Tag: Public Order bill

Does Little India Bill mask the state’s true intent?

By Vincent Wijeysingha Home Affairs Deputy Secretary of Operations and Development Roy Quek is the latest government officer to defend the Public Order (Additional Temporary Provisions) Bill currently proceeding through Parliament. Writing in the civil service’s news portal, Challenge, he said powers contained in the...

MARUAH mulls over the future of Little India

Human rights group MARUAH held a forum on Feb 12 to discuss the hastily-tabled Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill. The Bill will be discussed in parliament next Monday, Feb 17. The civil rights group raised some issues of concern: possibility of abuse in implementation, relevance of...

Will Little India still be Little India?

Human rights group, MARUAH, will be holding a panel discussion on the impact of the proposed Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill on the social landscape of Little India. The bill was last announced in January and is scheduled for second reading on February 17 in...