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07 May 2019  (728 Views) 
Ministry of Law

Issue of order relating to fake news

The minister for law said in Parliament that individuals who appeal to the courts to challenge a minister’s order relating to fake news could have their cases heard as quickly as nine days after the challenge and that the cost would be kept "very low", with no court fees imposed for the first three days of hearing.

I suggest that the order relating to fake news by issued by the court in the first place, based on a complaint lodged by the minister. This will ensure that there is consistency in the issue of the order, and does not depend on the individual decision of the minister.

It will also simplify the appeal process, if it is taken to the next stage.

I hope that the minister will consider this suggestion and avoid the controversy in the implementation of this new law. 

Tan Kin Lian

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