SCDF at Straits Times office; Straits Times

According to state media Straits Times, the government newspaper editorial team was sent a threatening “suspicious package” from overseas today (Nov 2). The Singapore police and Hazard Material specialists from the Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was called in to inspect the anonymous package after three employees who handled the package said they felt dizzy at the compound.

The SCDF was unable to determine if there was any harmful substances from the package, or find out the cause behind the dizziness felt by the 3 staffs. The office was decontaminated and the staffs were later cleared by on-site paramedics.

State media Straits Times did not declare the content of the letter that comes with the package or which country was the package sent from, but it is believed to be a hate mail targeted at the government propaganda news department.

In recent years, there has been an increased built-up of resentment against the propaganda newspapers. This is no thanks to States Times Review’s independent reporting that uncovered the fake news and half-truth from Straits Times.

Just last week, the widowed director of FMSS – the managing agent company for Workers’ Party – told the court that the government papers Straits Times published a fake news claiming her husband died from an “accidental fall”, when he was in fact driven to a heart attack for overworking due to the relentless audits imposed by the government.

Just last week, the widowed director of FMSS – the managing agent company for Workers’ Party – told the court that the government papers Straits Times published a fake news claiming her husband died from an “accidental fall”, when he was in fact driven to a heart attack for overworking due to the relentless audits imposed by the government.

Alongside other government medias like CNA, Mothership and TodayOnline, Straits Times collectively ranks 153rd in the world for credibility. The Singapore government actively practise censorship enforcement, including fining and jailing people for publishing content the authorities are not happy with.

As Singapore is holding its next general election next year, the Lee Hsien Loong dictatorship is about to pass a new law banning criticisms against the government. Under the guise of combating “fake news”, the ruling party aims to prosecute anyone who publishes content the government deemed as fake.

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