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Penal Code Amendments & Freedom of Speech forums

Posted by theonlinecitizen on January 31, 2007

PUBLIC FORUM ON THE PENAL CODE AMENDMENTS

In Nov 2006, the government floated a draft Penal Code Amendment
Bill and called for public comment. The Penal Code reflects our
rights and responsibilities living in Singapore. Despite the
tremendous significance of the Penal Code in guiding the way
Singaporeans order their daily lives, the government has given
little explanation for the proposals so far.

In line with the Workers’ Party’s concern with justice and the rule
of law since the Party’s foundation in 1957, the Party will be
holding a public forum on the topic: “Amendments to the Penal Code –
Why We Should Be Concerned”.

Click here for more details.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH – HOW FAR CAN YOU GO?

Have u ever held back what u wanted to blog down because of the fear that u will be caught for infringement of legal boundaries? Do u wish to know more about what a politician is not supposed to say? Do you think our local press is being overly conservative? Here’s the chance to find out more!

This interactive seminar aims to increase the awareness of the legal boundaries in the expression of views in 1)the political scene, 2)the media coverage and 3)blogs & online forums.

*The forum is only open to NUS students, and invited guests. Click here for more details.

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