New Delhi: The controversy over the alleged Singapore variants of the Corona virus came to an end after the intervention of Foreign Minister S Jaishankar. Singapore’s High Commissioner in Delhi, Simon Wang, called it an unfortunate chapter and also talked about its dismantling. But it also added that the Singapore government reserves the right to use its PoFMA law against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in this case, which takes action against misleading news.
The High Commissioner of Singapore, Wang said that the matter was explained by the Foreign Minister of India, Dr. Jaishankar, in front of us, it is clear to us how much importance India attaches to its relations with Singapore. We are satisfied with the clarification given by the Government of India and now we want to end this unfortunate case here.
Wang said that Singapore is standing with India in this Kovid crisis. The statement came at a time when Singapore has embarked on a naval ship with support material and is preparing to send a military aircraft soon. Not only this, Delhi has also received the help sent by him.
Meanwhile, in the statements of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia regarding the matter, it was said that Chief Minister Kejriwal had expressed concerns about the children. But the central government is worried about Singapore. When asked on the matter, the Singapore High Commissioner said that we are paying attention to the statement of the Government of India regarding this subject. There has been talk between the foreign ministers of the two countries. Our relationship as diplomat is related to bilateral relations. We are far from what happens between the two Indian parties regarding domestic politics.
However, he definitely said that we also saw statements from the Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister of Delhi on this matter. We want to clarify that Singapore sees the Kovid 19 virus and its variants from a scientific perspective. We collected samples of people, tested them and based on that, B.1.617.2 variants were found in them.
Not only this, Wang, the top representative and high commissioner of the Singapore government in India, said that there is POPMA i.e. Prevention from Falsehood and Misinformation Act to stop the propagation of misleading news in his country. The Singapore government reserves the right to take action under Pofma on claims made on behalf of the Chief Minister of Delhi in this case.
Actually, Pofma was implemented in Singapore last year. Under this law, the government can take action against any online or offline news medium to spread misleading news. Social media also comes under its purview. The regulatory authority created under POFMA can issue information instructions to Singapore readers on news coming from a particular source, so that while reading it it appears that the information provided by this source or person has previously proved to be misleading. Has happened. Not only this, it is also possible to ban the transmission of information given by him in Singapore.