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Singapore PAP government abuses POFMA to silent election issues

Despite promising not to abuse the POFMA censorship during an election, Singapore's ruling party PAP government spammed 5 POFMA orders in a single day yesterday. Two Opposition Parties - People's Voice and Singapore Democratic Party - and two Facebook users, and The Online Citizen website have been ordered to censor content quoting a 2019 government report of a new underground...

Minister K Shanmugam on toxic political campaign: Opposition are liars

Instead of selling his party, Law Minister K Shanmugam is on a toxic political campaign running down the Opposition parties, this time, accusing them of being liars and having "no concrete plans". The PAP minister first fabricated fake news about Progress Singapore Party, accusing them of trading Nee Soon GRC with Reform Party: "The PSP has come, but seems to be...

Minister Chan Chun Sing: What happened in the past is not important, focus is look forward

Former army general PAP Minister Chan Chun Sing told state media reporters that Singaporeans should stop thinking about what happened during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, and instead focus on looking forward: "Getting through the Covid-19 crisis should be the focus of all opposition parties. This point was glaringly missing from their manifestos and discussions in the past...

PAP Edwin Tong engage in vote buying: S$500 for Joo Chiat residents

Singapore's ruling party PAP Minister Edwin Tong has openly engaged in vote buying in his PAP election campaign leaflet. PAP Minister Edwin Tong, who represented City Harvest Church Kong Hee, said he will give S$500 to eligible residents living in his contesting constituency Joo Chiat. The offer is valid only during this election. This is the third time a PAP candidate breached...

Part-time father PAP MP Murali Pillai’s son in jail for rape

Singapore's PAP MP Murali Pillai's son has finally surfaced after the PAP MP posted a fake news claiming a video is circulating attacking his family. PAP MP Murali Pillai's fake news brought attention to his family, with many questioning what happened. The PAP MP has recently claimed that being a "part-time MP" is better than a "full-time" MP, and it appears...

Temasek Holdings Ho Ching: Annual report delayed after Elections

The wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, today announced that Temasek Holdings will not publish its annual report due July this year. The financial reports will be made public only after the General Elections: "To accommodate this delay of global consolidation for financial reporting, Temasek’s own annual reporting will be delayed from July till September." The Temasek Holdings...

Hwa Chong Institute: Political discussions in social media is “unsafe” and “unsuitable” for students

Singapore's elite school Hwa Chong Institute has ordered their students to not comment on the General Elections on social media. The school denied the new censorship is to silent opposing voices, as younger Singaporeans tend to be more objective and critical against the ruling party government. Hwa Chong claimed that the social media is "not a suitable" and an "unsafe" platform...

Singapore to reopen cinemas despite reporting hundreds of new cases each day

Singapore's Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has given the go-ahead to reopen cinemas by July 13, despite reporting hundreds of new cases each day. Up to 50 patrons can share the auditorium, with their face masks off if they have a drink with them. The movie theatres were earlier closed because doctors advised against gathering within an enclosed space for more...

I lose the right to be unhappy if I vote PAP

Singapore in the past 5 years have been a wreckage. Existing problems of high cost living and inequality have been around for decades, and new problems are added on top of them. What happened to matters that we Singaporeans mistook were well-taken care off? This General Election gave next to no answer to some of these livelihood questions we are...

FACT CHECK: Did Minister Heng Swee Keat call for 10 million population?

1) Did PAP increase the foreigner population? Verdict: TRUE According to the official Singapore Statistics report¹, the current foreign population in Singapore is 2.7 million. This is a 25.5% increase from 2.15 million in 2015, according to the Prime Minister's Office². Source: ¹ Singapore Statistics 2019 ² PMO Population Summary graphic 2015 2) Did Minister Heng Swee Keat express intention for 10 million...

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