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Re: Encourage Singapore To Come Out Of the Stone Age
On Mon, 2 Sep 1996, James Seng wrote:
> You dont go to jail for writing articles. You might be sue for deframation
> if you published something untrue (similar to your civil lawsuit i guess?)
So what happens if somebody in Singapore publishes a list of
Singaporians who beat up Chinese immigrants the previous week.
> and have to pay large sum of money to the person but you dont go to jail.
If the person who publishes the list of Singaporians who beat up
Chinese immigrants the previous week is not in jail for publishing
that, then what is he in jail for? The individual is publishing
factual data, just data that the Singapore government has been
trying very hard to keep out of the hands of the population of
Singaporians in specific, and the world in general.
> >a government that can keep the leader of an opposition political party
> >in jail for years just because he opposes them is pretty corrupt.
> I am not interested in politics so i didnt really know what is happening in
> that case. for that, i have no comment.
IOW, you don't give a damm about freedom of speech -- which is
what I suspected was the case all along.
You're just one of those people who says pretty words, without
> Very true. So does the First Amendment said. Singapore does have such
> similar law as First Amendment which is slight "modified". You have freedom
> of speech as long as your comments does not endanger religious/racist
> harmony and national security. (I do not know the exact term..need a lawyer
National security is a hole that makes a mockery of anything which
allegedly protects freedom of speech.
The slight modification in Singapore's freedom of speech law means
that all speech is acceptable, so long as the writer first
self-censors, and secondly doesn't offend any jerks in Singapore,
and thirdly doesn't offend any jerks in the neighbouring
countries, and fourthly doesn't offend the current despot in
Singapore. << A statment which makes this message illegal to
carry through the internet. >>
Still want to claim that Singapore practices freedom of speech?
Or do you want me to start citing religious, political and
serious literary works of merit that are prohibited under
Singapore's alleged freedom os speech statute, that bans any
speech that might be controversial?
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Cthulu's export policy is that you can't escape
anyway, and your puny mortal lives will be absorbed
along with his morning coffee. Your encryption
technology is futile against the Elder Gods, and the
arcane formulas in the Cyphernomicon of that mad
physicist Tim The Enchanter may summon spirits from
the vasty deep, but no secrets are safe from
Nyarla-S-Ahothep who knows all and sees all.