Be aware of scammers impersonating as IMDA officers and report any suspicious calls to the police. Please note that IMDA officers will never call you nor request for your personal information. For scam-related advice, please call the Anti-Scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or go to

IMDA Statement on States Times Review

SINGAPORE – 09 November 2018: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has clarified that the article in the States Times Review is baseless and defamatory. Accordingly, IMDA has assessed that the article undermined public confidence in the integrity of the Singapore Government and is objectionable on grounds of public interest, and would therefore constitute prohibited content under IMDA’s Internet Code of Practice. IMDA has issued a Notice to States Times Review to take down the article by 5pm, 9 November 2018, failing which IMDA will direct Internet Service Providers to restrict access to the site.

As the offending article has also been shared on Facebook, IMDA has also asked Facebook to deny access to the said post.



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


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