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sirgalahad2010
11-10-2007, 12:07 PM
In the same interview with Tom Plate and Jeffrey Cole, in answer to a question on the influence of the Internet, LKY said (again quoted from a transcript of the interview published in the Spore Straits Times):

"So, you have a website called Malaysiakini. That means 'Malaysia Now' and it's got some very good articles in it and some of them are signed regularly by the same person. So when we get that, we read it and then we say, okay, circulate it."

Imagine that - Malaysiakini may be required reading for the Spore Cabinet!

I wonder who is this person who writes regularly in Malaysiakini that LKY was talking about. Any pointers who he/she is?

firefox
11-10-2007, 01:07 PM
Will LKY allow such a website to operate in his country, your guess is as good as mine.

sirgalahad2010
11-10-2007, 04:20 PM
Will LKY allow such a website to operate in his country, your guess is as good as mine.

Is there a need for such a website in Spore? ;)

firefox
11-10-2007, 04:31 PM
Is there a need for such a website in Spore? ;)

Nothing personal you Singaporeans dont mind being lead by your nose.

sirgalahad2010
11-10-2007, 04:48 PM
Nothing personal you Singaporeans dont mind being lead by your nose.

Ahem.....I think that I am still a Malaysian, but, perhaps, I am unduly influenced by Spore-style efficiency! :D

Rocky19
11-10-2007, 05:25 PM
Ahem.....I think that I am still a Malaysian, but, perhaps, I am unduly influenced by Spore-style efficiency! :D
efficiency is no excuse for not having a different opinion to be published or allowing differences in opinion to be heard. But then I'm reminded of the joke about what is an opinion. Maybe it covers all those staying in Spore regardless of citizenship.

tesdniMa
11-10-2007, 07:04 PM
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/cna/20071011/tap-305051-231650b.html

I think S'pore leadership would be willing to listen to differing views and "advice". The "soft power" concept mentioned in the article is something the leadership needs to think about. But then again I wonder if majority of Singaporeans or Malaysians are "mature" enough for that kind of leadership.

gtl
11-10-2007, 09:08 PM
efficiency is no excuse for not having a different opinion to be published or allowing differences in opinion to be heard. But then I'm reminded of the joke about what is an opinion. Maybe it covers all those staying in Spore regardless of citizenship.

not a very fair remark, this is like saying all crimes in singapore is committed by malaysian. get it?

Eastern Citizen
12-10-2007, 10:25 AM
Credit should be given where it's due. As a nation, Singapore is very efficient and things can get done with a minimum of fuss. However, insofar as differing opinions are concerned, it is still pretty much run along autocratic lines. Differing opinions to the "party line" are not welcomed. You have to get to know the grassroots in Singapore and hear their frustrations on this issue. Thus, my point is simply that LKY is deliberately poking fire here by praising Malaysiakini. Chances are that such a website in operating in Singapore would have been shut down a long time ago and everyone even remotely connected with it would have been sued into bankruptcy many times over.

joker2107
12-10-2007, 01:05 PM
lky is another propoganda freak. find out more about his stand and support for myanmar's junta and you may wish to delete him permanently from your memory.

GreenBug
12-10-2007, 01:19 PM
Ahem.....I think that I am still a Malaysian, but, perhaps, I am unduly influenced by Spore-style efficiency! :DSo, I can put up a soap box in the midst of Orchard Road and talk in public about the pains of the GST rise from 5% to 7%? C'mon SirG, don't defend the Singaporean ways and government so steadfastly lah, Dr Chee Soon Juan, the leader of the SDP Party just declared bankcrupt and spent a couple of days in jail too... Singapore is not all perfect and have its own flaws too. Why do you think I didn't go and take my pledge as citizen when offered? Just return me my hard-earned CPF first before you guys talk too much.

And also return the billions of dirty money from the Burmese generals stashed away in Singapore banks. And the money of rich Indonesian executives of Pertamina!