Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s condition ‘has worsened’: PMO

21 March 2015 1230pm SINGAPORE: The condition of Mr Lee Kuan Yew “has worsened” in the Intensive Care Unit of Singapore General Hospital, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Saturday (Mar 21). The Republic’s first Prime Minister is now is his 45th day at the hospital, having been admitted on Feb 5 with severe pneumonia.… Continue reading

Prime Minister’s Office lodges police report on fake screenshot purportedly announcing demise of LKY

18 March 2015, 1030pm There is an image of a doctored statement supposedly from the Prime Minister’s Office in Singapore circulating. Channel NewsAsia has checked and verified that it is fake. No new information has been issued by the PMO. The Prime Minister’s Office is lodging a police report over the fake statement about Mr… Continue reading

Bertha Henson: A full life and a good death (on Lee Kuan Yew)

(Bertha Henson was a journalist with the Singapore Press Holdings stable of newspapers for 26 years until May 2012. Her last designation was Associate Editor of The Straits Times. She is now Journalist-in-residence at Tembusu College, University Town in the National University of Singapore. She runs a media consultancy, Newsmakers, and helms a blog, Bertha… Continue reading

Statement by members of the general public on the AGC’s action against Mr Alex Au

Statement by members of the general public on the Attorney General’s Chambers’ action against Mr Au for his blog posts. 29 November 2013 We are deeply concerned that the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has been granted leave to take action against Singaporean blogger, Mr Alex Au, for “scandalising the judiciary” in his blog post, “377 Wheels Come… Continue reading

Maruah media statement on Mr Alex Au and the MDA regulatory framework

29 November 2013 We write to express our dismay at the attempt to prosecute Mr Alex Au for contempt of court and the reports about the Media Development Authority (MDA) seeking to regulate online media platforms the Breakfast Network and The Independent Singapore. The members of MARUAH, as Singapore citizens and human rights activists, are… Continue reading

#FreeMyInternet Media statement — A successful campaign, and moving ahead

#FreeMyInternet Media Release 08 June 2013 #FreeMyInternet is encouraged by the success of our first campaign against the new MDA Licensing Regime, which many media commentators see as the turning point in Singapore’s media regulatory landscape in Singapore. More than 4,000 signed our online petition (and still counting), more than 150 blogs participated in our… Continue reading