posted on Jul, 9 2011 @ 07:30 PM
I'm a Singaporean and no matter how terrible the condition gets, we can never riot. Why? The goverment has placed so many laws to prevent themselves
from getting overthrown. Example:
"Chapter VIII: Offences against the public tranquillity
Unlawful assembly – An assembly of five or more persons is an "unlawful assembly" if the common object of the persons composing that assembly is
(a) to overawe by criminal force, or show of criminal force, the Legislative or Executive Government, or any public servant in the exercise of the
lawful power of such public servant;
(b) to resist the execution of any law, or of any legal process;
(c) to commit any mischief or criminal trespass, or other offence;
(d) by means of criminal force, or show of criminal force, to any person, to take or obtain possession of any property, or to deprive any person of
the enjoyment of a right of way, or of the use of water or other incorporeal right of which he is in possession or enjoyment, or to enforce any right
or supposed right; or
(e) by means of criminal force, or show of criminal force, to compel any person to do what he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do what he is
legally entitled to do.
The punishment for being a member of an unlawful assembly is imprisonment of up to six months, or a fine, or both.
Rioting – The offence of rioting is committed whenever force or violence is used by an unlawful assembly or by any member thereof, in prosecution of
the common object of the assembly. The punishment for rioting is imprisonment of up to five years and caning, or imprisonment of up to seven years and
caning if a person is found rioting while armed with a deadly weapon.
Affray – An affray is committed when two or more persons fight in a public place and disturb the public peace. The punish when somment for affray is
imprisonment of up to one year, or a fine of up to S$1,000, or both."
.No matter how terrible the conditions are here, none of us will riot for we are afraid of all the fines and punishments. Whenever I talk to somebody
regarding the government, riots or freedom, they would just say "Don't be stupid, what makes you think you can overthrow them?" So, I'm currently
waiting for the time when some brave soul would tip the balance.