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The paradox over POFMA

The paradox over POFMA

What stood out for me in the debate over the fake news Bill, POFMA? How the WP MPs were courageous to raise real life examples of how a government could put out falsehoods and how this POFMA law may not hold them accountable. First was Pritam Singh raising the 1987 case of the government-claimed “Marxist conspiracy”... 

Pritam Singh raises ‘Marxist Conspiracy’ example in Fake News law debate in Parliament

Pritam Singh raises ‘Marxist Conspiracy’ example in Fake News law debate in Parliament

In case you missed this, read this below, an extract of what WP MP and sec-gen Pritam Singh said in Parliament yesterday: Mr Speaker, we have had episodes in our history where decisions made by the Executive by virtue of powers legally exercised were questioned with scepticism by members of the public, including even members... 

Heng’s claims that Budget 2019 would address cost of living concerns are inconsistent with reality

Heng’s claims that Budget 2019 would address cost of living concerns are inconsistent with reality

On 20th Feb, the Straits Times reported that Finance Minister and PM-Designate Mr Heng Swee Keat saying that the Budget 2019 addresses the cost of living concerns. In my opinion, this statement cannot be further from the truth. Later – in Channel NewsAsia’s ‘Ask the Finance Minister’ programme – Mr Heng fielded... 

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