my supervisors at work already spoke to me about my blogging activities. That was when I knew that the government wanted to get me.

You see, two months before I was sued, I wrote two articles which exposed how the Singapore government has been taking our pension funds to use since the 1960s, for the past 50 years, to earn from it and not return it. When I wrote the articles, I knew that the government was going to get me.

Two months later, they found an excuse to do so.

After I was sued, the government asked my hospital to fire me. I was given a termination letter and was asked to leave within an hour. During that time, my colleagues were told to stay in their office. No one could come to my office to say goodbye and if they came near, they were asked to leave. I was treated like a criminal.

The hospital and the Ministry of Health then sent out press releases to support my firing.

The firing also came after I spoke at the first protest that we held after I was sued. I spoke at a protest to demand for the transparency and accountability of our pension funds. Three days later, I was fired.

When I submitted my affidavit and evidence for the defamation suit, the state-controlled media did not want to report on it. However, they would report on the prime minister’s affidavit.

Inside my affidavit, I outlined evidence of how I had managed to trace how the government has siphoned off Singaporeans’ pension funds into the two investment firms and how the government had covered their tracks and deleted the evidence that I had found.

I also exposed how the government had denied taking our pension funds to use in these investment firms in 2001, 2006 and 2007. And they only admitted to the truth for the very first time in May last year, after I was sued and they could not hide the information anymore.

In 2001 and 2006, it was the first prime minister of Singapore who denied having taken our retirement funds to invest in the investment firm GIC.

李光耀说GIC与公积金无关联

The Singapore government has also claimed that it does not interfere in the GIC’s operations. GIC, the investment firm, also claimed that it does not know if it uses the pension funds of Singaporeans to invest.

However, the Singapore prime minister, the two deputy prime ministers, several ministers, ex-ministers and members of parliament also sit on the board of directors of the GIC.

GIC董事部

So it is impossible that the government does not interfere in the GIC. It is also impossible that the GIC does not know if it uses the pension fund of Singaporeans to invest.

However, when I detailed all of these evidence in my affidavit, the prime minister said that my affidavit is “inadmissible”, “irrelevant” and “an abuse of the (court) process”. He said that the evidence that I had brought up about the pension funds were not relevant to the defamation suit, even though he sued me because of what I wrote about the pension funds.

And even though he wanted to apply to court to stop me from revealing more about the pension funds.

But the prosecution did not end there. In September last year, I attended the fourth protest to demand for transparency and accountability.

The government then set us up.

Another event was being held where our protest was held. When we marched past that event, the organisers of the event pushed some children out and said we “heckled” the children.

If you do not know what “heckling” means, don’t worry, most Singaporeans at that time did not either. The government had purposefully chose that word to use.

 “Heckle” means to disrupt an event. But the government chose the word, “heckle”, because it gave a more negative connotation.

Right after the protest, several ministers and members of parliament as well as supporters of the government, and state-controlled media and online media affiliated to the government launched a coordinated campaign to say that I had “heckled” the children.

But I did not. I used to teach children with autism and I love children. I couldn’t possibly want to “heckle” the children.

Eventually, an online news site wrote that I never did “heckle” the children. It asked the government to apologise. They never did.

Two weeks after the incident, the police called us up to be investigated. A month later, I was charged with two criminal charges for public nuisance, but for things like waving flags and chanting slogans, things which you pretty much do in a protest; and for holding an illegal demonstration.

The government’s aim was to pull down my reputation.

When I was first sued, I conducted a fund raising to pay for my legal fees and raised more than $100,000 Singapore dollars, or 65,000 Euros.

There was clear support for my cause because the government has siphoned off the pension funds of Singaporeans. Today, many Singaporeans are unable to retire and some have to work until their deaths. Many people are angry with the Singapore government. A survey showed that more than half of Singaporeans supported what I say.

However, Singaporeans wouldn’t stand up and speak up. They would help in the fund raising but they did not dare to come out to fight.

The fear in Singapore is strong.

When the government said I “heckled”, there was a clear withdrawal of support. People were willing to allow their fear to justify their withdrawal.

Soon after the government created this campaign to pull down my reputation, the judgment that I had defamed the prime minister was then passed.

Early this year, the prime minister took issue with 9 more of my articles again. He wanted to use these articles to ask me to pay more money to his lawyers.

But some of these articles were personal articles where I spoke about own personal life and what I wished for Singapore. But the prime minister said that I was trying to “attack” him.

Later, his press secretary issued a statement to say that I do not want to be cross-examined in court. She lied. I never said that. Again, the government wanted to pull my reputation down. I challenged her to sue me for saying that she had lied or to apologise. She never did either of them.

But you see, the press secretary is not allowed to speak up on this case. The prime minister is not allowed to sue me in his capacity as a public figure, as a prime minister. He is only allowed to sue me as an individual. However, as an individual, the prime minister is nobody. Still, the prime minister’s press secretary insisted that she has a right to speak up for the prime minister because the defamation suit is pertaining to the pension funds of Singaporeans.

But then, didn’t the prime minister said that my affidavit was “irrelevant” when I had talked about the pension funds?

Clearly, it was their word against my word. And they were using their words to oppress me.

The reason why I decided to fight the defamation suit was not because I had believed that I would win. I knew that I would lose, because it is a political case.

However, I was willing to fight because I had believed that at some point, Singaporeans would rise and fight as well. But it still has not come.

You know, I do not hate the prime minister for doing what he has done. In fact, I sympathise with his position. What do you when you are born into a rich family and you are the son of the first prime minister, and where you have everything given to you on a platter?

But the prime minister has the audacity to sue an ordinary citizen but he has never had the balls to face me in court or to even speak about the case at all. Instead, he has hid behind the laws all this while and kept silent.

