Daily Archives: 2019-05-08

Remuneration packages given to top managements at GIC and Temasek not interfered by the Government – Lawrence Wong

On Wednesday (8 May), Second Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said in Parliament that the Government keeps an “arms-length relationship” with GIC and Temasek Holdings, and does not get involved in their operational decisions, such as remunerations. Mr Wong, who is also Minister for National Development and sits on the GIC’s board of directors, was responding to Workers’ Party Member of …

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Netizens displeased after hearing POFMA will be applied on closed platforms like chat groups and social media groups

Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong said in Parliament on Tuesday (7 May) that the proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA) will cover closed communications platforms such as private chat groups and social media groups, as well as those with end-to-end encryption that only permits messages to be exchanged between senders and receivers. While speaking …

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LTA issues warning to Go-Jek driver in viral “kidnapping” video

Go-Jek driver Kamaruzzaman Abdul Latiff, who was caught in a tussle with one of his passengers earlier this year, has been issued a warning by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for his “unauthorised recording” and disclosure of himself and the female passenger in his car. An LTA spokesperson told The Straits Times on Wed (8 May): “LTA would like to …

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Executive arm of Govt should not be arbiter of what constitutes falsehoods: WP chief Pritam Singh

The executive arm of Government, particularly Ministers, should not be given the “remarkable leeway” to determine what constitutes false statements of fact”, said Workers’ Party (WP) secretary-general Pritam Singh. Mr Singh told the House on Tue (May 7) during a debate on the controversial bill that consequently, on the above basis, WP rejects the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation …

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Independent council proposed by three NMPs may lead to ‘unnecessary bureaucratic bloat’: K Shanmugam

Setting up an independent body or council to review corrective or take-down orders issued by Ministers under the Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill may lead to “unnecessary bureaucratic bloat”, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam in Parliament on Tue (May 7). Mr Shanmugam told the House during the Second Reading of the Bill that the current …

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