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Plans for new court to ease load on Court of Appeal

Plans for new court to ease load on Court of Appeal

Supreme Court will have to be restructured to facilitate this; Govt studying various options.

The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill - An overview

This highlights the key points from the Bill after its first reading in Parliament on 1 April 2019.

Experts welcome laws to give faster relief to victims of falsehoods

Experts welcome laws to give faster relief to victims of falsehoods

But relief may not be long-lasting, court orders can be contested.

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Some scholars want academic protection reflected in fake news Bill

Some scholars want academic protection reflected in fake news Bill

A group of academics has said it cannot accept the Ministry of Education's (MOE) assurances that the proposed law against online falsehoods will not affect their work.

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Move to curb online falsehoods won't affect academic work: MOE

Move to curb online falsehoods won't affect academic work: MOE

Singapore's draft law to curb the spread of online falsehoods does not restrict opinion and will not affect academic research work, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in response to concerns raised by a group of academics.

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Fake news Bill: Law Society refutes online flak over alleged silence

Fake news Bill: Law Society refutes online flak over alleged silence

 The society has been invited to give feedback to the Government on the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act and will be sharing its perspectives with the policymakers: Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran

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Apex court dismisses bid for by-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

Apex court dismisses bid for by-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

No requirement for by-election when a single vacancy arises in a GRC, says court.

AHTC lawsuit should be capped at $620k, say defendants' lawyers

AHTC lawsuit should be capped at $620k, say defendants' lawyers

SC Chelva Rajah argued that $620,000 is because auditing firm KPMG, which looked through the town council's books, could detect only $1.5 million of improper payments. It concluded that only $624,621 was recoverable, while the rest was "undeterminable".

AHTC lawsuit: All $33.7m paid to managing agent improper, illegal, say lawyers

AHTC lawsuit: All $33.7m paid to managing agent improper, illegal, say lawyers

They say WP councillors did not act in good faith in hiring FMSS.

Singapore, Malaysia to start talks on maritime boundaries within a month

Singapore, Malaysia to start talks on maritime boundaries within a month

Both leaders also agreed that their respective Attorneys-General should continue their dialogue, and understand each other's perspectives and concerns on the price of raw water sold to Singapore under the 1962 Water Agreement.

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Britain proposes laws to regulate social media

Britain proposes laws to regulate social media

It calls for regulator to define code of practice, with penalties that include hefty fines.

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Fake news laws: Proposed appeal process 'the most cost-effective way', says law ministry

Fake news laws: Proposed appeal process 'the most cost-effective way', says law ministry

Some observers have raised concerns that legal costs could deter individuals from appealing against a minister’s order. But MinLaw said in its response to TODAY that the process proposed is cheaper than if the courts were involved from the start.

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Avenues for redress should not be onerous, says Charles Chong

Avenues for redress should not be onerous, says Charles Chong

He responds to public feedback on costs of challenging govt action.

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Code of practice for display of political content

Code of practice for display of political content

The aim of the code of practice is to enable measures to be taken to enhance disclosure of information concerning paid content directed towards a political end.

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The debate over doxxing

The debate over doxxing

Online vigilantes' practice of publishing personal info of individuals online set to be outlawed, but observers see challenges ahead.

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Pritam: WP will not call for 377A to be repealed

Pritam: WP will not call for 377A to be repealed

He says no party leadership consensus on gay sex law, moots 5 principles to move forward.

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Give judges more leeway under fake news laws

Give judges more leeway under fake news laws

To say that ministers will permit the courts to be the ultimate arbiters of truth in the long term may satisfy the historian, but it is of no comfort to citizens concerned about the here and now: Cherian George

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Concern over legal costs to appeal Govt orders 'fair', but help is available: Edwin Tong

Concern over legal costs to appeal Govt orders 'fair', but help is available: Edwin Tong

The new laws do not set a high bar for individuals to prove that what he or she wrote is true: Mr Tong

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Fake accounts, bots that spread fake news to be targeted in new laws

Fake accounts, bots that spread fake news to be targeted in new laws

Research has found that fake accounts and bots have been used by organised fake news operators, which use them to undermine the sovereignty of their target countries. 

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Courts will be final arbiters of truth, says Shanmugam

Courts will be final arbiters of truth, says Shanmugam

Though Govt will make initial call to act on a falsehood, this decision can be challenged.

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