Tag Archives: public order act

A flawed Bill that Parliament must not enact

Vincent Wijeysingha The Ministry of Home Affairs has introduced another Public Order Bill, supposedly aimed at dealing pre-emptively with potential unrest in Little India. The move is being sold as necessary, in the aftermath of Singapore’s worst riot in 45 years. But a closer examination of the Bill raises disturbing questions. In enacting this Bill, the government proposes to take …

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Public Order Act – which country would you be in?

Have we gotten that balance right? Well, ask yourselves two questions. In our region, which country would you rather be in? And amongst the countries in the world which became independent in the 1950s and 60s, which country would you rather be in? Second Minister for Home Affairs, K Shanmugam, on the Public Order Bill (video)

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