Tag: POFMA

SDP’s Young Democrats respond to President Halimah’s address

Singapore – Opposition Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) youth wing, the Young Democrats, released their response to President Halimah Yacob's address during the 14th Parliament opening, noting the importance of new policies to support the concerns highlighted in her speech. "The Young Democrats are heartened to...

Kenneth Mak on what transpired before the release of MOM advisories on foreign workers’ Covid-19 testing

Singapore – The Ministry of Health's (MOH) director of medical services Kenneth Mak gave his account surrounding the events that led to the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) advisories to employers of foreign workers relating to Covid-19 testing. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (July...

Paul Tambyah calls correction notices an “inappropriate use of POFMA” and a “complete distraction”

Singapore – Opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah deemed the correction notices issued by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to be "inappropriate and a complete distraction." Dr Tambyah was quoted saying during a National University of Singapore Society...

Lim Tean and People’s Voice issued POFMA notice

Singapore -- The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) issued its first set of correction directions in the 2020 General Elections on July 2. People’s Voice (PV) Secretary-General Lim Tean’s Youtube channel and PV's Facebook page were issued with the correction directions. This...

Dr Chee says figure of a 10 million population not a falsehood

Singapore -- Opposition Singapore Democratic Party chief Dr Chee Soon Juan took to Facebook to reiterate that the idea of a 10 million population in Singapore was no falsehood, in response to Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan's statement that the Government was just...

My ideal MP: What a young voter has to say

It’s my first elections. Or more specifically, the 2020 General elections will be the first elections where I will finally be allowed to vote. To someone who comes from a generation of politically apathetic youth, this is a pretty big deal. This is especially...

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...

Kenneth Jeyaretnam accuses TODAY Online of “publishing fake news”

Reform Party Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam and Chairman Andy Zhu Laicheng wrote to TODAY Online accusing them of “publishing fake news” on Tuesday (May 26). In a blog post on kenjeyaretnam.com, Mr Jeyaretnam shared copy of the letter he sent to the Editor-In-Chief of TODAY Online. He...

Businessman, touted as a potential polls candidate, criticises Cherian George’s views on Pofma

Singapore -- An author and businessman, touted as a potential People's Action Party (PAP) election candidate, has written a Facebook post criticising many of the views regularly expressed on the Pofma fake news law by media studies professor and author Cherian George. Prof George has...

“Brilliant question but idiotic answer” say netizens in relation to a WP query and PAP’s response

After Workers' Party (WP) member Leon Perera raised a question in Parliament on the efficacy of issuing directives under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) as a means to reinforce public trust, People's Action Party (PAP) MP Indranee Rajah's stepped up to address his...