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Updated: 05/09/2013 11:57 | By Channel NewsAsia

Five people assisting police investigations after illegal protest at Merlion Park

Five people assisting police investigations after illegal protest at Merlion Park


Five people assisting police investigations after illegal protest at Merlion Park

SINGAPORE: Five Malaysians are now assisting police in their investigations following an illegal outdoor protest on Wednesday night at Merlion Park.

Police said the individuals are believed to have organised the illegal outdoor protest.

Police said they received a call at about 9.50pm on Wednesday night about a group of people that had gathered to stage the illegal protest. About 100 people had gathered illegally in the park with placards and other paraphernalia.

The police advised the group that such an activity is illegal in Singapore. The group subsequently dispersed peacefully.

Police would like to remind the public that conducting an outdoor protest without a police permit is illegal in Singapore, and stressed that while foreigners -- including Malaysians -- are allowed to work or live here, they have to abide by the laws here.

Foreigners should not import issues from their own countries into Singapore, which can disturb public order as there can be groups with opposing views.

Police warned that authorities will act firmly, adding that those who break the laws will face action, which could include termination of their visa or work passes.  - CNA/ac

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