Tide turning against CPF rally organisers?

Is the tide turning against bloggers Roy Ngerng and Han Hui Hui?

Guests speakers from civil society have distanced themselves from the pair. The crowd turning up at their CPF rallies have dropped from the thousands to a few hundred.

There's even an online petition calling on the Government to revoke Ms Han's citizenship saying she fuels hate.

Now netizens and political leaders are criticising the pair for heckling special needs children who were about to perform on stage during a YMCA event at Hong Lim Park on Saturday (Sept 27).

Some also criticised NParks for allowing the pair to hold their fourth CPF rally on the same day as a YMCA event which was attended by the elderly and disabled.

Both had received permission from NParks to hold their events at the park. NParks said it had requested Ms Han's cooperation to speak at a space allocated for her group, away from the YMCA event.

But she was defiant and held it at the same lawn as YMCA.

In a statement, NParks said: "Ms Han's group encroached into the YMCA event area, holding placards and shouting slogans, disrupted performances and frightened participants, including special needs children who were performing at the charity event."

Speaking to reporters, Ms Han said: "We actually planned not to do anything physical to them. We just wanted to spread our message across."

Police said they are investigating the incident.

In a video posted online, Mr Ngerng can be seen waving the national flag while Ms Han urged the crowd on. Following criticism, Mr Ngerng wrote to a socio-political site giving his side of the story:

"Yes, we did march! And yes, it was the first time since 1965 since Singapore's independence that Singaporeans were able to protest and march, in front of a minister.

Teo Ser Luck was the guest of honour for the YMCA event.

"We marched around the park and chanted, 'Return Our CPF' and 'PAP, vote them out'."

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Source: ST, YouTube, The Real Singapore




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