Right now, I am waiting for the hearing in July on how much I have to pay the prime minister in damages. The prime minister has filed the defamation suit in the Supreme Court which oversees cases of more than $250,000 Singapore dollars, or 100,000 Euros, so this is at least how much I am expected to pay.

Singapore is ranked well on the Corruption Perception Index. We are ranked 7th last year. But we have been falling down the index for the past few years.

But the Corruption Perception Index is not a fully accurate measure of the corruption that exists in Singapore. This index is only a measure of how businesses perceive the level of corruption in Singapore. And quite obviously, Singapore is well-loved by capitalists who want to make money.

And where some estimates put the government as controlling more than 60% of the Singapore economy, so naturally, the majority of businesses would view the government quite favourably.

But if you look at the other relevant indicators, Singapore performs poorly.

When you look at the crony capitalism index that The Economist compiled, Singapore ranks 5th on the index, after Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong and Malaysia. This means that it is the 5th easiest for the rich in Singapore to get rich if they are affiliated to the government.

When you look at the level of income inequality, Singapore is the most unequal country among the developed countries and one of the most unequal in the world.

 When you look at Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong and Malaysia, which rank high on the crony capitalism index and have very high inequalities, you realise that they have a high level of corruption as well.

Singapore ranks similarly on the crony capitalism index and income inequality.

On the surface, Singapore’s GDP per capita is one of the highest in the world, and is in fact on par with Norway. However, Norway is one of most equal countries in the world while Singapore is the most unequal among the developed countries.

In Norway, the minimum a person earns is about $5,000 Singapore dollars or 25,000 krones. But in Singapore, the lowest a person earns is only $1,000 Singapore dollars or 5,000 krones.

For healthcare, Norwegians pay a cap of about $400 Singapore dollars or 2,000 krones. But in Singapore, there is no cap and there have been many cases of Singaporeans who have to pay more than $10,000 for their hospital bills or more than 50,000 krones.

For childcare fees, Norwegians only need to pay a cap of about $400 Singapore dollars or 2,000 krones but in Singapore, the average a Singaporean has to pay is $960 or 5,500 krones. It can go even higher.

But this is when Singaporeans already earn one of the lowest wages among the developed countries and thus also have the lowest purchasing power among the developed countries which is on par with India and Malaysia.

Indeed, the Singapore government spends the lowest on health and education as a percentage of GDP, among the developed countries and one of the lowest in the world.

You would have seen the Hong Kong protests where the people in Hong Kong would fight for democracy because they want to see the inequality in their country reduced. However, on many levels, Singapore’s inequality is actually worse than Hong Kong, but Singaporeans wouldn’t fight back.

I read a news article where a father in Hong Kong would say that, for my family and my children, I will fight. However, in Singapore, a person would say, for my family and my children, I will not fight.

As I’ve also asked one speaker who heads an international organisation tells me that no one really knows what is going on in Singapore because so much is hidden.

And the ruling party, the People’s Action Party, have allowed themselves to be kept in power for the past 50 years now. While today, the opposition only makes up 7 out of 87 seats in parliament, and this is actually the highest number over the past 50 years.

Just yesterday, in the latest World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders ranked Singapore 153rd out of 180 countries. Not only is there no democracy, Singapore’s press freedom ranking has also dropped to the lowest levels and is on par with Russia, Iraq, Pakistan and Rwanda.

At the end of the day, it is up to Singaporeans to help ourselves and to save ourselves. If we want a change to better lives, then we have to stand up and fight. We have to understand the significance of our votes and vote to put in another government in place which will protect the people.

But I also appeal to the world to help us. Many people have told me over the past few days that they have always known Singapore to be a shining example but are shocked to find out what I have said. One person told me that if this is what the Singapore model is about, then he would not want his country to follow it.

So, help us. Help us raise awareness on what is happening in Singapore because this will affect your countries. For many developing countries, they look to learn from Singapore. But as I have heard from many people today, from Rwanda, Peru and Turkey, these governments are also using similar tools of oppression against their people.

I worry because I do not know if when the Singapore government meets with the leaders of other developing countries, do they share with those leaders that in order to have economic growth, you would need to oppress your people as well? But is this the kind of government that we want? Is this the kind of example we want other countries to follow?

Is the income inequality that is happening in Singapore what we want other countries to follow?

Because Singapore has the highest income inequality among the developed countries, today, we also have the lowest level of trust, one of the highest levels of prisoner rate and one of the lowest social mobilities. This is not what we want other countries to learn from.

What we should want is for Singapore and other countries to be more equal and for the lives of people across the world to be uplifted so that we do not have to run out of our country to have a better life but where we know that even in our country, we can fight for change and create an equality to better protect our people.

So help us, help us raise awareness about Singapore and fight for change. Even if Singapore is to be a shining example for the world to follow, it should be because we are one which is equal, fair and just, and one that truly cares for the people.

Thank you.

