When Yio Chu Kang Member of Parliament Seng Han Thong got set on fire last month, I called for a heavy sentence on the attacker. I state that I do not care what illness or madness the attacker has because he must be heavily punished for the attack. I even state that people who disagree with this are idiots! Over 60 comments were posted on this matter, and I had to defend my stand here.
So when Senior Minister of State (Information, Communication and the Arts) Lui Tuck Yew said in parliament that the blogging community didn’t do enough to rebut ‘outrageous’ comments on the burnt MP; all I can say is that Mr. Lui obviously do not read my blog.
I am so sad about that. Can someone please direct the Senior Minister of State (Information, Communication and the Arts) to my blog so that he can read and understand that there are more than one set of views on the internet.
Just as there are some who clap their hands at the attack (btw, I still think you guys are idiots), there are those who have different views on the incident. Blogging is about putting your views for other people to see and the Internet community is not here to be either helpful or unhelpful to the Singapore government. Bloggers put their view across on the internet for the general public!
Some are pro-opposition while others (like me) are more than willing to take the Singapore government’s stand on certain issues. The internet is open for all and we don’t need any “higher degree of self-regulation” because there are all sorts of views here. Simply put: If Senior Minister of State (Information, Communication and the Arts) Lui Tuck Yew seems to believe that there is only one view (anti-government) on the internet, he is wrong.