16 Jul '11, 3pm

Singaporeans are no longer content to murmur our dissent

Singaporeans are no longer content to murmur our dissent

One lesson that any government should take out of this is that the repression of a peoples’ ability to express their views and the suppression of the mainstream media will never yield long-term results. Respect and authority must be earned. It cannot be forced. This is especially so in the age of the internet and the proliferation of social networking sites. This tide of information is virtually impossible to control and unless Singapore learns to release its mainstream media from the claws of government control, the lure of going online to search for alternative answers will be all too tempting. Press control is therefore a double edged sword. While the government can ensure a predictable mainstream paper, it cannot guarantee the contents of alternative news sources and if people mistrust their mainstream papers (as they do in Singapore), they will go in search of somethi...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/07/no-longer-content-to-...

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