Daily Archives: 2019-05-03

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam says NMPs in agreement with key points of POFMA, but does his response paint the full picture of the key points?

In the wake of amendments proposed by three Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) and commentaries by two Senior Counsels regarding the proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has issued a response to the points raised by the NMPs and SCs in a commentary published on The Straits Times on Fri (3 May). …

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The revelation about press manipulation back in 1997 bears striking similarities to 2017 AGC investigation on a private post by Li Shengwu

Just recently on 25 April, former Associate Editor of Straits Times Bertha Henson published a ‘confession’ on her blog Bertha Harian about the incident that happened during the 1997 General Election when Worker’s Party politicians Tang Liang Hong and JB Jeyaretnam were caught up in a defamation scandal. Ms Henson recounted in her post how Mr Tang was constantly targeted …

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A free press is the platter to our bread-and-butter issues

by Nabilah Husna Tomorrow is UN’s World Press Freedom Day. I want to believe that that announcement would cause a sting of self-awareness among most media consumers in Singapore. But I fear that might be a bit too hopeful. Maybe because ‘press freedom’ doesn’t hit quite the right note in a chorus of other important social issues that are, rightly …

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Tan Cheng Bock celebrates May Day with citizens at a futsal tournament

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, former presidential candidate and the founder of the Progress Singapore Party, took to his Facebook today (3 May) to share his joy of celebrating May Day in a neighbourhood at a futsal tournament in Bukit Purmei Hillock Futsal Court. In the tournament, he said he saw neighbours from all races and ages coming together to have …

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