Our Anti-Sedition Policy

The owners and editors of this site take a firm stance against the publishing or dissemination of any content that contravenes the provisions of the Sedition Act. This does not just include content published on this site, but content published on our Facebook page.

According to Section 3(1) of the Act, sedition is defined in the following manner:

  1. —(1) A seditious tendency is a tendency —

a. to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the Government;

b. to excite the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore to attempt to procure in Singapore, the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter as by law established;

c. to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Singapore;

d. to raise discontent or disaffection amongst the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore;

e. to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Singapore.

However, the Act also states, in Section 3(2), that something shall not be deemed seditious for the sole reason that it falls under the categories listed below:

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), any act, speech, words, publication or other thing shall not be deemed to be seditious by reason only that it has a tendency —

a. to show that the Government has been misled or mistaken in any of its measures;

b. to point out errors or defects in the Government or the Constitution as by law established or in legislation or in the administration of justice with a view to the remedying of such errors or defects;

c. to persuade the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore to attempt to procure by lawful means the alteration of any matter in Singapore; or

d. to point out, with a view to their removal, any matters producing or having a tendency to produce feelings of ill-will and enmity between different races or classes of the population of Singapore,

as long as such act, speech, words, publication or other thing has not otherwise in fact a seditious tendency.

Therefore, it is the policy of this website, to ensure that all publications do not have a seditious tendency, and that all our content is produced only for the following purposes:

  • To show that the Government has been misled or mistaken in any of its measures
  • To point out errors or defects in the Government or the Constitution with a view to the remedying of such errors or defects
  • To persuade the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore to attempt to procure by lawful means the alteration of any matter in Singapore
  • To point out, with a view to their removal, any matters producing or having a tendency to produce feelings of ill-will and enmity between different races or classes of the population of Singapore

Writers of sensitive articles will be instructed to provide a summary explaining how their article fits into one of the above categories. If any of our readers, or if any public authority has reasonable grounds to believe that any of our articles have contravened the Sedition Act, please contact us immediately, and we shall review the article in question. You may do so here.

Disclaimer: The information and opinions within this page and this website are for information purposes only. They are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for professional legal advice in any circumstances.

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