The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of ‘NO’ with over 1,800 votes to 82 ‘YES’ votes
In a survey of 37 countries, Singapore came in 2nd, behind Turkey, when it came to concerns about expressing political views for fear of retaliation from the government.
Many have argued that the law could severely restrict not only freedom of the press but also freedom of speech in Singapore overall.
Ariana Grande remains the most popular artiste on Spotify in Singapore. If the government has set such a low bar for “offensive speech” then tens of thousands of Singaporeans, especially among the youth are guilty by association.