The Singapore Herald news website and its Facebook page, States Times Review, will be forced to shut down after the Singapore government refused to renew the passport of its editor Alex Tan.
The Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA) has demanded that Alex Tan obtain a documentation pass and one-way ticket to Singapore, and renew his passport in person with the authorities.
As part of a deal, Alex Tan is shutting down the website.
The Facebook page and website will close by tomorrow April 5th 2359 Singapore time.
It is understood that Alex Tan will be facing numerous hundreds of charges in Singapore including contempt of court, criminal defamation, and charges relating to foreign intervention, infringements of the Protection From Harassment Act, and the new Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill – with the estimated aggregated sentencing amounting to no less than 200 years in jail.
Thank you and good luck.
Singapore Herald Admin