Make redress easier under fake-news Bill?

The Straits Times headline on 7th Apr read “Make redress easier under fake-news Bill”.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, Charles Chong, is the correct person to see through what he has said in public and reported in more detail in “Proposed fake news law: Avenues for redress should not be too onerous, says Charles Chong.”

But Charles Chong only made the above statement after Law Minister Shanmugam statement: Courts will be final arbiters of truths, says Shanmugam (Straits Times; 3rd Apr).

Clearly, the PAP ministers and MPs knew and understood the sentiments of the people of Singapore as well as views expressed by foreign media about the impending fake-news law.

The government must be fully aware of the concerns and fears of the people with the possible abuse of power by ministers in having the power to determine if a piece of news is fake or real.

Why the need to go through so much talking and making press statements to assure the people that the new fake-news law will not curtail or impede freedom of speech or create self-censorship to reduce criticisms of the government?

As chairman of the Select Committee, Charles Chong already knew the answer to the people’s concerns and fears: just provide the detailed mechanism in the new law to make sure that “AVENUES FOR REDRESS SHOULD NOT BE ONEROUS” to prove his sincerity of his public statements.

In the coming general election, I believe it is fair that voters in his Punggol East constituency or any constituency he may stand in as a candidate, should hold him accountable if the above statement is not reflected in the new fake-news law.

Fellow Singaporeans, is this fair to MP Charles Chong?

I believe the Chairman of the Select Committee must also be accountable for the final outcome of the fake-news law that will surely be passed in Parliament. No amount of assurances by Mr Shanmugam or PM Lee himself would help in this case.

 

Cheang Kok Ming

 

 

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20 Responses to “Make redress easier under fake-news Bill?”

  • 'do as i say' gov:

    everytime like dat..
    pass a law in a hurry then after a lot of online debate among netizens, the ‘smart alecs’ who passed the law will tweak n bend the conditions of the said laws.
    goes to show the level of thought / preparation that went into drafting them in the 1st place.
    no dialogue and no vote given to the citizens, so this is what happens.

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  • LIONS:

    Redress?
    More like SILENCE OF THE *SHEEPLE* by the PAPple.

    Sgs oredy lost their JOBS,THEIR CPF,THEIR DIGNITY N NOW,THEY ARE ABOUT TO LOSE THEIR VOICE COMPLETELY.

    VOTE PAPple,GET TROUBLE.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “Courts will be final arbiters of truths”; how could this be when you will be jailed or fined before you even go to court.

    When a Minister said it is a fake news, it already a “fake news”. Do you mean the court can say no? Do you believe that the court can or dares overturn the ruling of the Minister, when this law is solely rests on the decision of the Minister.

    So this statement is already a fake news!!

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  • No trust no vote:

    The fake news law shows the lack of trust in Singaporeans. Never trust people who do not trust you and never vote for people you do not trust. It is that simple. VTO.

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  • oxygen:

    POFMA IS FAKE of its construction in entirety, end of the narrative.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    The man who is a part of the self-proclaimed ArstoCRAPS says they are Higher Mortals and the rest are LOWER mortals…and yet he is in Parliament sitting as Dy Speaker…what more to KNOW… what is TODAY???

    …a Nation or a Dynasty of IDIOTS Created by a Bastard now DEAD!!!

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  • STRONG MEN COMING:

    The CON salesmen “assured” me can be used, I told him to F.off, we ain’t stupid.

    Where on earth got such law allows some to lie and others as punishable crimes.?

    How stupid. Instead, now as the news spread, more and more people became aware of all the past lies and broken promises that PAPi has made, and at a time most critical to them. Burn clearly into the voters mind.

    I think their time is really up, as whatever they do has a great negative impact on them, regardless how they want to shield and cover them.

    There is a saying, this hole covers that hole soon the holes become bigger and bigger and you have no choice but be buried with it. Their misdeeds in fact will bury all of them soon as the STRONG MEN assemble to make a change.

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  • Will the sunrise from the west:

    Will the sun rise from the west? The answer will be the same for can Singaporeans trust PAP n its harem of eunuch n Gfartworm to be accountable to what they said or promised or even for what they swore to the oath of office which they did on their respective God.

    English generally will swear vehemently they r as solid in every way as Trump’s country r as shallow n bullshits. This certainly seems to be true as reflected by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, New York. Just as the dinner joke plagiarist of the sacasm of PRC conscientious sociopolitical critics, the New York interfaith foundation will go down in Guinness Records to be the dumbiest n connablest in the Modern History for years to come.
    If one being denounced publicly as d**honourable son by all his siblings n has no courage to defend himself in court of Laws as he shouted in tandem with his father n his benefactor that all defamation if undefended will be true n should resigned as guilty can be expected to do anything positive is like thinking the sun will set in the east n rise from the west.

