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WP's Dennis Tan Says POFMA Will have Chilling Effect In Singapore

WP's Dennis Tan Says POFMA Will have Chilling Effect In Singapore

Workers' Party MP Denis Tan voiced his concerns over the chilling effect the POFMA Bill would have in Singapore, when speaking out in Parliament against the Fake News bill. He cited concerns over the lack of clarity over what would constitute “in the public interest” under the law as some of the definitions provided were too general or lacked a precise scope

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Pritam Singh: Courts, Not Ministers, Should Be Decision Makers In Fake News Bill

Pritam Singh: Courts, Not Ministers, Should Be Decision Makers In Fake News Bill

Workers Party Secretary-General and MP for Aljunied, Pritam Singh, said in Parliament that the WP opposes the Fake News Bill, and reiterated their stand that the Courts, and not Ministers, should be the decision maker of Fake News. He also said that there is a genuine sense among Singaporeans that this Bill can easily be abused in the wrong hands.

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COI Blames Aloysius Pang's Death On Aloysius Pang

COI Blames Aloysius Pang's Death On Aloysius Pang

A Committee of Inquiry, which was set up by the SAF to investigate the death of Singapore celebrity Aloysius Pang while undergoing his Reservist duties in New Zealand, have found that all three Servicemen who were inside the Howitzer cabin when the accident happened at fault.

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PM To Be Heng Says Govt And People Should Work Hand In Hand To Move SG Forward

PM To Be Heng Says Govt And People Should Work Hand In Hand To Move SG Forward

Newly appointed DPM and PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat says that he is contemplating whether or not Singapore should continue with the very "constructive politics" that have been employed for the past 50 years. He also said that global and tech savvy Singaporeans represents the way forward and that the government will do well to harness these talent in order to move Singapore forward into the future.

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Once Fake News Bill Becomes Law, Lee Wei Ling's FB Posts Will Kena?

Once Fake News Bill Becomes Law, Lee Wei Ling's FB Posts Will Kena?

But questions arises that once the Fake News Bill becomes law, will the authorities clam down on her posts and declare her a fake news peddler? After all, she is accusing none other than the PM of Singapore himself, being her brother or not is secondary to the argument. If this is not fake news, then this must be true? After all, this is not an opinion, or a satirical piece by Dr Lee, isn't it?

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