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$50,000 Raised For UK Man In Singapore Who Wouldn’t Wear A Mask On The MRT

$50,000 Raised For UK Man In Singapore Who Wouldn’t Wear A Mask On The MRT

Benjamin Glynn is allegedly stuck “under an oppressive legal regime” for “exercising his human right of freedom of movement without a mask”.

Azizul Rahman Ismail

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Someone who goes by the name Jonathan Pollock claimed that he has raised $50,000 for the now infamous 38-year-old British expat and anti-masker, Benjamin Glynn.

According to Mothership.SG, a Singaporean website, Pollock’s Facebook post states that the money was raised to pay for Glynn’s legal fees because he is currently stuck “under an oppressive legal regime” for “exercising his human right of freedom of movement without a mask”.

Benjamin made the headlines when he was caught not wearing a mask on an MRT in Singapore while spewing conspiracy theories on 7 May, threatened to assault an officer when they came to arrest him on 9 May, and not wearing a mask when he was summoned to court on 2 June.

He has since been charged with failing to wear a mask without reasonable excuse, public nuisance, and using threatening words towards a public servant. These charges carry a total fine of up to S$17,000 and up to 21 months in prison.

While Benjamin is getting help from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in Singapore and financial help from fellow foreigners, if the post by Pollock is legitimate, he is getting no sympathy from us Southeast Asians.

Many called for Glynn to just follow the rules:

Some even made special prayers for him in response to Pollock’s call:

Of course, Glynn also has his defenders. But, those were quickly shot down with common sense:

As for the claim that Singapore is “an oppressive legal regime”:


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