A closer look at the arguments for and against WP's Raeesah Khan

Jul 06, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership AI

Workers' Party Sengkang candidate Ms Raeesah Khan, 26, is under police investigation for publishing two Facebook posts that authorities disclosed to be tantamount to intentionally inciting enmity between racial and religious groups.

Police said in a statement on Sunday (July 5) that Ms Khan had allegedly commented that Singapore law enforcement authorities discriminated against minorities, and that compared with other groups, rich Chinese and white people were treated differently under the law.

In the context of a news article on the City Harvest Church ruling, she was also alleged to have commented that Singapore jailed minorities mercilessly, harassed mosque leaders but let corrupt church leaders free.

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Arguments supporting Raeesah Khan

Supporters of Ms Khan were quick to hit back at her detractors, with most claiming that investigations against her comments were unwarranted. The hashtag #IStandWithRaeesah was trending on Twitter Singapore on the same day investigations against Ms Khan was announced.

The gist of the arguments put forth by the supporters was that Ms Khan was merely addressing the "systemic" racism and discrimination against the minorities. They asserted that she was unfairly silenced for speaking out against racial inequalities.

Arguments condemning Raeesah Khan

On the opposing camp were netizens who argued that Ms Khan's comments were contemptuous in nature, and not so much an issue about discrimination, which was what Ms Khan's supporters were reframing their arguments by.

In a nutshell, netizens argued that many are overlooking the fact that what Ms Khan said is a chargeable offence, regardless if the messaging was well-intentioned.

Raeesah Khan's apology

Ms Khan, who is the WP’s youngest candidate this General Election and part of the four-member team contesting in Sengkang GRC, said her “intention was never to cause any social division but to raise awareness” on a myriad of social concerns.

“I apologise to any racial group or community who have been hurt by my comments. My remarks were insensitive, and I regret making them,” she told reporters hours after the police statement was released.

“I feel really passionate about minority issues regardless of race and in my passion, I made improper remarks and I have to be accountable for them,” she said, adding that she will “fully cooperate in any police investigations”.

Some netizens felt that Ms Khan's apology was sincere, and that it was telling of someone who is brave enough to own up to her mistakes:

Others were less sympathetic:

Some compared Ms Khan to People Action Party's (PAP) Ivan Lim who was previously criticised by netizens after allegations of elitism and poor mannerisms surfaced, insinuating that there is a certain level of double standards by netizens when it comes to condemning a candidate from the incumbent vis-a-vis Ms Khan:

Singapore law penalises offenders equally, regardless of race or social standing

Ms Khan insinuated that "rich Chinese and white people were treated differently under the law." On the contrary, it is an established fact that Singapore law is applied to everyone equally. Some of the more prominent cases are:

In June 2020, a 19-year-old Singapore Permanent Resident Chinese male was arrested for his suspected involvement in inciting violence and posting comments with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings on social media.

In January 2019, a 31-year-old Singaporean Chinese was arrested and charged for "racially motivated vandalism" that included messages such as "MALAY MATI" meaning "Malay die".

Just last month (Jun 25), 6 Caucasians were fined and had their work passes revoked for breaching circuit breaker measures at Robertson Quay. All 6 are now permanently banned from working in Singapore.

Responses by the Workers' Party and the People's Action Party

Responding to questions from the media, WP's leader Pritam Singh said the party would stand behind its Ms Khan and the Sengkang team.

Asked if this matter would affect Ms Khan's candidacy, Mr Singh said it was too early to talk about it and that the police investigations would have to be allowed to take its course.

He added that he had not known about the Facebook posts beforehand, but noted that at 26-years-old, Ms Khan is WP's youngest candidate in this election and comes from a generation that has "completely grown up on social media".

"And for me, I would be actually a bit disappointed if our candidates try to sanitise their past. And I think they should be upfront and authentic to the public. This is who they are. And in the event there are certain posts or certain comments that they may have made which are untoward, then I would expect them to explain themselves."

He added that he has no regrets fielding her and that she will continue with her campaign.

The PAP on Monday (July 6) called for WP to state its stand on social media posts made by Ms Khan.

“In fairness to voters, both in Sengkang and elsewhere, the WP should state its stand on Ms Raeesah’s posts, since she has admitted to making highly derogatory statements about Chinese and Christians,” the PAP said.

“Why does the WP still consider her worthy of consideration as an MP? This is a serious matter, which goes to the fundamental principles on which our country has been built.”


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新加坡7人“换妻”迷奸案细节公布!妻子被下药,全程录像直播...

