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Daily Archives: 2015-05-04

Court allows alleged TRS editor to leave S’pore to visit critically ill father

One of the alleged editors of website, The Real Singapore (TRS), has been allowed to leave the country on compassionate grounds. 26-year old Yang Kaiheng’s father is believed to be in critical condition in Brisbane, Australia, after suffering a stroke on May Day. Mr Yang and his Australian girlfriend, Ai Takagi, are facing seven charges of sedition for content they …

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MND’s legal proceeding against AHPETC to appoint independent auditors to town council

Ministry of National Development (MND) has commenced legal proceeding against Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council  (AHPETC) through the Attorney General Chambers (AGC) to seek to impose conditions onto grants disbursed to the town council and to have the court to appoint independent auditors to the town council. In its originating summons, MND declared that it has a legal or equitable interest …

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FreeMyInternet calls on MDA to cease action on TRS, come clean on censorship rules

The FreeMyInternet group (FMI) has issued a media statement in response to the Media Development Authority's MDA's orders for The Real Singapore (TRS) to cease its operations yesterday on 3 May. FMI states that the "disproportionate power vested in a statutory board" gave MDA too much discretion in censoring online content, and that the basis for censoring TRS remains unclear. The …

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Unprecedented orders issued to TRS to shut down

In an unprecedented move on Sunday, the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore ordered a website to shut itself down within six hours of the ultimatum being issued. The MDA said, in a briefing to the mainstream media, that The Real Singapore (TRS) website had published content which it found “objectionable on the grounds of public interest, public order and …

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