Yesterday in Parliament, the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill was introduced for First Reading.
Singapore continues to face a clear and present security threat. MHA has been enhancing its ability to respond to the terrorism threat. As part of these continuing efforts to combat terrorism, MHA is introducing the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill, to provide the Police with the powers necessary to deal with serious public order and safety incidents, including terrorist attacks. The Bill updates the existing Public Order (Preservation) Act (POPA), which was enacted in 1958 to provide special powers to deal with large-scale communal riots.
The Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill will:
Refer to MHA’s video and infographic for more details: