15 Jan '11, 3am

The Online Citizen said it will comply with government requests to register if it fails in its appeal to the PM

SOCIO-POLITICAL blog The Online Citizen (TOC) said on Friday that it will comply with recent government requests to register, but only if it fails in its appeal to the Prime Minister. It has written to Mr Lee Hsien Loong to ask that the decision to gazette the site as a political association be reversed, or if not, for the decision to be explained. A statement put up on the site yesterday evening announced that it will submit the particulars of its editorial team to the Registry of Political Donations and Media Development Authority (MDA) if that is the only way to continue existing. 'If registering is what it'll take to continue our contribution to Singapore, we'll do it and send a clear message that we will not be intimidated into exiting the arena of public discourse,' it said in a statement signed by its acting chief editor Joshua Chiang, 35, and co-founders Choo Zheng...

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