Singapore bans 'inflammatory' Palestinian film

Singapore bans 'inflammatory' Palestinian film

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-06 16:40

Singapore banned a documentary featuring a Palestinian teenager charged with assaulting Israeli security forces from being screened at a festival Thursday, warning the "inflammatory" work could stir hatred.

The city-state's media regulator said the film, "Radiance of Resistance", had a "skewed narrative" and could cause divisions among its ethnically diverse population.

Most of Singapore's 5.6 million inhabitants are ethnic Chinese but it is also home to substantial Muslim Malay and Indian minorities, as well as many expatriates. It has strict laws against anything seen as provoking disharmony.

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