6 Apr 2006

CSJ rejects police warning

From the Singapore Democratic Party
06 Apr 06

6 April 2006

Abdul Kahlik Bin Abdul Latiff, DSP
Head Investigation 'A'
Central Police Division
Fax: 65573326

Dear Sir,

I refer to your two letters (see below) both dated 30 March 2006 in which you say that you decided to issue me a warning instead of prosecuting me in court over the following matters: One, the protest outside the CPF Building on 11 August 2005 and, two, possession of a VCD of my arrest outside the Istana in 2002 which you seized during my book launch on 9 July 2005.

I write to inform you that I do not accept your warning. If you think that you have a case against me, please prefer a charge. Otherwise, it behooves you to admit that you have overstepped your authority and undertake to refrain from doing so again in the future.

Instead of warning me to “refrain from such conduct,” you would do well to remember that your job is to deal with crime and not to be used as a tool of the PAP to harass and persecute citizens who exercise our right to freedom of speech and assembly.

As to the VCD that you seized, you are welcome to keep it. Please, however, show it to your colleagues and assist me in my continuing effort to raise awareness of the importance and need for democracy in Singapore. Our police officers are Singaporeans too and would want to see Singapore become a democracy as well.

Sincerely,

CHEE SOON JUAN
Secretary-General
Singapore Democratic Party

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LETTER 1

Central Police Division
391 New Bridge Road #03-112
Cantonment Complex Blk A
Singapore 088762
Date: 30 March 2006

To: Dr Chee Soon Juan

Dear Sir

Police Report Dated 11 August 2005
Miscellaneous Offence (Public Order and Nuisance)
(Assemblies and Processions) Rules

We refer to the above case.

Our investigations into the case have been completed. After careful consideration of the circumstances of the case and in consultation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Police have decided that a warning be issued instead of prosecution in court.

You are hereby warned to refrain from such conduct or other criminal conduct. If you commit any offence in future, the same leniency may not be shown to you.

Yours faithfully
Abdul Khalik Bin Abdul Latiff, DSP
Head Investigation ‘A’
Central Police Division

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LETTER 2

Central Police Division
391 New Bridge Road #03-112
Cantonment Complex Blk A
Singapore 088762
Date: 30 March 2006

To: Dr Chee Soon Juan

Dear Sir

Police Report Dated 9 July 2005
Films Act

Please refer to the above case.

After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case and in consultation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Police have decided not to take further action against you.

All investigations and enquiries into the matter will cease and the case will be closed.

Pertaining to the VCD that was seized, we have decided to return to you. Please contact the investigation officer, ASP William Goh, at DID: 65573324, FAX: 65573326, for return of the said VCD by 29 June 2006.

Yours faithfully
Abdul Khalik Bin Abdul Latiff, DSP
Head Investigation ‘A’
Central Police Division




2 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

That's the spirit Dr Chee. Well done!

IMO, the AG should resign. Shame on you. IMO you're craven lapdogs of the PAP. Shame, shame, shame.

How dare you use my tax dollar to harrass peaceful citizens?

To the justice system and the police:

By complying with orders that go against all principles of justice you discredit, and excuse me for saying, dishonour yourselves.

Your job is to protect the rights of individuals like Dr Chee, and to arrest those bullying thugs who gave you the orders to accost him.

Do you enjoy the comfy realtionship you have with the incumbents? Surely not. Surely there is something inside of you that says what you are doing is totally WRONG — that it stinks and reeks of impropriety.

The more you bend to the wishes of power-crazed politicians, the more distrust you foster in the people. You allow yourself to get sucked in and corrupted by the absolutely dirty politics and the amorality of the apparatchiks who play this game. As a result, the jurisprudence which is vital to maintaining a proper rule of law in the territory is sullied.

People are not idiots - they WILL judge you by your actions. In fact, the law is all about judging actions,, and you my friends, are not immune from public scrutiny.

I have a suggestion you might want to consider. The next time you are asked (or told) to do the politicians' bidding: flat out REFUSE to do it, and REMIND those oh-so forgetful pollies that you are not hit men for their mob.

Do you serve the people, or the power elite?

Can you stand up for yourselves — do you at least posses a modicum of self-respect — or are you forever going to be the marionettes of puppeteer politicians?

Do we tell our kids to respect the law, and that the police and the courts are there to fight crime... or what?

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha ha .... the balls on that man!