Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam; PAP

Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong dictatorship has just passed a new law threatening 10 years’ imprisonment for anyone found guilty of spreading “fake news”.

Individuals who refuse to publish “corrections” by referring their articles to “government facts” will face 12 months’ jail and a S$20,000 fine. The new censorship law will also allow the government to fine media platforms like Facebook up to S$1 million per offense, if they refuse to comply with censorship orders by the government.

The Singapore Parliament, under the majority fascist ruling party PAP, will give dictatorial rights to Law Minister K Shanmugam or any PAP minister, who will decide what is true or false:

“The Bill gives ministers the power to order the correction or removal of online content that are false, among a range of non-punitive remedies meant to deal with the impact of online falsehoods. The minister, advised by civil servants, will decide whether something is a falsehood and assess its impact on public interest.”

Singaporeans who criticise the government will also be subjected to the new censorship law, and be ordered to issue “corrections” or face 12 months’ jail:

“People who innocently forward something on Whatsapp, or share a post on Facebook, will be subject to correction or removal orders, under other parts of the Bill.”