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PM Lee: Blocking Internet on government work computers a necessary move

Singapore's networks have been the target of sophisticated cyber attacks, and he warns that threats are becoming more severe

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Mr Lee says: "We've reached this point, and we've decided to do this. Are we happy? I don't think so, because it will slow us down in terms of day-to-day productivity. But in terms of the security and safety of our systems, the safety of our citizens and the information concerning them, it's absolutely necessary."

Yangon

THE Singapore government has been the target of some "very sophisticated" cyber attacks over the years, both from within Singapore and abroad, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday.

This is why it is "absolutely necessary" that the Infocomm Development Authority