1.张素兰：《咱们的警察部队是干啥的？ What is happening to our Police Force?》
2.TOC：《鄞玉林和张素兰现在面对警方广泛的调查 Roy Ngerng Yiling and Teo Soh Lung are now being extensively investigated》
3. Function 8：《严厉谴责政府滥用权力对付个别公民及公民社会组织 Function 8 condemns use of gov’t powers against individual citizens and civil society groups》
在 今天下午2.20分到达张素兰的住家。当时有7-8名警方人员正要带走她个人的手机、桌上电脑和手提电脑。我向有关的负责行动的警官 Angie Ng提出询问，为什么警方必须拿走张素兰个人的所有电子设备。张素兰并有否认在武吉巴督补选冷静日在自己的脸书（Facebook）个人网页上发表有关的 文章。张素兰乐意与警方合作，让警方调查在有关国会选举法令下为警方提供所有相关的信息。
张缓蓉女士同时是在张素兰家。她今早陪同张素兰一起到警署。另一名在80年代“马克思阴谋”（光谱行动）被捕者庄瑄芝（Chng Suan Tze）也同时在场。她的另外两个朋友, Lydia和Patrick也在场。
I was disappointed with the police action.
I arrived at Soh Lung Teo‘s house today at about 2.20 p.m. while 7 – 8 police officers were in the midst of seizing her handphone, desktop and laptop. I asked the IO, Angie Ng, why the police had to seize her electronic devices given that Soh Lung was not disputing the publication of the articles on her personal Facebook page on cooling off day. Soh Lung was willing to cooperate with the police by giving them all necessary information relating to the offence under the Parliamentary Elections Act which were being investigated.
The response was: “this is an arrestable offence, and we do not need to tell you how we conduct our investigations”. I pointed out politely but firmly that it was disproportionate to seize her personal electronic devices which contained personal data, upon which another officer mentioned that I could be charged with obstructing investigations.
By the end of the search, Soh Lung was visibly shaken by the entire spectacle. She was particularly upset that the police had to take her laptop, which had nothing related to the Facebook posts on it.
I was disappointed with the police action. The seizure of a person’s electronic devices is gravely disruptive to their personal lives, and the these devices contain large amounts of personal private data irrelevant to the investigation. I would have thought the police could give a proper explanation as to why they needed to go to such extremes, especially given the fact that these are essentially “political” offences under the Parliamentary Elections Act.
Soh Lung is a fiercely passionate social and political activist, but why must she be treated like a criminal, hell bent on concealing evidence from the police? She’s a former practicing lawyer and council member of the Law Society!
I have written to the police to ask that her electronic devices be returned ASAP, upon her provision of any information or material which is relevant to investigations. I believe this is a reasonable request and should be acceded to.
I do not recall such extreme action being taken against politicians who were alleged to have breached cooling off day regulations. Why the need to use such a heavy hand against individuals posting on their personal Facebook pages?
Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss was at Soh Lung’s house too, and accompanied her to the police station during her questioning in the morning. Chng Suan Tze, one of those detained in the “Marxist Conspiracy” of the 80s, was also present. Two other friends of Soh Lung, Lydia and Patrick, were also there.