Minister Josephine Teo has rejected an application by the Transformative Justice Collective (TJC) to cancel a correction direction issued to them under Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). The correction direction was issued in response to TJC’s Facebook post regarding the execution of Tangaraju S/O Suppiah. The Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the posts contained false statements about Tangaraju’s case. TJC has 14 days to file an application to the High Court to set aside the correction direction.
Despite complying with a correction order under Singapore’s ‘Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act of 2019’ (POFMA), the California-based news outlet, Asia Sentinel, staunchly stands by its controversial story, thereby countering alleged attempts by the Singapore government to silence critics.
Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs, K Shanmugam, has ordered the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) office to issue a Correction Direction to the Asia Sentinel. The online publication is now obligated to display a correction notice alongside a controversial article, which the Ministry of Home Affairs alleges contains multiple factual inaccuracies, related to Singapore’s management of KTV lounges amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Despite blogger Phillip Ang flagging several inaccuracies in Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong’s speech about public housing, the Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) office seems to remain inactive. The office responded that the relevant ministry or ministries are “in the best position” to assess the veracity of a statement, raising questions about the exercise of POFMA powers by ministers.
Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam rejects Terry Xu’s appeal against the correction direction, which required Xu to post corrections for false allegations against the police. Xu argued discrepancies in police accounts and body camera footage, questioned the basis for the daughter-in-law’s report, and defended his assertion of police misrepresentation.
The Minister of Home Affairs (MHA) has instructed the Pofma Office to issue correction directions to The Online Citizen Asia (TOC) and Terry Xu regarding an incident involving police and an elderly woman. The Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the police’s primary aim was to assist the woman. Xu, however, disputes the account and urges the public to view the body-worn camera footage to make up their own minds on the issue.
Mr Tan Kin Lian says that he awaits to be POFMAed as he suggests that the Singapore Government’s surplus would be closer to Mr Yeoh Lam Keong’s stated financial surplus if it adopts generally accepted accounting treatments The former CEO of NTUC Income posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, expressing his opinions on the … Read more
SINGAPORE — Desmond Lee, the Minister of National Development has directed the POFMA Office to issue Correction Directions to Yeoh Lam Keong and The Online Citizen Asia (TOC) over alleged false and misleading statements regarding Housing Development Board (HDB)’s deficits and Singapore’s Past Reserves. Mr Yeoh, who is the former Chief Economist of GIC — … Read more
The Minister for Health, Ong Ye Kung has instructed the Protection against Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office on Sunday (15 Aug) to issue a General Correction Direction to Facebook over a statement about a three-year-old preschooler who had allegedly passed away from COVID-19 at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). The statement which … Read more