Rather than trying to control “fake news” why not prevent it from surfacing in the first place by making everything open and above board?

According to reports, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) has, through his lawyers, applied for the courts to strike out the counterclaim made by veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian (Leong)  against him for allegedly "abusing the process of court" with his initial defamation suit against Leong over his sharing of an article from TheCoverage.My. The offending article claimed that editor-in-chief …

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Notable absence of General Election mentions in LHL’s New Year Speech

There was a notable omission in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's (LHL) New Year message to the nation. While he talked about a wide range of issues ranging from our strained relationship with neighbour, Malaysia to our economy to our international standing, he failed to mention anything in relation to the rumoured year-end general elections. This silence on the topic …

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LKY’s advice to Hong Kong in 1989, potentially reveals an insight on Singapore’s governance and how PAP stayed in power after so many years

At a meeting with the late Margaret Thatcher on 20 October 1989, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) had suggested that the people of Hong Kong should not directly confront Beijing but rather, "they should organise themselves so that they could do potential damage to China’s interests,” He went on to say that there were about 200,000 people in Hong Kong …

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Is  it electoral integrity if the laws are being rushed through to ensure that no one is able to criticise the authorities come election time?

While nothing concrete has been said which means that this could be pure conjecture on my part, I cannot help but feel that in connecting the dots, one thing is clear. There are seemingly idiot proof signs that the People's Action Party (PAP) government is taking strong signs to clamp down on online information, dissent or criticism. The government has …

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What happens when the little man fights back

I think it would be fair to say that most Singaporeans are unsurprised by the Singapore government or members of the Singapore government suing its own citizens. Ranging from the late JBJ to Tang Liang Hong (Tang), Dr. Chee Soon Juan (Chee), our nation's short history is unfortunately replete with examples of what could arguably be construed as litigious behaviour …

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