And correcting these inaccuracies would involve naming the complainant, laying bare all her personal financial details, and even indicate that because her finances were so dire, the Government agency had to inform Singaporeans that the woman's daughter receives financial aid to continue with her tertiary education.
Most believe that the decision by landlords to evict tenants and why the government has issued warning against doing such things was because as Minister Josephine Teo said, there were still 30,000 PRCs work pass holders based in Singapore that has not returned back to Singapore ever since the virus broke out. So, any move to evict these high numbers would represent a huge problem of homelessness that the Government would not want to face.
Both school teams that were involved in a football match that ended 32-0 to one team far more superior than the other have issued joint statements to counter the backlash the match had received, indicating that both teams had agreed prior to the match to play to the best of their abilities in the spirit of true sportsmanship.
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.
If Lawrence Wong's speech on the Wuhan virus was to be scrutinized, nowhere in the interview did he said that the $100 allowance is not intended for the tourists. However, he did say clearly that it will be given to those who are in quarantine, presumably including the tourists who are in quarantine. After all, how can Singaporeans be expected to read his mind, or indeed, how can Singaporeans even be expected to remember what the allowance was like back during the SARS virus.
Many Singaporeans are now asking whether this figure is an overkill for the government, as the money used will obviously be out of the tax payers pockets. While it makes sense for the self-employed to be compensated for being quarantined, especially the taxi drivers, delivery riders or any others whose income depends on how they go out and carry out their jobs, does it make sense for the those who are salaried employees to be compensated? While it can be argued that their employers would lose working hours due to those quarantined, is the $100 a day figure too high?
During the press conference by LFL, their advisor N Surendran spoke about LFL's legal suit against Mr K Shanmugam for issuing the correction direction. The suit also seeks a declaration that the Minister cannot take any action on LFL in Malaysia under POFMA.
Shengwu even indicated that the AGC had applied to strike out parts of Shengwu's own defense affidavit, with the result that they will not be considered at the trial. As for these strike out parts, the AGC also demanded that they be sealed in the court record, so that the public cannot know what the removed parts contain. Shengwu alleges that these showed the AGC were only acting for their own benefit, or that of his uncle, PM Lee. And thus, he decided that this would not be a fair trial, and thus, refused to participate in the one-sided court case.
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.
It is a well held believe of many Singaporeans that the Government does not trust its own citizens in interpreting data. Heck, the Government does not even trust Singaporeans to know what is fake news and what is not. Trust works both ways, but apparently, not for these 4G Leaders.