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2-5-2019 11:20 PM
kadi said:
Pinky so bold, going to defy ICJ?

No talking cock to respect Rule of Law anymore? lol

ICJ? It can stand for:

(1) International Court of Justice
(2) International Commission of Jurists

In the current context, it refers to the second one, which is a Human Rights Organization. While I may not support every government policy, I do not think our government should set a precedent for itself and all future governments that Singapore's sovereignty and its right to self govern be subjugated to an external organization.

Your second and last sentence is written probably because you mistook this "ICJ" to be "International Court of Justice".
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Low Thia Khiang says real aim of fake news law is to help PAP achieve “political monopoly”
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/singapore...ailsignout
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The Bill has been passed into law. Going forward, how do we as Singaporeans live with the law?

If we look carefully at the full form of POFMA, which is Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, there are quite a few things there to be careful about.

People may only read "Online Falsehoods" and start the conversation running already. They may forget about another word :manipulation. And the word "online" applies not only to "Online Falsehoods" but also to "Online Manipulation".

Something might be true ie it's a FACT but it can be manipulated by giving it a certain shade of interpretation that has for all intents and purposes the character of a falsehood.

So, nobody in his right mind is going to post online that such and such a minister has stolen the country's money, or that a bomb has exploded in ABC cinema, if these are not true. Breaking the law so obviously is suicidal. That's no different from breaking a traffic law to the extent of not only jaywalking but actually standing in the fast lane, where the outcome is likely to be fatal.

It's the grey areas between what is "fair academic comments" and what is "online manipulation" that forum members have to be mindful about when they write anything online.
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3-5-2019 5:19 PM
debono said:
That should also apply to Singapore......? Laughing Laughing

walaneh! Big Grin
Bro, that depends on which side you support lah! thumbs upWinking
PAP or Oppos leh? Thinking
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Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving
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https://newnaratif.com/research/singapor...f5e9c5fda/

The Minister can exempt anyone they want from this law?
Yes, the Minister is permitted to “exempt any person or class of persons from any provision” of the law [Part 9, 61]. It is unclear why this clause has been inserted into the Bill, and who (if any) the PAP government intends to exempt from this law.

What questions have been left unanswered?
Can the PAP administration pull up old articles and demand corrections or removal? Do PAP Ministers intend to do this?
What avenues are open to ordinary citizens when it is the government, or specific government Ministers, who are perpetrating false and misleading information?
Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving
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If I'm not wrong, WWII ended because of fake news. Americans were throwing flyers everywhere with the message that the Emperor decreed end of war with the nuclear bombing. That led to the military surrendering before the news spread to the Emperor's palace.
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12-5-2019 8:33 AM
sticw said:
If I'm not wrong, WWII ended because of fake news. Americans were throwing flyers everywhere with the message that the Emperor decreed end of war with the nuclear bombing. That led to the military surrendering before the news spread to the Emperor's palace.
You think the Japanese Generals were stupid or what? The Generals surrendered basing on a fake flyer. Lol

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The chinese word for citizenry is “众”.
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC MP Sun Xueling for PAP exerted that that the potential for Gov. abuse does not arise as there are checks and balances.
This Chinese word is made up of three characters, with one character on top and two characters on the bottom.
39-year-old Sun Xueling argued that just like the “众” word, which has three characters, three sections in Singapore provide checks and balances for laws like POFMA. She said that these three sections of oversight are the people, the courts and the Government.

A screwed Low Thia khiang crushed her to pieces.
“…in the case of the “众” word, there’s always someone at the top. The person at the top, the minister, has already made a decision. So for the other two, they’ll just have to sit below (i.e support or follow). And so, yes that’s how things work.”
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/singapore...ailsignout
She responded that the court sits on Top but the Damage is irrevocabled.
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