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Singapore's Public Order Bill Threatens Human Rights
Written by Mong Palatino On 6 February 2014 @ 1:53 am | 1 Comment
In East Asia, English, Human Rights, Law, Politics, Quick Reads, Singapore
Teo Soh Lung from Singapore, writing for The Online Citizen, warns  against the dangers of the proposed Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill 2014:
Civil rights proponents should be wary of the unfettered rights of police officers to subject them to security searches and banning orders. Those who intend to organise protests, whether it be just one person or more, may find themselves arrested or issued with banning notices! By the time they file an appeal, the police would have thwarted their intent!
The bill was drafted after a riot  erupted in the ‘Little India’ part of Singapore last December 2013. It was the first riot in 40 years.
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