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DEAR PAP, REPEALING SECTION 377A IS THE BEST PROTECTION FOR GAYS IN S’PORE

The biggest threat or violence against the LGBT community in Singapore, however, does not come in the form of an automatic weapon. For now, at least. It comes in the form of state-sanctioned threat of violence, by way of a 2 year imprisonment term for the criminalization of their private, consensual exercise of their right to love under s377A of the Penal Code. If we genuinely want to protect the LGBT community against threats and violence, let us start by removing the legal, punitive threat of violence that is currently entrenched against them in our Penal Code. For your kind consideration.

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EMPLOYERS OF DOMESTIC WORKERS SHOULD FORM AN ASSOCIATION TO PROTECT THEIR INTERESTS

It is time to have a FDW employer association to empower employers and to offer collective inputs to other stakeholders. Furthermore, a non-profit organisation can be a vehicle for dealing with and seeking redress from, employment agents and FDWs. The association can even be the single stop for sourcing and managing FDWs for employer members thereby bypassing the employment agents. The association can also help members in other allied areas such as childcare, elder care, etc. all of which are hot-button issues in our daily lives.

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