Police investigates Ms Raeesah Khan of Workers’ Party for comment made 2 years ago

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that they are investigating Ms Raeesah Khan, a candidate in the Workers’ Party team contesting at Sengkang GRC, for a comment she made approximately 2 years ago on social media.

In a statement by SPF on Sunday (5 July), Ms Raeesah had allegedly commented that Singapore law enforcement authorities discriminated against citizens, and that compared to other groups, rich Chinese and white people (emphasis TRE’s) were treated differently under the law.

In the context of a news article on the City Harvest Church ruling, Raeesah Khan allegedly commented that Singapore jailed minorities mercilessly, harassed mosque leaders but let corrupt church leaders who stole S$50 million walk free, and questioned who had been paid.

The Police have consulted the Attorney-General’s Chambers, which advised that an offence of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race under Section 298A of the Penal Code is disclosed.

Ms Kan allegedly made the comment on  2 Feb 2018 in response to an article published by Yahoo on 1 Feb 2018 related to the City Harvest Church ruling.

A total of 2 police reports were lodged over the weekend and in the event that she is found guilty of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race under the Penal Code, Ms Khan can be jailed up to three years, or fined, or both.

 

 

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47 Responses to “Police investigates Ms Raeesah Khan of Workers’ Party for comment made 2 years ago”

  • Hm… I wonder how much the PI is paid to stalk her for years and who is paying for it?

    Anyway, IMHO;

    If WP loses in Sengkang GRC, she might get off with a “stern warning”, considering that the alleged offence was committed about 2 years ago.

    HOWEVER, should WP takes Sengkang GRC, then “stern warning” would be highly unlikely and she would be charged in court and fined above $2000, effectively disqualifying her from being an MP for life, if I am not wrong.

    She also cannot withdraw from the WP now as it would automatically grant the party a walkover, so die die has to carry on with the contest.

    Her fate I believe, would depend on the result of the Sengkang GRC battle.

    What do you think?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @TRE Techie; If WP is voted in Sengkang GRC, it could be like Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC, when Halimah vacated the GRC. Sengkang GRC can still carry on with the rest of the Members.

    So not problem!! Vote Worker Party.

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  • 吉人天相:

    TRE Techie:
    Hm… I wonder how much the PI is paid to stalk her for years and who is paying for it?

    Anyway, IMHO;

    If WP loses in Sengkang GRC, she might get off with a “stern warning”, considering that the alleged offence was committed about 2 years ago.

    HOWEVER, should WP takes Sengkang GRC, then “stern warning” would be highly unlikely and she would be charged in court and fined above $2000, effectively disqualifying her from being an MP for life, if I am not wrong.

    She also cannot withdraw from the WP now as it would automatically grant the party a walkover, so die die has to carry on with the contest.

    Her fate I believe, would depend on the result of the Sengkang GRC battle.

    What do you think?

    This is the ancient truth espoused since 5000 years ago: An upright person will escape danger. Along the way, there will be scare and turbulence. The end result is “No problem”.

    有惊无险,有孚无惧。

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  • Voters, happy or angry?:

    Now is our only chance to say something loud and clear.

    People must be able to stand freely, not hide in bomb shelters without Internet.

    Please don’t throw this chance away.

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  • All the best:

    Yes top priority is to go out for the hearts of the voters. Do your best as a team.

    Then take it from there!

    Botak had also gone to jail b4. Now he is wearing white and collecting millions.

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  • PAP d Problem of SG:

    TRE Techie:
    Hm… I wonder how much the PI is paid to stalk her for years and who is paying for it?

    Anyway, IMHO;

    If WP loses in Sengkang GRC, she might get off with a “stern warning”, considering that the alleged offence was committed about 2 years ago.

    HOWEVER, should WP takes Sengkang GRC, then “stern warning” would be highly unlikely and she would be charged in court and fined above $2000, effectively disqualifying her from being an MP for life, if I am not wrong.

    She also cannot withdraw from the WP now as it would automatically grant the party a walkover, so die die has to carry on with the contest.

    Her fate I believe, would depend on the result of the Sengkang GRC battle.

    What do you think?

    I believe her fate and WP contest in SGRC already determined, sealed by corrupt forces active in SG.

    There are many cheap pple who can stalk her for in return like abalone, fried chicken or $100 a year for 5 years. This is a sad fact of life in SG.

