Foreign Religious Leaders May Be Banned from Entry to Singapore

Foreign Religious Leaders May Be Banned from Entry to Singapore

The Independent·2018-01-10 09:05

Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in Parliament that religious leaders from other countries may be banned from entering Singapore if they teach hatred, division or intolerance among religions. According to Mr Shanmugam, these teachings are harmful to Singaporean’s diverse society, and anyone who preaches these will not be allowed to enter the country.

The ban refusing to admit these preachers does not depend on the context in which they spoke these words—whether or not it had anything to with Singapore, nor does it depend on how many followers these preachers have.

Should any visitor to Singapore wish to discuss delicate matters, whether they be political, racial or religious, he or she must first apply for a Miscellaneous Work Pass from the Manpower Ministry. This office works with other agencies and evaluates each applicant according to his or her merits.

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