Will alternative news site States Times Review see its end soon? On 9 Nov 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore reportedly lodged a police report against the site for falsifying information and defaming the country. 

On 5 Nov 2018, STR published the article "Lee Hsien Loong becomes 1MDB's key investigation target", which alleged that Singapore is a corrupt country which had a hand in laundering 1MDB funds. It is now facing police investigations and a warning by the Infocomm Media Development Authority. STR will experience restrictions on its website if it does not remove the article by 5pm today.

Minister K Shanmugam has also spoken up about the malicious news site and its "absurd allegations". 

Unfortunately, STR's editor does not seem to be backing down. He posted that he "fully welcomes a libel suit from the corrupted Singapore Prime Minister in an Australian court" and dared Lee Hsien Loong to sue him. 

"If the Singapore Prime Minister feels he has been wronged by the allegations, he should rightfully commence legal proceedings right away. Let's take this a step further: if Lee Hsien Loong does not sue within a week, it only further reinforce the public opinion the Prime Minister has a guilty conscience."

He concluded with more fake news: "STR believes in independent and accurate reporting, and as such, if the Prime Minister could deliver a reasonable explanation to the 'fake news' above, I am willing to take the first flight home and turn myself in to the Singapore Police.

Don't trust fake news like this one. It is too stupid to be true.

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