22 Nov '11, 10am

MHA investigating offensive postings on religion on Internet

SINGAPORE: A blogger is currently under investigation for allegedly publishing racially offensive posting on the Internet. Blogger Donaldson Tan had reportedly re-posted a picture deemed offensive to Islam on his Facebook wall. The picture is of an Islamic holy site (the Ka'ba) superimposed with an animal prohibited in Islam. Tan is the editor of commentary website, New Asia Republic. In response to Channel NewsAsia, Mr Tan said he had re-posted the picture to alert netizens that there was what he called, a "flame bait" being circulated on Facebook. He said being a non-Muslim, his actions were interpreted as being anti-Islamic, which led to outrage among some netizens. Mr Tan said the picture and the accompanying comment thread have been taken down by Facebook. This is the third such case in a week. The first was Jason Neo, a former member of the People's Action Party's yo...

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