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The Online Citizen Is The Latest Opposition Voice To Get POFMA

The Online Citizen Is The Latest Opposition Voice To Get POFMA

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.

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Opinion: Any Challenge On POFMA Should Be Done In Open Court, To Show Gov's Transparency

Opinion: Any Challenge On POFMA Should Be Done In Open Court, To Show Gov's Transparency

There is no reason to hold POFMA applications in Chambers. Conversely, there is every reason to have such applications heard in open court as a matter of public interest, especially, in light of the intentions and objectives of POFMA, particularly, as repeatedly assured by the Government, namely, to filter out fake news. The public is entitled to know why the subject information so classified as fake news is legitimately fake news, as opposed to being wrongfully so declared.

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SDP Will Get Court Date In Their POFMA Challenge Against MOM

SDP Will Get Court Date In Their POFMA Challenge Against MOM

The Facebook post indicated that the SDP will challenge this too, as they apply to have the judge "to have the case heard in open court". SDP stated that this will be the first thing they will do when the Court session is convened on Thursday morning. This, SDP indicated, will allow the matter to be open to the public, seeing as how the case has escalated to such an extent that it has drawn widespread and intense public interest.

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SDP FIles High Court Appeal, To Challenge Josephine Teo's POFMA Action Against Them

SDP FIles High Court Appeal, To Challenge Josephine Teo's POFMA Action Against Them

SDP said they had deliberated at length about taking the appeal to the High Court, but in the end decided that taking it to the courts to “stand up for our fellow Singaporeans and fight for what little space we have left in Singapore to uphold our democratic freedoms” was the right thing to do.

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SDP Says Josephine Teo's Refusal To Substantiate POFMA Allegation Shows Poor Leadership Qualities

SDP Says Josephine Teo's Refusal To Substantiate POFMA Allegation Shows Poor Leadership Qualities

SDP said they found the MOM's reply disturbing, as SDP had submitted a detailed account which includes analyzing MOM’s own statistics, as the reasons for the statements in SDP's posts. They also countered that Minister Teo, who had the backing of her entire Ministry and their officials, and two full days with which to substantiate their Correction Directions, had failed to do so, and this was indicative of the lack of leadership qualities in the PAP's 4G Leadership.

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Can POFMA Be Used On HDB For Past Misleading Statements?

Can POFMA Be Used On HDB For Past Misleading Statements?

Singaporeans have already seen POFMA used on a few occasions these past few weeks, as the Government goes all out to show they mean business, and to present any dissenting, anti-government voices early Christmas presents. of course, all the POFMA thrown to these online voices are all commentaries that goes against the government.

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Govt Only Use POFMA To Say Fake News, Should They State Facts To Show The Real News?

Govt Only Use POFMA To Say Fake News, Should They State Facts To Show The Real News?

But what about the Government themselves? Can they ever be issued with POFMA? After all, telling half truths and not the full facts is a common tactic used by governments the world over. So, to be better than the rest, why not the Singapore government come out with actual facts, with stats and reports to back up what they want to disprove, instead of just issuing Correction Orders?

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POFMA: 4 Strikes By 4 Different Ministers, PAP's New Toy Is Doing Well

POFMA: 4 Strikes By 4 Different Ministers, PAP's New Toy Is Doing Well

All four POFMA issued by different Ministers, is this what the government mean when they want to wish Singaporeans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year? It does seem like the POFMA is now the shiny new toy for the Ministers themselves were given to fix the opposition. And for the PAP at least, it is turning out to be the best Xmas gift they can be given, ahead of the next, upcoming, General Election.

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Ravi Philemon: 3 Instances Of POFMA Invoked, All Against Articles Critical Of Govt

Ravi Philemon: 3 Instances Of POFMA Invoked, All Against Articles Critical Of Govt

I am concerned that there have been 3 instances of Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) being invoked - all against articles critical of the government. My view is that POFMA was indeed passed ahead of a General Election which is looming. The Government has a track-record of enacting laws targeting online criticisms and ahead of elections for the last 10 years.

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