Landmark decisions to be made by the Court of Appeal on POFMA

CNA's file photos of Terry Xu of The Online Citizen (left) and Chee Soon Juan of the Singapore Democratic Party

Landmark decisions to be made by the Court of Appeal – where does the burden of proof lie?

The court’s decision will have profound implications for journalism in Singapore.

Can you report a claim made by a third party?

It happens in newspapers all over the world everyday, but POFMA seeks to ban this and make it illegal for anyone who reports on Singapore.

It is obvious that the govt’s arguments open POFMA to abuse by a govt.

 

Andrew Loh

 

 

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13 Responses to “Landmark decisions to be made by the Court of Appeal on POFMA”

  • Harder Truths:

    $inkaporean sheep will hear the news they are told they deserve from the government they deserve. No problem. All good.

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  • POFMA is flawed.:

    Do not hold your breath on this one. POFMA is flawed in the first place when it allowed a politician (with an obvious conflict of interest) to determine what is the truth and what is not.

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  • oxygen:

    WHAT IS PROPERTY RIGHTS? Who owns that? The author or LEE-jiapore’s government?

    This is the crux of the matter.

    The world knows this – corpse is private property. Nobody can take that away to harvest for organs and resale it for value or otherwise temper with it without prior permission of its (dead) owner.

    Sperm is also private property, You can’t mixed them to make genetic babies in assisted birth in maternity hospital. Even if you mixed that up accidentally, it can be sued.

    Why is LEE-jiapore wants to turn law upside down?

    The world’s businesses looking where to park their investible capital will be watching this law determination very closely.

    IS IT GOING TO BE ECONOMICS RULE POLITICS OR POLITICS AGAIN RULES ECONOMIC IN FAILURE we now seeing.

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  • About the Republic .......:

    That they are in possession of Bala’s Mendacity Index notwithstanding, no body of men and women has the monopoly on claims to truth nor to negotiate the processes of truth-seeking; neither the PAPpy Corporation nor any other political faction. Only let civility reign.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    PAP = CCP.
    POFMA = National Security Law

    Dare to say anything against Government. You ‘Disappear’.

    Singaporean love this. So get what you voted for lor.

    Why complain leh? Should be happy mah!

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  • xoxo:

    POFMA= PROTECTion Of FAKE Minister$ Act???

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  • TumasikPatriot:

    POFMA… is like the song “Puff The Magic Dragon”…

    should be BAN for abusing Singaporeans similar to the Dragon abusing the MIND Puffed with Drugs and Chemo

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Is “reserve judgement” means “I ask my boss first”?

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  • Billy ma:

    POFMA is most probably to protect lhl & his family after he step down.

    There must be a few closets of skeletons that cannot see daylight.

    And since there is zero transparency in their dealings for decades, a safety law is needed to lock & seal those closets.

    PAP has become the joke of the world.
    Politicians from the world will use PAP as a good example that paying huge $$$$ salaries does not guarantee good quality politicians nor prevent corruption.

    This is how far & dirty PAP had drag the country & Singapore thru the mud.

    What a shame. What sadness.

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  • xoxo:

    Ruth Lader Ginburg,Associate Justice of USA。
    SG really needs a justice of such integrity and courage.

    Think JUSTICE CHAN SENG ONN is on track…

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  • xoxo:

    As seen in the LML vs Liyani CASE,JUSTICES MUST PRACTISE THE LAW WITH JUSTICE AND NOT PREJUDICE?

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  • Pap guaranteed lose:

    POFMA contributed to the loss of overall votes for PAP definitely.

    Didn’t LHL say he must fix the opposition?

    Dr Mahathier was right when he said fake news law can be abused isn’t it?

    But 61% love to be screwed.

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  • The People is Culprit:

    Only the People can make things right.
    But guts and moral courage are necessary ingredients. If missing the ingredients, the People are the point of Failure.

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