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Daily Archives: 2015-12-15

Section 298 contradicts Singapore’s secularism, says Muslim group

A group of moderate Muslims in Singapore have come forward to critique the law under which teen blogger Amos Yee is being investigated, saying that it contradicts the principle of secularism in Singapore. Singapore Muslims for Secular Democracy (SM4SD) wrote in a statement that Section 298 of Singapore’s Penal Code, which covers actions done “with deliberate intent to wound the religious …

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8 free speech concerns the Community Action Network highlighted for the UPR

By Lisa Li In January 2016, Singapore’s human rights record will face international scrutiny at the United Nations (UN) for the second time. This is part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which Singapore first underwent on 6 May 2011, with the Government delegation led by Ambassador-at-Large Ong Keng Yong. During the three-hour session, Singapore presented its National Report and …

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