Permits to organise gatherings and protests that show support to political causes of other countries will not be granted. This was a clear declaration from the Singapore Police Force on Saturday (Sep 28).
This declaration is a reaction to the many rallies that have been held in several countries in recent months to support Hong Kong protests, with some clashes turning violent.
For the citizens’ protection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised Singaporeans to defer non-essential travels to Hong Kong.
With regards to planned anti-totalitarian rallies in Singapore, the police warned that foreigners visiting or living in Singapore will have to abide by the country’s laws.
“Action will be taken against those who break the law. This may include termination of visa or work passes,” police said.
“At the Speakers’ Corner, only Singapore citizens and permanent residents are allowed to participate in assemblies without a permit, subject to the conditions in the Speakers’ Corner rules.”
Singaporeans “feel” for Hong Kong protesters but do not support violence