· October, 2005

Stories about Singapore from October, 2005

Singapore: Blogger Pleads Guilty

28 October 2005

Huichieh Loy of From a Singapore Angle reacts to the conviction of the third local blogger charged for making racist comments. Mr. Wang has information about the other players and mitigating factors in the case.

Singapore: Government Blogging Guidelines

  25 October 2005

mrbrown finds on the road to work a Singapore government circular listing guidelines on public communications for civil servants. “Civil servants may create or participate in a blog,” it reads. “However they should be mindful that the internet is another public forum and that they will be personally responsible for...

Singapore, Thailand: Grading the Media

  25 October 2005

A ranking that placed Singapore as No. 140 in press freedom sparks much discussion in the local blogosphere. Singabloodypore explains the sorry state of the island state's docile media. Omeka na Huria points out that Thailand appears to be learning from Singapore in reining in its own press; Thailand's ranking...

Taiwan, China, Singapore: Debunking a “History” Book

  24 October 2005

The View from Taiwan‘s Michael Turton reposts an email from from a National University of Singapore professor critiquing the myths, fabrications and inaccuracies that plague a recent book on the 15th century voyages of the Ming dynasty navy.

Singapore: Podcast Directory

  17 October 2005

Beng of Born on Ninth of August has started a Singapore podcasting directory: Podcasting Under the Stars and Moon. He also prods a friend to make one. The result: A meditation, in Cantonese, on life, ambition and the heroine of Korean drama serial Dae Jang Geum.

Indonesian blogs: Top blogs, taxpayer, reshuffling and acquisitions

  16 October 2005

Top 100 Indonesian blogs Indonesian blogosphere buzzing yesterday when Priyadi release his list of top 100 Indonesian blogs. Sorted by how many blogs/pages links to your blog, Priyadi showed 100 most popular Indonesian blogs from 460 blogs that he compiled. The list is not perfect but it's a start. He...

Singapore: Blogger jailed for posting racist remarks

  7 October 2005

Two Singaporeans accused of posting racist remarks online have been sentenced to jail today, reports ChannelNewsAsia tonight. Benjamin Koh Seng Huat, 28, was sentenced to one month's jail, and separately, Nicholas Lim Yew, 25, was sentenced to serve one day in jail and a maximum fine of $5,000. Both were...

Singapore: No gay parades

  6 October 2005

Singabloodypore comments on recent comments from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong which appeared to rule out the possibility of a gay parade in the city-state.

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