    The British is dead right on the ignorant ultra empty vessel of Trumpi nation!. Some SIN humoured that the Interfaith new yorker is doing a returned favour n dressup for staging the mmillions Trumpet n yozeebudkim Kim historic clown acts!

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  • PAP Root of All Evils:

    What redress?? what a joke , must be from shitty times as usual.
    Just stop this fake law as excuse to silence citizens.

    We will remove PAP from government.

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  • Bapak:

    In 2013, the extremely cunny PeeAndPoo was assuring all you nincompoop sleepers that the PWP 6.9 mil was not a target. Now see what’s happened. You Sinkies deserved to be screwed hard hard.

    Same here, 99% don’t have to worry. This statement hear too many times until I am scared.

    Lock up without trial also 99% don’t have to worry. But more that 100 got cold-stored.

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  • RDB:

    Only a fake political farty party will publicly utter meaningless nonsense. Because that is their very best mantra.. just to quote that mp. As he is not only politically idiotic but also personally so too… LOLL…

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  • Samuel S:

    I am more concern if he had issued fake news during the Ponggol by-election.

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  • Judges and Galileo:

    Galileo wasn’t pronounced a liar just anyhow.
    He went through a formal trial with TEN judges.

    Those judges didn’t understand truth.

    It will be ridiculous to give modern day judges the final say on what is truth. Nobody can claim to understand truth in every topic, in every event.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Judges and Galileo

    PAIKAR SAYS CPF NOT YOUR MONEY inside law-making Parliament. Outside Parliament, then Manpower Minister says the OPPOSITE – CPF is your money. Now Law Minister Shanmugam says truth is NOT MALLEABLE – it is either truth or false.

    Now the judges are going to play GOD OR PROPHET of “truth” or “falsity” determination in this simple WINDY HAPPY CONTRADICTIONS from different LAW-MAKING parties OVER TIME?

    Judges and Galileo: Galileo wasn’t pronounced a liar just anyhow.
    He went through a formal trial with TEN judges.

    Those judges didn’t understand truth.

    It will be ridiculous to give modern day judges the final say on what is truth. Nobody can claim to understand truth in every topic, in every event.

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  • Spore sinks under 4th gen pap:

    sauce for goose is sauce for gander.

    these same laws, as soon as New Government takes over, and start to use them to indict pap Ljs and pap Cbs, living or dead, shall show their true colours.

    —————————————

    that pap shall die, sooner or later, is a fact, not fake news.

    that all pap Ljs and pap Cbs have lied, by omission or by commission, is a fact, not fiction.

    that Spore is sinking under 3rd gen and will be sunk under 4th gen is a fact which only 70% sheep can overturn.

    —————————————-

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  • All In A Happy Familee:

    NotMyProblem:
    “Courts will be final arbiters of truths”; how could this be when you will be jailed or fined before you even go to court.

    When a Minister said it is a fake news, it already a “fake news”. Do you mean the court can say no? Do you believe that the court can or dares overturn the ruling of the Minister, when this law is solely rests on the decision of the Minister.

    So this statement is already a fake news!!

    In my company, I employ all my friends to run together. I pay them highly.
    They listen to me very well.
    We have a HR department to take care of any worker issue.
    Things always get done as I wish since I am the boss.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Judges and Galileo

    I AM UNCERTAIN IF THE PROPOSED FAKE-NEWS LEGISLATION IS REMARKABLE TESTAMENT to PAPpypolitic’s narcissism,hypocritical lying unlimited, stupidity or self-preservative entrapment OR ALL THESE.

    Judges and Galileo: Galileo wasn’t pronounced a liar just anyhow.
    He went through a formal trial with TEN judges.

    Those judges didn’t understand truth.

    It will be ridiculous to give modern day judges the final say on what is truth. Nobody can claim to understand truth in every topic, in every event.

    AT MINIMUM, THEY ARE CLUELESS OF LEE-jiapore DESPERATE SURVIVAL NEEDS AND a small window of escape CHANCES. Insular PAPpypolitics is shutting that door.

    DOESN’T PAPpypolitics is aware THAT DIVERSITY is the ONLY KEY to survival chances of ALL LIVING SPECIE?

    Just imagine the world of humanity is only ONE SEX – be that male or female? We won’t be here or even survive the Stone Age.

    Does PAPpypolitics knows how many living species are there in the world now? They are clueless!!

    The natural world contains about 8.7 million species, according to a new estimate described by scientists as the most accurate ever.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-14616161

    PAPpypolitics pretends that they are the chosen specie of God-annointed wisdom, knowwledge and success formulae in the world.

