Wong said that the “Government maintains an arms-length relationship with the companies and does not interfere in their operational decisions such as remuneration.” When they themselves are the Board of Directors in said company, how is it then possible not to interfere in the operation decisions such as remuneration?
The woman behind the Watian petition that eventually got them banned from performing their concert in SG just one day before they are due to perform, is at it again. She has updated her petition on Monday May 13th, titled More extreme (death and black) metal bands scheduled to perform in Singapore”.
Chee, in his reply to Leon Perera in their heated discussion about the Live telecasts, had said that there is no great demand for a live feed and that there is no need to look for imaginary problems when no problems exist and when the status quo has worked well so far. Quite how he came to this conclusion, no one knows.
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.