Daily Archives: 2019-04-15

Government says fake news law won’t affect academic discourse but their past reactions prove otherwise

On 11 April, 83 academic signed a letter of concern about the proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) which was sent to Singapore’s Education Minister. Signatories include the current and four past Presidents of the Association for Asian Studies, the world’s largest and premier scholarly association for academics who study Asia; the Secretary-General of the Association of …

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Is having an opinion also akin to “fake news”?

Reading an article which talks at length about how historian PJ Thum (Thum) has been misquoted by a Facebook page gave me some food for thought. Thum had said in earlier times that “Equally, your post could be completely accurate and factual, but could be deemed “misleading” because you omitted a fact (accidentally or otherwise). Given that it is impossible …

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Leong Sze Hian’s appeal against striking out of counterclaim against PM Lee’s alleged abuse of judicial process to be heard in Sep

Financial advisor and veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian’s appeal against the High Court’s decision to strike out his counterclaim against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s alleged abuse of judicial process will be heard later this year in September. In a Facebook post on Mon (15 Apr), Mr Leong posted copies of the documents informing him of the hearing. According to …

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Without corporate discipline, competent leadership, and firmer “hire and fire” policy, our economic future as a nation will be compromised

by Joseph Nathan Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has just reported a 25.7% drop in 2Q19 earnings to S$29.7-million, with a 5.2% decline in revenue. It cited higher costs as its core print advertisement revenue decline further, while it’s operating income dropped by 31.6% to just S$4.5-million. I was surprised that its CEO, Ng Yat Chun, was quick to point out …

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