 


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鄞义林:遭新加坡总理李显龙控诉‘诽谤罪“的博客主—鄞义林接受法国电台采访全文(中英文版本)

鄞义林接受法广采访

2015年3月8日,我接受了法国电台RFL的采访。

我在采访中讲述了我如何搜集的人民行动党政府如何从公积金中动用了公众的退休金投资在他们的投资机构,但是,他们拒绝告诉新加坡人民这个事实。同时,在我将所搜集的数据汇总并写成两篇文章后,政府要求我把这两篇文章删除,在我说出来这两篇文章后,政府接着就把刊登在官方网站上相关讯息删除了。

 

您可通过以下网址收听这段采访,并参阅采访的副本(采访以中文进行):

中文版本转载自《新国志》:https://xinguozhi.wordpress.com/2015/03/08

您也可参阅此采访的英文副本:http://cn.rfi.fr/%E6%94%BF%E6%B2%BB/20150308-

法国国际广播电台/艾米    2015-3-8

鄞义林:遭新加坡总理李显龙控诉‘诽谤罪“的博客主

东南亚国家新加坡经济繁荣,也鲜少传出这个国家民众的抗议声。最近,一位新加坡博客主鄞义林(Roy Ngerng)来到法国,记者无疆界组织联系到我们,希望可以讲述他因为通过博客文章曝光新加坡中央公积金使用真相而被总理李显龙以诽谤罪起诉,失去工作的经历。他的讲述可以可能有助于我们对新加坡的政治与社会有进一步的了解。

首先他介绍了事情发生的缘由:

鄞义林:新加坡总理在20145月份告我说我诽谤了他,因为那时我写了一篇文章(《你的公积金款项去了哪里?城市丰收教会审讯的启示》),提到政府拿我们的退休金和公积金去用,进行投资,但是没有把利息还给新加坡人。在文章里,我将政府拿我们的公积金使用和一个教堂资金的用法进行比较,说的是教堂牧师和他的两个同事开了两个机构,将钱转进去,让他们的妻子使用……所以我就此比较说,政府的做法和教堂的做法有相似之处。所以,新加坡的总理就说我是在诽谤他,随后就向法院控告我。我在三个星期之后就失去了工作。

我在医院做艾滋病的宣传工作,开除我之后,医院高层也向媒体发出了信息,告诉新加坡人医院解雇了我。

八月份,我就将证据交给法庭,告诉他们我已经查到这些资料,表明政府如何拿我们的公积金使用,转进两个公司投资,但是他们并没有告诉公民。然后他们就让我把两篇文章从(博客上)拿下来。我的资料来源是新加坡政府的网络。在要求我删除我的文章后,这些资料也被删除了。

我也查到资料表明政府把我们的退休金投资在一个公司里,但是政府说他们没有参与到这个公司的管理,这个公司也说他们不清楚有没有用我们的退休金。但是我查到的是,新加坡总理,副总理和两个部长都是在这个公司里担任领导职位,所以他们就不可能不知道发生了什么事情。

但是我将证据交给法庭时,总理说这些证据并不重要,跟案件没有关系,所以不能当证据来用。

所以,这几个月以来,政府一直采取各种方式来我。比如去年九月份因为整个新加坡只有一个公园可以举行抗议活动,我们在这里举行抗议活动的时候,刚好遇到另一个机构举行另一个抗议,当时我们经过这个抗议活动的时候,政府以及十个部长,媒体都说我们在那里搞破坏。抗议过后,法官就说我诽谤了总理。所以我认为他们就是一直在想办法破环我的名誉,让我诽谤总理的罪名能够成立。

被告以后,由于需要资金来支付律师费用,我有一个捐款活动,三四千人共同帮我筹集到十万新币。因为有很多新加坡人支持我,所以政府就有意破坏我的名誉,让我比较难得到别人的支持。

法广:是新加坡的总理亲自告你,还是通过手下的机构?

鄞义林:其实,新加坡的总理不可以用总理或政府人员的身份来告我,所以他只能用私人的身份来告我。但是他一直在用政府的资源来帮助,比如他的秘书写信来攻击支持我的人。但是总理实际上是用私人的身份来告我,所以他不可以用他的秘书来帮他讲话。

法广:如果我理解正确的话,您认为新加坡政府总理利用退休金和公积金来为自己谋利,是吗?

鄞义林:实际上我从来没有讲这句话,是他们想办法说我讲了这句话,但是我没有讲过。

法广:你披露的这些与公积金有关的资料都是在政府的网络上得到的吗?

鄞义林:其实这些资料也没有在网络上公开,我需要在政府机构不同的网上收集资料。因为政府1520年来都没有让向新加坡人透露这些东西。其实,我们的公积金现在被投资在一个叫GIC的公司,但是GIC属于总理管。他们在200120062007年已经告诉新加坡人没有将我们的公积金放在GIC里,公积金获得的利息和GIC没有关系。但是去年他们在控告我以后,就曾首次透露公积金有投资在GIC

我之所以知道的原因并不是政府将这些资料放在网站上,我需要在不同的网站上收集资料,在20122013年写了两篇文章,解释政府如何将公积金的钱放在这两个公司。在告我的时候,他们也要求我把这两篇文章从网上拿下来,然后他们自己也从不同的网站上将这些资料拿下来了。

法广:您的爆料在新加坡引发什么样的反应?

鄞义林:如果你来过新加坡就可以看到,很多老人不能退休,他们要做清洁工之类的工作,所以新加坡有不少人都在讨论,为什么这么多的新加坡人不能退休,这就是因为他们的退休金和公积金不够。

另外,欧洲的一个报告指出,新加坡的退休金在不少国家中是最低的。有新加坡人支持我,首先是总理告一个普通的博客主,这也是第一例,但是在新加坡还是有很多反对党人和国际媒体被新加坡政府告过,所以我是第一个普通人被告。而且我也是因谈到公积金被告,我的博客这两年也有很多人阅读,所有这些因素就会让新加坡人质疑总理告一个普通人的原因,而且,我问的是国民的退休金和公积金的真正去向。

所以就有很多人支持我,有一个调查就显示,超过58%的新加坡人支持我说的东西,觉得我们的公积金不公平。但是,支持是有人支持,但新加坡人不敢站起来,因为新加坡人很害怕。

