(sna) Law Minister Shanmugam maintains PAP government is not clamping down on socio-political blogs, websites

The Government is not attempting to curtail freedom of expression, but believes people should be held accountable for what they post online, said Law and Foreign Minister K Shanmugam yesterday. The online environment, like the physical sphere, needs laws in order to curb “child pornography, harassment of people to such an extent that they commit suicide, cyber bullying (and) putting out falsehoods which have no basis”, he added. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last week said the Government would require registration by commentators on its REACH feedback website by the middle of next month, and encouraged other sites to do the same. Full story Related: SHANMUGAM: RESTRICTING ONLINE WEBSITES DOES NOT RESTRICT FREEDOM OF SPEECH - The Real Singapore

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