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Opposition chief Chee jailed

30 November 2000

Chee Soon Juan invokes the spirit of Mandela as he gets five weeks for refusal to pay rally case fines

A SINGAPORE court has jailed opposition leader Chee Soon Juan for five weeks after he refused to pay a fine for breaking the country's strict rules on public gatherings.

Invoking the spirit of resistance leaders from Aung San Suu Kyi to Nelson Mandela, the secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) remained defiant and urged fellow citizens to follow his stance.

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