新加坡政府让国民没有发言权是有原因的,因为从外边看,新加坡是一个很有钱的国家,但是仔细看,人民的生活其实是蛮困难的。经济学家现在将新加坡排在最贵的国家行列,价钱和挪威和伦敦相差不大,而且有些东西甚至还要更贵。新加坡人的工资在发达国家实际上并不高,甚至是最低的国家之一,新加坡政府花在教育和医药领域的钱也是发达国家中最低。所以新加坡人需要自己掏钱来支付教育和医疗费用,消费很高,但同时我们的薪水又很低。

换个角度,如果要看在一个地方有多少钱才能生存,新加坡大概有38%的人每个月大约要花105%151%的薪水,就是说入不敷出。但是,这些情况从外边是看不到的,因为国家很有钱,但是这些钱都被投到新加坡政府控制的公司,新加坡政府部长的薪水也是居世界首位。回馈给新加坡人的钱就很少。

因此,新加坡政府就需要通过法律来阻止我们有自由发言权,是因为他们不想让我们将这些东西挖出来,透露出来。

法广:您目前失去了工作,靠什么生活?

鄞义林:其实现在很难找工作,新加坡政府现在控制整个社会。我的工作是社会义工,但是社会机构要生存都需要政府的钱,所以要在这方面找工作也很难。而且今年七月要有宣判,宣布我需要赔偿新加坡总理多少钱。这个案例已经到了新加坡的最高法庭,一般新加坡的最高法庭只管那些超过25万新元的案例,所以我至少要赔偿新加坡总理2530万新元,甚至50万。所以到时候如果真是这样,我就会破产了。因为我以前筹到的钱已经全部给了我的律师。

目前我暂时帮一些网络写些文章,但这也不是长远的东西。我想可能以后我要出国去找工作,因为新加坡肯定是很难了。

法广:您认为七月份的审判没有任何胜诉的可能?

鄞义林:这个比较难讲,因为之前被新加坡总理和政府告过的人从来都没有胜诉过,所以机会比较难。

实际上,我自己对目前的这种局面也感到十分惊讶,因为我觉得自己写的这些东西是为了帮助新加坡,让大家了解新加坡发生的事,也是让大家看到新加坡的另外一面,让我们以后作出正确的选择来帮助自己。

当然,我想过可能政府会叫医院解雇我,但是没有想到过政府会来告我诽谤罪,因为我真的只是想知道新加坡究竟发生了什么事,提出一些我认为比较客观和重要的问题。

其实我还是有点天真,因为这五十年来,政府从来没有停止过压迫新加坡人,他们一直用法律和条例来阻止新加坡人问的问题,所以我也没想到自己进入了这样大的一个洞。

但是同时,我也想告诉大家,很多人觉得新加坡是一个很漂亮的地方,看起来很美,很发达,但是其实很多新加坡人都享受不到这些东西,没有钱来享受,所以,我只是希望利用这个机会让人了解到新加坡到底是怎样的一个国家,如果一些政府希望学习新加坡的模式,这些国家的居民应该好好观察这些模式到底怎么用。

感谢来自新加坡的博客主鄞义林先生接受法广专访。他于2014年被新加坡雅虎列为年度新闻人物。

英文版本转载自: http://thehearttruths.com/2015/03/11/

 [Radio] My Interview with French Radio RFI on 8 March 2015

Last month, I gave an interview to the French radio station RFI, which was aired on 8 March 2015.

I spoke about how I managed to trace how the Singapore PAP-run government was taking our public pension funds from the Central Provident Fund (CPF) to invest in two of its investment firms but stopped telling Singaporeans about it. Also, after I put the information together and wrote two articles, I was asked by the government to take the two articles down and the government then deleted the information from its websites.

Dear listeners, Southeast Asian country Singapore is an economically prosperous and politically stable country. People on the outside also rarely hear about protests in Singaporeans. Recently, a blogger from Singapore, Roy Ngerng, got in touch with RFI, through Reporters Without Borders. He hopes to share about how he had written and exposed how the CPF pension funds in Singapore are being used and was subsequently sued for defamation by the Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and lost his job. His sharing might be useful to help us understand Singapore’s politics and society.

Please listen to the interview with Roy Ngerng.

Roy Ngerng: The Singapore’s Prime Minister sued me in May last year and said that I had defamed him, because I had written an article (“Where Your CPF Money is Going: Learning from the City Harvest Trial”), which talked about how the how the government has been taking our CPF pension funds to use and invest but did not return the interest earned back to Singaporeans. In the article, I compared how the government was using our pension funds with how a church was managing its funds. The church pastor, had with his colleagues, set up two companies to siphon off the church’s funds into these companies, to then use for his wife’s singing career. So, I compared and said how the government’s use of our pension funds is similar to the church’s mismanagement of its funds. The prime minister then said that I have defamed him and that I had said that he has taken our money to use. In May, he sued me and three weeks later, I lost my job. 

I was working in developing HIV/AIDS programmes at a hospital. When I was fired, the hospital and the government also sent out press releases to say that I have been fired. In August, I submitted evidence to court to detail how I had uncovered how the government has been taking our pension funds to invest in two of its investment firms but it did not tell us about this. The government also told me to take down the two articles that I had written about this, where I have traced the information from several government websites. After the government asked me to take down the articles, it also deleted the information from its websites.

The other thing that I found out was that the government had taken our pension funds to invest in one of its investment firms (GIC) but it told us that the government does not interfere in the GIC. The GIC also claimed that it did not know if it was using our pension funds to use. However, I revealed that the Singapore prime minister, two deputy prime ministers and several ministers also sit on the GIC’s board of directors so that is no way that the government does not know what is going on.

But when I submitted the evidence to court, the prime minister said that the evidence is “irrelevant”, “inadmissible” and an “abuse of the court process”, and has no relevance to the defamation suit and cannot be used as evidence.