    Just hopefully WP has 1000s of sympathizer voters to send a few WP into Parliament to spike the PAP.

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  • oxygen:

    MORE FISHES LIVE IN DIRTY WATER than in aquarium. So SengKang voters should give her your vote.

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  • opposition dude:

    Funny right, the statements made 2 years back weren’t investigated but all of a sudden, coincidentally, they pop up whilst WP are campaigning.

    So how come the mata investigated the 2 Indian siblings for that rap video so quickly but weren’t aware of statements made 2 years ago? Sleeping as usual ah?

    PAP is really getting pretty desperate this election as you can see.

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  • This fails the "smell test":

    Why raise the issue after two years? Why did the police not wait until after 10 July before announcing it will be investigating? To be fair to Ms Khan the police should name the persons who made the police report.

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  • Minority united:

    True blue Singaporeans, do you know we are already the minority in our own country?

    We will get smaller and smaller as the gate is wide open.

    Vivian denied 6.9 million. Others in gov has kept quiet about 6.9 million. It is undeniable.

    If the minorities don’t stand united, we will disappear, scattered all around the world.

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  • oxygen:

    WONDER ALOUD in my silly mind – which one is worst for the accused in Medieval Law in ancient times.

    Trial by battle

    http://www.duhaime.org/LegalDictionary/T/TrialbyBattle.aspx

    or Trial by Ordeal.

    http://www.duhaime.org/LegalDictionary/T/TrialbyOrdeal.aspx

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  • John Lee:

    I think she exposes herself with such remarks unless she can have concrete evidences tp justify her remarks.

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  • Asd:

    I think we all should read online post and start making police reports whenever we have time

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  • @John Lee

    I think she is technically ‘guilty’, so no point like Sheng Wu like that, pay 6 figures to lawyers to eventually kenna fined $15k pocket change (to him).

    If I were her, I would just admit I did make the comment 2 YEARS AGO and say sorry, it was her own perception which she now realise was wrong and then let them do whatever they want, warning, charge, etc. just bite the bullet. Since one cannot change history, just learn from this episode and move on.

    Voters nowadays are much younger and most are educated. In the past grandfather days, once kenna police case liao grandmother will sure say “bad people” one, but nowadays, younger generation are accustomed to such thingy and given that it is GE time, the pattern chut by the party all already know too well liao. Most youngsters will just shrug it off.

    Politicians in Sinkapore are commonly jailed for anak anak cases, no big deal one, the youngsters already got used to it liao.

    What do you think?

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  • Some truth cannot be said:

    The truth is in the heart of upright citizens.
    In the face of overbearing evil forces, upright citizens have to wait for a suitable time. Now is the time. Use your vote wisely to free yourself.

    John Lee:
    I think she exposes herself with such remarks unless she can have concrete evidences tp justify her remarks.

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  • oxygen:

    @ TRE Techie

    HELLO, technically “guilty”? Me thinks there rule is law AND PROBITY OF LAW. They are different.

    Amos Yee is found GUILTY of law offence but two judicial hearings in US “begged to disagree”

    Me thinks – wait and see – maybe got free drama movie to watch. Who knows if Khan family has got deep pocket to fund “movie-making”.

    TRE Techie: I think she is technically ‘guilty’, so no point like Sheng Wu like that, pay 6 figures to lawyers to eventually kenna fined $15k pocket change (to him).

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  • @oxygen

    Different jurisdiction lar, me no lawyer, so use common sense talk cock sing song lot. lol

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  • TCB challenged SiaSuay:

    TCB and PT challenged SiaSuay to debate on Covid handling –live TV debate.
    How many think SiaSuay will Chicken out??
    I for one.
    Very very Sia Suay.
    Designated PM and DPM chicken out of live debate on handling of covid; I think will make CNN, CNBC, BBC…and world news everywhere.
    But what do we expect?
    Cannot even give a simple speech and cotton-come- from sheep!
    2 government Scholars chickening out.
    You want to lead a nation but cannot handle a live debate.
    Should step down and migrate to a cave somewhere in TimBuktoo
    Let the REAL leaders lead!

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  • @TCB challenged SiaSuay

    SiaSuay dare to debate with Dr Tan meh?

