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S Iswaran debunks DORSCON Red rumours

Sinagpore—S. Iswaran, the country’s Communications and Information Minister, debunked the rumours that the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) alert will be raised to its highest level, Red. Speaking to members of the media in Parliament on Thursday (Mar 26), Mr Iswaran addressed the rumours...

Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran calls Facebook criticism of POFMA an “allergic reaction”

Singapore—Bloomberg reports that the country’s Communications and Information Minister, S Iswaran, called social media giant Facebook’s criticism of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) an “allergic reaction,” In a March 11 Bloomberg Television interview, Mr Iswaran said that the Covid-19 is...

Singapore must prepare for a “new normal,” says Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran

Singapore—In an interview with Bloomberg Television on Wednesday (March 11), S Iswaran, the country’s Minister for Communications and Information, said that Singapore must prepare for a “new normal.” Singapore has received widespread praise from many countries for the way the Government has handled the Covid-19...

POFMA to quash Wuhan virus falsehoods which can cause public panic

SINGAPORE — On Monday (Jan 27), Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran emphasised that in line with the new Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), the Government will come down hard on anyone found to be spreading falsehoods about the Wuhan...

Minister: An “unfortunate convergence or coincidence” that fake news law has been used against opposition politicians

Minister for Communications and Information S Iwaran said in Parliament on Monday (Jan 6) that it was "convergence, some might say an unfortunate convergence or coincidence". He was referring to the first few directions to correct falsehoods, issued under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and...

S Iswaran tells Sylvia Lim that she has “a very active imagination” for suggesting Pofma code will give PAP extra info on opponents’ strategy

During the sitting of Parliament on Monday (Jan 6), tensions were raised between Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran and Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, when the latter suggested that the Pofma Code of Practice for political advertisements would be a good way...

Our Digital Singapore: Primary students in S’pore will begin learning how to code in 2020

Singapore – In the digital era, coding is an essential tool and language that provides a competitive advantage. On July 10 (Wednesday), Minister for Communications and Information, S Iswaran, announced an initiative that aims to give students of Singapore this edge in a digital world. The...

Tan Cheng Bock flanked by new party members; meets PAP MPs at Ayer Rajah yet again

Chief of Progress Singapore Party (PSP), Dr Tan Cheng Bock, had yet another run-in with People’s Action Party (PAP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Mr S. Iswaran and Ms Foo Mee Har. Dr Tan announced on his social media page that he not only attended the...

Singapore must embrace digital age to boost SMEs’, says communications minister

To increase the impact and contribute positively to Singapore's overall growth, it is critical that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt digital technology. This is the view of the Minister for communications and information, S. Iswaran, speaking on Feb 17 when he discussed the Singaporean...

DPM Tharman, Heng Swee Keat, S Iswaran to attend World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, and Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran are to attend the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) from Jan. 22 to 25 in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s theme is “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in...