(Clearwisdom.net) Even as people throughout the world criticize and condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for persecuting Falun Gong, a Singapore court, under the influence of the CCP, handed down guilty verdicts for two Falun Gong practitioners, sentencing them to heavy fines and imprisonment on April 27, 2005. Obeying the directions of the CCP has brought serious harm to the government and people of Singapore.

Is Singapore a society ruled by law?

Singapore seems to be a lawful country, yet the Department of Crime punished two practitioners harshly for exposing the persecution and telling the truth about Falun Gong after charging them with "gathering in public without a permit" and "distributing VCDs without permit". This event has swept away Singapore's facade of legality and justice in the eyes of the world.

What the two practitioners were doing is the same as practitioners have done in dozens of democratic countries. They demonstrated the exercises and meditation to show people the practice, and handed out flyers to expose the CCP's defamation and persecution of Falun Gong. While the majority of people around the world are moved by practitioners' actions while upholding justice and advocating an end to the persecution, Singapore's laws were misused to wrongfully punish these peaceful actions.

Question: On the issue of Falun Gong, why did Singapore's legal system act in a manner opposed to that of other democratic countries?

In China, the CCP has created special laws to persecute Falun Gong, in violation of China's constitution and earlier laws. For example, doing Dafa exercises, handing out truth clarification materials, or mailing VCDs are all considered crimes, and are punishable without evidence under the CCP's regime. In other words, it is "illegal" to practice Falun Gong and to expose the persecution in China. Unfortunately, the Singaporean government has mimicked this practice, and Singapore has become the only country except China where the CCP can overtly persecute Falun Gong.

It's dangerous to follow the CCP

The CCP has revealed its wickedness with the persecution of Falun Gong. It's reached the point where many of its members have abandoned it after realizing its evilness, and the Party has begun to fall apart. Independent overseas media have reported that every day, roughly 20,000 people withdraw from CCP organizations, with an accumulated total of more than a million people thus far. At this crucial turning point in history, the government of Singapore has chosen to comply with the CCP's will and stand with forces of darkness in the war between good and evil. They have openly taken part in the persecution of Falun Gong in consideration of political and economic benefits. In fact, the CCP cannot even guarantee its own continued existence, let alone the government of Singapore, which has so closely followed the CCP to persecute the innocent. Isn't this behavior dangerous?

Once people learn that the Singaporean government goes against principles of humanity, abuses the legal system, and obeys an evil regime, the government will lose people's trust and be condemned by the international community. The government faces being abandoned by the world.

It's wise for the government of Singapore to embrace righteousness.

There are earlier cases that illustrate the government of Singapore's involvement in the persecution of Falun Gong. In 2001, 15 practitioners conducted a ceremony in memory of practitioners who had died in the persecution. The ceremony was disrupted by representatives of the Singaporean government. The practitioners were found guilty and fined, and 7 of them were sentenced to imprisonment. These evil deeds not only harmed the practitioners in Singapore, but were also used as a reference by the CCP to deceive the Chinese people and persecute Dafa practitioners in China more severely.

The government of Singapore might not fully understand the serious consequences of its actions in assisting the evil in 2001. Its repetition of wrongdoing in this case shows that the Singaporean government is committed to cooperating with the CCP and the cruel persecution regardless of the righteousness and peacefulness of Falun Gong. What kind of future will Singapore have?

Singapore still has the chance to condemn evil and return to goodness. If the government of Singapore is truly independent and has a just legal system, the court has enough evidence and incentive to correct its misdeeds, declare the practitioners innocent and reverse these sentences. In doing so, the government will again be on the side of justice, choosing a better future for it and its people.