So, for the past few months, I have been constantly prosecuted and “harmed’ by the Singapore government. In September last year, we held a protest. You cannot protest in the whole of Singapore, except in a small park in Singapore. When we held the protest, there was another organisation which was also holding an event. At that time, when we walked past that event, suddenly, the government, several ministers, members of parliament, state-controlled media and online media affiliated to the government said that we were trying to create trouble. After the protest, the judge then ruled that I have defamed the prime minister. So, the government have been trying to think about how to pull down my reputation, so that they can say that I have defamed the prime minister.

After I was sued, I conducted a fund raising because I needed to raise funds to pay for the legal fees. There were more than 3,000 or 4,000 Singaporeans who helped to raise more than S$100,000. There are many Singaporeans who support me, so the government kept thinking of ways to destroy my reputation, to make it difficult for me to gain support.

RFI: Do you mean that the Singapore prime minister was suing you personally or is he suing you using the agencies under his control?

Roy Ngerng: Actually, the Singapore prime minister cannot sue me in his capacity as a prime minister or as a government official. He can only sue me in his personal capacity. However, he has constantly used state resources to help him. For example, he has used his press secretary to write letters to attack others who have spoken up for me. But the prime minister is suing me in his personal capacity, so he cannot use his press secretary to speak up for him.

RFI: If I understand correctly, you believe that the Singapore prime minister was taking the pension funds for his own personal benefits, is that it?

Roy Ngerng: But actually, I have never said this. So, it is them who have wanted to make it sound like I have said this but I have never said this.

RFI: Just now, you also said that there are many people who support you and helped to raise funds. What is the reaction that your expose has triggered in Singapore?

Roy Ngerng: If you come to Singapore, you can actually see a lot of elderly Singaporeans who have to keep working and cannot retire. There are many elderly Singaporeans who are working as cleaners or work as cardboard collectors on the streets. So, many Singaporeans are discussing about why so many elderly Singaporeans cannot retire and why their CPF pension funds are not enough.

Also, an OECD report also revealed that Singapore’s pension funds are the least adequate among many countries. Singaporeans support me because first, the prime minister is bullying an ordinary blogger. Also, I am the first blogger to be sued but there have been many opposition politicians and international media which have been sued by the Singapore government before. In addition, I spoke up about the CPF pension funds. Fortunately, my blog has amassed many readers over the past 2 years (so it gave me some protection). So when all these factors are considered, many people asked why the prime minister wanted to sue an ordinary Singaporean without any rhyme and reason, and what’s more, I have also questioned where our CPF pension funds have gone.

There are many people who support me. A (Blackbox) survey showed that more than 50% of Singaporeans support what I say and think that the CPF pension funds are unfair. However, even though there is support, Singaporeans do not dare to stand up because Singaporeans are fearful.

There is a reason why the Singapore government wants to use the law to curb our freedom of speech. This is because from the outside, Singapore looks like a very rich country but when you look at the lives that the people are living, it is quite difficult. The Economist has ranked Singapore as the most expensive place in the world. When you compare Singapore’s prices with Norway and London, prices are not that much different. In fact, prices in Singapore for some things are even more expensive than in Norway and London. Also, the wages of Singaporeans are actually one of the lowest among the developed countries. Furthermore, the Singapore government’s expenditure on healthcare and education (as a percentage of GDP), is also the lowest among the developed countries and in fact, one of the lowest in the world. So, Singaporeans have to pay the most out from our own pockets for healthcare and education in the world. Yet, our wages are one of the lowest among the developed countries. Thus the income inequality in Singapore is also the highest among the developed countries.

And if you look at how much a person need to earn in order to survive, there are about 30% of Singaporeans who have to spend 105% to 151% of their incomes. So, they cannot earn enough. But you cannot see these things from outside the country because Singapore looks rich. But most of this money goes to the companies controlled by the Singapore government. Also, the Singapore ministers also earn the highest salaries in the world. So, very little money goes back to Singaporeans.

Thus the Singapore government wants to use the law to curb our freedom of expression because they do not want people to dig out this information to expose it for others to see.

RFI: Now that you have lost your job, how do you make a living?

Roy Ngerng: Actually, it is now very difficult (for me) to look for a job because the Singapore government controls most probably the whole of Singapore. I used to work in the social services and the social service sector all rely on the government for funding or it will be difficult for them to operate, so it will also be very difficult to find a job in this field. Also, in July this year, I have another hearing to decide how much I would need to pay the Singapore prime minister in damages. The prime minister has filed the defamation suit in the Supreme Court which oversees cases of more than S$250,000, so this is at least how much I am expected to pay, but it can go up to as high as S$300,000 or even S$500,000. So when the time comes, I will become bankrupt because with the money that I have raised, I have already used it to pay my lawyer (and the prime minister’s lawyers).

I am currently writing for some online websites but this is not a long term solution. I think in the long term I might even have to go abroad to find work because it is definitely very difficult (for me) to look for a job in Singapore.

RFI: Regarding the CPF information, did you obtain them from government websites to expose the information?

Roy Ngerng: Actually, the government did not disclose the information. I had to go to several different websites to put together the information because the government has over the past 15, 20 years not allowed Singaporeans to know this information (and has been hiding this information). The fact of the matter is that our CPF pension funds are invested in the GIC. However, the prime minister also controls the GIC (as the chairman). But in 2001, 2006 and 2007, the government told us that they do not give our CPF pension funds to GIC to use and that the interest earned in the GIC has no connection with the CPF. However, after they sued me last year, they admitted for the first time that yes, the CPF pension funds are invested in the GIC.

