Penal Code S298A: Does It Promote Racial And Religious Harmony or Enmity in Singapore?

Over the past few days, multiple police reports have been made against Workers’ Party candidate Raeesah Khan, the People’s Action Party (PAP) and PAP candidate Heng Swee Keat for the offence of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race under Section 298A of the Penal Code. What is Section 298A, where did it come from and what does it mean to promote enmity on the grounds of race or religion? In this infographic, we look at what some local scholars have said about hate speech laws like Section 298A in Singapore!

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