24 Sep '11, 9am

Forum on human rights runs into problems with venue mgmt

A forum on human rights and democracy organised by the Singaporeans for Democracy (SFD) political association ran into some problems on Saturday afternoon. The forum was to have taken place at 2pm at a Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) training room at The Verge shopping mall, but a dispute arose between the event organiser, SFD executive secretary and film-maker Martyn See, and the SHRI management. Mr See, 42, said the institute's management had cancelled his venue booking at the last minute. He received an email from SHRI on Friday afternoon saying that his booking was cancelled 'due to unforeseen circumstances'. This was despite him making his booking three weeks ago and paying the fee of around $600 in full, he said. However, SHRI executive director David Ang, 64, said Mr See had not stated the subject matter of the forum in his application form. The institute...

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