01 May 2019
With Parliament set to debate Singapore’s proposed laws against fake news next Monday, a senior counsel and a national security researcher have expressed concerns about the Bill, saying that in its current form, it gives too much power to Ministers and not enough to the courts.
Senior Counsel Harpreet Singh Nehal and Dr Stephanie Neubronner, a research fellow with the National Security Studies Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, both noted that the Government has given assurances to allay concerns that the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill would curtail free speech.
NSSP / Online
Last updated on 02/05/2019