FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: A PRIZED COMMODITY IN SINGAPOREThe recent fracas involving Mr Brown's suspension of his column at Today's newspaper merely confirms my suspicions:
That our local media are merely slaves to the archaic ways of the government.
Our ruling incumbent, PAP, is a powerful juggernaut, having been installed by the masses (Through the use of bribery, forced coercion through withdrawing upgrading HDB flats, and other degrading nonsense) over a span of more than four decades.
It is laughable that, in an age of broadband and high technology, that our government still insists on archaic, age-old "sticks and carrots" methodology to crack down on dissent, however minor it may be.
Just maybe, I guess, our PM has perhaps honoured part of his elections promise to "fix" the opposition.
Our thing is, this time round, he chooses to tackle a blogger, not Low Thia Kiang and his band of "riff-raffs".
As you read this article, folks, spare a thought for Mr Brown, who has done absolutely nothing to incur the wrath of the vengeful tyrants. All he ever did was to voice out his bitterness towards rising, spiralling costs, which, to his detriment, got his column banned by Today's. And it wasn't even "seditious" (Whatever that looney word means) to begin with.
Damn the thought police.