    I am sure THEY ARE FARKING WRONG TO INFINITY!!

    Do they know that hybrid sharks species have been found off the coast of Australia?

    World’s first hybrid shark is found off Australia – and interbreeding could make them stronger.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2081647/Worlds-hybrid-shark-Australia–interbreeding-make-stronger.html

    :

    Scientists have found the world’s first hybrid sharks in waters off Australia – a discovery that researchers said could have implications for the whole world.

    The predators are a cross between the common blacktip shark and the Australian blacktip shark.

    Scientists say interbreeding between the two species is a sign the animals are adapting to warmer waters. They have also warned it could make the sharks stronger.

    HYBRID SHARKS WARNED US THE DANGEROUS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

    Do PAPpypolitics now seeks to shoot the hybrid sharks and leave humanity civilisation to sink/decay to extinction?

    TO SAVE LEE-jiapore, GET RID OF PAPpys in the next election!!

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  • twisting and wriggling room:

    //PAIKAR SAYS CPF NOT YOUR MONEY inside law-making Parliament. Outside Parliament, then Manpower Minister says the OPPOSITE – CPF is your money. Now Law Minister Shanmugam says truth is NOT MALLEABLE – it is either truth or false.//

    aiyoh. that’s where the exemption comes in lar. their own chao-kar white kaki lang will always have the advantage of more twisting and wriggling room and then tell you if you do the same go seek redress from kourt lor.

    caveat : opinion lar not fact hor.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Judges and Galileo

    DOES THE PIOUS COURTROOM AND THE MOST LEARNED JUDGES in PAPpyland knows and understand the implications of hybrid sharks off the coast of Australia and its ENDANGERMENT implications for the survival of human species?

    Some climate change activists will get very angry and one heroic one amongst them will protest in deliberate OFFENCE of ONE-MAN ASSEMBLY LAW in LEE-jiapore.

    Needless to say, mindless police dogs will lawfully surround, arrest and charge this activist for crime offence and the judge AS THE SOLE FINAL ARBITER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT in PAPpyland will hand down a severe punishment for this “deliberate, repeat even allegedly malice-laced” offending of its “illegal assembly” law of ONE that defies dictionary definition in ALL LANGUAGES OF THE EARTH.

    IT WILL, OF COURSE, BE THE SAME FOR PROTESTING OFFENDERS OF TRUTH AND FALSITY DETERMINATION of this anti-fake news law OF PAPpyland’s FABRICATION OF FICTION that truth is NOT MALLEABLE – much like hybrid sharks discovery off the coast of Australia is just a HOAX OF FAKE NEWS AND SCIENTISTS IN ATTEMPTING TO EXPLAIN THIS PHENOMENA ARE MALICIOUS SPREADER OF FAKE NEWS.

    I AM SORRY – the judge, courtroom and PAPpypolitics got all their knickers tangled in their knots and stuck inside that rectum somewhere causing THEM AND ONLY THEM INTOLERABLY UNBEARABLE DISTRESS.

    WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE should really be the architect and engineer of THE POFMA anti-fake news legislation, not the legal eagles in PAPpyland of LAW-WISE AND REALITY-STUPID-AND-BLIND FAKE NEWS LEGISLATION proposed.

    Why?

    Because Shakespeare can still laugh inside his coffin in mockery of how much damage his stupidity and impact damage he has done of his TRAGEDY OR COMEDY (on peasants of LEE-jiapore) artificial and fake creations of reality and honesty.

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  • MarBowling:

    oxygen:
    April 17, 2019 at 12:15 am (Quote)
    @ Judges and Galileo
    PAIKAR SAYS CPF NOT YOUR MONEY inside law-making Parliament. Outside Parliament, then Manpower Minister says the OPPOSITE – CPF is your money. Now Law Minister Shanmugam says truth is NOT MALLEABLE – it is either truth or false.
    Now the judges are going to play GOD OR PROPHET of “truth” or “falsity” determination in this simple WINDY HAPPY CONTRADICTIONS from different LAW-MAKING parties OVER TIME?
    Judges and Galileo: Galileo wasn’t pronounced a liar just anyhow.
    He went through a formal trial with TEN judges.
    Those judges didn’t understand truth.
    It will be ridiculous to give modern day judges the final say on what is truth. Nobody can claim to understand truth in every topic, in every event.

    Response: well said. someone has posed this Mother of all Impotent Questions:who the Hell appoints all the Judges esp the ONE and ONLY CJ? We may have 10 CJs, the verdict will STILL BE THE SAME! Holee shit.

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