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Awakening. 2 December 1974

Awakening. 2 December 1974

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2nd December 1974.
AWAKENING is
a new bulletin published byUSSU Thispublication.which will out as
often
as possible. aims to bring up-to-date news tothe member of our Union. In addition to
this,
the contents will alsoinclude evaluations about happenings and conditions in our University,in Singapore and in the world.Why is this publication entitled
AWAKENING?
It is so named becausewe students are becoming more and more conscious
of
our society and
of
the role we are playing in it.Our awakening includes the realisation that the world is
full
ofcontradictions. While rich countries compete among themselves in build-ing deadlied weapons of war, poor nations and dying of starvation.While workers and farmers toil and slave to eke out a subsistence.capitalists, managers and middlemen live luxuriously on huge profits .While courageous men struggle to construct a more equal and more humansociety, they are being suppressed by politicians who cling unserupu
-
lously to positions of power.We are aware that as students our role in society - a society fullof these contradictions - is a significant one. We are young
,
and wehave the vast capacity to learn. As University students - a very tinyand very privileged percentage of the population - we must be preparedto act, to fight the forces of oppression and exploitation in our society with the view of relieving the sufferings of the oppressed andexploited people.The time has come for us to unite and to rally under a commonbarrier, to uphold the worthy principles of justice, equality and de-mocracy. With growing knowledge and hardening conviction the studentswill overcome.
SUPPORT OURPERSECUTED STUDENTS!
ATTEND
THEIR
COURT HEARINGS
TO
GIVE VALUABLE MORAL
SUPPORT!FOLLOWLEGALPROCEEDINGSCLOSELY
TO
GUARD
JUSTICE
AND
RIGHTNESS!
3-5 December at 4th Magistrate CourtsCHAN KUM SHEE & CHNG MENGKER
11 - 15 December at 1st District CourtsTAN WAH Plow (USSU
President),
NG WAE LING & YAPKIM HONG (workers)
 
2.
JUSTICENOW!SUPPORT CHAN KUM SHEE AND CHING MENG KER IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST'OBSTRUCTION' CHARGE!Chan Kuril Shee and
Ching
Meng Ker's case will be heard in the 4thMagistrate's Court on 3rd, 4th, 5th December 1974.Their charge reads : '
You..,
did use criminal force to one Arumugam,a public servant , to wit, you pushed him and prevented him from entering the premises, in the execution of his duty as such public servant,and you have thereby committed an offence punishable under section 555of the Penal Code Cap 105 Section,'According to the police report of Inspector Arumugam and we quotes'On
1/6/74
at about 2220 hrs , together with a party of men, I raidedBlock 62, 157-N Commonwealth Close for controlled drugs. I identified
myself.
But entry to the premises was obstructed by two persons in the
flat.
They were violent and started to push me and prevented me fromsearching the premises. One of them, Chng Meng Ker, M/26 i/c 0124572/Aof 18-C Henderson Crescent called me a "bastard". However both of themwere subdued and placed under arrest. Nothing incrim
i
nating was found inthe premises. The other person is one Chan Kum Shee, M/24, P.P. 005916.'Chan Kum Shee is a student and a former Councillor of the Students'Union while Ch
'
ng Meng Ker was a final year student and a union member atthe time of the alleged incident. They were doing their exercises inH.D.B. environments. So that they may be better acquainted witn the HDBenvironment, the owner of the flat had very kindly allowed th
em
to livein his flat and had registered their names and particulars vrith the HDB
authorities.
This flat was also frequented by other student friends ofChan Kum Shee and Ch'ng Meng Ker.Prior to the alleged incident on 1st June 1974 when the flat wasraided by the Central Narcotic Bureau for drugs, the HDB officials hadvisited the place on many occasions since December... On one occasion on9th May 1974, police officials and HDB men led by a Inspector Lee Soon Koy,searched the flat and particulars of various students, namely Chong Meng
Ker,
Chia Yong Tai, Cecilia Lim, Chuah Chong Lai, Juliet Chin, Tsui HonKwong, Soh Weng Sing and Tan Wah Plow were recorded. They were then inthe flat helping Ch 'ng Meng Ker with his academic presentation.
One
week later, on 15th May, the flat was again raided, this time bythe Immigration Departmant, purportedly looking for "illegal immigrants"•Though Juliet Chin, Chia Yong Tai, Chuah Chong Lai, Soh Weng Sing and NoohKeng Gee could produce their passports which were in order, their passportswere nevertheless confiscated. But, their passports were returned the dayafter intervention by their lawyers. These high-handed acts are to bedeplored.The important question is ... are Chan Kum Shee and Chang Meng Kerinnocent scapegoats? Were the Central Narcotic Bureau officers actuallyafter some other people, as the HOB, Police and Immigration officers wereon previous incidents. Remember, their arrests wore just towards the endof the Anti-Busfare Hike Campaign.Recent events like the June arrests of 31 persons on alleged Communistactivities (including the famous lawyer T. T. Rajah) and the arrest of ourPresident Tan Wah Plow and American Marine workers for the so-called riotingat PIEU continue to expose the suppressive nature of our society.Against such a background, it is very clear to us why wo need supportChan Kum Shoe and Ch'ng Meng Ker, Because ve want to uphold the moralrights of students as human beings to participate in alleviating thesufferings of the country's poorer majority. We will not be cowed by theseintimidating and repressive measures that have been inflicted upon us.All the more, we have to stand steadfast on our rights.JUSTICE NOW! to CHAN KUM SHEE and CHUNG MENG KER.Attend all the court headings. Buses will be provided daily at8.50 a.m. at the Union House to bring students to the Court.
 
