NMPs on why they pushed ahead with motion to amend Bill

Nominated MPs (from left) Anthea Ong, Walter Theseira and Irene Quay had concerns about the fake news Bill.
Nominated MPs (from left) Anthea Ong, Walter Theseira and Irene Quay had concerns about the fake news Bill.

Three Nominated MPs decided to push ahead with their motion to amend a fake news Bill in Parliament on Wednesday, despite knowing it would probably be rejected by most MPs.

Associate Professor Walter Theseira, one of the trio, said they made the move to exercise the authority of Parliament to propose meaningful changes to legislation, and to have differences in view publicly debated for the record.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2019, with the headline 'NMPs on why they pushed ahead with motion to amend Bill'. Print Edition | Subscribe