Pritam Singh in the Select Committee to regulate fake news

Pritam Singh in the Select Committee to regulate fake news

The Independent·2018-01-13 10:05

Deputy Speaker Charles Chong announced on Thursday, January 11, the formation of a ten-member Select Committee of Members of Parliament (MPs) to address the growing problem of fake news. The committee will propose countermeasures for the problem, while taking care to preserve space for healthy discourse and to not draft laws that are overly restrictive.

Mr. Chong will serve as committee chairman. The nine other members of the committee are made up of one nominated MP, one Worker’s Party MP, and seven People’s Action Party MPs, who are as follows

NMP Chia Yong Yong

Workers’ Party MP Pritam Singh

Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and for Education Janil Puthucheary

Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam

Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee

Edwin Tong (Marine Parade GRC)

Seah Kian Peng (Marine Parade GRC)

Sun Xueling (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)

Rahayu Mahzam (Jurong GRC)

Singapore Government Fake news