Singapore ‘fake news’ law: First correction direction issued against Malaysia-based group

Singapore’s fake news law has been invoked against a Malaysia-based group for the first time. Lawyers for Liberty, a non-governmental organisation, had claimed on Jan 16 that Changi Prison practises unlawful methods in judicial executions. The Singapore Home Affairs Ministry said the statement contains untrue and baseless allegations. The ministry said the group falsely asserted that a brutal execution procedure is carried out whenever the rope for hanging breaks. It clarified that the rope has never broken before. It said all judicial executions in Singapore are carried out in strict compliance with the law. Government website Factually has more information on the falsehoods.

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