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The Workers' Party does not support the repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code.

Neutral towards LGBT equality[edit]

Low Thia Khiang[edit]

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Low Thia Khiang, leader of the Workers' Party, did not want his party to call for an abolition of Section 377A during the parliamentary debate over its repeal in 2007.

Sylvia Lim[edit]


This is an excerpt of the speech made by Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Sylvia Lim, chairperson of the Workers' Party (WP) at 5:45 pm on 22 Oct 2007 during the debate of the Penal Code (Amendments) Bill.

Transcript:

"Sir, next, I would like to say a few words on the Petition presented by the Nominated Member on section 377A. Sir, the Workers' Party leadership, several months ago, discussed extensively the issue of whether section 377A should be retained or repealed. After much deliberation, we were unable to arrive at a consensus that it should be repealed and, as such, we would not be calling for its abolition."

Against LGBT equality[edit]

Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap[edit]

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Workers' Party politician Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap supports the Wear White campaign that opposes homosexuality and Pink Dot SG. Faisal, an MP in Aljunied GRC, said on 2 July 2014 that he backed the movement in his personal capacity "as a Muslim individual". Speaking to The Straits Times at his meet-the-people session in Bedok North, he said: "It has nothing to do with the party stand."[1]

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