Asia Internet Coalition

The Internet and related industries have become an important sector for Singapore, with revenues last year growing 23 per cent to S$103 billion (HK$622.95 billion). Photo: Reuters

Internet big boys take aim at Singapore’s 'regressive' new rules

Singapore’s move to tighten regulation of news web sites, already under fire from bloggers and human rights groups, has attracted criticism from an unexpected quarter - large internet firms with a big presence in the city-state who say the new rules will hurt the industry.