From Wong to Wong

September 28, 2012 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics, Dr Wong Wee Nam 

By Dr Wong Wee Nam
28 September 2012

The Senior Minister of State for Education and Information, Communications and the Arts, Mr Lawrence Wong, wrote in his Facebook blog a few days ago that he had some heaviness in his heart as he watched some incidents unfolding on the internet over the past few weeks.

As it turned out, the “incidents” were criticisms made by some netizens against a show staged for the visit of Prince William and his wife to Queenstown, and also against a TV forum that these people had perceived as being staged and should not be passed off as national conversation.

There was nothing extraordinary or unusual about such criticisms and I wonder why Mr Lawrence Wong should get so upset by what PAP leaders had previously brushed off as noise. Perhaps he thought it might be more than noise. As he had written: “But on the internet, there was a campaign targeted against these PAP members (those invited to the forum).”

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