Singapore, as always, wants to be everybody’s friend, and does not seek confrontation. Perhaps most of the energy is directed at our local “dissidents” instead, as we found out about the five leaders and supporters of the Singapore Democratic Party who had their acquittal overturned by the high court judge.
The laws that are put in place for a society reflects the ideals of a society (constitution too, of course). Whatever is outlawed is deemed (sufficiently) harmful to society. Not only has sufficient/significant harm to be established for the law to punish a (to-be)criminal, but also the intent to harm.