Tag: religious harmony

Changes to Religious Harmony Act includes making restraining orders effective immediately

Singapore—Proposed amendments to the country’s Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) were introduced in Parliament on September 2, Monday, These amendments would let the Government employ quick action against threats to harmony within the different religious groups within the country, as well as undue...

PM Lee: We have no illusions about the depths of religious fault lines in our society

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong acknowledged the deep divisions among the different religious groups in the nation, citing this as the reason for having passed the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act in1990. However, with the changing of the times due to social media and...

Religious harmony laws in Singapore to be tightened to prevent hatred and ill-will among religious groups – PM Lee

On Wednesday, November 7, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore needs to review, update and tighten its religious harmony laws in order to combat new threats and prevent the promotion of hatred and ill will among religious groups. At this year's International Conference...