Ex-NSP Chief Goh Meng Seng writes to BCA about foreigners brazenly violating Singapore's National Emblems (Control of Display) Act

Singapore Alternative, 2 May 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,
I have received various information about foreigners-run shops are displaying their respective countries' flags on their shopfront signage.
Such act contravenes our Singapore law under National Emblems (Control of Display) Act Chapter 196. This is stated specifically in the following link:
http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/display/view.w3p;page=0;query=DocId%3A%229a8be456-f4d6-4822-90b0-1d903cd25d86%22%20Status%3Ainforce%20Depth%3A0;rec=0
I believe BCA is in charge of signage licensing and I wonder why BCA has allowed such signage to be displayed. Will BCA take the necessary actions at these errant shops?
Please find attached the photographs of the shops that have contravened our law. The Pinoy shop is situated at Bedok Interchange and this is not the first time it has done so. The second photo is taken by Straits Times in one of its report on foreign food in our hawker centres.
I would like to know what is the position of BCA on such signage. Thank you.
Regards,
Goh Meng Seng

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