Daily Archives: 2019-04-19

“The adoption of a draconian law on the pretext of combatting fake news was planned well in advance”, says RSF

About a week after the fake news bill was proposed in Parliament on 1 April, international non-profit, non-governmental organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) came out with a critical analysis of the bill, describing it as ‘completely inappropriate’. Addressing several concerns shared by many others such as the bill’s loose wording which grants the government wide discretionary powers, and afford disproportionate …

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Singapore’s mainstream media remains silent on the International Commission of Jurists’ critical open letter to government on POFMA

Adding to a list of other professors, histories, members of the media, and organisations which have come forth with a laundry list of concerns over Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) is the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). In an open letter to the PM Lee, DPM Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Law Minister K Shanmugam, …

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SM Investments to sue Hyflux over “repudiatory breach of agreement”

SM Investments (SMI), the Singapore unit of Hyflux’s debt consortium Salim-Medco and the water treatment firm’s former white knight, has announced its intention to sue the company for terminating their bailout agreement. The Straits Times reported SMI as saying on Fri (19 Apr) that it did not accept Hyflux’s “purported termination” of the rescue deal on 4 Apr. Instead, it …

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ST Forumer: Shouldn’t you be proud of what Singapore has achieved?

A member of the public, Calvin Sim Pheng Hoe, wrote to ST Forum today lamenting that the Singapore spirit has gone missing these days in Singapore (‘Singapore spirit has gone missing‘, 19 Apr). “I have been observing that over the past few years, Singaporeans’ pride in the Republic has been diminishing,” he said. He blamed this on the “rise of …

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