CNA: Special Report: Singapore Parliament

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Singapore will not abolish Section 377A of the Penal Code, this was the stand taken in Parliament. The new Penal Code was passed by the House with only NMP Siew Kum Hong recording his dissent. The NMP had petitioned the House on Monday, to repeal the Section on homosexual relationships.

The House also passed on Tuesday 23 October, the Education Endowment Scheme and the Terrorism (Suppression of Bombings)Bill.

Five bills were also introduced in the House, including the Income Tax and CPF Amendment 2 Bills.