OPINION: Filipino organisers give the finger to Gilbert Goh, Goh Meng Seng, and those opposing their Philippine Independence Day event
Atans1.wordpress.com, 19 May 2014
I have it on good authority that the the Pinoy organisers of the 8 June party (a party that Goh Meng Seng says “trespasses” on S’pore’s sovereignty, while Gilbert Goh says our sovereignty is being threatened) have applied for a police permit. This is despite not having raised the $50,000 or thereabouts to pay for the premises and ancillaries. And despite the telcos (TLCs, GLCs) being nervous about seen sponsoring an event that upsets Goh Meng Seng, Gilbert Goh and their friends.
Maybe they took the advice of one GMS who advised them on Facebook to apply for a permit?
Seriously, because GG, GMS and friends have made the location an issue of sovereignty (as defined by them*, not int’l law) the Pinoy organisers are apparently not backing down. If their govt can stand up to China over some rocks, despite having a useless navy, so can they stand up to GG, GMs and friends, seems to be the reasoning.
Could the Pinoy organisers’ garangness could also be because they think that the PAP govt is on their side on the issue of the party’s location? If so blame it on some junior civil servants. Full story