Singapore’s government has invoked its anti-‘fake news’ law for the first time, the Straits Times reports, with the city-state’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act Office directing opposition party member Brad Bowyer to include a correction notice in an earlier Facebook post. Bowyer’s original Facebook post included comments on the government’s involvement in investment decisions by Temasek and GIC as well as Keppel Corporation’s finances.
Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade. The elephant ivory, estimated to be worth $12.9 million, came from nearly 300 African elephants, and was heading to Vietnam through Singapore from Democratic Republic of the Congo. The haul also contained the third major seizure of pangolin scales in Singapore this year.