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Unformatted text preview: EXCERPT FROM THE SINGAPORE CONSTITUTION Article 14(1) and (2) of the Singapore Constitution: 14.- (1) Subject to clause (2) a) every citizen of Singapore has the right to freedom of speech and expression (2) Parliament may by law impose on the rights conferred by clause (1) (a) such restrictions as it considers necessary or expedient in the interest or security of Singapore or any part thereof, friendly relations with other countries, public order or morality and restrictions designed to protect the privileges of Parliament or to provide against contempt of court, defamation or incitement to any offence ______________________________________________________________ The following excerpts are useful as a quick reference. The Acts are available online: http://agcvldb4.agc.gov.sg/ _______________________________________________________________ EXCERPTS FROM THE UNDESIRABLE PUBLICATIONS ACT Meaning of obscene 3. For the purposes of this Act, a publication is obscene if its effect or (where the publication comprises 2 or more distinct parts or items) the effect of any one of its parts or items is, if taken as a whole, such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it. [2A [9/98] Meaning of objectionable 4. (1) For the purposes of this Act, a publication is objectionable if, in the opinion of any controller, it or (where the publication comprises 2 or more distinct parts or items) any one of its parts or items describes, depicts, expresses or otherwise deals with (a) matters such as sex, horror, crime, cruelty, violence or the consumption of drugs or other intoxicating substances in such a manner that the availability of the publication is likely to be injurious to the public good; or FMS, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Page 1 16/01/2010 (b) matters of race or religion in such a manner that the availability of the publication is likely to cause feelings of enmity, hatred, ill-will or hostility between different racial or religious groups. [2B [9/98] (2) In determining for the purposes of this Act whether or not any publication is objectionable, the following matters shall be considered: (a) the extent and degree to which, and the manner in which, the publication (i) describes, depicts or otherwise deals with acts of torture, the infliction of serious physical harm, sexual conduct or violence or coercion in association with sexual conduct; (ii) exploits the nudity of persons or children or both; (iii) promotes or encourages criminal acts or acts of terrorism;...
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2010 for the course PUBLIC Public rel taught by Professor Za during the Spring '09 term at Loyola Maryland.
- Spring '09