Home News SG Politics Social activist Roy Ngerng has moved to Taiwan

Social activist Roy Ngerng has moved to Taiwan

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Prominent social activist Roy Ngerng, better known as CPF , has moved to Taiwan. Socio-political commentator, Leong Sze Hian, announced Mr Ngerng’s move to the Republic of China.

Mr Ngerng has not been very active in Facebook in recent months, but a check in his Instagram suggests that Mr Leong is right.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSbkZb1ByMR/?taken-by=royngerng

Mr Ngerng has been jobless after he was fired from his position in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2014. He described the termination of his employment as “politically motivated”.

- Advertisement -

Mr Ngerng contested in the 2015 General Election as a candidate of the Reform Party in Ang Mo Kio GRC.

Mr Ngerng drew the of many Singaporeans when he championed the CPF issue. In 2014, a 71-year-old man who publicly stated that he supported the activist through was promptly arrested for vandalism.

http://www.tnp.sg/news/police-arrest-71-year-old-over-support-cpf-blogger-vandalism

In May of that year, Mr Ngerng alleged in a blog post that Lee Hsien Loong was “guilty of criminal misappropriation of the monies paid by Singaporeans to the CPF”. Mr Lee vehemently refuted the blogger’s allegations as “false and baseless”. Mr Ngerng apologized “unreservedly” to Mr Lee, admitting that his allegation was “false and completely without foundation”. Mr Ngerng was eventually ordered by the Court to pay S$100,000 in general damages and S$50,000 in aggravated damage to Mr Lee.

- Advertisement -

In September 2014, Mr Ng was arrested for organising an illegal protest and for causing a public nuisance. He was duly convicted and fined for the offence.

From Vincent Wijeysingha, to Amos Yee, to , and now to Mr Ngerng – several dissidents have moved out of Singapore. Some socio-political activists claim that the consequences for dissent in the Republic has become more draconian.Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to @theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Nurse harassed by Sengkang neighbours granted protection order

Singapore — After being harassed by their for over a year, a Singaporean has been granted an expedited protection order (EPO), providing him and his family “an overwhelming sense of relief.” Muhammad Najib bin Ngasewan, who works at Sengkang General...

Calvin Cheng asks people to stop blaming the government and foreigners for recent Covid-19 cluster

Singapore — In light of the recent KTV Covid-19 clusters that have cropped up in Singapore, former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng evaluated the factors leading to the spike in cases in a Facebook post he put up recently. He...

Jaguar F-Pace — The Delightful Big Cat

by Kannan Chandran www.storm-asia.com In the cabin of the Jaguar F-Pace there’s a little sign that reads “1935 Jaguar Coventry”. It’s a look back at history for a brand that had its roots in English motoring. But a lot has changed since, as...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent