09 January 2009

Singapore government rejects AIMS' key recommendations

Refusing to make any significant moves to liberalise the internet, the Singapore government insists on keeping the law banning political films, and on retaining the Class Licence Scheme, including the registration requirement. Full essay.


KiWeTO said...

Just curiously,

The only way to prove that laws are silly, unfortunately, are to hold up the law to the light of the day, and not as words on a piece of paper used as threats.

So, could an over-the-top pro-ruling-party political film be produced as a true satire by an inspired filmaker? And would they then have to apply their own rules and explain why it is unacceptable (or even better, bend over 22 times to explain why it is acceptable?)

Oh well, no creative skills in satire from me, but if someone really does feel inspired, I will be interested to help out.


Anonymous said...

Hi YB,

Long time no c! Glad you're back. I am slightly cheezed off as well by the spin in the headlines. Agree, it falls short on most counts and where it really matter most.

However, I have noticed, not everyone in blogosphere shares your sentiments. The brotherhood for example seem to be very happy with this turn of events.

Do you have any information why? We have all been trying to find out, but to no avail.

I was wondering perhaps, you can use your personal influence to find out more information for us all.


yuen said...

the AIMS submission has served the government's purpose; it shows it "listens" and even "heard" parts of the feedback