Tag: S Iswaran

Govt agrees ‘in principle’ to live-stream parliamentary debates but S. Iswaran cautions MPs not to play to the gallery

Singapore—On September 4, Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran said that the Government agrees "in principle to livestream parliamentary debates. How this will be implemented will be studied by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). In Parliament, the Minister announced, “Our aim, as always, will...

Minister for Communications and Information aims to have every Singaporean thrive in a digital society

Singapore - Minister for Communications and Information S.Iswaran has said that the ministry intends to enable every Singaporean to thrive in a digital society (Aug 26). In the addendum to the Presidents Address, he said: "We will ensure that all Singaporeans have a baseline level of...

Minister for Communications and Information aims to have every Singaporean thrive in a digital society

Singapore - Minister for Communications and Information S.Iswaran has said that the ministry intends to enable every Singaporean to thrive in a digital society (Aug 26). In the addendum to the Presidents Address, he said: "We will ensure that all Singaporeans have a baseline level of...

PAP’s S Iswaran and team take West Coast GRC with close margins

The People’s Action Party (PAP) team has emerged victorious at the West Coast Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in this year’s elections, winning against the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), with 51.69 per cent of the votes. The PAP saw 71,545 votes, with PSP garnering 66871 votes...

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...