I know of all this information, not because the government has put this information on its website. I had to go through several different websites to trace this information. Then, in 2012 and 2013, I wrote two articles to detail how I had traced that our CPF pension funds were invested in the GIC and Temasek Holdings. Then when they sued me, they told me to take down these two articles and after that, they also took down the information from several of their websites. First, they have never told Singaporeans about this because there is no transparency. Second, they told me to take down my articles and then deleted the information from their websites.

RFI: Do you think that you have no chances of winning the defamation suit in July? 

Roy Ngerng: This is difficult to say because everyone who has been sued for defamation by the Singapore prime ministers have never won, so it is difficult.

Actually, at that time I was also quite surprised because I had thought that I had written all these things because I wanted to help Singapore, to let people know about what is going on in Singapore. It is also to let people see the other side of Singapore, so that we will make the right decision to protect ourselves.

I did think that the government might ask the hospital that I was working at to fire me but I did not think that I would be sued for defamation by the government, because I really wanted to know what is going on in Singapore and to ask more objective questions and questions that I think are important.

But actually, I am a little naive, because over the past 50 years, the government has never stopped prosecuting and oppressing Singaporeans. They have constantly used the different laws and regulations to prevent Singaporeans from asking them questions, so I did not realise that I was stepping into such a big hole.

But what I also want to tell everyone is that many people think that Singapore is a very good place, very beautiful and very developed, but in fact, many Singaporeans do not get to use these things and do not have the money to enjoy. So, I just hope that we can use this opportunity to let others know what Singapore is really like as a country and if the other governments want to follow the Singapore model, then their citizens have to ask their governments to carefully analyse the Singapore model.

The interview above is conducted with a blogger from Singapore, Roy Ngerng. He was ranked by Yahoo Singapore as the top newsmaker in Singapore in 2014. 

 


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《归还我们的公积金》运动的组织者和推动者韩慧慧小姐是咱们新加坡人民的好闺女!她已经闻名遐迩了! 咱们家好闺女最近惹了谁啦!?

10月9日晚上近午夜,警方人员大驾光临韩慧慧小姐的寒舍,通知她在10月10日,就是隔天下午广东民路警察总部喝下午茶!她在10月10下午2点整准时赴约。

警方传召信

韩慧慧小姐在警察总部等了半小时后,被请进了盘问室。一场冗长的盘问开始了。从当天下午2点30分一直持续到当天晚上近10点钟。韩慧慧小姐这一天就是在广东民路警察总部上‘中班’了!——8小时!但是,这段期间除了上厕所外,全部时间都在盘问室‘上班’! 在盘问期间,警方企图夺走韩慧慧小姐的手机,以便阻止她与律师通话。 在盘问结束时,警方扣押了韩慧慧在盘问期间用来记录盘问过程的笔记本。 网民在当天旁晚约6时左右在网上获知韩慧慧小姐在警察总部‘上班’的消息就一直关注着韩慧慧小姐的人身安全!——警察是不是要逮捕韩慧慧小姐?警察以什么罪名逮捕韩慧慧小姐! 网民在网上号召不断的拨打电话到警察总部,要求警方立即终止对韩慧慧小姐进行冗长的问话! 在晚上10点钟,韩慧慧小姐终于‘下班’了!她在网民的陪同下离开警察总部!网民第一时间在网上发出了第一条信息: 施忠明先生发出韩慧慧小姐离开警察总部的第一条信息:(见网址:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202796605011964&set=a.1974712683242.2103670.1105822323&type=1&fref=nf

“……韩慧慧已经离开了警察总部。她的精神状态很好。她的笔记本被充公。现在正在等待拉维律师。 这是凌晨1.38分。 韩慧慧在警察总部一共是8小时,她在问话过程中一直保持与警方合作的态度。她一共被问了300个问题。负责审问的警官提出要进行晚餐暂停休息。但是,韩慧慧小姐坚持再继续她的问话。 她的笔记本(不是手提电脑)她已经被警方扣留。这是完全不可以接受的。 与张淑兰和Rachel Zeng一起,我们走到附近的咖啡店。韩慧慧要了一盘炒饭。她现在已经回家休息了。” 韩慧慧小姐简述自己在警察总部8小时‘上班’的经历:(therealsingapore.com网址: http://therealsingapore.com/content/han-hui-hui-shares-her-experience-about-her-8-hour-interrogation-police

“The Real Singapore网站与韩慧慧小姐进行了有关她在警察总部‘协助调查的’访谈,以便获悉这个‘协助调查’的全过程。这次‘协助调查’行动显示了警方可能造成是一种骚扰和恐吓的案件。 韩慧慧小姐说,便衣警方人员在当晚接近午夜时分到我家来给了我一份通知书。这份通知书要求我在隔天下午2点整到广东民路报到。

韩慧慧小姐按时在下午2点整到达警察总部。她被迫在警察总部等待接见警方人员了近半小时。在这段期间没有人来接见她。在下午2点30分,她被带到一间审问室 从这个时候开始,她就接受了长达8个小时的审问,即从下午2点30分一直到晚上10点。在这段期间,她被允许上洗手间,但是,他们不提供任何食物或者允许她外出购买食物。

韩慧慧小姐自己带了笔记本上警察总部。这是作为审问期间记录整个审问过程之用。但是她的笔记本被警方人员充公了。他们拒绝归还给她。为此,韩慧慧告诉负责审问的警官Wong Yu Wei,没收她的笔记本是违法的。他们没有正当的权利这么做,但是,警方坚持不归还她的笔记本。

