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Updated: 05/15/2013 00:59 | By Channel NewsAsia

SPF to issue conditional warnings to 21 M'sians over illegal protest at Merlion Park

SPF to issue conditional warnings to 21 M'sians over illegal protest at Merlion Park


SPF to issue conditional warnings to 21 M'sians over illegal protest at Merlion Park

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force (SPF) will issue conditional warnings to all 21 Malaysians who participated in the illegal gathering at Merlion Park last Saturday.

Police said in a statement that the employers of the 21 Malaysians will be informed of this.

This follows the conditional warnings issued earlier to nine persons who took part in the illegal gathering at the same location on 8 May.

They were protesting the outcome of the recent Malaysian general elections.

Police added that they have initiated the revocation of the work pass of one of the 21 persons for being involved in both the 8 and 11 May illegal gatherings.

The authorities have also cancelled the visit passes of another two persons who participated in the May 11 gathering.

As for the remaining 18 persons, their work passes will be reviewed upon completion of further investigations.

Police said that Singapore does not take sides in the politics of other countries and it will work with whoever forms the government in a particular nation.

It added that foreigners living or working in Singapore must abide by Singapore's laws and should not import the issues or politics of their countries of origin to Singapore.

Police said that this is a long-standing principle which has helped maintain harmony and public order in Singapore, as well as good relations with other countries.  - CNA/jc

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