The “Fake News Bill” if passed could be open to abuse

The “Fake News Bill” in Singapore has been published and is due for debate in Parliament next month before it becomes law. Theoretically, a bill will not come into effect unless the Members of Parliament (MPs) agree. However, as far as I remember, I do not think there’s been a single bill debated in Singapore’s Parliament that has not been …

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Young Singaporeans might be ready for an ethnic minority PM, but not the rest of the population, says Heng Swee Keat

While young Singaporeans might be “quite comfortable” with the prospect of being led by a Prime Minister (PM) of a minority race, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is sceptical as to whether the same viewpoint is shared by other Singaporeans, particularly those from older generations. Mr Heng’s statement was made in response to a question posed by Assistant Professor Walid …

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Pro-democracy parties in Thailand declare having enough numbers to form majority coalition, following allegedly “rigged” election results

In the aftermath of a general election dubbed by exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as a “rigged” one that was tampered by “serious interference” from the junta, several pro-democracy political parties in Thailand have announced that they have enough seats, albeit unofficially, to form a majority coalition. Bloomberg reported pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party leader Sudarat Keyuraphan as saying on …

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Netizens question Changi Airport Group Vice-President Poh Li San’s intention to contest in next GE, draw parallels with President Halimah Yacob’s statement prior to PE

Following Changi Airport Group Vice-President Poh Li San’s statement regarding her intention to contest in the next General Election (GE) under the People’s Action Party (PAP) banner, a handful of netizens have questioned her motives for doing so, with several of them pointing out her background as a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) pilot and her speedy rise in …

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