OPPRESSION OF OUR PRESIDENT CONTINUESThe oppression of Tan Wah Plow does not en
d with
his arrest and
poss
ible conviction. Wah Piow is continually under authoritarian intimidationnow. For the past Few days he has been followed by suspicious charactersin
cars,
some of whom, when confronted and questioned on Saturday, haveproduced police warrant cards and admitted that they were under ordersfrom their «higher-ups».Wah Piow's passport has also been confiscated. On 28th November hecrossed over to Johore Bahru to visit some friends for a few hours. Onthe way back, at the Causeway. a man approached the car. He produced apolice warrant card, addressed Wah Piow as 'Mr Tan' and demanded Wa
h
Piow'spassport, His ground was that Wah Piow had not got an exit permit fromthe Singapore authorities to go to Malaysia. Wah Piow was also instructedto present himself at the Immigration Dept. in 7
days'
time to explainhimself. However, a friend who was in the same car and who was under thesame legal obligation to get an exit permit, did not have his passportconfiscated.Why was Vah Piow singled out? Th
e
reason appears to bo that he and already made plans to visit the university Sains Malaysia and the UniversitiMalaya that weekend to speak at rallies there. Somehow, the authorities gotto know about those plans and took away Wah Piow's passport to prevent himfrom informing our fellow undergraduates in Malayaia about students' struggle for justice in Singapore.THE SO-CALLED 'GUIDE FOR STUDENT ORGANISATIONS':ADMIN'S LATEST WEAPON AGAINST STUDENTS'The newest weapon revealed by the Administration in its moves againstUSSU and University societies and
clubba
is the so-called :Guide for StudentOrganisations', 'Guide ' in this context is a highly misleading term, usedinstead of 'Strict Rules and Regulations', a title which would be far moreaccurate considering tne contents of the booklet.Some of the more notorious sections. of the 'Guide' includessection III. Banners and PostersPrior approval in writing must be obtained from thePublic Relations Officer for the display of any documents,
notices,
posters
or
banners in any part of the campuses and ifapproval is given, such display must be confined to the sitesapproved. Within the University campuses, posters an
d
bannersmay be put
on
trees . Posters may
als
o
be put on existing noticeboards marked Students ' Motive Boards, the premises of the
Students'
Union (in accordance with such rules as the Union mayhove made) and the Halls of Residence (subject to the approval. of the Master or Principal of the Hall concerned. Posters andbanners cannot be mounted on any University buildings andfencing, road or traffic signs , road curbs , water tanks andelectrical installation boxes in the campuses . Further, no wordsor signs whatsoever may be written, painted or stencilled on roadsor pathways in the campuses or on corridors in buildings,A person or,in the case of a soceity, the officebearers of the society, committing a breach of this rule willbe liable to a fine of $50. Repeated offences will be dealtwith by the Board of Discipline...section XI. Application for use of University Premises andFacilitiesa) RalliesStudents who wish to hold rallies must obtain awritten permission from the Public Relations Office to hold such
rallies,
A written application for permission must be made at
least,
throe working days before the date on which it is intendedto hold the rallyc Sponsors and speakers at rallies which areheld without permission will be dealt with by the Board ofDiscipline.
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