Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Indicators to Monitor Whether Society is Ready for the Repeal of Section 377A

Published: 04 April 2022


Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs following the Court of Appeal’s ruling on retaining section 377A of the Penal Code (a) what are the Government’s indicators to monitor whether society is ready for its repeal; and (b) how are these indicators monitored.


Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:

1.    This is an issue that should not be viewed solely on the basis of discrete indicators. The Government is speaking with diverse groups of Singaporeans to better understand their viewpoints. We will consider them carefully, and assess the best way forward.

2.    Ms Poa has informed Parliament that she and her Party do not have a position on whether s 377A should be retained, or abolished.