Mas Selamat banners were sunshades, says accused
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
The Straits Times

by Khushwant Singh

A MAN on trial for putting up banners - featuring a picture of escaped terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari - without approval, told a court that they were meant to be sunshades.

Zeng Guoyuan, 56, who has been charged with three counts of affixing banners without authority, said yesterday that the banners were meant to keep sunlight out of his shops in MacPherson and Toa Payoh.

He claimed that no permits were needed for this. 'No structure is required to put up a sunshade, so there is no need for approval,' he said.





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