Tag: Jolovan Wham

For the second time, Lee Hsien Yang donates money to someone who’s run afoul of his brother’s government

Singapore — One of the biggest stories to emerge in the country today, May 22, (Wednesday) is that of Lee Hsien Yang, the brother current PM Lee Hsien Loong and son of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, putting up the S$20,000 for activist...

Lee Hsien Yang pays Jolovan Wham’s $20K security deposit in High Court appeal

Late last night, activist Jolovan Wham took to Twitter to share that Lee Hsien Yang - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s brother – has put up S$20,000 for Wham to use as a security deposit for his appeal against the High Court in his...

Jolovan Wham slapped with S$5,000 fine for contempt of court, insists he has nothing to apologise for

Singapore—Almost a year to the day that he put up a Facebook post saying that Singapore's courts are not as independent as Malaysia's when it comes to cases that have political implications, activist Jolovan Wham has been fined S$5,000 for contempt of court. But the...

Local groups call for greater freedom of expression in Singapore as Jolovan Wham faces investigations

Singapore – On Mar 26 (Tues), 25 different local groups released a statement calling for greater freedom of expression in light of the charges against Jolovan Wham. “We are a group of citizens who are deeply troubled by the mounting charges that social worker and...

Prosecutors: S$10-15K fine for Jolovan Wham and jail time for SDP’s John Tan Liang Joo over controversial Facebook post

Singapore —The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) have made known what sentences they are seeking for Jolovan Wham and John Tan Liang Joo over their controversial Facebook posts. Prosecutors are seeking a fine of between S$10,000 and S$15,000 for Mr Wham, as well as jail time...

Activist Jolovan Wham under new police investigation for holding paper outside State Courts without permit

Singapore – Social worker and human rights activist, Jolovan Wham, is once more being investigated by Singaporean police. This time, for allegedly protesting outside the State Courts without a valid permit. On December 13 last year, Wham posted a picture in his Instagram account of...

On Jolovan Wham’s arrest and the making of “repression costly to the state”

Singapore – With the recent sentencing of local activist Jolovan Wham to 16 days imprisonment in place of an S$3,200 fine for holding an event without a police permit, the spotlight on human rights and the freedom of speech is as bright as ever. On...

UN Experts on Jolovan Wham conviction: “Singapore should act to amend the Public Order Act”

According to United Nations' experts on human rights, Singapore’s Public Order Act needs to be amended in order to assure individuals their freedom of expression. The United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a statement on Tuesday, January 29,...

Of activists, journalists and a strawberry leadership

Something should be said about two recent incidents affecting the free speech space in Singapore. The first is guilty verdict of activist Jolovan Wham and opposition member John Tan, both who posted messages on their own Facebook pages that were deemed to be scandalising...

Jolovan Wham says MOM should ban employers from keeping maids’ phones, netizens respond with own experiences

Human rights activist Jolovan Wham, fresh from being found guilty of scandalizing the judiciary under the new contempt of court laws this week, is causing a bit of a stir on social media by calling on the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to forbid employers...