11 May '11, 3am

Police stop commotion at Potong Pasir petition event #SGelections

Police stop commotion at Potong Pasir petition event #SGelections

THE police yesterday dispersed a crowd that had caused a commotion in Potong Pasir during the signing of an ongoing petition against the narrow electoral defeat of Mrs Lina Chiam in the single-seat constituency. There was dispute among residents over the petition signing, said police spokesman Humphrey Sew. 'Police then warned the parties concerned that what they are doing may constitute an illegal public assembly, and advised them to discontinue and disperse immediately,' he said. He added that police are investigating the incident. It was not clear what was the cause of the dispute. But in their statement, the police said they received a call at about 8.40pm yesterday from a resident complaining about the commotion at the void deck of Block 108, Potong Pasir Avenue 1. The area is the former site of opposition stalwart Chiam See Tong's Meet-the-People Sessions. Read the f...

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