28 Apr '12, 12am

Some of #Singapore's bloggers speak up against proposed Internet "Code of Conduct": cc: @ASE @jilliancyork @AJStream

Some of #Singapore's bloggers speak up against proposed Internet "Code of Conduct": cc: @ASE @jilliancyork @AJStream

Blogger Siew Kum Hong said the Government could show its commitment to free speech online by lifting TOC's gazetted status. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Tessa Wong Several well-known bloggers and owners of socio-political websites have said no to the Government's call for the Internet community to come up with a code of conduct on responsible online behaviour. They made their stand clear in statements they posted online on Friday, a day after a closed-door discussion with government representatives. They are Mr Andrew Loh, editor of Publichouse.sg, bloggers Ravi Philemon and Siew Kum Hong, and Mr Belmont Lay, editor of the site New Nation. Background story One government representative explained that in the light of recent reports of hoaxes, falsehoods and racist comments that have spread online, there is a need for a code of conduct to serve as an alternative mechanism...

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