Concerning Omissions - Open Letter to Singapore's Chief Justice
Updated: Feb 14
Update - 10 March 2021
I wrote and published the open letter below to the chief justice of Singapore. Let me make myself perfectly clear: I take full responsibility for its contents.
Some time after its publication, my open letter was shared by a #Singapore journalist who has now had his phone and computer seized by the Police. He was also subjected to hours of questioning by the Police.
The journalist gave no input into this letter. In fact, he couldn’t have known of its existence until after I had posted it publicly. As the author and publisher of the said letter, the Singapore Police Force should be questioning me, not undertaking a political persecution of the journalist. Is it "killing a chicken to scare the monkeys"?
According to the journalist:
"Police came to my house at about 7.30 am and seized my phone and computer for an investigation. They asked that I not share any details on the investigation.
Have also been asked to attend an interview at Police Cantonment Complex tomorrow at 10am."
Finished my interview at Cantonment complex with the Police. Interview was about two hours, shorter than what it would have been as I declined to answer questions in regards to the operation of the website, such as staffing and its financial model.
The investigation that led to my phone and computer being seized, is looking into a possible offence under the Administration of Justice Act for the publication of a letter on 27 Jan 2021."