KUALA LUMPUR, 23 May: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) submitted a memorandum to the Singapore Government regarding the arrest of 21 Malaysians on the offence of holding a protest against the fraud in the recent 13th General Election (GE-13).
Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament, Nurul Izzah Anwar said that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) hopes that the Singapore Government will cooperate in the matter by thinking of their fate and future.
“They only hoped for a fair election in this country. We hope that the Singapore Government will take into account their chances of working in their country.
“Without a permit to enter Singapore, how can they continue to work?” she asked.
Nurul Izzah said this at a press conference here today after handing over the memorandum to the Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ong Keng Yong through representatives, Haris Rusdi Chai and M Ramanathan.
Nurul Izzah was accompanied by the Batu Pahat Member of Parliament, Datuk Idris Jauzi; Bayan Baru Member of Parliament, Sim Tze Tzin and Johor PKR Chairman, Datuk Chua Jui Meng.
It was reported that 21 Malaysians were arrested by Singaporean police following charges of violating the law by holding an illegal public gathering at Merlion Park, Singapore on 11 May as a protest against the alleged Malaysian GE-13 fraud.
As a result, it is understood that one of them had their work permit cancelled while two others had their visitation pass cancelled and 18 others will be reviewed after the investigation is complete.
Contained in the memorandum, among others, was the expressed hope that the Singaporean Government will give a second chance to Malaysians working in the country.
After the GE-13 which was laden with fraud, tens of thousands of Malaysians worldwide held protests in a series of Black 505 peaceful assemblies such as in London and Melbourne recently.