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SDP Regrets Appeal Court's Decision, Urged S'poreans To Support Them To Better Safeguard Their Interests

The Singapore Democratic Party regrets the Court of Appeal's decision, which dismissed Dr Wong Souk Yee's appeal and thereby showed that there is no need for a by-election when former PAP MP Halimah Yacob vacated her seat for the Presidency. The party urged Singaporeans to support it so that it can come up with better solutions and safeguard everyone's interests.

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TAN CHENG BOCK'S APPEAL TO BE HEARD THIS MTH SO IT WON'T AFFECT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Dr Tan Cheng Bock stands by his decision to appeal against the dismissal of his constitutional challenge: "my lawyers have advised that the Judge may have misconstrued the relevant Constitutional provisions. I have therefore filed an appeal to the Court of Appeal (CA No. 124 of 2017) to review the Court decision". The appeal will likely be heard on the week of 25 July 2017.

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WP: MINLAW'S REPLY DID NOT ADDRESS TWO KEY POINTS

We refer to the Ministry of Law’s reply on 22 January 2017 to our press statement on the Protection from Harassment Act.

The Ministry of Law stated that it does not intend to amend the POHA to protect itself from harassment. We welcome this statement.

However the Ministry has not stated if it will amend the POHA or introduce new laws to protect itself from false information.

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WP CAUTIONS AGAINST AMENDING POHA TO PROTECT GOVT FROM HARASSMENT

The Workers’ Party welcomes the recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Attorney-General v Ting Choon Meng that government agencies such as MINDEF do not fall under the legal definition of “persons” under Section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA).

However, we are concerned by the Ministry of Law’s response to the ruling, which suggests that the Government is looking into taking further action on the matter.

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LGBT GROUPS: WE DISAGREE WITH THE COURT'S INSISTENCE ON MAKING GAY SEX A CRIME

Community groups representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on Thursday (Oct 30) called the ruling by the Court of Appeal on Section 377A of the Penal Code "a narrow interpretation" and "unacceptable". This comes a day after the nation's highest court ruled that a law which criminalises sex between men is constitutional, and did not infringe on the rights of the people who filed two separate appeal - Kenneth Chee Mun-Leon, Gary Lim Meng Suang, and Tan Eng Hong.

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