Updated: 07/19/2014 01:20

Singaporeans divided on NLB decision to remove three children books for not being pro-family: REACH



Singaporeans divided on NLB decision to remove three children books for not being pro-family: REACH

A poll conducted by government feedback agency, REACH, on the National Library Board's decision to remove three children books for not being pro-family shows a divided picture, with more supporting the move. 

Among those who have been following the issue, 45 per cent support the board's move, while 28 per cent disagree, and 23 per cent remain neutral on the issue. 

But one in two Singaporeans agree that books promoting values that are not in line with traditional family values should not be made available in the children's section of public libraries. 

The poll conducted over the phone with some 850 Singapore residents, also showed that 4 in 10 Singaporeans are not aware of the debate. 

REACH Chairman, Amy Khor, says the poll results serve as a reminder that there are still issues that are divisive and can fracture us as a country. 

She says it's important not to let these divisions deepen and tear Singapore apart. 

Dr Khor calls for rational discussions to find a common ground.

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