Teammates and Singapore marathon champions Soh Rui Yong and Ashley Liew has intensified, as Liew has just sued Soh for damages of up to $120,000 in monetary damages, over a contested act of sportsmanship.
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
Opposition leader and veteran Parliamentarian Low Thia Khiang asserted his and his party's views in Parliament on the Fake News Law. He said that the “real aim” of the government in proposing such laws “is to protect the ruling party and achieve political monopoly.”
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.
Senior Minister of State For Law, Edwin Tong has come forward to defend POFMA against what appears to be attacks, in his own words, from “a small group crying wolf.” This was in reference to online criticism of the POFMA, or the Fake News Bill.
Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has always been very quick to offer his views on social media or to the main stream media on things that are the talking point in Singapore that carries a legal implication.
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.
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.
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?
Residents of a Jurong West condominium have been left shocked and angry when they found out that their own Jurong West condominium have been registered to foreign workers as tenants, without their knowledge. The residents are now seeking answers from MOM over this very damaging process on MOM's part.