Josephine Teo rejects Transformative Justice Collective’s application to cancel correction direction

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.

Asia Sentinel holds fast to controversial story amidst Singapore’s POFMA correction demand

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.

Home Affairs Minister orders POFMA Correction Direction on Asia Sentinel’s ‘inaccurate’ article about aftermath of Nikkei Asia’s critical commentary on KTVs in Singapore

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.

No action to be taken by POFMA office despite blogger flagging several falsehoods in DPM Wong’s speech

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.

Minister for Home Affairs rejects application by Terry Xu to cancel correction direction

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.

Minister of Home Affairs issues POFMA correction orders to The Online Citizen Asia and Terry Xu

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.

Tan Kin Lian asks to be POFMAed over post on SG Govt’s surplus

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

Minister of National Development directs Correction Directions to be issued to Yeoh Lam Keong and TOC

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

Minister of Health issues POFMA Correction Notice to Facebook over post about passing of 3-yr-old

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