Nov 03, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership AI

几名新加坡男子,在网上论坛认识后,沉浸在性幻想中无法自拔。

为了满足他们心中变态的好奇心,他们开始筹划换妻,并下药迷倒自己的妻子,让其他男子强奸自己的妻子!

昨天(10月31日),这起轰动新加坡一时的罪案在新加坡法庭进行了审理,涉案的七人中,有四人认罪,其中一人当场被判刑。

因为情况太过恶劣,为了保护受害人法院并未透漏她们的任何资料。被告人的名字也全部用字母代替。

回顾这起案件,这些男子的行径着实震碎了正常人的三观……

新加坡这名男子迷倒妻子 邀请其他人强奸并直播录像!

新加坡本体媒体《8视界新闻网》报道,法庭文件透露这起案件的主犯,是一名化名为J的新加坡男子。

J今年52岁,有着一份正当的工作,犯案时是一名业务拓展经理。这些年他和妻子一共生下了三个孩子,一家人原本很和谐地生活在一起。

不过在平静的生活下,J内心里涌动着一些邪恶的想法。

终于,在2010年,他在一个网络论坛上遇到了很多和自己臭味相投的人。在这个虚拟的平台,J肆无忌惮表露出自己的变态性癖,并发表了想玩换妻游戏的言论。

在这里,他们一起分享了很多有关“换妻”的想法。

聊着聊着,有一天他再也忍不住自己内心的想法,问自己妻子是否愿意接受3p。不出所料的,J的妻子拒绝了这个“提议”。

不过,这并没有阻止J付诸行动。

在一开始,包括J在内的一些人纷纷在家中安装网络摄像头。之后,他们会挑选时间告知网友相关的账号和密码,让他们自行观看自己和妻子的性爱视频。

经过一段时间后,J还是不满足。

于是,在某一天他下药迷晕了自己的妻子,然后邀请其他网友来家中与其发生关系!

随着事态的发展,J越来越沉迷其中……2013年,趁着妻子身体不适的时候,J还偷偷换了药物,再次邀请朋友来家中迷奸妻子。

这次,J竟然还打开了网络直播!

沉迷于“换妻游戏”,J不仅仅是让别人和自己妻子发生关系,同时他也跟其中一名网友K“商量好了”,趁着K迷晕自己妻子的工夫和她发生了性关系。

在某种程度上,K的行为更加恶劣,他甚至自己充当了摄像师的角色,拍下了J和自己妻子发生关系时的整段性爱视频……

渐渐的,J的妻子在不知情的情况下跟多人发生了性行为,相关视频还被上传到网络。

在当时,引起了相当多人的关注。

换妻行为曝光报警 更多人牵涉其中受重罚

J本以为这件事可以一直继续下去,不料在今年,他的妻子无意中看见丈夫手机在播放视频。

在好奇心的驱使下,她看到视频内容,这才恍然发现:

在过去的几年里,丈夫在暗地里进行了多次换妻活动,而自己在不知情的状态下被多次迷晕,在和他人强行强行发生关系后还被拍照记录……

拿着证据,J的妻子当面质问K,而K也承认自己曾经和昏迷的她有过性行为,并将自己妻子迷晕交给J的事实。

在得知真相后,J的妻子立即选择报警。随着案件的调查,调查人员惊讶地发现,还有更多人参与其中。

其中,有一名参加了J“举办的”换妻活动的L,也对自己的妻子如法炮制。

在一次在作案时,L的妻子尽管被下药后蒙住眼睛,在中途清醒了过来。

但L居然并未因此感到害怕而终止犯罪活动,而是要求自己一名同事P直接强行跟自己妻子发生关系,幸而L的妻子及时挣脱逃离,才免遭摧残。

之后,P在一封信中交代了全部经过,并表示自己不知道受害人并不知情才犯下罪案。

但法律并不会因为他的解释而对他开恩,最总P被判处三年监禁。他是涉案七名男子中,第一个被判刑的男子。

还有四人也已认罪,等待下一轮审讯。相信在严明的法律下,他们肯定无法逃脱坐牢。

不过,涉案情节严重的K在落网后,一再向警方和法官说自己有心理疾病,并要求医生为其检测,意图逃脱刑罚。

新加坡心理卫生院诊断后,确认了K患有偷窥症。但在审理中法官认为K对自己的非法行为是知情的,依旧是犯罪行为。

K对法院的说法表示不服,并要求开庭申辩。

但K的犯罪事实已被揭露,并且为自己的行为供认不讳,加上此案件牵连甚广,性质过于恶劣,估计也是难逃法律制裁。


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