25 Jun '11, 5pm

(TTR) Gilbert Goh hopes to awake the civil consciousness of Singaporeans with more ‘Black Saturday’ events

(TTR) Gilbert Goh hopes to awake the civil consciousness of Singaporeans with more ‘Black Saturday’ events

Gilbert Goh, the founder of Transitioning.org and the organizer of today’s ‘Black Picnic’ event at Hong Lim Park has vowed to organize more such events on a monthly basis in the future to inspire more Singaporeans to step forward and make their voices heard. Following the success of the first event two weeks ago, the ‘Black Picnic’ attracted more than 200 Singaporeans from all walks of life with most of them heeding the call of the organizers to wear black to express their unhappiness at the PAP regime’s pro-foreigner labor policies and the CPF minimum sum. In his rousing speech, Gilbert reminded Singaporeans that as citizens of Singapore, they have the right to organize and participate in peaceful civil events as such to register their disagreement with the government’s policies. He hopes to organize more events in the future to raise the civil consciousness of Singaporea...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/25/gilbert-goh-hopes...

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