Kiara Xavier

Australia authorities seize 585kg of Ice found inside fridges that was shipped from Singapore

The Australian authorities have launched an investigation after intercepting 585kg of Ice, worth A$440 million (S$426 million), inside refrigerators coming from a Singapore consignment. The container, which was originally declared to have electric overs, were stopped by border officials in Sydney on 30 March. However, after being checked by police at Sydney’s Container Examination Facilities, 11 commercial refrigerators were found …

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Netizens disagree with PM Lee’s opinion that proposed anti-fake news bill ‘works for Singapore’

On Tuesday (April 9), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the newly proposed bill to counter online falsehoods “works for Singapore” despite receiving criticism from various parties. “I’m not surprised that Reporters Without Borders criticised it; they criticise many things about Singapore’s media management. But what we have done has worked for Singapore and it’s our objective to continue …

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Lim Tean says Singapore will have authoritarian “democracy” with the “Fake News” Bill, urges public to oppose it

Following an article that TOC published on Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) conducting a public outreach programme to “educate” people on fake news, lawyer and People’s Voice Party Chief, Lim Tean took to his Facebook to comment on this event and the worrying moves that the government is taking to clamp freedom of speech and expression in the country. In …

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IMDA conducts public outreach programme to “educate” public on fake news

On Sunday (7 April), an event was held at Tao Payoh Central hub and it appeared that the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) was present and “educated” the public about fake news. According to the information that TOC received from the member of the public, the audience at the event were mostly elderly citizens, and the speaker at the event …

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WhatsApp now permits user to decide who can add them in group chats

On Wednesday (3 April), Facebook introduced a new feature on its WhatsApp platform, allowing users to decide who can add them to chat groups. This is done in an attempt to revamp its image after growing privacy concerns among users. In a blog post, WhatsApp revealed that a user who invites another to a group will be prompted to send …

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Public question if Singapore is a Christian country after Minister K Shanmugam said Watain concert cancelled following Christian community’s reaction

Last month, Watain’s concert in Singapore was cancelled at the eleventh hour following negative feedback given by many Christian after its initial approval, said Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. In addition, a survey done by government feedback unit Reach also found out that two in three supported the cancellation, he mentioned. Among Christians, 86 per cent were supportive of the …

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