May 30, 2009
Such swift action can only mean that the government view this as a serious matter. While I certainly do not believe in online censorship, it could perhaps be the best cause of action in babying dedicate and immature Singaporeans from an possible civil unrest that could result from such publications.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "MDA blocks website swiftly after couple arrested for distributing seditious publications"
May 21, 2008
WP REMIX said:
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) screened the film to an audience of about 70 people, who paid $20 each to attend the lunch-cum-film event on Saturday, May 17.
The film, produced by activist and artist Seelan Pillay, was a narrative of how Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew subjugated various institutions in Singapore, such as the press, under the government’s control during his time as Prime Minister. It also depicted how the social divide in Singapore is a result of the People’s Action Party’s policies. The film included interviews with former Solicitor General Francis Seow, political detainee Said Zahari, opposition politician JB Jeyaretnam and scenes of various public protests which had taken place in Singapore.
Twenty minutes into the screening, three officers from the MDA, one of whom identified himself as “senior assistant director” Mr Tan Chiu Kee, arrived and demanded that the organizers stopped the screening and handed over the film. They were met outside the door of the room by Ms Chee Siok Chin and other SDP members and supporters.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The video is available to watch online though.. even though it was seized."
April 28, 2008
Sayoni Speak said:
The authorities are trying hard, very very hard, to make sure there is no way that attitudes can be changed in any way. What they are protecting is not families, but the shell that people live in, to make sure there is absolutely no possibility intolerant attitudes can change, because that would really mean the end of the world, if there was a little less hate in our hearts for people who are different from us. Protecting hate can be a tough job, and we extend our congratulations to the authorities for doing a fine job of it.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Yet again, the MDA strikes. Rapping really does not make them cool in any way."
November 22, 2007
March 28, 2007
Entrepreneur27 SG said:
Events of national significance such as coverage of national day parade and the general elections will be reviewed too. Will this be a loosening up or tightening of the rules? Read more here. The report says you have until May 7 to go to the MDA Website to air your suggestions. View this press release for more details.
Recommended by jseng: "Already in the news but still relevant. Policies are made by people who bothers to submit their suggestions in a well-thought letters to the authorities. "