Tag: States Times Review

States Times Review’s Alex Tan refuses correction direction – “I will defy and resist every unjust law”

Singapore—Alex Tan Zhi Xiang, the person responsible for the States Times Review blog and who was issued a correction direction by the Government on Thursday, November 29, under Singapore’s law to combat online falsehoods has refused to obey the order, writing in a new...

Facebook issues disclaimer on States Times Review post after Alex Tan refuses correction direction

Singapore — After the States Times Review’s (STR) Alex Tan Zhi Xiang refused to comply with the correction direction issued by the Singaporean government under the country’s newly-minted law against online falsehoods, POFMA, Facebook itself has issued a disclaimer on STR’s post. The disclaimer reads,...

Facebook instructed to publish correction on post after States Times Review editor refuses to comply with fake news law

The office in-charge of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) has directed Facebook to issue a correction notice on a post by States Times Review (STR) earlier today (Nov 29). The instruction came after STR’s Editor Alex Tan Zhi Xiang said on...

POFMA invoked 2nd time this week—States Times Review told to correct Facebook post about PAP activist

Singapore—On Thursday, November 28, Alex Tan Zhi Xiang of the Facebook page States Times Review was directed to correct statements made in a post on its page, as these were deemed false under Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), passed earlier this...

ICA refutes claims it made a deal with States Times Review founder Alex Tan

Singapore—The controversial political activist and writer Alex Tan is back in the news again, with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) denying that it has made a deal with Mr Tan to return to Singapore for the renewal of his passport. This time, the brouhaha...

UPDATE: After IMDA geoblock, Singapore Herald, formerly STR, moves content to Patreon

Despite a geoblock from Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Saturday, December 15, the contentious Singapore Herald, formerly the States Times Review, continues to publish articles on Patreon, a crowdfunding website. The Singapore Herald is connected with Alex Tan, the man behind The States Times...

Facebook on why it kept controversial States Times Review post, “We don’t have a policy of removing false content”

Facebook has stated its reasons for not assenting to requests from the government of Singapore to remove a post that linked Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with the 1MDB scandal on the States Times Review (STR) page, saying, “We don’t have a policy of...

Goh Meng Seng questions PM Lee for not defending himself after the States Times Review article, then says “he should abide by his own advice, get out of politics”

Following the defamatory article of the States Time Review and Coverage Malaysia, secretary-general of the People's Power Party (PPP), Goh Meng Seng, took to Facebook to call out Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for not defending himself against the allegations. He asked on...

The States Times Review is reborn as the Singapore Herald

Alex Tan may be bloody, but he is unbowed. After announcing on November 9 that the website would cease publication since it had been “blocked under false charges of ‘fake news’ and ‘criminal defamation’” by the government, the controversial States Times Review (STR) editor...