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S’pore’s new anti-harassment law will target the vigilante antics of SMRT Ltd (Feedback) @smrtsg

S’pore’s new anti-harassment law will target the vigilante antics of SMRT Ltd (Feedback) @smrtsg

Jover Chews of the future, rejoice: You might just get away with your antics in 2015 as the law against harassment has been tweaked. The Protection from Harassment Act, passed in Parliament in 2014, will give authorities more teeth to tackle such cases. For example, take the case of ex-Sim Lim shop owner Jover Chew. Even though his errant behaviour and dubious sales tactics at his mobile phone shop came to light after a video of a tourist begging for a refund surfaced on the internet, the actions of online users who exposed personal information and photos of him could in the future constitute a breach of the Protection from Harassment Act. This is because the Act applies regardless of intention, as long as the action causes distress and alarm to the victim. Jonathan Yuen, a partner at Rajah and Tann, was quoted in Channel News Asia , on Dec. 30, 2014, insinuating that the ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2014/12/spores-new-anti-harassment-l...

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