TR Emeritus to be deactivated on 8th July 2020 @ 2300 hours

Please be informed that we will be deactivating commenting function for our website on 8th July 2020 @ 2300 hours (Singapore Time).

The website and its past articles will remain accessible to our readers, but commenting function will be disabled. There will also be no new political articles until the close of polling on 10th July 2020 @ 2100 hours.

With the recent tic-for-tat police reports flying here and there, the [email protected] would prefer to err on the safe side and avoid being inadvertently caught in violation of the Parliamentary Elections Act Section 78B, which states:

(1) Except as otherwise provided by or under subsection (2), no person shall, at any time on polling day or the eve of polling day at an election in an electoral division —

(a) knowingly publish, or knowingly cause or permit to be published, any election advertising in or among any electors in the electoral division; …

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to —

(a) the distribution of a book, or the promotion of the sale of a book, for not less than its commercial value, if the book was planned to be published regardless of whether there was to be an election;

(b) the publication of any news relating to an election —

(i) in a newspaper in any medium by a person permitted to do so under the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act (Cap. 206); or

(ii) in a radio or television broadcast by a person licensed to do so under the Broadcasting Act (Cap. 28);

(c) the telephonic or electronic transmission by an individual to another individual of the first-mentioned individual’s own political views, on a non-commercial basis;

(d) any election advertising that was lawfully published or displayed before the start of the eve of polling day at any election on what is commonly known as the Internet and that was not changed after its publication or display;

(e) the continued lawful display or posting of posters or banners that have been displayed or posted before the start of the eve of polling day at any election; and

(f) such activities or circumstances as may be prescribed by the Minister.

(3) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction by a District Court to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

With hours to go before Cooling Day, please submit your comments and/or articles latest by 2200 hours if you wish to share with our readers.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

* The [email protected] would like to thank Carson Law Chambers for their legal advice.

 

 

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8 Responses to “TR Emeritus to be deactivated on 8th July 2020 @ 2300 hours”

  • A word of caution for those with Facebook pages or Twitter accounts, especially oppose supporters.

    Both Facebook and Twitter have NO built-in functions to disable comments or replies. As such, anyone can still post a comment or reply during the Cooling Day and you, as the owner of the Facebook or Twitter account may be caught and held liable under the PEA.

    So it is open to malicious sabotage since it is not within your control. A certain ‘Denise He’ may decide to respond to an existing post with “Vote for Sexpert” and you may kenna solid solid under the PEA.

    78B S1(a) knowingly publish, or knowingly cause or permit to be published, any election advertising in or among any electors in the electoral division;

    I have searched the entire internet and implemented some of the suggestions, but they are not full-proof.

    Since I am new to these 2 social media, if there is anyone who knows of a function or workable to disable comments, please do share.

    Thank you.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    What happen to Tan Wah Piow? Did Han Hui Hui previously went to some UK country for her cheaper childbirth but did not succeed delivery of her beast baby there. Han Hui Hui eventually come back to Singapore to deliver and complain that no doctor attend to her at delivery time. Did she meet Tan Wah Piow there in UK at that time? Now Mr Tan Wah Piow seem to be very quiet??? Maybe I am wrong. I may have read something on that but remember wrongly? Or did that beast woman Han Hui Hui now become an evil women rights person and no more speak on CPF issues in this GE has contracted a lot shameless bribery coronavirus$$$?

    TR Emeritus ask people to post, but a lot of my posts are not posted out by TR Emeritus, is that correct? And cooling off day, will that be coronavirus$$$$$$$$$ collected day for all websites such that coronavirus$$$ silent all website?

    Mod: All comments are moderated. Names calling in a comment will result in it being deleted according to our AUP and TOS. Thank you.

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  • No More Display on Cooling Off:

    Why don’t the ELD requires all political parties to remove all parties’ displays on cooling Off Day. So, on polling day we will not be seeing all these political party signs and logos. Just a suggestion for future general election.

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  • TRE the gReat:

    You have been more than GREAT.
    Your service towards the 30% Singaporeans has been more than excellent.
    Mod and techie of TRE deserves recognition, salute and praises from us.
    More than Thank you’s.
    Take care.
    We wish SG well.
    We hope after July 10th a new SG emerged by which time I wonder if TRE will collect its CPF and retire.
    Take care all at TRE.

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  • Opposition WIPEOUT:

    TRE is damn poor thing..

    Always money no enough to fight legal battle with my master PAP.
    This go to show the whining nature of opposition supporters.

    Singapore opposition supporters are like the Hong Kong pro democracy leaders, all BIG Mouth Talk BIG only.
    Thunder very loud but no rain.

    When TRE ask for donation to keep the sites going, all the Oppie Supporters quickly away ran away with their tails tuck in between their legs. …. hahahahahahahaha.

    Little money comes in.

    Calling all PAP supporters, we will start early celebration of PAP 101% victory on polling day morning.

    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.GE20
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

    Mod: Even if TRE got a lot of money also won’t waste it fighting legal battles that have no chance of winning. Isn’t it better to put it to other better use?

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  • Pappies panic:

    Just stop listening to White Lies!
    Vote the Hammer to crush the Lightning!

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    @Mod :Quote – “Mod: You are right, your this comment belongs in the trash bin but for the sake of clarity, we will allow it to show whats wrong with it. Not only did you use “beast” to address others, you also accused others of criminal wrongdoings by suggesting that they should be jailed. Can you prove your accusations?

    Deleting such comments is in your best interest, you surely do not want police knocking on your door in the middle of the night or being served with a lawyer letter right? We have made our point, so continue to post like you are doing now and these comments will be deleted without fail. Thank you.”Unquote.

    Response : That’s why I always quote my source from news media and back up my position with proof. A lot of time I do not have enough characters to quote and explain because there is a limitation of available characters in order to post.So I have to shorten my explanation.

    If everytime all those wrong doers get off scoff free even if they rob you using law , and even without apologise after you prove them wrong, just because they are high position people, just because everybody is afraid to voice out, then nothing will change. Everybody lives in fear for one cannot speak up even if one is right.

    Tech: I have seen your comments and some are full of simply unfounded accusations which even I, at times helping out with moderation would delete. I have also seen reasonable comments from you which have been approved and published.

    So if you have a long list of something to say, may I suggest you send it in as an article and get TRE to publish it. Else try to weed off wild accusations and names calling in your comments and I am sure they will be published.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    *Have I not provided factual post to TR Emeritus?

    Have I not back up all my words with concrete facts?

    If I have shown anything that are false, why don’t TR Emeritus challenge?

    Look at this wrong doing of TR Emeritus, after it posted most of my posts out of Liau Lai Eng, NEA, K Shanmugam, now I can see that most of my post on Liau Lai Eng, NEA, K Shanmugam got deleted from this webpage, didn’t TR Emeritus did that? So TR Emeritus cannot be calling me “wild accusation” in future if I say that TR Emeritus delete my posts after TR Emeritus posted them out, tio bo? (meaning right or not). Is that not shameful behavior of TR Emeritus to block facts from posted out?

    Mod: We have explained our position very clear to you. Just because you provided details which in your opinion are considered facts does not mean it is. Even tech has advised that you should just let it go since you have exhausted, according to you all avenues to air your grievances. Even if we allow you to continue to posting your allegations on TRE, it would not help you in any way. Therefore, please do not post the same allegations again or it will continue to end up being deleted. Thank you.

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