A local couple, Nafiz Kamarudin and his wife, is currently being investigated for offences under the 'public order act'. Nafiz Kamarudin is the co-founder of the non profit organization Happy People Helping People Foundation. On 31 Aug, he made a Facebook post showing off his runner's bib for the yellow ribbon prison run. On it, instead of his name, it writes ""2nd Chances" means not killing them". And his reason for putting that on his bib?
"how do you give them a "2nd Chance" after you sent them to the gallows? Does not make sense to me."
On 12 Sept, he made another Facebook post stating that the committee has contacted him and told him to change his bib as his statement on the bib is not in line with their cause.
He complied in the end, and went to the event with a bib that states his name. However, his wife and him wore a shirt that writes ""2nd Chances" means not killing them" and “#ANTIDEATHPENALTY” on the back.
Nafiz was barred from running and he ended up running parallel to the race, on the road just beside the official running track. He was not permitted into the Changi Prison Complex and went off soon after.
In reaction towards this, the couple is currently being investigated for wearing the shirts despite numerous warnings. We suppose this is the knee jerk response by authorities towards dissent in Singapore. Despite the numerous lip service given to us, telling us that dissent would be good for discussion and building a better Singapore etc, etc., we still get these kind of treatment from them whenever we go against their "ideals".
They are not open to our thoughts and ideas and just want to do things that make themselves happy. They do not seem to want the best for the citizens of Singapore.