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Lawyer slams 'illegal' Swatch raids, ban order made three months after

Lawyer New Sin Yew today said the Home Ministry had acted illegally to raid eleven Swatch stores and seize 172 items from the Swiss brand’s Pride Collection - which comprises watches in various shades of the rainbow - also adopted as a symbol of the LGBT community.

This follows the Home Ministry’s announcement that a ban on any Swatch watches under the collection, its boxes, accessories, or other related items - under Section 7 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) 1984 - was only gazetted today, three months after the raids were conducted.

“The raids on... 

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