Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party, which is challenging three correction directions under Singapore’s new Pofma laws. Photo: SCMPChee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party, which is challenging three correction directions under Singapore’s new Pofma laws. Photo: SCMP
Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party, which is challenging three correction directions under Singapore’s new Pofma laws. Photo: SCMP

Singapore’s SDP loses bid for first challenge against fake news law to be heard in open court

  • The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) has been invoked four times, primarily on opposition parties
  • SDP secretary general Chee Soon Juan said it is ‘disappointing’ that the case is being heard in chambers and not open to the public or media

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Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party, which is challenging three correction directions under Singapore’s new Pofma laws. Photo: SCMPChee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party, which is challenging three correction directions under Singapore’s new Pofma laws. Photo: SCMP
Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party, which is challenging three correction directions under Singapore’s new Pofma laws. Photo: SCMP
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