韩慧慧小姐也说,当她要通过手机与律师拉维先生联系时,他们要拿走她的手机。非常幸运,就在他们要夺走她手中的手机时,拉维先生接听了电话。 这是一个简单的警方调查工作吗?或者是一场骚扰?或者是在恐吓公民的行动? 韩慧慧小姐说,警方人员告诉她不准她把整个审问过程的详细问题向外透露。 为什么警方需要长达8个小时对韩慧慧小姐进行审问?为什么他们的审问工作不可以在几小时就结束呢?” 韩慧慧小姐在警察总部接受盘问过程上网后,TOC就此询问警方。警方发表文告予以否认。(见 http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2014/10/police-deny-visiting-han-hui-hui-at-midnight/韩慧慧问话 1

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最后抛出了盘问韩慧慧的底牌:2014年9月27日国家园林局吊销了芳林公园《归还我们的公积金》集会的准证。 http://www.tremeritus.com/2014/10/11/permit-for-returnourcpf-protest-was-revoked/ 这个事件前后经历了24小时. 这次韩慧慧小姐在警察总部接受进行冗长的8小时盘问说明了什么?这是整个事件的核心! 在9月26日,也就是芳林公园集会前一天我已经在这篇文章把今天芳林公园的集会当成俺家办喜事!行动党的任何爷们愿意走过来与韩慧慧小姐或鄞义林先生对话都欢迎!》(见:https://wangruirong.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/%e6%8a%8a%e4%bb%8a%e5%a4%a9%e8%8a%b3%e6%9e%97%e5%85%ac%e5%9b%ad%e7%9a%84%e9%9b%86%e4%bc%9a%e5%bd%93%e6%88%90%e4%bf%ba%e5%ae%b6%e5%8a%9e%e5%96%9c%e4%ba%8b%ef%bc%81%e8%a1%8c%e5%8a%a8%e5%85%9a%e7%9a%84/)说了:

我们今天就是要利用这个难得的机遇,向那些长期受行动党蒙蔽的国人阐述我们在公积金问题的立场和观点!! 不管他们使用多大分贝的喇叭都无所谓!老百姓一定会好奇和感兴趣我们在说什么? 如果张思乐先生愿意以部长身份或新加坡公民的身份走到我们这边与我们对话,那也无所谓!我们大家应该表示热烈欢迎!

在9月27日当天,我又发表了:《网友们,既然行动党要挤到芳林公园和咱们凑热闹!行!让我们扩大宣传对象!向所有当天在芳林公园的同胞有关我们要求行动党归还我们的公积金的诉求!》。我说:

“我们感激行动党帮我们召集了这么多的国人来,我们就让这些人聆听我们有关《归还我们的公积金》的课题!网友们、同胞们!利用这个机会向在场的行动党找来的国人进一步宣传我们在要求行动党《归还我们的公积金》的立场和诉求!!(见https://wangruirong.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/%e7%bd%91%e5%8f%8b%e4%bb%ac%ef%bc%8c%e6%97%a2%e7%84%b6%e8%a1%8c%e5%8a%a8%e5%85%9a%e8%a6%81%e6%8c%a4%e5%88%b0%e8%8a%b3%e6%9e%97%e5%85%ac%e5%9b%ad%e5%92%8c%e5%92%b1%e4%bb%ac%e5%87%91%e7%83%ad%e9%97%b9/

当天的芳林公园确实就是这样吗?!

是的。

国家园林局和警方人员并没有出示任何政府公文说明决定吊销集会的准证!他们只是向韩慧慧小姐提出,要她把集会场所移到公园的另一个角落!

YMCA和《归还我们的公积金》一样如常举行他们的活动!

YMCA邀请出席当天活动的嘉宾张思乐先生也如期赴约!

在这2个集会进行期间,当天下午与韩慧慧小姐见面的几位国家园林局主管官员和警方人员都没有出现干预或阻止任何一方在公园的范围内的活动!

 在集会结束后,张思乐先生说要鄞义林先生向需要特别照顾的孩子道歉!也就是说,张思乐先生作为政府部长对当天在芳林公园范围里举行的2场集会的合法性是肯定了!他只是说游行可能会造成对孩子的影响! (见:http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/teo-ser-luck-demands-apology-roy-ngerng-over-carnival-disruption

这是鄞义林道歉网址:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KGv4WiLFpc)

那些在皇宫里寻欢作乐根本没有出席当天活动的行动党爷们和丫鬟们以为这次逮到机会!他们可以借此机会向鄞义林先生和韩慧慧小姐发起攻击了! 但是在网民的压力下,过了几天,张思乐又在自己的网址上说他应该对此次事件表示道歉!——如果他当天在安置好手牵着的需要特殊照顾的孩子入座后,走过来和参与《归还我们的公积金》的新加坡公民见面并说上几句话,芳林公园当天会出现这样的局面吗?(见:http://therealsingapore.com/content/teo-ser-luck-roy%E2%80%99s-apology-step-forward-i-am-also-sorry-too?fb_action_ids=703437859738332&fb_action_types=og.comments

9月27日到10月10日,那整整是过了近13天。警方才决定要求《归还我们的公积金》集会的组织者韩慧慧小姐到警察总部‘协助调查’! 当天在场的警方人员,包括了便衣和制服谨防人员难道没有回去向上司汇报现场情况吗? 即便是这些警方人员都乐去了!在集会举行期间或集会后,大量的有关集会现场的照片和视频都是在到网上了!全新加坡人民,甚至全世界人民都知道芳林公园的集会情况!

