Three activist from Taiwan were deported from Changi Airport after being held for interrogation by immigration officers under reason of “special rules” for today (7 November)
The three activists from “Struggle for Democracy” in Taiwan arrived at the Changi Airport this morning and were taken in for questioning in a small room by immigration officers.
The officers told the activists that a day’s stay in Singapore is strange as a reason for their interrogation and proceeded with taking their thumbprints.
At 10.38am, the immigration officers informed the three that they are not allowed to enter Singapore but declined to give details of why they are denied entry.
According to the activists, the officers just replied saying, “Today’s special rules is as such”.
“Struggle for Democracy” along with a few other groups held a press conference yesterday to announce that 4 teens be heading towards Singapore on their own expense and personal risk for the China-Taiwan summit to proclaim that Ma Ying Jeow has no legitimacy as the Taiwan president.
Ma Ying Jeow landed in Singapore on Nov 7 to meet China President Xi Jinping, to exchange ideas regarding Cross-Strait topics.
During a press conference held at Ketagalan Boulevard, in front of the Office of the President, Democracy Tautin, Dreamdom, and Restoration of Taiwan Social Justice pointed out that the secret meeting between Ma and Xi violates the constitution, betrays the wishes of the people and the democratic process, and does not have the legitamacy of being representative of the Taiwanese population.
They said that four of their representatives, 王雲祥 (Democracy Tautin), 吳濬彥 (Restoration of Taiwan Social Justice), 楊尚恩 and 羅宜(Dreamdom) will arrive in Singapore at 9:20am via Singapore airlines on Nov 7. They will self-finance the trip and take on personal liabilities to submit an official document to declare that President Ma Ying Jeow no longer has the legitimacy to represent the Taiwanese population.
They said that any promise, agreement or opinion expressed by President Ma during the China-Taiwan summit has no legal binding for the Taiwanese population or any relevant authorities.
Wang Yu from Dreamdom said this operation compared to others is relatively much dangerous as penalties at authoritarian countries are harsher. But he cannot allow President Ma to disregard the interest of the people for his self-interest and the interest of National People’s Party and have to meet up with President Xi Jinping.