Over 1,500 people responded to the poll. By an overwhelming majority, 97 per cent of respondents selected “YES” and only 3 per cent “NO”.
Reporters Without Borders cited POFMA as the main reason for Singapore’s drastic decline in press freedom.
There is no need to use a sledgehammer to kill a fly. As the ICA has demonstrated this morning, there is no need to invoke POFMA when a simple press release, Facebook post or email would achieve the same result.
The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of ‘NO’ with over 1,800 votes to 82 ‘YES’ votes
In a survey of 37 countries, Singapore came in 2nd, behind Turkey, when it came to concerns about expressing political views for fear of retaliation from the government.