Petition for the immediate withdrawal of the Licensing Regime

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Jun 01, 2013, 11:49

Just remove this licensing bull



Jun 01, 2013, 11:57

I refuse to be fed the "right news"

#3 If you want to change the world, start in your own backyard.

Jun 01, 2013, 12:00

PAP lost support not because of the new media. Fix PAP policies and not the internet!

#4 Signed.

Jun 01, 2013, 12:01

This is our version of SOPA & PIPA and is very real. Make your voice heard.



Jun 01, 2013, 12:07

Mda is just a ministry they have no constitutional right to change and restrict our constitution. We want the government in parliament to censor the authority of mda.



Jun 01, 2013, 12:09

pls lah. still dunno sg government meh. they'll just "lay low", "only hear the good stuff", and see only the things they wan to see as the "right news".

they the almighty grandfather of us all, have "all our interests at heart", and "knows what's best for us" cuz they think sgporean are stupid and cant think for themselves.

they'll just ignore every bullshit to them and go on as if nothing happens. just look at the 6.9 meters toilet paper.

nothing will come out of it. this whole thing will only show they have totally lost touch on the ground (in that they totally didn't think it would be interpreted as censorship attempt, or that they think any backlash is just a mozzie buzzing ard), or that they are just that incompetent (unable to draft out a proper regulation with proper wording and considering all impt factors, communicate properly with public, or just not listen ignore everything others would have to say.

only 2016 can open their eyes and ears. or something like the drivers' protest / climb-crane-top expeditions / secret hp videoing then they'll realise it's not what they always assumed to be whinging complains.



Jun 01, 2013, 12:12

Free our minds!!

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Jun 01, 2013, 12:23



Jun 01, 2013, 12:24

Singapore ranks lower than Zimbabwe on the World Press Freedom Index (2013). So much for being a first world nation. The people must find its voice soon, or have it taken away forever.



Jun 01, 2013, 12:29

The tyranny of this despotic regime knows no limits. If they need to be taken down a notch before they understand the virtue of a democracy, so be it. Let no right-minded person support this impending age of terror.



Jun 01, 2013, 12:33




Jun 01, 2013, 12:34

Standing in solidarity for free and independent news



Jun 01, 2013, 12:57

Let us live up to the promise of democracy in our pledge.



Jun 01, 2013, 13:02

Freedom of speech is a human right!


#15 so even if their intentions is really what they claim to be

Jun 01, 2013, 13:07

it's funny how they wan others to write only the right thing, but what they write is full of flaws and fully open to interpretation to the opposite of what they supposedly intended to be.

it may seems that it's actually better to openly admit they are trying to censor the internet (a strong stance) rather than admit they made terrible mistakes in poorly worded and poorly thought out regulations (fundamental incompetence)



Jun 01, 2013, 13:17



Jun 01, 2013, 13:26

Governments should refrain from restricting the flow of information on the internet, and the private sector should not be in charge of policing it, a United Nations advisor on freedom of opinion and expression said last week in a report. (June 2011)

Frank La Rue of Guatemala, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, warned against the attempts by some governments to muzzle information on internet. In his report [pdf], La Rue stressed that “the full guarantee of the right to freedom of expression must be the norm, and any limitation considered as an exception, and that this principle should never be



Jun 01, 2013, 13:32

20. Indeed, the Internet has become a key means by which individuals can exercise their
right to freedom of opinion and expression, as guaranteed by article 19 of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The latter provides that:

(a) Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference;

(b) Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall
include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless
of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other
media of his choice;

(c) The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries
with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions,
but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:

(d) for respect of the rights or reputations of others;

(e) for the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of
public health or morals.



Jun 01, 2013, 14:06

This is ridiculous. Can the Internet be really regulated? We are now indeed moving backward instead of moving forward.



Jun 01, 2013, 14:07

careful it being a diversion to other bigger things.

make ppl think they going implement censorship (true or not not impt), but actually they doing something even bigger, like more immigration, more taxes, more NS, less opportunities.



Jun 01, 2013, 14:09

Please return our rights.



Jun 01, 2013, 14:13

This policy is a step back for our fledgling democracy. In a free democracy,we should accept all voices whether critical or in agreement. Please retract this policy and apologize your wrong judgement.



Jun 01, 2013, 14:17

Because having the freedom to choose what information to consume is important.
Lee Ka Yu


Jun 01, 2013, 14:42

Yacoob Ibrahim is a joke. This once in 50 years minister is as useless as it gets



Jun 01, 2013, 14:47

Actually I dun give a hoot about how Singapore is changed politically any more, I dun even consider Singapore my home; I am just a passerby. But controlling the Internet that is the straw that broke my camel's back. Is it just because MDA cannot collect Radio/TV License not want to collect Internet because it is more money in it ??

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