Horror tales and thumbs up for Bill

Horror tales and thumbs up for Bill

SINGAPORE - One woman's former boyfriend uploaded compromising photos of her to a porn site.

A man received a "congratulations" card from a disgruntled former employee on the death anniversary of his child.

And a teenager committed suicide after she became the subject of online flaming.

These were some incidents of harassment raised in Parliament yesterday, as 15 members unanimously rose in support of the Protection from Harassment Bill. It was passed after a three-hour debate.

The Bill will better protect people from harassment and related anti-social behaviour, including stalking and sexual harassment at the workplace.

Chua Chu Kang GRC MP Zaqy Mohamad gave details of one case of harassment he came across during his meet-the-people sessions.

The resident was stalked by her former boyfriend at home and at work. As she was on her way home one day, she was nearly hit by a falling object. Shortly after, she received a text message from him. He somehow knew she had a close shave.

"In that message, it said (that) next time, she may not be so lucky," he said.

Law Minister K. Shanmugam shared details of e-mail he has received since he introduced the Bill.

One woman had rejected the advances of her colleague, who then began spreading rumours about her at the workplace. She was called a lesbian and a loose woman, but did not leave her job as she needed to support her family, Mr Shanmugam said.

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