|Two Singapore Bloggers Charged For Racist Remarks|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 14:14:34 -0500
Two men were charged in a Singapore court on Monday with violating the|
city-state's sedition laws by posting anti-Muslim comments on their
Internet homepages, police said.
The two ethnic Chinese men, aged 25 and 27, face charges for promoting
The police said both men were accused of posting racist remarks aimed at
Singapore has one of the highest Internet penetration rates in the
Singapore police have wide powers to intercept online messages, and
Political and religious websites must also be registered with the
The government has defended these controls as necessary to maintain
About three-quarters of Singapore's population is ethnic Chinese.
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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