Hazel Poa Koon Koon

Government’s Indicators on Society’s Readiness to Repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code

This was a written Parliamentary Question sent to Parliament by Ms Hazel Poa on 4th April 2022 and its response

Ms Hazel Poa asked the Minister for Home Affairs following the Court of Appeal’s ruling on retaining section 377A of the Penal Code (a) what are the Government’s indicators to monitor whether society is ready for its repeal; and (b) how are these indicators monitored.

Mr K Shanmugam (Minister for Home Affairs): This is an issue that should not be viewed solely on the basis of discrete indicators. The Government is speaking with diverse groups of Singaporeans to better understand their viewpoints. We will consider them carefully, and assess the best way forward.

Ms Poa has informed Parliament that she and her Party do not have a position on whether section 377A should be retained, or abolished.

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