Monday, February 23, 2009

Teach Vivian Balakrishnan about their REAL PROBLEM

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I am pointing blank at Vivian Balakrishnan's brains - The Problem is no longer with the Anonymity, their problem is people had LOST THEIR PAST FEAR and become WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE. Get it right!

There is a very clear example, Mr. Gopalan Nair threw away his Anonymity and published where his hotel was to challenge famiLEE LEEgime. He fight the cowards through their prisons and is still going on. He paid his price and the price WILL NOT STOP HIM.

That's the famiLEE LEEgime's problem!

famiLEE LEEgime Used to be able to Rule By Fear, but they have LOST IT!

famiLEE LEEgime Used to be able to Rule all media, NOT TODAY!

People Used to listen to famiLEE LEEgime's hoaxes with hearts, but they found their Brains now.

People Used to be Kiasi, they found their Courage now!

Govt says policies on new media will evolve as new challenges crop up
By Satish Cheney, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 21 February 2009 2044 hrs

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Govt says policies on new media will evolve as new challenges crop up

SINGAPORE : The Singapore government has been embracing and even adopting new media for its work.

And while it is still some way from fully tapping the potential, the government said it will gradually evolve its policies with a light touch, as the Web2.0 revolution constantly throws up new challenges.

Singapore is the most wired city in the world. And according to a survey, young Singaporeans aged 15 to 24 spend an average of eight-and-a-half hours a day being connected.

And the government has been using new media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube and forums to hook up with citizens.

Another new media outlet is the OnePeople Portal.

The online resource on racial harmony was launched by the Community Development, Youth and Sports Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Saturday.

While the government is gradually liberalising its approach towards online engagement with its citizens, the minister added that one has to be responsible and careful when posting their thoughts online."

Dr Balakrishnan said: "Anonymity in cyberspace is an illusion. You will remember in 2007, we prosecuted three persons under the Sedition Act because of the blogs they put up which denigrated the religion of one of our communities in Singapore.

"The reason we did that was to send the message that your words have an impact; if need be, we can identify you, and if we have to, we will be prepared to prosecute you."

But there are some challenges in the government's use of new media to get public feedback.

Dr Milagros Rivera, member, Advisory Council on the Impact of New Media on Society (AIMS), said: "We expected people to give feedback. Nobody did. I think seven people posted comments on the AIMS website, and then the blogosphere went crazy with all kinds of comments and discussions about New Media.

"You can have a very nice welcoming website for the government to give feedback. If people are not comfortable they will just stay in their little forums and in their blogs and they will do their thing."

And there is no doubt more challenges will crop up as cyberspace continues to evolve and change the way people communicate with one another. - CNA/ms

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