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Singapore prepared to err on side of caution: Shanmugam : Minister outlines Republic's approach to preserving racial harmony and tackling hate speech

Apr 02, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Singapore is prepared to err on the side of caution to preserve racial harmony, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, stressing that good relations among different communities in Singapore "didn't fall ready-made from the sky".

"There is nothing natural about it. We engineered this over many decades," he told Parliament yesterday in a 90-minute ministerial statement on Singapore's approach to tackling hate speech.

"If anything, we are prepared to err on the side of cauti...