31 Mar '18, 7am

[Mothership] NGO Human Rights Watch slams S’pore’s Select Committee hearings as theatrics https://t.co/mW3jWhmeY9

Instead, it is clearly an effort to discredit critics of Singapore’s repressive policies and practices related to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly. It is hard to see how we can have a fruitful discussion of the report and related issues when committee members and the Ministry of Law have already issued distorted and misleading comments. We have therefore reluctantly come to the conclusion that these hearings are not a true consultation on how best to deal with “fake news,” but a media event aimed to showcase those who agree with the government’s views and criticise those who do not.

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/hrw-slams-singapore-select-...

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