Why Jolovan Wham kanna whack?

Wham was charged with seven charges by the Attorney-General’s Chambers which include three counts of organizing a public assembly without a police permit and one count of vandalism for sticking two A-4 paper on a MRT train. Details: [ LINK ]

“Wham is recalcitrant and has repeatedly shown blatant disregard for the law, especially with regard to organizing or participating in illegal public assemblies,” the police said in a written statement.

But is lawfare and rule by law being used against him? PAP uses Lawfare against its opponents? 

And if so why?

Yesterday, in What do social activists like Jolovan Wham etc want? I drew attention to a FB post that mocked social activists

So, what do some civil society activists want? As far as one can determine, they want “restorative justice” for ex-ISA detainees; they want S377a to be repealed; they want both capital and corporal punishment to be abolished; they want freedom of assembly anywhere in public; they want freedom of speech and oppose politicians initiating actions for defamation.

The above list (by no means exhaustive) are some of the issues close to the hearts of civil society activists and liberals. Packaged that way, what percentage of the electorate would support those issues? Certainly not the close to 30% that did not vote PAP at GE2015. If one was to hazard a guess, it would be maybe 15% and, it would not come as a surprise, if it was actually under 10%.

I posted it because I agreed with its sentiment that most S’poreans (cybernuts included) do not support the views of these social activities. Which then begs the question, “Why is the PAP govt whacking Jolovan Wham?”

Later in the day, came across a quote from anthropologist Margaret Mead which could explain why the PAP administration uses a sledgehammer to swat Jolovan Wham.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Jolovan Wham is no talk cock, sing song cybernut from TRELand. Or an ang moh tua kee. Or even a cyber-warrior.

He’s a warrior: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/world/asia/singapore-arrest-protests-gatherings.html?_r=0 .

If he’s found guilty and jailed, this should frighten the other non-warrior social activists, cyber warriors, cybernuts, sheep and chickens.

Which is why this is a lot of BS

One Singapore-based observer said the “seemingly disproportionate” legal response to Wham’s actions brought under scrutiny issues such as executive restraint and proportionality in the Lion City.

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2122153/new-chee-soon-juan-singapore-activist-jolovan-wham-defiant-after

When the ISA gets used again, like in 1987, against middle-class people, it’ll really show the leopard hasn’t changed its spots and that the light shining from Tharman’s ass is the oncoming light from the PAP juggernaut.

 

Cynical Investor

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5 Responses to “Why Jolovan Wham kanna whack?”

  • rukidding:

    Last time with NO SOCIAL media like Facebook, whatsapp, wechat and the internet…..it was easy for old fart to “frighten” the people.

    Now,…with all these medias around,….how to ?

    It might only “temporary” stopped or “discourage”…..but it can COME BACK all in a “Flash” ( Mop ).

    Actually,…the HARDER you “whack”….the more “DETERMINED” the victim and “silent justice fighter” can remember.

    Just look at Miss Teo, Tan Wah Piow….etc.

    So,..again, it is people like CI and Pappy that hopes and want to think it is “all gone”.”all frightened” away…..but unfortunately,…these are all just “temporary dissappearances” which can COME BACK anytime.

    Imagine the “Impact”…if ALL these people ( plus silent behind the scene , justice fighter )came out together at same time ????

    One good example is …Has all the regional government managed to solve the IS recruitment via internet?….I don’t think so ?

    So,…please,…and please TRE….for once…DO THE RIGHT THING and GET RID of this “rubbish” PEST / TROJAN !

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  • nathan:

    The G was feeling the heat and getting nervous with the execution of Singaporean drug trafficker Muhammad Ridzuan Md Ali, 31 who, was executed on Friday (May 19) at Changi Prison. His accomplice was spare the noose while Ridzuan refused to rat on others involved to the CNB. So one get a second chance to live while the other got to die for the same capital offence.

    For once, there was an outpouring of collect grief by the Malay community. It was an unprecedented sympathetic huge gathering at Ridzuan funeral as he was buried and lay to rest at the Muslim cemetery captured for all to see beamed live via videos in the Internet that must taken the Government aback.

    Not long after this execution it was the turn of a Malaysian drug trafficker Prabagaran to be hanged. Jolovan Wham held an vigil for him. Unfortunately for JW, the G was not in the mood for any activists to play up any unwanted publicity for Prabagaran after what the G had seen of the aftermath of executed Ridzuan.

    The Government thinks that JW must be fixed most for this, above the rest of the other charges.

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  • Baiting PAP:

    Jolovan is “baiting” PAP. The latter stupidly falls for it. Jolovan will then go to US and seek asylum. Just like what Amos Yee did. Most likely, he will get it. This the novel “Singaporean way” of getting a US Green Card. You get “free board and lodging” why waiting for your Green Card. Uniquely Singaporean!

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  • ftvhunik:

    If can, someone just do crowdfunding for him to fight the case. Tbh, if one want to make a different for sg, either change from within, study well and join the opposition, be an activist but knowing the law well or simply escape this country for good. You will never get a good ending when you against the gov.

    Singaporeans are not worth for all these sacrifices that you have done for them, they will u turn taking advantage of you and ungrateful to you by calling you dumb instead. Just let them screw and suffer from the shitty policies, one day they will wake up themselves and understand things.

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  • Hacken:

    You’ve already said “most S’poreans (cybernuts included) do not support the views of these social activities”. Properly understood, you agree it’s a philosophical basis for voluntary ethics in human interactions. If Jolovan’s well-intended ends are not accepted by the majority, then this is not true activism, but rather a destructive act that disintegrates the social order. I do not know of any single human being in the past or present who acts in a purely self-sacrificing manner to serve others (except Christ). And I do not know of a single act of genuine kindness or benevolence that is not done out of self-interest on a fundamental level. What a curiosity: the presupposition that your presuppositions are presupposed by everyone else! That “killing the chicken to frighten the monkeys” will frighten Cybernuts from TREland? Maybe you??

    Cynical Investor:

    I posted it because I agreed with its sentiment that most S’poreans (cybernuts included) do not support the views of these social activities. Which then begs the question, “Why is the PAP govt whacking Jolovan Wham?”

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    Jolovan Wham is no talk cock, sing song cybernut from TRELand. Or an ang moh tua kee. Or even a cyber-warrior.

    He’s a warrior
    If he’s found guilty and jailed, this should frighten the other non-warrior social activists, cyber warriors, cybernuts, sheep and chickens.

    Which is why this is a lot of BS

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