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PAP Government Wields POFMA on Thum Ping Tjin’s Criticisms of POFMA

In the latest of the PAP government's spree on clamping down dissent, it has issued Dr Thum Ping Tjin and website New Naratif a POFMA correction order over an 8 May video about POFMA. The video, entitled “The Show with PJ Thum - Ep 8 - How bad laws are created and abused in Singapore (A POFMA case study)”, raised issues about the government's use of POFMA as a tool to silence criticisms against the government. Shooting itself in the face, the PAP government proceeded to invoke POFMA on Dr Thum's video.

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The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a travel note telling Singaporeans to respect and follow local laws after a slew of Singaporean drug-related arrests in foreign countries. Likewise, Singaporeans abroad also have to adhere to the laws and regulations of the countries they are visiting or residing in. Violation of foreign laws could lead to immediate arrest and detention. In some countries, the judicial process could take months. Singaporeans convicted of offences overseas could face heavy fines and/or long prison sentences. For drug-related offences, offenders could face a long prison sentence or even capital punishment.

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