SOCIALIST FRONT PRESS RELEASE
STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO
THE ONLINE CITIZEN & SINGAPOREANS FOR DEMOCRACY
This is the Socialist Front’s Statement of Solidarity and Support issued in respect of the following 2 organisations:
- Singaporeans For Democracy
- The Online Citizen
As a party firmly rooted in principles of democracy and fair play, the Socialist Front hereby expresses its firm support for the good work done by the aforesaid organizations and denounces the current actions by the executive branch of this current government seeking to stifle free speech and freedom of expression by the actions of:
- putting members of (1) under investigation for offences of sale of printed matter containing defamatory matter.
- gazetting (2) to be a political organization and ordering (2) to apply for licences prior to its conduct of its activities.
As Singapore draws closer to decide for its future at the 11th General Election post independence, the Socialist Front calls upon the executive branch of this current government to live up to its role impartially without further delay and cease all such discriminatory practices.
In the meantime, the Socialist Front encourages the members of The Online Citizen and Singaporeans For Democracy to stay strong and focused on their tasks at hand with the message that democracy will never be served on a platter, democracy has always been and will always be won only with sacrifices.
We stay united in heart and spirit.
Dated this 26th day of January 2011.
Ng Teck Siong Chia Ti Lik