这是2014年9月27日在芳林公园举行第四场《归还我们的公积金——我们的工作》照片视频网址: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX2mCf4ho9s&list=UUsnidp9up-LBquFfnOiO6Lw 这是由不同人摄制上网的游行视频网址:

视频1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HKpNvzt33c

视频2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOraxaeU3pY

视频3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOraxaeU3pY

网址 4 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152520855703001&fref=nf

网址 5 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=589241194521216&fref=nf

网址 6 http://thehearttruths.com/2014/09/28/video-my-thoughts-returnourcpf-4-protest/

网址7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KGv4WiLFpc

网址8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOraxaeU3pY

网址9 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=589241194521216&set=vb.348095628635775&type=2&theater

网址10 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=953972324619184&set=vb.541498222533265&type=2&theater

网址:11 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=345751392269379&fref=nf

这是当天在芳林公园小土坑演讲者视频:

网址:1 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152810536166383

网址:2 http://theindependent.sg/blog/2014/09/27/defiant-han-hui-hui-went-ahead-with-protest-at-hong-lim-park-today/

这是国家公园局官员与警方人员在集会开始前走向韩慧慧小姐讨论有关迁移集会场地的对话视频网址: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152445632614141&set=vb.533614140&type=2&theater

感谢美国人为全世界人民开发了网际网路和视频工具软件! 在上述的视频网站播放会场活动期间,大家是否看到任何国家园林局和警方人员在场劝说、阻止或逮捕参与当天游行的人或者组织者吗?

在10月12日TRE网站在向警方查询时,警方却证实:2014年9月27日在芳林公园举行的《归还我们的公积金》集会准证是在当天被取消的。 http://www.tremeritus.com/2014/10/11/permit-for-returnourcpf-protest-was-revoked/

老祖宗说得一点也没错:不怕黑社会、就怕社会黑!

吴作栋在韩慧慧小姐还未被警方叫去盘问前还说,芳林公园事件就是:独木桥上的两只羊谁也不肯让谁的问题! 那条‘独木桥’到底是合法建造的?还是非法建造得吧!? 独木桥上的2只羊是自个儿闯上桥的?还是负责管桥的官府让2只羊儿从不同的方向上桥的?

现在,警方却说:‘2014927日在芳林公园举行的《归还我们的公积金》集会准证是在当天被取消的。’

后记:

事情到了这里,咱们只能提出这样一个问题: 咱们家闺女惹了谁啦?

咱们家闺女谁也没惹!

咱们家闺女就是为咱们老百姓要回我们血汗钱——公积金! 咱家闺女把要求《归还我们的公积金》运动进一步深入推广长期受行动党蒙蔽的群众中去了! 那就是;咱们家闺女惹了行动党大权贵的爷们!

行动党本以为利用YMCA举办需要特殊照顾孩子和老年人的活动进行搅局抹黑《归还我们的公积金》的运动!随着时间的推移以及后续的事实,已经把行动党的这个阴谋彻底暴露!

在网民获悉咱们家闺女还在警察总部,整个网络沸腾! 行动党想通过警方的传召问话制造白色恐怖的阴谋也在109日当天宣告破局!

咱们家闺女是一个好闺女! 咱们家闺女是一个勇敢的闺女!

闺女,咱们送您一首歌:《妹妹你大胆的往前走》

视频:http://www.iqiyi.com/w_19rrlrfuh1.html

韩慧慧小姐在警察总部的冗长盘问是行动党让警方吃了死猫!

韩慧慧小姐在警察总部的冗长盘问是行动党乐意把自己当成一条50年的油条!他们希望咱们把它扔到油锅里翻来覆去的炸! 这就是行动党在处理韩慧慧小姐所取得的‘成果’!

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‘文攻武吓’绝对阻止不了《归还我们的公积金》运动深入向前发展!——行动党必须为其支持者恐吓韩慧慧小姐承担一切可能发生时的后果!(修正版)

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网友们、同胞们!   这是韩慧慧小姐发出的最新呼吁!

全文如下:

同胞们,我们需要您们的帮助与支持!

Dear all, I need your help.

正如您们在这个网站上(https://www.facebook.com/nottinmynameSG)看到的言论,行动党的支持者已经放话说,我们即将于2014年10月25巨棒的第五场《归还我们的公积金》集会时,动员1万人包围我们的会场,并在会场把我焚烧!

As you can see (https://www.facebook.com/nottinmynameSG) PAP supporters have said that they will come and 10k of them will surround to burn me on 25 Oct

请号召您们的家人和朋友在当天到芳林公园见证极端的行动党支持者使用暴力的行为!

Please invite your families and friends to witness how extremists PAP supporters are to resort to violence at Hong Lim Park.

我们将于2014年10月日在芳林公园举办的第五场《归还我们的公积金》和集会的网站如下:

https://www.facebook.com/events/446619505476438/

Our event page for 25 Oct is https://www.facebook.com/events/446619505476438/

一直以来,我们进行的抗议集会是采取和平的形式!我们过去不会、将来也不会鼓吹任何形式的暴力抗议行动1行动党的支持者笃信使用暴力,特别是引用内部安全法令不经审讯下逮捕人民。

All we did was a peaceful protest march, we did not and will not incite violence but PAP supporters believe in violence especially using the ISD to arrest people without trial.

华人青年会YMCA可以在任何地方组织活动。但是,我们的抗议活动只能在芳林公园。假设我们失去了芳林公园这个集会场所,我们失去的就不是仅仅我们用血汗赚来的公积金,而是我们一个和平集会的场所的权利!假设我们失去了这个唯一的和平集会的场所,我们今后就永远是生活在暴政的日子里。

YMCA can organise events elsewhere but we can only organise protest at HLP, if we lose this place, we will lose not just our hard-earned CPF monies but our rights to the freedom of assembly and live under tyranny forever.

同胞们,我们需要团结起来!我们必须要求行动党立即停止撒谎!行动党必须遵守他们已经承诺:在我们的年龄届满55岁时,把《我们的公积金》全额归还给我们!

We need to unite now, all we ask for is the PAP to stop lying and keep to their promise to #ReturnOurCPF in full at 55.   请您们到如下网址浏览: https://www.facebook.com/events/446619505476438/