Posts Tagged ‘social media

President Tony Tan’s lip service promises Part 2 of 2

December 4, 2013

A friend who rarely comments on the governance by the ruling PAP said, “President Tony Tan walks here and there, doing nothing but he earns millions.” I was taken aback. Then he went on to calculate how many thousands the President earns in AN HOUR. What my friend didn’t know is that this is common […]

Straits Times Tessa Wong casts doubt on social media: is she a dinosaur?

July 28, 2013

Tessa Wong wrote in the state-controlled newspaper, The Straits Times (ST), claiming that the social media can’t be trusted and those reading it should do so with a pinch of salt. Even the Prime Minister, Ministers and his MPs have taken to the social media. So do we distrust them too? Has Tessa been a […]

PM Lee says social media cannot be left alone: Lee’s Fixation?

January 29, 2013

Apparently the PAP is still smarting over the loss of Punggol East in the by-election. PM Lee hinted darkly at controlling the internet when he said yesterday that the social media cant be left alone. This surprises no one as the core value of the ruling party is repression. After amending the supposedly sacred Constitution […]

Principal faces complaint over Facebook messages: how absurd

June 22, 2012

It seems some parents are evaluating their children’s Facebook. Some are so upset at what they judge as inappropriate comments that they’ve complained to the Ministry of Education. Under fire is a secondary school principal who made comments like Cute, Sweet, Pretty, Nice in their former students’ FB. Possibly with the recent case of a […]

Press Freedom Index: Malaysia shames Singapore

February 23, 2012

It comes as no surprise to me that Malaysia has moved up 19 places to be ranked 122 out of 179 countries on the Press Freedom Index 2011-2012. Singapore moved up one miserable place from 136 to 135 with countries like Angola, Tunisia, Honduras, Israel, Thailand and Uganda for company. Singapore lags far far behind […]