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Singapore government rejects appeal by tech and media giants to support Pink Dot


By Benjamin Cher | Reporter

June 16, 2017 | 3 min read

The Singapore government has rejected the appeal by tech and media giants to support Pink Dot Singapore according to a report by Today.


The Singapore government rejects appeal to support Pink Dot Singapore

The companies wrote in to the Singapore Police Force last week to request permission to support the event without listing their sponsorship.

A Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson reiterated the government’s stand saying, “foreign entities should not fund, support, or influence events that relate to domestic issues, especially political issues or controversial social issues with political overtones.”

“The government has also made clear that it does not seek to proscribe such events,” the spokesperson added.

Citing the need to abide by the law of the land, the spokesperson said: “Foreign entities which fund, support, or influence the Pink Dot 2017 event constitutes a circumvention of the rules. Companies operating in Singapore should abide by our laws.”

Organisers were aware that these companies were looking to appeal to the ban, but did not know the nature of the appeal or the drafting of the letter.

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