Over 2,700 people responded to the poll with over 2,000 “yes” votes compared to 662 “no” votes.
The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of ‘NO’ with over 1,800 votes to 82 ‘YES’ votes
Low cited the provisions in the law which gives ministers far-reaching powers to determine what is online falsehood, saying it is akin to a minister who is both a player and a referee during a match.
Many have argued that the law could severely restrict not only freedom of the press but also freedom of speech in Singapore overall.
Mr. Wham also faces two other charges of organizing public assembly without a police permit and another two charges for not signing the police statements.
The renewal notice was dated 6 September 2018. But according to Singpost’s date stamp on the envelope, the letter was only cleared on 30 January 2019, over 4 months later.
When an investigating officer took Wham’s statement later that year, he confirmed it to be true but refused to sign the statement, saying he would sign it only if he was given a copy.
An agency from the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK released a video comparing the effects of smoking and vaping, and claiming that the latter is 95% less harmful.
In response to TOC’s query, Lee Hsien Yang confirmed that he had indeed contributed to Leong’s legal fund, but didn’t disclose the amount.