26 September 2019
Calling out socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC) for hiring foreigners to write “almost exclusively negative articles”, Mr Shanmugam accused it of publishing inflammatory pieces that seek to fracture social cohesion.
Speaking at a conference on foreign interference tactics and countermeasures at the Parkroyal on Beach Road hotel, he highlighted two articles written by a Malaysian woman named Rubaashini Shunmuganathan who, based on “publicly available sources”, lives in Shah Alam, Selangor.
Mr Shanmugam noted that only five of the 14 TOC administrators were located in Singapore. Of the nine based overseas, four were in Malaysia while two were in Indonesia.
“We don’t know who they are,” he said, during the conference organised by Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
RSIS / Online
Last updated on 26/09/2019