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POFMA CORRECTION TO BE ISSUED TO WAKE UP S’PORE FOR POSTS ABOUT COP

News website Wake Up, Singapore is set to be issued a correction direction by the Pofma Office after being instructed to do so by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Leader of the House, Indranee Rajah.

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The correction order is regarding the posts posted by Wake Up, Singapore on their Facebook and Instagram page on 10 February, about the Committee of Privileges’ (COP) investigations into former MP Raeesah Khan’s conduct.

They said in their posts that the COP had recommended Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh and Faisal Manap be “referred for criminal proceedings”.

Here is the POFMA Office’s statement:

ISSUANCE OF CORRECTION DIRECTION UNDER THE PROTECTION FROM ONLINE FALSEHOODS AND MANIPULATION ACT TO WAKE UP, SINGAPORE

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Leader of the House has instructed the POFMA Office to issue a Correction Direction to ‘Wake Up, Singapore’ in relation to its Facebook and Instagram posts dated 10 February 2022.

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It will be required to carry correction notices on its Facebook and Instagram pages, stating that the posts contain a false statement of fact.

  1. Wake Up, Singapore’s posts contained a false statement that the Committee of Privileges recommended that Mr Pritam Singh and Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap be referred for criminal proceedings, even though there was no finding by the Committee that they lied.
    In making this false statement, the posts suggested that the Committee had recommended referring Mr Singh and Mr Faisal to the Public Prosecutor without basis.
    The posts published by Wake Up, Singapore misrepresent the Committee’s findings and muddy the waters as to the proper role of the Committee.
  2. For the facts of the case, please refer to the Factually article “Corrections and Clarifications on falsehoods by Wake Up, Singapore regarding the recommendations of the Committee of Privileges” at https://www.gov.sg/article/factually120222.

    12 February 2022

Correction notices put up

Wake Up, Singapore has since posted the correction notices on their Facebook profile and Facebook stories; although at the time of writing, on Instagram, they have only posted it on their Instagram Stories and Stories Highlights.

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