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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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CHEE HONG TAT ADDS FUEL TO THE FIRE, SLAMS LI SHENGWU FOR JUDICARY COMMENTS

Senior minister of State for Health and Communications and Information, Mr Chee Hong Tat, has slammed Mr Li Shengwu, the son of Lee Hsien Yang and the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who had made remarks in a "Friends Only" Facebook post in which he criticized the judiciary system in Singapore for being unfair.

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AGC APPEAL COULD UP KONG HEE & CHC SENTENCES TO 20 YEARS

The Attorney-General's Chambers' decision to file a criminal reference to the Supreme Court could redefine all future sentences for church and charity leaders in Singapore and see Kong Hee and the other City Harvest Church leaders' sentences increased to up to 20 years, say law experts.

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IMAM CHARGED WITH PROMOTING ENMITY OVER REMARKS ON JEWS, CHRISTIANS

Imam Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel has pleaded guilty to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race. This is with regards to remarks the imam had made at Friday prayers at a mosque in January and February, where he recited an old Arabic text originating from his village in India that read: "God help us against Jews and Christians", which is not an extract from the Quran.

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DRIVER WHO CUT MAN IN HALF IN GRUESOME ACCIDENT JAILED 4 WEEKS

Ms Ma Kah Yian, a 45 year-old van driver, was sentenced to 4 weeks jail and a 5 year driving ban after she killed a man in a most gruesome accident on 26 Feburary last year. On 26 February last year, Ma was traveling along Woodlands Avenue 2. At the same time, Mr Annamalai Jeevanantham, 51, had parked his lorry in a vehicle bay along that same road to have lunch with a colleague. The vehicle bay is a section of road where authorized vehicles are allowed to stop.

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