EXPECT the G to take a heavier hand when it comes to what people can say or do about other religions – that’s the upshot in a big speech by Law Minister K Shanmugam yesterday about wanting to “mobilise the community in a very substantive way” to preserve Singapore’s common, secular space.
How and what exactly? He didn’t say, but the policies, to be announced in a few months, will target “acts that denigrate other races or religions, preach intolerance, or sow religious discord,” reported The Straits Times.
Hmm, don’t we already have laws about that sort of stuff?
Speaking of being heavy-handed, there’s a story in the news today about a married man who was so infatuated with his Japanese colleague that he drugged her with what he thought was a “love potion”.
Wong Fook Hiong, 43, tipped the contents of two glass vials he bought online for $290 into the woman’s drinking bottle when she was away from her desk – but she found out by recording him on her mobile phone. He was fined $1,500.
Another cat has been found dead in Yishun – the 19th since the killings started in September last year. This cat however was not a stray but a family pet. MP Louis Ng said when interviewed that there could be more than one killer. Lee Wai Leong, 40, who was recently charged for the area’s cat deaths, posted bail yesterday.
If you live in Yishun and have a pet cat, please keep it indoors.
Mr T. S. Sinnathuray, a retired Supreme Court judge, died of pneumonia on Monday. He was 85. Justice Sinnathuray, who was appointed to the High Court in 1978 and retired in 1997, had presided over high-profile trials including the Adrian Lim and John Martin Scripps murder cases. He had been suffering from a heart condition and was on dialysis, his family said.
Our condolences to his family and loved ones.
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