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Straight Talking Minister, Good For Singapore, Or Just A Lousy Excuse?

Straight Talking Minister, Good For Singapore, Or Just A Lousy Excuse?

But remember: you are only a straight-talker when you speak the same way even when you know the whole world is listening. You can't claim to be a straight-talker when your colleague walks out of a cubicle after you bitch about him if you have been acting chummy with him all this while.

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The Online Citizen Is The Latest Opposition Voice To Get POFMA

The Online Citizen Is The Latest Opposition Voice To Get POFMA

The POFMA was issued to TOC due to them sharing the statement by Malaysia-based Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) in which they alleged stated "untrue, baseless and preposterous allegations about the use of unlawful methods in judicial executions conducted in Changi Prison" according to the MHA press release. Two others who shared the same LFL statement were also issued POFMA, according to the MHA press release. The two were another opposition voice Kirsten Han, and non-PAP controlled media, Yahoo Singapore Facebook.

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Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Says POFMA Falls Short

Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Says POFMA Falls Short

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has issued a strongly worded statement, which indicated that the Party strongly mandates that Singapore needs to be governed under the tenets of transparency, independence and accountability, to which the Party highly subscribes to. To this end, PSP finds that the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) falls short of these expected values.

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PAP Minister Ng Chee Meng Spotted In Potong Pasir, PAP Scared Of Losing Ward

PAP Minister Ng Chee Meng Spotted In Potong Pasir, PAP Scared Of Losing Ward

The Potong Pasir ward, of course, belonged to opposition's Chiam See Tong, for 27 years from from 1984 to 2011. Chiam's party lost the last GE because he decided to vacate the post and fight in a GRC, while Lina Chiam took over as the opposition candidate there. Lina Chiam subsequently lost out to the PAP candidate, but by a negligible margin.

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NMPs Propose Amendments To Fake News Bill, Want To Have Independent Council To Oversee Decision Makers

3 NMPs have filed a Notice of Amendment to the POFMA in which they outlined various improvements they want to see in the Bill. They proposed that the relevant Minister must explain why something is considered a falsehood and why certain actions have to be taken. They also suggested for an independent council to oversee the decision-making process so that online falsehoods can be countered better and fairer. The next Parliament sitting is on 6 May. Will the people in power bother to listen? Singaporeans will wait and see.

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Prominent Blogger Andrew Loh Says New Fake News Law Makes Minister Final Arbiter Of Truth

Prominent Blogger Andrew Loh Says New Fake News Law Makes Minister Final Arbiter Of Truth

Prominent blogger Andrew Loh has called out on the fake news legislation, by indicating that once this law takes into effect, it will effectively place the Minister of Law as the most powerful, and crucially, the final arbiter of truth in Singapore.

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Singaporean Parent Complains To Masagos About Burning Smell in Punggol And Its Effects On Child's Health

Singaporean parent staying in Punggol complains of constant burning smell in the area and worries for the health of his children. He has written to Masagos Zulkifli in hopes that he will take action. Will he?

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KHAW: SHOW APPRECIATION TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT WORKERS WHO ARE OVERWORKED

Khaw Boon Wan said the failure of SMRT staff in the flooding incident have made the good work of others go to waste. He said it has tarnished Singapore's reputation but encouraged commuters to show appreciation to public transport workers whenever they can.

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WHAT'S THE POINT OF HAVING DEBATES IF MINISTER'S SPEECHES ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY?

A netizen disagreed with Min Shanmugam for saying that every minister's speech be taken as statutory legislation. He argued that if this is true, it defeats the purpose of The Hansard (an official record of speeches) and having Parliamentary sittings in the first place. What do you think?

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DON'T BE MISLED, DECISION TO START COUNTING FROM WEE KIM WEE WAS NOT BASED ON AGC'S ADVICE

Workers' Party's Sylvia Lim, who finally got to speak on the EP, argued that the Government misled people into thinking that the decision to start counting from Wee Kim Wee was a result of the AGC's advice, when it was not.

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