Foreign workers reminded of Singapore’s zero tolerance stand on inciting violence

Foreign workers reminded of Singapore’s zero tolerance stand on inciting violence

SINGAPORE – Foreign workers in Singapore have been reminded that anyone who incites violence, even on social media, may be jailed, fined and banned from entering Singapore indefinitely.

This message was given in an advisory issued by the Ministries of Home Affairs and Manpower and the police early this month, amid concerns over the spike in radicals inciting violence online following recent terror incidents in France.

The advisory, which has been translated into Bengali, Tamil, Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia, reminded the workers that any use or suggestion of violence will be swiftly and sternly dealt with according to the law in Singapore.

It cautioned them against importing foreign politics here, and asked them to approach their dorm manager, employer or religious leaders for counselling, should they be affected by the incidents abroad.