Nothing spells a PR disaster more than the clash between the CPF protesters and a Grassroots-organized YMCA event at Hong Lim Park on 27 September 2014. Shots were fired on social media on views of the political scene in Singapore. The breakdown: Hong Lim Park is a event space loved by many because it is free and you only have to attain approval from NParks regarding the nature of the event. According to NEA, it is normal to have more than one event to be held on the same day
Lately there has been an ongoing trend of Singaporeans lashing out at the government, voicing out unhappiness and dissatisfaction. We saw a article of how we are ranked in the top most expensive cities, we had Roy Ngerng causing a huge stir about the CPF system, we had photo comparisons of what a 3-room flat in Bishan can be like a bungalow in Pennsylvania. Many people are saying that our ministers are getting paid too high and there is a large widening gap between the rich a
Last week Roy Ngerng showed us how powerful social media can be. The post on his blog (since been removed), on PM Lee Hsien Loong’s alleged misappropriation of the CPF funds was deemed as defamatory and was asked to be pulled down from the site through a letter of demand sent by Drew & Napier. Davinder Singh, easily one of Singapore’s most recognized legal figure, is the first batch of Senior Counsel to be appointed in Singapore. Anonymous from online have called PM Lee to be
The problem with freedom of speech is that it is often regulated and monitored. Especially with the booming of the internet, sources are easily obtained, sometimes altered and news go viral quickly. Stepping up and regulating the social media game is a huge task and because of the fluidity of internet content, it is often hard to pinpoint a legal validity to articles. The recent case of a young Singaporean proved the point that the publishing of half truths can be disastrous.