Tag: K Shanmugam

PAP’s Shanmugam: PSP has been silent on both Covid-19 and plans for Nee Soon

Singapore -- On Tuesday (July 7), the People's Action Party's team for Nee Soon GRC held an online rally. In the e-rally, Mr K Shanmugam took a shot at their competitors in the General Election, the Progress Singapore Party, for not having plans for...

“I cannot see how putting up a Facebook post poses a real risk of prejudicing proceedings” – Li Shengwu calls out K Shanmugam

After a high court hearing on Li Shengwu’s prosecution over a private Facebook post, the grandson of Lee Kuan Yew took to social media to update netizens on the status of proceedings. Mr Li, son of Lee Hsien Yang and nephew of Prime Minister Lee...

PSP’s Leong Mun Wai tells Shanmugam that Nee Soon was never up for “horse-trading”

Another member of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) responded to Minister K Shanmugam’s comments that PSP’s contesting Nee Soon GRC was ‘half-hearted’. In a Facebook post yesterday (Jul 2), Assistant Secretary-General Leong Mun Wai wrote that “PSP is always committed to Nee Soon” “As I am...

WP’s Sylvia Lim video goes viral but Shanmugam calls opposition videos “slick PR”

Singapore — No doubt about it, the Workers’ Party (WP) has been winning with its well-produced, high-quality videos for this General Election. From the seconds-long teaser which only showed the faces of potential WP candidates released last week, to the longer, substantive "Make Your Vote...

PSP responds after Shanmugam calls their contesting Nee Soon GRC ‘half-hearted’

Progress Singapore Party (PSP) candidate Brad Bowyer said that the People’s Action Party (PAP) had been “trying to delegitimize” the newer party as part of its strategy. His comments came after the PAP’s K. Shanmugam said that the opposition attempt on Nee Soon GRC this...

Looming General Election: PAP MPs and would-be candidates go on walkabouts

Singapore — Members of Parliament as well as potential candidates from the People's Action Party (PAP) in the looming General Election were out in the constituencies during the first weekend (June 20 and 21) after the Phase 2 relaxation of circuit breaker measures. As June...

Shanmugam on Alfian Sa’at issue, “This is about Mr Singh asking the Government to listen to a specific individual”

Singapore—The issue concerning Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh supporting playwright Alfian Sa’at continued to be fought out as Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam weighed in on the matter on Sunday, which has elicited a reply from Mr Pritam. On Friday, the...

6th correction direction issued under POFMA to Alex Tan

Singapore—Controversial figure Alex Tan was given yet another correction direction under Singapore’s anti-online falsehoods law, this time for a piece in the National Times Singapore Facebook page concerning POFMA, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, itself. On May 15, a post on the...

Shanmugam issues Pofma orders about video to PJ Thum and New Naratif

Earlier today (May 13), Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam issued Correction Directions under the Protection From Online Falsehoods And Manipulation Act (Pofma) to online publication New Naratif and historian Thum Ping Tjin, who is also known as PJ Thum. The orders, which...

Shanmugam: Gov’t to take legal action against those who spread falsehoods about migrant workers’ dorms

Singapore—In a Zoom conference on Wednesday (Apr 29), Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam pointed out that there have been individuals who are spreading falsehoods online concerning the conditions of the dormitories of migrant workers. They do this to fuel fear and panic,...