Tag: Josephine Teo

SDP wants Pofma appeal against MOM to be heard in open court

The Singapore Democratic Party's appeal against the Ministry of Manpower over Correction Directions issued under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) has been scheduled to be heard in the High Court on Thursday (Jan 16). The appeal is not open to the public...

SDP’s case against MOM to be heard in the High Court

The Originating Summons filed against Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) will be heard in the High Court on Thursday (Jan 16). SDP said that it would mount its own arguments, as opposed to retaining legal counsel. The Singapore Democratic Party...

Calvin Cheng on SDP’s PMET statistics: “what the SDP did was not exactly false, just selective and misleading”

Weighing in on the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) issue with the Ministry of Manpower’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Correction Directions (CD), former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media. In a Facebook post last Friday (Jan 3),...

SDP files summons against Manpower Minister in High Court

Singapore—On Wednesday (Jan 8), the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) announced that it had filed an Originating Summons against Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo in the High Court. This followed a press statement from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (Jan 6) announcing that SDP’s application...

SDP to take MOM to court after application to cancel Correction Directions rejected

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has announced its intentions to challenge the Ministry of Manpower’s fake news Correction Direction (CD) in court after its application to cancel said Correction Directions was rejected. A statement released by the party today (Jan 7) said that “In rejecting...

Polish blogger: Is the SDP dishonest or just unbelievably incompetent?

A Polish blogger, Mr Michael Petraeus, who is known online as Critical Spectator, has taken the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) to task, accusing it of posting fake news. In a post on Friday (Jan 3), Mr Petraeus says the SDP has been “lying with charts”. Read...

MOM maintains that SDP published specific falsehoods, directs party to follow Pofma process

The Ministry of Manpower responded yesterday (Jan 2) to the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) statement calling for Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo to retract the POFMA Correction Directions she issued to the party last year (Dec 14) and issue an apology. Under Pofma, the Protection...

SDP rejects Josephine Teo’s fake news correction directions, asks her to apologise

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) earlier today (Jan 2), has called on Minister for Manpower (MOM) Josephine Teo to retract the POFMA Correction Directions she issued to the party last year (Dec 14) and issue an apology. In their statement today, the party says, “This...

MOM says they will “consider the grounds” of SDP’s application to cancel Pofma correction directions

Responding to a rebuttal by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) after they were asked to correct two Facebook posts and an article on their website, the Ministry of Manpower replied on Sunday night (Dec 15), clarifying that there has been no "rising trend" of...

SDP’s response to Ministry of Manpower’s POFMA correction directions

Dear Minister Josephine Teo, We refer to the Correction Notices you sent to the SDP on 14 December 2019. We state our case below. Post 1: The SDP article which you refer to dated 8 June 2019 states: “The SDP's proposal comes amidst a rising proportion of...