Monday, July 17, 2006

6. Singapore - Sedition Act (Chapter 290)

The three bloggers (Benjamin Koh, Nicholas Lim and Gan Huai Shi), who were convicted for posting racist remarks on their blogs last year, flouted the Sedition Act (Chapter 290) of Singapore.

We now take a closer look at the Sedition Act.

Seditious tendency.
3. — (1) A seditious tendency is a tendency —

(a) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the Government;

(b) to excite the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore to attempt to procure in Singapore, the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter as by law established;

(c) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Singapore;

(d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore;

(e) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Singapore.

One is liable for an offence should he commit any of the above mentioned.

For more information on the Sedition Act (Chapter 290), do visit Singapore Statutes OnLine!

Source:
Singapore Statutes OnLine - Sedition Act (Chapter 290)
http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/

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