14 Feb '11, 8am

The Online Citizen \"is a political association\"

SINGAPORE: The Online Citizen is not a passive website which simply hosts social or political commentaries by individuals, says Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. He adds that the Attorney General's Chambers has advised the government that The Online Citizen is a political association within the meaning of the provisions of the Political Donations Act. Mr Shanmugam was speaking in Parliament on Monday. Nominated MP Viswa Sadasivan had wanted to know the principal considerations for the government's decision to gazette The Online Citizen as a political association. Replying, Mr Shanmugam explained that the website provides coverage, commentary and analysis of political issues and also organises on-line and off-line campaigns to change legislation and government policies. The Minister assured the House that declaring The Online Citizen (TOC) as a political associatio...

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