26 September 2019
The Online Citizen (TOC) website has employed foreigners, including Malaysians, to write almost exclusively negative articles on social and political matters in Singapore, Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said yesterday.
These include inflammatory articles that seek to fracture social cohesion, he said in a speech on foreign interference in domestic politics and the need for governments to take measures to counter the threat.
He said that only five of The Online Citizen’s 14 administrators are said to be based in Singapore. “Nine are outside – four are in Malaysia, two are in Indonesia. We don’t know who they are. Are they Singaporeans? Are they foreigners?”
The minister was speaking at the opening of a one-day Conference on Foreign Interference Tactics and Countermeasures held at Parkroyal on Beach Road hotel. It was organised by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.
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Last updated on 26/09/2019