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22 November 2011

MHA Statement on Recent Offensive Postings on the Internet, 22 November 2011

               Arising from media queries, Police is investigating several complaints of offensive postings on religion on the Internet.  The public should let the investigations take their course and refrain from adding comments that may further inflame the situation.  The right to free speech does not extend to making remarks that incite racial and religious friction and conflict.  The authorities take a very serious view of all instances of racial and religious incitement.  Any person who re-posts or contributes offensive comments to the postings that are the subject of on-going investigations, and is also found to have committed an offence, will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
22 NOVEMBER 2011

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