Government correction of opposition party statements on employment trends in issue

On 16 and 17 January 2020, Singapore’s High Court heard the Singapore Democratic Party’s appeal against three Correction Directions that the government issued to the SDP late last year. The hearing marks the first time a direction issued under the country’s controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act has been challenged in court.

Background

The Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo, issued the underlying Directions in December 2019 over statements the SDP made on Facebook and its website some two weeks to six months earlier concerning employment trends in Singapore. …

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