On fraudulent websites, accidents involving cyclists and infant care in Yishun

Parliamentary Questions from MP Lee Bee Wah on 8 July 1) To ask the Minister for Home Affairs with regard to fraudulent websites and fake social media accounts using the names of Singapore Ministers (a) whether the perpetrators have been caught; (b) what penalties will they face; and (c) what action is being taken against pages that are still active. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) what are the penalties for foreign domestic workers who give false information or accuse employers wrongly;....

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Supporting harsher punishment for reckless driving

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 8 JULY Mr Speaker Sir, Road traffic casualties often have severe implications on victims and their families. If the victim is injured, it means that he has to take time off work, which could result in loss of income or employment. In more serious cases when the victim sustains a disability,....

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Honouring our Merdeka Generation

500 Merdeka Generation Nee Soon residents received their Merdeka Generation Package during an appreciation dinner at Chong Pang Community Club on Sunday (June 2). Nee Soon GRC MPs Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development and Education Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, Mr. Kwek Hian Chuan Henry and Mr. Louis Ng were there to give out the welcome folders. The MPs aim to personally give out the welcome folders,....

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POFMA: Fake News Law Protects Elderly and Minorities

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PROTECTION FROM ONLINE FALSEHOODS AND MANIPULATION BILL IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker Sir, in Chinese please. 假消息可带来真实的伤害。去年有一则假消息说老人家只要在11月12日去联络所,就能拿到30元的交通费。 虽然当局已澄清,但还是有很多老人到联络所去,拿着拐杖在那边等。老人家比较不懂怎么查证网上的消息,所以很容易被假消 息骗。也有人散布假消息说人死后,公积金不会以现金形式给继承人,让许多老人担心不已。 制造这种假消息的人,难道家里没有年迈的父母和祖父母吗?他们为什么要去骗老人家?希望有了假消息法令后,如果再发生这 类事件,我们可以避免这么多老人受骗,并且将罪魁祸首绳之以法。 我们的种族宗教和谐也特别容易被假消息伤害。最近在法国,来自国外的账号不断散播反少数民族的假消息,导致各民族之间的 暴力事件增加。我们知道,不少亚洲国家也有“假消息工厂”,可能会试图挑拨我国的种族宗教关系。 为了保护老人和少数族群,我们必须迅速更正假消息,限制它的传播。如果只依赖法庭或独立委员会,他们还得向政府部门求 证,更正的速度可能不够快。部长也需要面对大选,如果他们明显滥用法令,新加坡人肯定会做出明智的选择。 最后,许多居民问我,如果一个人在不知情的情况下转发假消息,会面对什么后果?希望部长澄清。 I support this move to criminalise the creation and dissemination of falsehoods that would harm the public interest. I would like to highlight two groups that are especially vulnerable to the effects of fake news—elderly and minorities.....

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