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Some people have been warned by the police against protesting outside DBS’s Shenton Way headquarters. For those who wish to take effective action, I urge that you first master your own emotions before fighting back. How would breaking the law help you? If even a small group of investors were arrested, it would terrorize the rest into sullen submission. Any attempts at trying to build a case or even to win public opinion would collapse. Do not allow yourself to be used by people with other motivations. There are groups that wish to expand their anarchical ranks and would happily urge you to break the law, but I ask that you stay within the law.
Even though the contracts that have been signed appear to be ironclad, a case of misrepresentation can still be made if it can show that the employees of the financial institutions deployed deceptive sales tactics. Misrepresentation is a criminal act and the investigation and legal prosecution of it would be undertaken by the state via the Commercial Affairs Department and Attorney General. It is not a civil representative lawsuit hence there are no legal liabilities which you need to pay. The penalty for misrepresentation is up to seven years jail.
But in order to motivate an investigation, it is necessary to first make a case that misrepresentation has occurred. To do so would require a concerted effort on the part of investors in gathering evidence that can be used to persuade the authorities and the public. The chances of success maybe slim, but if investors were to throw themselves against the rocks in the name of justice, then the chances of success would be zero. Do not do what many stupid and selfish politicians in Singapore have done and seek self destruction when an intelligent and courageous drive to uncover the truth is needed. More than ever, you need to endure and stand tall.
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