The Real Singapore disables website, Facebook page
Access to website and social media platforms of The Real Singapore (TRS) had been disabled.
The editors of the site were asked to disable access to their online services by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), who gave them six hours to do so, and also asked them to stop producing new content immediately.
They had until 8pm on May 3 to comply. At about 7.05pm the regular content on the site was disabled and replaced with the message: "Notice: The Real Singapore has been ordered to disable access to all our online services by the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore."
The editors are also expected to produce information about TRS' operations within a week, and to "make representations as to why their class licence should not be cancelled".
In a press statement, MDA said it has suspended the statutory class licence for Ai Takagi, 22, and Yang Kaiheng, 26, to operate the TRS website and its Facebook and Twitter page, as well as its mobile application.
This is on top of the charges they each face - seven counts under the Sedition Act and one count of not producing documents necessary for investigation.
Read the full report in our print edition on May 4.
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