Shophouses and skyscrapers in the central business district of Singapore. The country’s new law against foreign interference has caused concern among local rights groups and activists. Photo: Bloomberg
Shophouses and skyscrapers in the central business district of Singapore. The country’s new law against foreign interference has caused concern among local rights groups and activists. Photo: Bloomberg
Singapore

Singapore’s anti-foreign interference law will ‘substantially narrow’ civic space, rights groups say

  • Fica will allow Singapore to ‘expand curtailment of civil freedoms to the detriment of its people’, said 11 groups including Access Now, Human Rights Watch and Article 19
  • The government said the law was an urgent necessity given increasing cases of foreign meddling in countries’ local affairs, especially via the internet

Shophouses and skyscrapers in the central business district of Singapore. The country’s new law against foreign interference has caused concern among local rights groups and activists. Photo: Bloomberg
Shophouses and skyscrapers in the central business district of Singapore. The country’s new law against foreign interference has caused concern among local rights groups and activists. Photo: Bloomberg
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