Review sentence of SKL0; Arts Censorship in SG
  • Petitioned Petition Against Derogatory Name Calling and Comments Towards SKL0

This petition was delivered to:

The Straits Times
Petition Against Derogatory Name Calling and Comments Towards SKL0
Ministry of Education
Petition Against Arrest and Restriction of Public Art in Singapore
MICA
Petition Against Arrest and Restriction of Public Art in Singapore
Ministry of Home Affairs
Petition Against Arrest and Restriction of Public Art in Singapore
Nationa Arts Council
Petition Against Arrest and Restriction of Public Art in Singapore

Review sentence of SKL0; Arts Censorship in SG

    1. Nicole Lee
    2. Petition by

      Nicole Lee

      Singapore, Singapore

An artist was arrested recently in Singapore for her 'My Grandfather Road' signs and stickers she had in public spaces. While all signs and stickers are in harmless and light humor of the local Singaporean culture, SKL0 is looking at a jail term of up to 3 years. In light of this, Stephenie Choy started a Facebook event as a way of petitioning.

The artist's works can be viewed here-> http://skl0.tumblr.com/

News of the arrest can be read here-> http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1205555/1/.html"

In the same spirit, this formal petition aims to:

1) Petition the Ministry of Home Affairs to move the charge from Vandalism to Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance).

Under Section 3 of the Vandalism Act, Chapter 341, a person who is convicted shall be punished with a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding to 3 years and shall be liable to caning subjected to the Criminal Procedure Code 2010.

Under Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act
Chapter 184, a person who is convicted shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000. A Nuisance is some who, 'without authority in the case of public property, affixes or causes to be affixed any paper against or upon any building, wall or fence, or writes upon, defaces or marks any such building, wall or fence with chalk or paint, or in any other way. 

2)Petition for Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts, to recognise SKL0's work as art not vandalism. 

3)Inquire the Ministry of Education (MOE) to address how they can claim to expand the arts education in Singapore while allowing arrests of public art, and what message they are sending in their arts education.

 

"Make Local Your Focal"    -- SKL0

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. we have reached 1,357 signatures!

      Nicole Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for the support so far. That's 5% of the 20,000 we're aiming to get. Share the cause with you friends!

      Some people might feel a petition is not an official document to pressure authorities into doing anything. That much is true. A petition is to show how many are in support for a cause. And hopefully to get authorities to re-think. Even if this petition fails, the ultimate goal is achieved;

      Awareness, be it on a local or regional scale, that this is the true culture of Singapore's society.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Change in Petition Letter

      Nicole Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Latest change includes more indepth detail to the specific goals of this petition.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Change in Petition Letter

      Nicole Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Latest change in petition letter includes:

      1) Change in Main Addressee from Ministry of Education to Ministry of Home Affairs

      2) More specifications for review of sentencing

    7. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • june joyce cruz tan SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • about 2 years ago

      it is important to me because her offense could be remedied by channeling her energy to add creativity to Singapore's mindset.

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    • Haron Tay SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • over 2 years ago

      I signed, for I believed in freedom of expression and sheer, ingenious creativity.

      A driver was sentenced to a ONE-WEEK jail term for running over a pedestrian, KILLING him in the process.

      On the contrary, this artist was sentenced to a FEW YEARS of jail for PASTING STICKERS on random things to put a smile on everyone.

      I haven't had a good laugh for the past 10 years under the consistent pressure of this country's unthinkable issues, but this lady had shown me in her way, how could one observe from a different perspective, most often found to be downright funny yet plausible.

      Indeed her actions have proven to affect the intended designation of certain equipments but, have we all been educated on these things' intended purposes? I think not.

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    • Lhavanya Dharmalingam SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • over 2 years ago

      Nowadays, the govt says that its trying to improve S'pore's art scene.

      Art is about being spontaneous,so we need more people like her.

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    • Hafizah Amin SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it does not make sense. Singapore is contradictory. It wants a thriving art scene, but shoots down those giving it the creative spark. Think of the implication of the signs & stickers put up. What are the worst case scenarios possible? You tell me. Fairly harmless. Singapore will never be a creative hub, with its rigid rules set in place. Be more flexible, when it is right. Think, Singapore, think.

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    • Jalil Kasim SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • over 2 years ago

      singapore laws getting stupider by the minute.

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