Faaez Samadi
Oct 24, 2016

Google holds firm as Singapore tightens rules on brand support of festivals

The new rules impact the annual Pink Dot festival, which has enjoyed strong brand support. The Ministry of Home Affairs said foreign brands “should not interfere” in "domestic issues".

Singapore's Pink Dot festival, held at Speakers' Corner in Hong Lim Park.

SINGAPORE - Foreign brands operating in Singapore that want to support a local event at Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park, renowned for the annual pro-LGBT Pink Dot festival, will now have to secure a permit under new government rules.

The Ministry of Home Affairs announced the change on Friday, saying it is seeking to return Speakers’ Corner, established in 2000, to being “a space for Singaporeans to express their views on issues that concern...

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