    Remember hor, Dr Tan no rookie one, he how many years at the party, SiaSuay how many years at party? Dr Tan knows every trick in the party’s little handbook that SiaSuay never even heard of lor.

    Little fly SiaSuay if he dares take up the challenge will be Dr Tan’s breakfast lor. lol

    I think add in Vivian also not enough, what do you think?

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  • Simon Lim the sorcerer:

    If add in Vivian, then using his hawker, food court or restaurant rhetoric, he sure ask Dr. Tan whether to eat SiaSuay for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Since Dr. Tan always like eating at hawker centres, most likely he won’t eat Vivian or SiaSuay because the cat below the table and the pigeons are waiting.

    TRE Techie:
    @TCB challenged SiaSuay

    SiaSuay dare to debate with Dr Tan meh?

    Remember hor, Dr Tan no rookie one, he how many years at the party, SiaSuay how many years at party? Dr Tan knows every trick in the party’s book that SiaSuay never even heard of lor.

    Little fly SiaSuay if he dares take up the challenge will be Dr Tan’s breakfast lor. lol

    I think add in Vivian also not enough, what do you think?

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  • Asd:

    I think I will start looking at face book post and make police reports and expect first world country police to apply first world investigations

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    DPM Heng calls on WP to be ‘transparent and accountable’ to voters on taking up NCMP seat

    What a joke ? PAP should “walk its talk”. It has never been open, transparent and accountable.

    WP should not say anything about taking up stupid NCMP seat. It is “manufactured opposition” – a farce.

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  • Think Again:

    When she made those remarks, did she actually intend to stir enmity between different religious groups, or was she merely expressing her greivances? How do you prove motive in this case? What if she was only expressing her disatisfaction with the justice system rather than intending to cause religious strife? What if she truly felt that her community was being discriminated? Instead of taking offence, some Christians might even have agreed with her that the convicted church leaders got away with less that what they deserved. If she is prosecuted, this will only confirm her remarks and raise suspicion among the minority race which she represents at this GE. After what happened with the PE when an Indiian-Muslim was approved as a Malay candidate and became the country’s President, how do you think the Malays will take this (even though Khan is not traditionally Malay but Pakistani)?

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  • PAP d BIG Problem:

    TRE Techie:
    @John Lee

    I think she is technically ‘guilty’, so no point like Sheng Wu like that, pay 6 figures to lawyers to eventually kenna fined $15k pocket change (to him).

    If I were her, I would just admit I did make the comment 2 YEARS AGO and say sorry, it was her own perception which she now realise was wrong and then let them do whatever they want, warning, charge, etc. just bite the bullet. Since one cannot change history, just learn from this episode and move on.

    Voters nowadays are much younger and most are educated. In the past grandfather days, once kenna police case liao grandmother will sure say “bad people” one, but nowadays, younger generation are accustomed to such thingy and given that it is GE time, the pattern chut by the party all already know too well liao. Most youngsters will just shrug it off.

    Politicians in Sinkapore are commonly jailed for anak anak cases, no big deal one, the youngsters already got used to it liao.

    What do you think?

    I certainly agree and she has to and must say sorry, aplogize sincerely, do not let this incident fester and be used a PAP ammo.
    To say sorry is to different anyone from the PAP elites.
    To say sorry is TO ID with the values of SG.
    So she has to quickly apologize the GAIN THE UPPER HAND.
    Beg SK voters for another chance to prove she’s a true blue SG.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    She stated those sayings two years ago. Apparently it didn’t then bother those who reported to police “over the weekend”. Now, at GE time, it suddenly occurred to them, presumably, that it’s their moral duty as responsible citizens, perhaps also wearing white to signify moral purity of motives, etc., to make their sincere commitment to “justice and equality” an issue against her? Come, come. Come clean. What’s the true motive? So, hypocrisy? Or bluffing voters?

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    A “constructive” way to view this. That was two years hence. She now readily pleads guilty and publicly apologised. Now, her sincerity seems to show in that she so changed that now she is prepared even to stand for the opposition and in a GRC, cooperating with fellows of other races. Her motives here cannot be suspect, unlike had she stood for PAP where victory, and rewards thereby, are almost guaranteed. On the contrary, appearing against PAP is assumed by many to be defeat, even being victimised. Our rulers should be happiest about her seemingly having matured over only two years to be now “multi-racial”, even offering her service in a multi-racial GRC. Isn’t such what they aspire to, ie. “to build a multi-racial society…”?

