Ban NGOs linked to gay rights, says team

What you need to know:

  • In its proposals, the team suggested that a law be passed to ban organisations involved in indecency, espionage or terrorism.
  • The initial amendments had suggested a cap of 15 per cent for donations from abroad but though the report did not mention this, it gave the government leeway to set up an authority to oversee NGO donations.
  • Thursday evening, Civil Society Reference, a lobby group that opposed the initial amendments to the PBO Act, said the current law has sufficient regulations on how NGOs conduct themselves.

A taskforce set up to gather views on suggested amendments to a law governing NGOs could stir further controversy after it recommended a ban on those that advance gay rights.


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