Law Society refutes flak over its alleged silence on fake news Bill

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said the society has been invited to give feedback to the Government on the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act and will be sharing its perspectives with the policymakers.
Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said the society has been invited to give feedback to the Government on the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act and will be sharing its perspectives with the policymakers.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - The Law Society has come out to refute online flak about its so-called "deafening silence" over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, saying its views will be shared privately with the policymakers.

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran pointed out that the society's governing council has previously been invited by the Government to give feedback on select Bills in accordance with the law and this has been the ongoing arrangement.

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