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  • Spies:

    Pappies have spies everywhere! Any penal code offence for saying this?

    Sinkies should be very very afraid of anything they write on Facebook! Cannot erase?

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  • Police CLOSE DOWN:

    Why wait till now. So timely right?

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  • God no karma?:

    Now the pap and WP are even by still WP proved more humble and apologise immediately.
    PAP is saying they need to investigate. But WP apologise immediately.
    Humans make mistakes like dormitory fiasco. But JTeo not humble and won’t apologise. That’s the clear difference.

    I suspect after renewed mandate someone wi make a bold claim that the world’s most detailed investigation done and found Ivan is clean. And there is no way we can do anything.

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  • The problem with being a snitch is that there will always be someone else snitching you from behind too.

    My unconfirmed sources told me that the 2 people who purportedly lodged the reports could be a certain Christopher and a certain Malik.

    If I remember correctly, Christopher and Malik are 2 very well-known personalities that would carry, lick and even suck balls to get the ‘correct attention’ and will die die vote for the party even if donkeys are fielded.

    Malik, if I remember correctly, was an active activist in the past, always crying father crying mother the party no good here and no good there. Apparently, one fine day he realised that crying father crying mother not a good hobby because always kenna tekan by the you-know-who. So he decided to switch sides.

    According to my sources, Malik even boasted on his Facebook page that it was he who sabo Ms Khan because he wanted the party to return with an overwhelming mandate.

    Not sure zoon or not, so its all her say she say.

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  • Realistically:

    Although I am NOT a supporter of the wayang party, I stand with Ms Raeesah Khan………I AM a Chinese and in NO WAY feel that she had promoted enmity between myself against any other person of whatever race, religion.

    Pritam Singh and all the other wayang party MPs, including NCMPs have my email address when I had emailed ALL MPs of the last Parliament about my experience, and I hereby authorise any of the MPs to inform Ms Khan if she wants to contact me.

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  • Calling SiaSuay:

    Calling SiaSuay
    Calling SiaSuay.
    Please come up from below the table..
    Or it is one of the caves in Thailand.
    If you want to lead, show leadership qualities.
    You cannot call us names behind our backs.
    Remember some think you are a 3-star General; many think is fake General.
    Time to prove youself.
    You have a golden opportunity to redeem yourself after the SiaSuay and siok-siok remarks.

    TCB challenged SiaSuay:
    TCB and PT challenged SiaSuay to debate on Covid handling –live TV debate.
    How many think SiaSuay will Chicken out??
    I for one.
    Very very Sia Suay.
    Designated PM and DPM chicken out of live debate on handling of covid; I think will make CNN, CNBC, BBC…and world news everywhere.
    But what do we expect?
    Cannot even give a simple speech and cotton-come- from sheep!
    2 government Scholars chickening out.
    You want to lead a nation but cannot handle a live debate.
    Should step down and migrate to a cave somewhere in TimBuktoo
    Let the REAL leaders lead!

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  • oxygen:

    ONLY THE WALKING DEAD does not know that a LOT WORST law-offending utterances have been made by incumbent politics – both in and out of election husting and political memoirs – on race and religion in the past.

    R. Khan’s facebook rousing was two years old as of today. It is not done in the heat of election hustling.

    AND IT IS NOT EXACTLY THE SUN RISE IN THE WEST AND SET IN THE EAST drama theatre.

    If an objective mind digs up all the utterance grave-yards in our political history including past electioneering indiscretionary outbursts, the corpses inside all stinks equally at least, some even worst.

    SO LET US GET TO THE BIGGER CRITICAL CONTINGENCIES AND ISSUES in this election – our national survival is at stake.

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  • Afraid:

    Why NO POLICE REPORT published by MSM on heng Suay and other MPs yaccob, choo n posthumous oldcock?

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  • Merwin:

    For heaven sake’s, she made these comments TWO years ago!!! This is the work of the PAP IB, digging any “dirt” to smear the opposition, tricks that LKY use since. How come I don’t see CNA, ST or CH5 putting up the “two years ago comment”?..Such low-life tactic by the PAP!!!

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