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Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill

Singapore faces a severe and evolving threat of foreign interference, which can be carried out through hostile information campaigns, Minister of State for Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim told Parliament on Monday (Oct 4). He elaborated on how a new Bill provides for a set of new offences aimed at acts of foreign interference by covert means, using electronic communications such as SMS or social media. It also empowers the Government to counter such campaigns even before they happen and if they do occur, to contain them and mitigate the harm done. Assoc Prof Faishal emphasised that the measures do not cover Singaporeans acting on their own accord or foreigners making open and attributable comments.

Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill

04 Oct 2021 03:00pm

Singapore faces a severe and evolving threat of foreign interference, which can be carried out through hostile information campaigns, Minister of State for Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim told Parliament on Monday (Oct 4). He elaborated on how a new Bill provides for a set of new offences aimed at acts of foreign interference by covert means, using electronic communications such as SMS or social media. It also empowers the Government to counter such campaigns even before they happen and if they do occur, to contain them and mitigate the harm done. Assoc Prof Faishal emphasised that the measures do not cover Singaporeans acting on their own accord or foreigners making open and attributable comments.

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