Singapore’s state media has just achieved a new low in credibility, moving seven places down to 158th in the world.
The drastic tumble is a resulted of the government’s new POFMA law, which has been widely abused by the government to threaten government critics and censor the internet:
“2019 saw a significant deterioration with the adoption of an “anti-fake news” law with Orwellian provisions that allows the government to act as a combination of Ministry of Truth and censorship office for the social media era, ordering both media outlets and digital platforms to post “corrections” to any content deemed “incorrect.””
Singapore now ranks alongside North Korea (180th) and China (177th). To date, the PAP dictatorship has issued more than 20 POFMA orders demanding Singaporeans to change their posting or face a 3 year jail for non-compliance.
Corrupted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is currently engaged in a defamation lawsuit with writer Leong Sze Hian, who was sued for quoting criticisms from his own sibling.