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[Mothership] New S’pore law to make it illegal to take & send pics & videos of terrorist incident https://t.co/2Xw51gyeyz

[Mothership] New S’pore law to make it illegal to take & send pics & videos of terrorist incident https://t.co/2Xw51gyeyz

Feb. 27 was the first day of the Budget Statement debate in Parliament, but the government never wastes an opportunity to get a little extra work done. The Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill (aka ‘the Bill’) was introduced for its First Reading too. Advertisement If passed, the Bill will repeal the existing Public Order (Preservation) Act . POPA was enacted in 1958 to bestow on the police certain powers to handle large-scale riots like: Closing roads Setting up barriers Shutting down telecommunication services Commandeering vehicles Stop and search And others. Go read yourselves. Filling in a gap But the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) believes that POPA needs to be updated to face modern security threats like terrorist attacks. In a press statement , it pointed out that the old law provides the police with special powers to quell riots, but those powers vanish o...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/public-order-safety-special...

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