The Media Development Authority had, on Tuesday, introduced a “licensing framework” that would require “online news sites” to put up a “performance bond” of $50,000 and “comply within 24 hours to MDA’s directions to remove content that is found to be in breach of content standards”. As part of the community of websites in Singapore […]
Month: May 2013
Having lost substantial ground to alternative media, and facing a rising tide of online resentment against government policies, the authorities now appear desperate and ready to resort to even more oppressive, strong-arm tactics to curb dissenting voices and control the flow of information, ideas and opinions.
The public service must change its fundamental mindset if it wants to up its game. The Population White Paper shows that the consultative approach fell flat on its face, and the feedback was tainted, skewed, rendered useless. The Paper shows how out of touch public servants are, how abstract and removed from reality they have become.
The root of the problem is that the political master (the PAP) has, the over years, acquired the habit of only tuning in to voices and opinion that are pleasing to its ears, and so the sycophants only tell it what it wants to hear. How the voice of the silent majority can be accurately heard by an Emperor who wears no clothes and whose subjects refuse to point out the obvious, is beyond me.
The worst thing about Teo Ho Pin’s allegations and insinuations about WP is that they are designed to mislead the unsuspecting public, based on the fact that the layman cannot possibly know the full mechanics behind Town Council management, nor all the administrative and technical hassles Opposition TCs have to contend with because of the roadblocks PAP puts in their way.
In his career, Sir Alex Ferguson has won 49 trophies in all. I am just wondering how the career of a man like Sir Alex would fare if he were to manage a team in Singapore? I am not very optimistic.
The issue of unfair political games played by the PAP to either disadvantage the opposition or to exploit the emotions of residents has not been sufficiently addressed.
The process of giving the masses a political education, strengthening our public institutions and keeping them free from political bias, and ensuring that corruption and malfeasance are forever kept out of the system must start today.
I will NOT post the Malaysian General Election 2013 results on my blog or on my FB page, because I believe that any election outcome that is fraudulently obtained is NOT WORTH MENTIONING AND NOT WORTH DISCUSSING.
Written by Ng E-Jay 05 May 2013 Malaysia goes to the polls today, a historic milestone in its history. As Singaporeans, let us stand in solidarity with our Malaysian brothers and sisters, and bid them to usher in a new era of change and democracy to Malaysia. It is my hope that justice and fairness […]