- Tang Fong Har, then 31, was a lawyer who rendered free legal service to the poor and foreign workers.
- In the Law Society of Singapore, Fong Har was a member of the legislation sub-committee and a founder member of its Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.
- Imprisoned under the ISA in 1987, she became unemployed after her release.
- In 1988, she joined her husband in UK. A signatory to the joint statement denying the ‘Marxist conspiracy’, she did not return to Singapore when the other signatories were rearrested. She is now exiled in Hong Kong.
Fong Har holds a Masters in Law degree and is a Hong Kong lawyer. She lives in Hong Kong with her husband, young adult son and teenage daughter.
The ISA allows the government to imprison anyone it deems to have “acted in a manner prejudicial to the security of Singapore”. Evidence is not required to prove that that person has acted in such a manner. All that is required is a bare allegation that a person has acted in a “manner prejudicial to the security of Singapore”. Below is the “Allegations of Facts” made against Tang Fong Har: