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Singapore wants to know why the Indian government banned Garena Free Fire

Tencent’s investment could be one of the reasons for the ban, but that still leaves room for explanation.

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Singapore has raised concerns with the Indian government over the ban on popular battle royale game Garena Free Fire, which is owned by Singapore-based Sea Limited, Reuters reported on February 24. Earlier this month, the Indian government issued an order banning an additional 54 apps linked to China stating that they pose a threat to the privacy and security of Indians. The list of banned apps was not made public by the government, but Google confirmed to Sea that Free Fire was banned based on a government order under Section 69A. The day following the ban, Sea's shares plunged 18% in New York, wiping off more than $16 billion from the company’s market value. While China has raised concerns about India's app bans multiple times in the past, this is Singapore's first diplomatic intervention. India's boiler-plate response that the ban was instituted for…

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