10/23/2014

Return My CPF - Ravi's demand letter to NPark

Below is an extract of M Ravi's demand letter to the NPark to withdraw its cancellation of the permit for this Saturday's protest rally at Hong Lim. The full article is posted in TRE.

'In response and acting on behalf of Hui Hui, lawyer M Ravi wrote to the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation of NParks, Dr Leong Chee Chiew, today (23 Oct) to voice his objection to the cancellation.

Mr Ravi told the Commissioner that the reason given by NParks for the cancellation – to assist the Police with investigations into an incident which occurred during #ReturnOurCPF event on 27 Sep – constitutes a breach of Hui Hui’s rights of freedom of speech and assembly.

Such rights, explained Mr Ravi, is guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution, and is ultra vires Regulation 8(3) of the Parks and Trees Regulations (Cap. 216. R 1). That is, Article 14 of the Constitution is beyond the legal power of Regulation 8(3) of the Parks and Trees Regulations.

Mr Ravi further explained that the act of assisting the Police “does not constitute nor can it be construed as an implication, assertion or proof of guilt of any offence, nor does it constitute evidence of a breach of any law or of the terms and conditions of approval for the Return Our CPF Event”.

“There is therefore no rational basis for the revocation and it is wholly unreasonable as being based on irrelevant considerations,” Mr Ravi said.

“Furthermore, our client emphatically rejects your characterisation of the fact that she has been interviewed by the police and has been assisting them in their enquiries as constituting a ‘case‘ against her, and it is submitted that this is in itself an error of law that vitiates your decision,” Mr Ravi said to the Commissioner.

The restriction for Hui Hui to speak is likewise a breach of her rights of freedom of speech and assembly under Article 14 of the Constitution, Mr Ravi said.

“Depending how long the Police investigations take, the restriction may last indefinitely. It is an indeterminate, wholly disproportionate and oppressive ban (on Hui Hui to speak),” he argued.

“The purpose of Speaker’s Corner is to provide an arena in which free speech is allowed to be exercised and it appears wholly out of keeping with this purpose for the residual authority given to a Commissioner of Parks and Recreation under Regulations to effectuate the Parks and Trees Act to deny and place a ban on free speech in the very place where it supposed to be allowed.”

Mr Ravi emphasized again that the ban, essentially for an indeterminate period of time, is in principle, a profound threat to Hui Hui’s Constitutional rights.

As such Hui Hui, through Mr Ravi, is formally requesting that the ban by NParks be lifted immediately.

Mr Ravi told the Commissioner in the letter that if the ban was not lifted by 1600 hours tomorrow (24 Oct), his client, Hui Hui, reserves the right to apply to the Court for relief without further notice to NParks....'


Kopi Level - Yellow

21 comments:

b said...

If she is deemed a threat to the society and economy, the gov even can lock her up. I think the gov is quite nice to her already even their track records.

Anonymous said...

人在作天在看

Please do not do wicked things.

Anonymous said...

you really think so, govt quite nice to her?

Anonymous said...

Alamak .... still on cpf. Con People Forever

Canada kanna terrorist attack . Verlee good

Karma ... use religion to create social disorder oversea... now own backyard becum the stage

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I will post something about UK tomorrow. Everything coming full circle. The shit that they threw out will come back to hit them by the face.

Anonymous said...

After occupy Hong Kong, occupy Hong Lim is a no no.

But hor, as LTK said, 'tee wu mak'. Sometimes the inevitable can happen, like the WP winning Aljunied GRC and Punggol East.

Anonymous said...

Sinkieland is changing, it seems. Lots of demand letters floating around.

I have a feeling something will happen and Jee Say and Ravi would follow Chee by being disqualifed for the next GE.

Anonymous said...

Applying to the courts superstore may also need wind hor. And not just wind that anyhow blow one. Must see which direction.

If the wind blow wrongly, Ravi may end up at mental health resort.

Raymond said...

Hey! Just defy the ban and go protest! I dare you!

Aren't you opposition scumbags above the law? Who cares about "permits"? Who needs NPark permits, NEA permits, CCC permits...

Just do whatever you want dude.

I dare you. :)

Anonymous said...

Hong Lim PARK is a PUBLIC PARK.

It is not cordoned, nor is there any sign of no trespass except with many cctvs.

Are two legged species disallow to visit, gather and meet there?

patriot

Anonymous said...

Sneaky Raymond, I will be there. How much you want to bet? Don't be a cunt to come here everyday for people to fuck. Be a man with two balls in betw your legs.

Dare you take the challenge?

Anonymous said...

The PM should order a stop to all these nonsense and do damage control before it got worse.

They are like digging their own hole to bury themselves.

Anonymous said...

Knnccb... . Now i know y u not at istana on diwali

Yr president prefer to c old witch in loontoon than shakes hands with daft subjects.. maybe i dun like curry

Anonymous said...

The monkeys are so desperate when put into a fix and now trying to force square pegs into round holes. And they are all looking so ridiculous and silly.

Befair said...

"To be magnanimous to being with, is the best response to any issue but with a petty mind and a heart to fix others who speak and have views against you, is a sure route to disaster of your own doing" and you know who I am referring to.

Virgo 49 said...

Bro, they are wary of retributions.

Understand HHH going to cantonment hq Friday at 10 am.

They will just give her and later RN a warning letter as they have no case to proceed.

They also afraid to blow up the matter further as people got eyes to see and brains to judge.

Virgo 49 said...

Where in this universe you find a place like sinkies land where you need a permit for everything before you can proceed???

Protests also needs permit??

This be a laughing joke to the protesters of this universe when humans behaviour is been controlled and canned like commodity by the sinkie government

Virgo 49 said...

Understand HHH summoned to Cantonment HQ Friday at 10 am.

She be just given a Warning Letter with conditions mark my words.

This is how the PAPIES method of intimidation.

RN will be given the same after HHH's.

Anonymous said...

Who u referring to. ?

Let me guess

The humkarchan hsien loong?
The fucking donkey in human skin, the son of old fart kuan yew, the one who claimed to be god?

Anonymous said...

The Police is charging the six of them for “disrupt(ing) the YMCA event and caused annoyance to the public” and having committed the following acts:

1. marching around the general vicinity of the YMCA event
2. shouting loudly
3. chanting slogans
4. waving flags
5. holding placards
6. blowing whistles loudly
7. beating drums

Anonymous said...

AAhhhhhhhahahhahahahahh....
Chio kar peng.