Faaez Samadi
Jun 15, 2017

Foreign brands' bid to support Pink Dot festival denied (Updated)

Google, Apple, Facebook and other big hitters signed a joint letter asking to support the annual LGBT event, offering compromises to the government.

(Jnzl/Flickr)

Update, 16 June The Ministry of Home Affairs has rejected the 10 international brands' application to support Pink Dot. A ministry spokesperson reiterated the rule changes on foreign sponsorship. 

Foreign entities which fund, support, or influence the Pink Dot 2017 event constitute a circumvention of the rules. Companies operating in Singapore should abide by our laws,” the spokesperson said. Our original story from yesterday 15 June follows.


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