POFMA

WP Politician Questions Why AGC Does Not Need To Prove In Court A Statement Is False When POFMA Is Issued

WP Politician Questions Why AGC Does Not Need To Prove In Court A Statement Is False When POFMA Is Issued

This was AGC's response to a High Court judge's ruling that the Government must prove the falsity of a statement when its correction orders are challenged in Court. AGC insisted that the onus is on the party making the assertion to prove that the statements are true.

Filed Under: 

MCI Lifts Temporary Exemption Of Internet Intermediaries From POFMA

MCI Lifts Temporary Exemption Of Internet Intermediaries From POFMA

It has finally happened. Using the recent Wuhan Coronavirus emergency as a convenient excuse, the Singapore Government has lifted the temporary exemption of internet platforms form the POFMA requirements. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and others were under this category of temporary exemption.

Filed Under: 

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.

Filed Under: 

Opinion: Any Challenge On POFMA Should Be Done In Open Court, To Show Gov's Transparency

Opinion: Any Challenge On POFMA Should Be Done In Open Court, To Show Gov's Transparency

There is no reason to hold POFMA applications in Chambers. Conversely, there is every reason to have such applications heard in open court as a matter of public interest, especially, in light of the intentions and objectives of POFMA, particularly, as repeatedly assured by the Government, namely, to filter out fake news. The public is entitled to know why the subject information so classified as fake news is legitimately fake news, as opposed to being wrongfully so declared.

Filed Under: 

SDP Will Get Court Date In Their POFMA Challenge Against MOM

SDP Will Get Court Date In Their POFMA Challenge Against MOM

The Facebook post indicated that the SDP will challenge this too, as they apply to have the judge "to have the case heard in open court". SDP stated that this will be the first thing they will do when the Court session is convened on Thursday morning. This, SDP indicated, will allow the matter to be open to the public, seeing as how the case has escalated to such an extent that it has drawn widespread and intense public interest.

Filed Under: 

SDP FIles High Court Appeal, To Challenge Josephine Teo's POFMA Action Against Them

SDP FIles High Court Appeal, To Challenge Josephine Teo's POFMA Action Against Them

SDP said they had deliberated at length about taking the appeal to the High Court, but in the end decided that taking it to the courts to “stand up for our fellow Singaporeans and fight for what little space we have left in Singapore to uphold our democratic freedoms” was the right thing to do.

Filed Under: 

SDP Says Josephine Teo's Refusal To Substantiate POFMA Allegation Shows Poor Leadership Qualities

SDP Says Josephine Teo's Refusal To Substantiate POFMA Allegation Shows Poor Leadership Qualities

SDP said they found the MOM's reply disturbing, as SDP had submitted a detailed account which includes analyzing MOM’s own statistics, as the reasons for the statements in SDP's posts. They also countered that Minister Teo, who had the backing of her entire Ministry and their officials, and two full days with which to substantiate their Correction Directions, had failed to do so, and this was indicative of the lack of leadership qualities in the PAP's 4G Leadership.

Filed Under: 

Can POFMA Be Used On HDB For Past Misleading Statements?

Can POFMA Be Used On HDB For Past Misleading Statements?

Singaporeans have already seen POFMA used on a few occasions these past few weeks, as the Government goes all out to show they mean business, and to present any dissenting, anti-government voices early Christmas presents. of course, all the POFMA thrown to these online voices are all commentaries that goes against the government.

Filed Under: 

Govt Only Use POFMA To Say Fake News, Should They State Facts To Show The Real News?

Govt Only Use POFMA To Say Fake News, Should They State Facts To Show The Real News?

But what about the Government themselves? Can they ever be issued with POFMA? After all, telling half truths and not the full facts is a common tactic used by governments the world over. So, to be better than the rest, why not the Singapore government come out with actual facts, with stats and reports to back up what they want to disprove, instead of just issuing Correction Orders?

Filed Under: 

Pages

Advertisement
Subscribe to RSS - POFMA