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Protection from Harassment Act
(CHAPTER 256A)

(Original Enactment: Act 17 of 2014)

REVISED EDITION 2015
(31st May 2015)
An Act to protect persons against harassment and unlawful stalking and to create offences, and provide civil remedies related thereto or in relation to false statements of fact.
[15th November 2014]
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Protection from Harassment Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“communication” means any words, image, message, expression, symbol or other representation, that can be heard, seen or otherwise perceived by any person;
“offending communication”, in relation to any contravention of a provision under this Act, means any communication or statement made in contravention of that provision;
“publish”, in relation to a communication or statement, means to make the communication or statement available in any form such that the communication or statement is or can be heard, seen or otherwise perceived by the public in Singapore or any section of the public in Singapore, and includes cause to be published;
“respondent”, in relation to an action under section 11 or an application for an order under section 12 or 13, in respect of a contravention of a provision of this Act, means the person alleged to have contravened that provision for the purposes of that action or application.