NUSPA Policy Dialogue Series
On 11 March 2019 (Wednesday), the NUS Students’ Political Association (NUSPA) kicked off the new NUSPA Policy Dialogue Series (PDS). In this inaugural dialogue, students from NUS, NTU, and SMU joined Minister for Law and Home Affairs, Mr K. Shanmugam SC to exchange their views on the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Since the enactment of POFMA, there have been many questions raised on it. Minister K. Shanmugam explained the global backdrop against which POFMA had been enacted, and provided an overview of how the law applies. He also explained that POFMA adds to the public discourse by giving people better access to facts. This is necessary to uphold transparency and integrity in a democracy. The crew of The Convergence, NUSPA’s very own student-run publication, also conducted an interview with the Minister and some student participants at the dialogue session.
Check out what they have to say about POFMA and the dialogue here: