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Minister Yaacob appoints ex-CID director as head of Media Literacy Council

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Minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim today (27 Jul) appointed  17 new members to the 30-member Media Literacy Council, key among them is its Chairman, Mr Lock Wai Han. Mr Lock is the former director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Besides heading the CID, Mr Lock served in various other Government agencies in leadership positions including as Commissioner of Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and as Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts. Mr Lock left the public service in 2011.

The Government created the MLC after it got tired of pushing socio-political bloggers to adopt an Online Code of Conduct. According to MLC’s website their vision is to enable “discerning Singaporeans who are able to evaluate media content effectively, and to use, create and share content safely and responsibly. Our Mission We work in partnership with Industry, Community and Government to promote an astute and responsible participatory culture.”

The Council drew some flak recently because netizens thought that it failed to act decisively on complaints filed with it about one of its members (https://theindependent.sg.sg/my-storm-in-a-teacup-and-thoughts-on-some-wider-implications).

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The following is the full list of new MLC members who will serve a two-year term.
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