Rubaashini Shunmuganathan

Dr Paul Tambyah clarifies against allegation made by former NMP Calvin Cheng’s comment, but Cheng still insists in his claim

On 10 April (Wednesday), former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng took to his Facebook to criticise a point made by Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah, chairperson of Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), during his interview with TOC. In the interview, Dr Paul gave his opinion on the proposed “Protection against Online Falsehoods and Manipulation” (POMFA) bill, where he said that the …

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Former NMP Calvin Cheng feels it’s “unbelievable” for SDP’s Dr Paul Tambyah to say people don’t have to be worried about fake news, but could he be wrong?

Recently, TOC sat down and interviewed Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah, chairperson of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) to get his opinion on the proposed “Protection against Online Falsehoods and Manipulation” (POMFA) bill, its impact on freedom of speech, whistle-blowing and the need for the bill in the first place. In one of his points, Dr Paul said that the proposed …

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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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