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POFMA will be the Nuclear Bomb to Free Speech and Press in Singapore

POFMA was passed in parliament in May earlier this year. Despite what the government says about protecting citizens from fake news, it is all their way of pushing down a draconian law that has the potential to stifle and kill authentic contrarian views and any point of view that the government doesn't agree with. Here are what other prominent academics, human rights advocates and even a former PAP MP have to say about POFMA.

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It Has Begun! TOC's Terry Xu Served Letter By PM' Lawyers, He Is Being Sued As Expected

It Has Begun! TOC's Terry Xu Served Letter By PM' Lawyers, He Is Being Sued As Expected

The Writ was served on 5 September at Terry Xu's house, which indicated that the article in question "contained statements that are false and baseless and were calculated to disparage and impugn PM Lee as well as his office as the Prime Minister.” Xu has 8 days to enter an appearance to defend the claim. This is also not the first time lawyer Davinder Singh has represented PM Lee in his defamation suits. He was involved when PM Lee sued Roy Ngerng in 2015, and most recently Leong Sze Hian, whose case is still ongoing.

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FREE SPEECH COSTS MONEY, HELP SUPPORT THE ONLINE CITIZEN (TOC)

Ok guys and gals, so all of you cheering the rediscovery of common sense in the judgement on the Protection from Harassment Act, remember that the case would never have come about if TOC had not published Dr Ting's side of the case.

Free speech still costs money, so put your money where your mouth is and support independent media in Singapore by contributing to the running costs of TOC.

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TOC CHIEF EDITOR: SPEAKER HALIMAH YACCOB IS BIASED AGAINST WP MPS IN PARLIAMENT

I have seen for my eyes how biased is Halimah Yaccob towards the PAP ministers and MP against WP's in Parliament as the Speaker of Parliament, what more to say if she is the President. My bet is Halimah Yaccob. Then you have the claim that Singapore is progressive with a female President and a Malay one somemore.

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NON-PARTISAN BUKIT BATOK RC PUTS UP PAP MURALI BANNER, TAKEN DOWN AFTER COMPLAINTS

The Online Citizen (TOC) was alerted by one reader on 27 April about individuals putting the banner for the PAP candidate, Mr Murali Pillai in the Bukit Batok SMC by-election, on the banner rack of the Resident Committee (RC) Zone 6 at Blk 168 Bukit Batok West Ave 8. On 28 April, questions were sent to the People's Association (PA) that governs the RC about whether is there any rules that allow the use of RC facilities for partisan purpose.

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HELP SAVE THE ONLINE CITIZEN

The Online Citizen is Singapore’s longest-running independent online media platform. Our aim is to examine the issues that matter, or should matter, to Singaporeans and to reflect the diversity of life, of ideas and opinions, that is Singapore.

We believe that Singapore’s future is best served by having an informed and involved citizenry that has access to a wide range of sources of news and views and an open and vibrant environment in which to share and to debate ideas and opinions. The Online Citizen was set up to help create such an environment, and that is what we continue to work towards.

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POLICE INVESTIGATING CLAIMS OF COP ABUSE DURING NIGHTCLUB RAID

The police are investigating a complaint that its officers physically abused a 41-year-old Singaporean man during a spot check conducted at a nightclub on Friday morning (Apr 3). The allegation was first reported by sociopolitical website The Online Citizen (TOC) on Sunday. It posted photos of businessman Lim Chin Huat with injuries on his face and a bandaged arm, as well as a 37-second video clip showing officers trying to get a handcuffed Mr Lim into a police car.

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