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Comments From Ms K Bhavani,
Press Secretary To The Minister For Information, Communications And
"We are rectifying an
anomaly for FEER which has been a declared foreign newspaper since
December 1987. It was an administrative oversight not to have
subjected FEER to the conditions which are required for declared
foreign newspapers to circulate in Singapore .
2 When FEER became a
monthly publication in December 2004, it ceased to be an offshore
newspaper but it continued to be a declared foreign newspaper. We
should have continued to subject FEER to the same conditions as
other declared foreign newspapers, namely the Wall Street Journal
Asia and offshore newspapers.
3 The conditions for
offshore newspapers are not something new. Several offshore
newspapers have posted the security bond and appointed
representatives within Singapore .
4 On the lifting of the
exemption for the four offshore newspapers, the Ministry would like
to point out that these publications have significant circulation in
Singapore and should therefore comply with the conditions for
circulation as an offshore publication."
www.mica.gov.sg Press Release
3 Aug 2006