It has been reported that Choa Chu Kang Town Council has lodged a police report after a China’s national flag was displayed at a HDB block.
Choa Chu Kang Town Council told the media today (7 Aug) that the Chinese flag, which was displayed at Block 489B of Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, has been taken down.
Some residents had earlier taken a picture of the flag and posted on Stomp. The Choa Chu Kang Town Council was also alerted by residents.
As it is against the law to put up foreign flags, the town council has no choice but to make a police report as it is deemed as the “person-in-charge” of the HDB premises. By making the police report, the town council covers itself by showing that it did not “knowingly permit” the display of the Chinese flag.
A spokesman of the town council replied to the media that as the matter is currently under police investigations, he would not comment further. Apparently, the Chinese flag was on display since Monday.
Under the National Emblems (Control of Display) Act, any person who displays any foreign flags or being “the owner, tenant, lessee, occupier or person in charge of any premises” knowingly permits the display of any foreign flags on or from those premises “shall be guilty of an offence”.
However, exceptions are made for persons duly accredited as diplomatic representatives of a foreign power or as consular representatives of a foreign power to Singapore where authorization has been granted by the Government.
Also, the Minister may also, by order published in the Gazette or by a permit in writing, allow the display of any foreign flags specified in the order or permit, and that order or permit may “regulate the manner of that display and the period during which that display may be permitted”.
Those found flouting the rules could be jailed up to six months, fined up to $500 or both.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
You May Also Like

SDP chief Chee Soon Juan calls for support at Bukit Batok SMC; appeals to public to buy his books to fund election campaign

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Dr Chee Soon Juan took to…

何廷儒辣玉莎坐月子 刘程强等人代为照看选区

盛港集选区议员何廷儒与辣玉莎,分别在上月31日和本月1日分别顺利产子,目前仍在休养中。 工人党领袖发挥团队精神,已卸下议员职的前党魁刘程强,今早在工人党秘书长毕丹星陪同下,一同走访何廷儒与辣玉莎的万国(Buangkok)及康埔桦(Compassvale)分区。 何廷儒也在脸书发文感谢刘程强,欣见老人家仍看起来精神奕奕,也乐于联络基层居民。毕丹星也分享,本周稍早前,主席林瑞莲和李丽连也协助主持家访和会见人民活动。 在何廷儒辣玉莎两人待产时,毕丹星已表示,她们每周的接见选民活动、家访和走访选区等工作,将交由该党成员轮流协助。 该党前党魁刘程强、方荣发、李丽连、陈俊元、佘雪玲、余振忠、符策涫,以及何廷儒的丈夫陈励正等人,也会从旁提供援助。

Arcade Gaming: Not Just For Gangsters

Kirsten Han and Shawn Danker / This weekend, hundreds of gamers from…

Public lambaste CPF Board for disallowing elderly man to use his CPF fund for daughter’s education

On Sunday (30 June), TOC reported a story about 60-year-old Lim Koh…