Goh Meng Seng issued POFMA order over Facebook posts linking Lum Kok Seng with Iswaran and LTA

Goh Meng Seng issued POFMA order over Facebook posts linking Lum Kok Seng with Iswaran and LTA

SINGAPORE: A correction direction was issued to opposition politician&nbsp, Goh Meng Seng on Wednesday ( Mar 27 ) over a false claim he made in two Facebook posts on links between&nbsp, Mr Lum Kok Seng, S Iswaran and the Land Transport Authority ( LTA ). &nbsp,

According to a media release from the Ministry of Transport ( MOT ), Transport Minister Chee Hong Tat gave the POFMA Office, Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation, the order to Mr. Goh. &nbsp, LTA is a legal table under the government.

Mr. Goh claimed that a business owned by Mr. Lum received a “huge deal” from LTA while S Iswaran served as Transport Minister in comments posted on the Goh Meng Seng and Goh Meng Seng&nbsp, People’s Power Party Facebook sites on Tuesday night.

The two messages had the same language.

The government alleged that this state was misleading because no contracts were awarded during Iswaran’s time as transport minister, which ran from May 15, 2021 to January 17, 2024.

” Throughout this time, LTA did never prize any commitment to any of Mr David Lum Kok Seng’s firms”, said MOT. &nbsp,

One of Mr. Lum’s businesses, Lum Chang Building Contractors, is engaged in two continued projects, including the design of the North-South Corridor pipe between Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 and Ang Mo Kio Ave 9. &nbsp,

” The arrangements for these tasks were awarded in October 2016 and December 2018 respectively, before Mr S Iswaran was appointed as Minister for Transport”, said MOT. &nbsp,

Additionally, it stated that LTA has n’t awarded Lum Chang Building Contractors any agreements since 2019.

A corrections see that stated the claim’s posting contained falsehoods was required for each page.

As of 11.40pm on Wednesday, both Facebook articles had been amended to include the revision notice.

On Monday, Iswaran was handed eight fresh fees, bringing the total number of charges he faces to 35.

In the latest charges, he is accused of obtaining valuable items&nbsp, – reportedly&nbsp, worth S$ 18, 956.94 ( US$ 14, 080 ) in total – from Mr Lum.