Daily Archives: 2019-04-27

UN Special Rapporteur voices concern over how POFMA gives Ministers virtually unfettered discretion to label expression they disagree with as “false statements of fact”

Special Rapporteur from United Nations David Kaye has urged the Singapore Government to withdraw the proposed Protection Against Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, and to provide additional time for legislative and public consideration to ensure that the Bill aligns with international human rights standards. In a strongly worded letter to the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wed (24 Apr), the …

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Drugs seized in four-day island-wide operation; 104 arrested

104 suspected drug offenders were arrested and about 551g of ‘Ice’, 308g of new psychoactive substances, 57g of cannabis, seven Erimin-5 tablets, an ‘Ecstasy’ tablet and some GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized in an island-wide anti-drug enforcement operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 22 April to the morning of 26 April 2019. In a …

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Do the Police appear to prioritise VIPs over ordinary folk?

It is rather heartbreaking to have to see student Monica Baey (Baey) having to go public in order to get some measure of recognition for the trauma that she has had to endure as a result of fellow student Nicholas Lim (Lim) attempting to film her as she took a shower. Now, I don’t condone vigilante justice but it is …

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