Friday, February 24, 2006

Guy wants government to regulate blogs because of Tammy

The award for the Dork of the Month has to go to this Singaporean guy who has been living in the United States. He wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister of Singapore on why blogs must be regulated. From Google Groups:
Dear Prime Minister Lee,

I am a Singaporean living and working in the U.S.A. Not many news about
Singapore are usually reported here unless it concerns Americans or other
Westerners. However, to my great surprise today, I came across a story of
great interest that is about Singapore.

It is not about Singapore being any hub, but the infamous story about a 17
year old sex video has been spreading on the internet like wild fire. Such
story is hardly a compliment to Singapore's squeaky clean image.

Upon further look, I came to realized that this wild fire has been fanned by
the interconnected blog sites that have posted the story and linked to the
video. This is a clear example of the government's need to regulate blog
sites. These blog sites act as quasi-news reporting media, but unlike the
main stream media of reporting stories by professional journalists, these
blog reporting are done by individuals, based on hearsays and rumors. There are no fact checking before a report is being published. However, the reader reach of these blogs are in nowhere less when compared to the main stream media.

It may be a sex video story today, however the threat of fundamental and
radical politicians who can exploit these blogs sites to create unrest is
obvious. Thus, I urged the Singapore government to implement laws to
regulate these local blog sites according to the media laws immediately.
More:
The Tammy NYP sex video virus
Get your Tammy NYP merchandise, video and domain
Paris Hilton talks about Tammy
Don't do a Tammy

21 comments:

Rickie said...

What a dork!

Shy said...

There are existing laws that force all internet sites that have any political content to register with the government.

There's no need to have another law to regulate blogs in general.

Candyfeehily said...

poor thing.

soci said...

Sounds like a joke or written by someone who has mis-interpreted the relationship between the blogging community and the government. We blog because we can, not because the government allows us to. And as an aside - living in the US hasn't improved his English.

primus said...

HE IS A COMPLETE DORK!

Bengster said...

eh what dork huh? sorry english no good liao.

Jasper Chen said...

Great going, and after the regulation, all votes go to PAP!

Mr Big said...

Bengster: Dork means a dull and stupid person.

Anonymous said...

As if the governtment hasn't control much of our lives here already...leave blogs alone.

JackFrost said...

So much for actually being in the land of the free and the brave. Dumbshit oppressors like Mr. Dork should just stay in the USA as 2nd rate citizens and never come back.

GeekGod said...

I find it weird that he is living in the states and yet asking the singapore gahmen to regulate blogs.

Anonymous said...

Haven't you Singaporeans been nannied enough? You don't have freedom of speech, and now you're inviting the government to muzzle you? Oh, that's smart. Sheesh!

DrmChsr0 said...

You people are hypocrites.

All of you.

I am ashamed to be Singaporean.

Ashamed to be even living on the same rock as all of you corporate whores.

Faggots.

mr black said...

>Haven't you Singaporeans been nannied enough? You don't have freedom of speech, and now you're inviting the government to muzzle you? Oh, that's smart. Sheesh!

Trust me. 99.99999999999% of Singaporeans do not want the government to be regulate blogs. Only the dork that wrote the open letter wants it. And he is not even living in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

There are some matters that government should mind their own bussiness....It is da people's right to publish whatever blog they want...Government can't keep on implementing law on this and that..There are existing laws that force all internet sites that have any political content to register with the government.
So, generally there is no need to regulate blog or whatsoever...

Sir Thomas said...

The worse case scenario sees the Singapore government following China's way of regulating the internet to control information. When that happens, it will be a very very sad day for Singaporeans.

Anonymous said...

Well done. Your story on this has been carried by other blogs too.

feedscott said...

Janet Jackson song goes off in my head.......Control.......

Anonymous said...

Someone has to tell Tammy this important message, "God forgives you and we all forgive you for your mistake". Start your life holy and right again. Come to church and this is the place where you find life again. No one will condemn you here and everyone welcomes you because the church is the place where you get to be re-born and live again. God loves you.

Reven said...

I got a better idea. How bout we ban the internet?

D-oh

Pkchukiss said...

I agree! If chewing gum sticks to MRT train doors, ban chewing gum; if pornography online stews your morals, ban the Internet!

We must petition the government to act as swiftly as possible, for such a menace to our pristine society should not be left unattended!

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