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Netizens question Singapore’s safety after foreign worker charged for raping student near Kranji War Memorial

Indian national Chinnaiah Karthik will be seen in court in June to face an aggravated rape charge as he attacked and raped a female university student in Kranji. On 4 May, the 21-year-old foreign worker purportedly approached the 23-year-old student along Turf Club Avenue at around 1.30am, according to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao. Although it was reported that the student …

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Netizens praise Workers’ Party for their effort to stand against POFMA

On Wednesday (8 May), at around 10.20pm, the controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA) was passed in Parliament after a heated debate that took place over the span of two days. A total of 72 Members of Parliament (MPs) voted for the Bill, while all nine Workers’ Party (WP) MPs and Non-Constituency MPs (NCMPs) voted against it. …

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Netizens express sadness over the passing of fake news law in Parliament

After a two-day debate that lasted slightly over 14 hours, the controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA) has been passed in Parliament on Wednesday (8 May). A total of 74 Members of Parliament (MPs) supported the Bill, while nine MPs comprising those from Workers’ Party (WP) and Non-Constituency MPs (NCMPs) went against it. However, one Nominated MP …

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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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