Activist Gilbert Goh is being investigated to conduct a public gathering without a police permit, police said Monday to AsiaOne (May 3).
On 1 May Goh was saw in a Facebook post with a poster reading “All Indian flights should be banned. We are not racist! We are not racist! Be only careful, “He stood in front of the building of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).At the time of writing, the post received over 2000 reactions and almost 1,500 shares.
The police said, however, that Goh has no authority for holding a public assembly, adding that “it is illegal to hold or participate in a public assembly in Singapore without a police authorization and is an offense under the Act of the Public Order.”
There are ongoing investigations.Since 23 April, it is prohibited to enter Singapore for any long-term pass holders and short-time visitors who have been to India for the past 14 days. This includes visitors traveling to India, although prior authorisation has been obtained for entry into Singapore.
In the Covid-19 case of India, the travel ban follows a major increase, with hospitals running out of beds and oxygen across the country.
India saw the highest daily toll since the start of the pandemic on 2 May record 3,689 deaths from Covid-19. The death toll now exceeds 215,000, with over 400,000 new cases, bringing the total number of deaths to over 19,56 million. This represents a major increase in total cases.