Bloggers Roy Ngerng and Han Hui Hui will face two charges for taking part in a "Return Our CPF" protest at Speakers' Corner on Sep 27, police confirmed on Friday (Oct 24).Both turned up at the Police Cantonment Complex in the morning.
They have been served notice to attend court on Monday for the offence of "public nuisance with common intent", as well as for organising a demonstration without approval of the Commissioner of Parks and Trees.
Mr Ngerng posted a copy of a letter informing him that he is being charged on his Facebook page and said the first charge carries a penalty of S$1,000 and the second - S$5,000.
On Monday, four others will face the singular charge of making a public nuisance of themselves at the same event.
Police also said their investigations into the demonstration covered 14 people. This is the first time they have specified the number of people called up for investigations into the protest march organised by Ms Han.
The National Parks Board and police had previously issued a joint-statement, saying a group of people, led by Ms Han, had disrupted a YMCA charity event that was taking place at Hong Lim Park that same day. They reportedly encroached the area of the park demarcated for the YMCA event, and frightened some special needs performers that were taking the stage.
A statement said police have served conditional warnings to another five individuals who had actively participated in the event, on top of two people on Thursday. The outcome of the investigations into the remaining three people will be made known to them in due course, said police.