Last updated: 13 March 2023

Published on: 10 November 2018


SINGAPORE – 10 November 2018: IMDA has received a number of media queries regarding its Notice to States Times Review.

As States Times Review has not complied by the stipulated time, IMDA directed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to restrict access to the site. All ISPs have effected the restriction.

As the article has also been shared on Facebook, IMDA requested Facebook’s co-operation to remove the post. Facebook has indicated that they will not accede to IMDA’s request.

With regard to further regulatory actions, IMDA will decide on the appropriate actions to take based on the facts of each case.



About Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission.

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For media clarifications, please contact:

Mr Chua Hian Hou
Deputy Director, Communications and Marketing, IMDA
DID: (65) 6202 4956

Ms Liow Ruo Yu
Assistant Manager, Communications and Marketing, IMDA
DID: (65) 6751 2828

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