[LINK] Govt requires blocking of some newsgroups - and
we don't know which ones!!!
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Fri Mar 3 22:49:50 EST 2006
At 04:35 PM 3/03/2006, Glen Turner wrote:
>Eric Scheid wrote:
>>It should be noted that (IIRC) in Singapore, unlike here, there is a
>>cultural/social expectation that their govt does take this parental (?)
>It's an attitude of the government that's widely laughed about within
>Singapore itself. You say "father of the nation" with a particular
Yes, sure is. I recall walking the main street from the center of
Singapore and seeing endless young ladies flaunting themselves off at me
wanting me to take them back to my hotel room.
There was no shortage of flesh being flashed and I noted the local
constabulary weren't too shy of taking a GOOD long look either.
Perhaps it's a case that Porn on the net doesn't add to the local economy
and therefore should be banned, whereas prostitution adds to local
employment and visual economy and therefore is good?
>Even the Straits Times has had a good laugh at the outlawing of nudity
>in a room with an open window (at a guess only about half of the HDB
>flats have curtains) and pretty openly said it was too paternalistic.
Wasn't there some Singapore girl with a blog late last year hitting all the
news because of her explicit and erotic images?
>You can see that in the current scandal. "Tammy" from Nanyang
>Polytechnic used her handphone to video herself and boyfriend having
>sex. Her handphone was then stolen, supposedly by someone at NPT. The
>tape is all over the Internet (or DVD at the ferry landing in
>Malaysia) and has caused a bit of a moral panic in Singapore. Front
>pages in the Straits Times and the New Paper.
Is the quality of the video any good? A mobile phone video wouldn't raise
must stimulation surely?
>qualities of the "republic generation". That was the subtext of last
>weekend's article exploring the myth that it's the 3rd generation that
>loses the family's fortune.
Um, the previous generation (baby boomers) in Australia are losing the
family fortune! lets not worry about Singapore!
>Not that Australia should be throwing stones at the moment.
>Lee Kwan Yew would have long sacked all the people involved
>in the AWB scandal. He viewed government corruption as one
>of the things that could prevent Singapore becoming a first
>rate nation. And like most things that got in the way of his
>goals, he was blunt in dealing with it.
Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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