25 November 2007

Enforcing racial and religious harmony

What are the laws in Singapore that can apply to inciteful speech related to race and religion? Do they have clarity? Full essay.

3 comments:

dimpase said...

Uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person.

298. Whoever, with deliberate intention of wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person...


Oh dear, it looks like in Singapore making fun of religious freaks is a criminal offense.
Does it actually mean that the atheists must keep silent?

Robert L said...

Revised code:
"298. Whoever, with deliberate intention of wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person, utters any word or makes any sound in the hearing of that person, ..."

Oh dear! What about we who are atheists? Can they insult us? Is it a one-way street, then? We cannot insult them but they can insult us? Have our govt gone crackers??? Oh, yeah! Our professors in the esteemed NUS Law Faculty are turning out brilliant law graduates who are writing our new laws.

dimpase said...

Robert, I gather that "atheist" in the local Newspeak is "free thinker". (who was that bright mind that invented this, I wonder). Perhaps, referring to gods in presence of an atheist would wound his/her freethinkness, wouldn't it?

At least, when I see a student ending his/her (usually hopelessly bad, there is definitely quite a correlation) term paper with GBY, I want to scream and shout, that the student should better spend time and brains studying, not praying or whatever...