MDA asks Breakfast Network to register

The Media Development Authority (MDA) has asked socio-political commentary website The Breakfast Network to register with it.

The media regulator said in a statement on Wednesday that it had notified the site owners about the need to register on Tuesday.

"The registration will not in any way affect what Breakfast Network can publish on its site. However, the undertaking will prevent the site from being controlled by, or coming under the influence of, foreign entities or funding, thus ensuring that Singapore politics remain a matter for Singaporeans alone," said the MDA.

In a post on the website on Wednesday morning, its founder Bertha Henson said the MDA has asked for the website to be registered by Dec 10.

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