[TODAY] Draft law doesn’t bar meetings by groups with foreigners who have no control over them: MHA

30 September 2021

Published SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

  • MHA made these clarifications in response to concerns from human rights groups Maruah and Think Centre
  • They had questioned whether their activities will come under greater scrutiny under the proposed law on foreign interference
  • MHA said the intent of Fica is not to stifle political expression or activity but to prevent foreign influence via local proxies 

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[TODAY] Maruah, Think Centre criticise draft foreign interference law, raise concern about uncertainty over their activities

30 September 2021

Published SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

  • Two non-governmental organisations here will be deemed “politically significant persons” once a draft law on foreign influence is passed
  • One of them, Maruah, questioned whether it would be prohibited from meeting with counterparts from other Southeast Asian nations 
  • The other, Think Centre, said the Bill paints Singaporeans as “people who cannot think for themselves”
  • The Government has said the law will strengthen its ability to detect and counter foreign interference in domestic politics

Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/maruah-think-centre-criticise-draft-foreign-interference-law-raise-concern-about