Tag: Kirsten Han

SG ambassador to the US rebuts activist Kirsten Han’s POFMA op-ed in the New York Times

Singapore—In response to an opinion piece activist Kirsten Han wrote that was published in The New York Times (NYT) on January 21, Singapore’s ambassador to the United States Ashok Kumar Mirpuri has written a letter to the NYT’s editor rebutting the points that Ms...

Malaysia’s Lawyers for Liberty will not comply with correction notice by POFMA

SINGAPORE — Malaysian human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has refused to comply with Singapore's Protection From Online Falsehoods And Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office, after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asked LFL to issue a "correction notice" on its website regarding earlier...

MHA issues POFMA correction order to Malaysia’s Lawyers for Liberty, Yahoo Singapore, TOC & Kirsten Han over claims of ‘brutal’ executions

Singapore—The Government has issued its fifth correction order under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), this time against Malaysian NGO Lawyers for Liberty's (LFL) and three other parties: news websites Yahoo Singapore, The Online Citizen, and local activist Kirsten Han. In a...

Kirsten Han calls SG’s fake news law ‘an extremely blunt tool’ in M’sia TV interview

Kirsten Han, an activist and Editor-in-Chief of New Naratif was interviewed on Malaysian TV programme ‘Consider This’, on Astro Awani, regarding her views on the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Kirsten started off by saying that the amount of state overreach within...

Kirsten Han: We don’t take money if funder wants to influence or control editorial decisions

Singapore—In response to remarks made by Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam’ on September Wednesday, September 25, journalist and activist Kirsten Han sought to clarify that while New Naratif, of which she is editor-in-chief, receives grant money from foreign entities, the site does not...

Calvin Cheng tells Kirsten Han to clarify her statement

Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng wrote on social media about giving activist Kirsten Han the opportunity to be able to clarify her statement about “ potentially one day having 500,000 people on the streets”. Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam spoke on...

Singaporeans slam activist Jolovan Wham for saying burning the state flag should come under freedom of expression

Yet again, many Singaporeans have taken to social media to call out activist Jolovan Wham for his comment on Twitter as to how burning the state flag it should be considered freedom of expression. Others also brought up his recent meeting with Malaysian Prime...

Seah Kian Peng and his misfiring bogeymen tactics

PM Lee Hsien Loong managed only 30 minutes when he met Dr Mahathir Mohamad in May just after he became Malaysian PM for the second time. And tongues immediately started wagging. Yes, they did pose for pictures at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya,...

Activists strike back with letters to PM Lee and Charles Chong

Historian Pingtjin Thum, activist Jolovan Wham and journalist Kirsten Han are taking another step in striking back at their detractors. The three activists were among a group who met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad at the end of August, along with Tan Wah...

PJ Thum releases a follow up submission to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods

Obbana Rajah Yesterday, Dr Thum Ping Tjin released a follow up submission to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. When he shared it on his Facebook page, it was accompanied by a few lines from a Broadway song 'Hurricane', where supposedly the main character Hamilton’s...