Re: Background on Singapore go/no go for IETF 100

Harish Pillay <harish.pillay@gmail.com> Thu, 26 May 2016 15:26 UTC

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Subject: Re: Background on Singapore go/no go for IETF 100
From: Harish Pillay <harish.pillay@gmail.com>
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> He said that he doubted that there would be any problem at all in Singapore.  He also suggested that I contact the Singapore Consulate General in San Francisco.  (Which I will do once they open)
>
> I will ask them the following questions:

I will venture to answer.

> 1.  If two gay men with a baby (or child) come in to Singapore customs together, will there be a problem?

None.

> 2.  If two gay men with a baby (or child) walk the streets of Singapore together, will there be a problem?  Will they be harassed or arrested?

None.

> 3. If two gay men with a baby (or child) check into a hotel in Singapore together, will there be a problem?  Will they be harassed or arrested?

None.

> 4. If two gay men with a baby (or child) need to go to a hospital or a doctor because the baby (child) is ill, will there be a problem? Will they be prevented in any way from being with the child? Will they be harassed or arrested?

No.

I would add that I have asked the Singapore Ministry of Health and
some of the public
hospitals to provide me guidelines that handle what is mentioned above including
situations where there are two adults (one male and one female) and they have a
young child and if there is a problem, do they ask for verification as
to guardianship
and/or parentage and/or marital status.

Please give me time to pull this together.

Harish
PS: And for transparency, I was recently elected into the Board of
Trustees of the
Internet Society.