Singapore DJ files fresh court challenge against Section 377A, arguing it is unconstitutional

Mr Johnson Ong Ming, 43, who goes by the stage name DJ Big Kid, filed his challenge with the High Court on Sept 10.
Mr Johnson Ong Ming, 43, who goes by the stage name DJ Big Kid, filed his challenge with the High Court on Sept 10.PHOTO: ST FILE

Court should depart from 2014 precedent, he says; lawsuit comes days after India ruling

A disc jockey has filed a court challenge against Section 377A of Singapore's Penal Code, arguing that the law, which criminalises sex between men, is unconstitutional.

Mr Johnson Ong Ming, 43, who goes by the stage name DJ Big Kid, filed his challenge with the High Court on Sept 10, four days after India's Supreme Court struck down a similar law.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore DJ files challenge against gay-sex law'. Print Edition | Subscribe