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Interview: Singapore’s smiley-face activist Jolovan Wham says he just wanted to make a point

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Singaporean activist and social worker Jolovan Wham, whose silent protests including a smiley face display have landed him in court in the tightly-regulated city-state, says he is just trying to push back against a deeply entrenched culture which frowns on dissent.

“All we want to do is to be able to speak out and to push for change that will be for the betterment of society and the country,” said Wham, 41, in a recent phone interview with HKFP.

Jolovan Wham. Photo: Jolovan Wham, via Twitter.

Wham was fined SG$8,000 (now HK$46,190) in February this year for a silent protest he co-organised in 2017, where several blindfolded activists held up a book on a train. They were marking the 30th anniversary of the arrest and detention of 22 social activists and volunteers under the Internal Security Act in 1987.

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