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Live coverage from Parliament: Second reading of the Public Order Bill

Published on Feb 18, 2014 1:20 PM
 

There will be a second reading of the Public Order Bill in Parliament on Tuesday. The proposed legislation seeks to give law enforcement officers enhanced powers in Little India, where a riot broke out last December following a fatal traffic accident.

It will empower officers to search and interview anyone within the area for prohibited items – such as weapons or explosives – and alcohol, and also to ban individuals from entering the area if their presence is deemed likely to threaten public order, among other powers.

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