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ASAS CLARIFIES PINK DOT AD DID NOT CONTRAVENE ADVERTISING CODE

Singapore's advertising standards agency, Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS), has clarified that Pink Dot SG's advertisement placed at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard does not contravene its code and its section on "family values", but it had still recommended that the tag line "Support the Freedom to Love" be removed to avoid stoking public sentiments.

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IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOVERNMENT TO BAN FOREIGNERS FROM PINKDOT!

Let's get real, there is no way they can enforce the “no foreigners allowed in pink dot” ruling. Firstly the optics of police screening people in pinkdot to see if they are local or foreigners will not look good no matter how you cut it . This is a viral news story waiting of pictures waiting to happen. Right now it seems the authoritise are trying to scare and deter people with the whole "could be fine up to $10,000" or whatever maximum sentence they might dish out,gone are the days where singaporean dishes out maximum sentences to foreigners in order to make a statement, that practise died with Lee Kuan Yew. There is no way to enforce this and enforcement will just put pinkdot and singapore's homophobia and LGBT issues into an even bigger spotlight. LGBT rights is already a very touchy subject that the Singapore government is afraid to deal with and their stance is status quo while trying not to be "too" homophobic and actually enforce 377a despite keeping the law there. I really doubt the government will enforce these rulings or even get the police to screen people because that could add tension to the event and risk making the the police look heavy handed which i guarantee will be recorded,uploaded and go viral. This very same issue of heavy handedness is probably the reason why there is no announcement from the police about the new rulings for this event.

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