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Maintenance of Religious Harmony ACT Jesse Russell

Maintenance of Religious Harmony ACT

Jesse Russell

Published August 31st 2012
ISBN : 9785513294115
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82 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) is a Singapore statute which, according to its long title, provides for the maintenance of religious harmony, for the establishment of a PresidentialMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) is a Singapore statute which, according to its long title, provides for the maintenance of religious harmony, for the establishment of a Presidential Council for Religious Harmony (PCRH), and for matters connected therewith. The Act, which was passed on 9 November 1990 and came into force on 31 March 1992, empowers the Minister for Home Affairs to make a restraining order against a person who is in a position of authority in any religious group or institution if the Minister is satisfied that the person has committed or is attempting to commit any of the following acts: causing feelings of enmity, hatred, ill-will or hostility between different religious groups- or promoting a political cause, carrying out subversive activities, or exciting disaffection against the President or the Government under the guise of propagating or practising a religious belief. A restraining order may also be made against a person who incites, instigates or encourages any religious leader or any religious group or institution to commit the above acts- or a person who is not a religious leader who causes or attempts to cause feelings of enmity, hatred, ill-will or hostility between different religious groups. A restraining order made against a religious leader may direct that he or she must obtain the permission of the Minister before addressing members of any religious group or institution, assisting or contributing to religious publications, or holding office in the editorial board or committee of such publications. Breaching a restraining order is a criminal offence.