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WHY IS AMOS YEE BEING FORCED TO SHUT UP ON THE INTERNET?

It is evident that both Amos’ and TRS’s cases have one thing in common, which is the allegedly offensive posts were ”posted” ONLINE. However, Amos was told to ‘shut up’ and not make any more comments or posts online, while the TRS couple have no such restrictions. To me, that is the puzzling part and I hope it is not sub-judice to try to understand the rationale for the restrictions imposed. While I understand that the courts have vast powers to impose any restrictions legally, but an umbrella ban?

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154 MEDIA TODAY NEWSPAPER ‘BANNED’ BY MCI FROM ATTENDING GOVT EVENTS

Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information has said that it did not ban newspaper TODAY from attending government events for breaking embargoes. In a statement to Yahoo Singapore, a spokesman said that a letter of censure had been sent to TODAY for "repeatedly breaking embargoes" but no ban had been put in place. Asia media and marketing news website Mumbrella had earlier reported that a month-long ban had been slapped on the local newspaper.

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S’POREAN WANTS BAN ON AMERICAN SNIPER MOVIE FOR PROMOTING ISLAMOPHOBIA

The movie was released on 16th Jan in USA. The movie has radicalized men and women and make them hate a particular race and religion. Censorship board of Singapore, via the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, must re-look at the repercussions in view of the current attack against ISLAM.

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SHISHA BAN: ANOTHER HIGH-HANDED MOVE BY THE GOVT TO DESTROY PEOPLE’S LIVELIHOODS?

Civil servants don’t have to worry too much about their rice bowl – it’s supposedly iron in nature. Government scholars too don’t have much to fear. If they can’t cut it, well, at most they get sent to NTUC. What about the small-time businessmen in Singapore who spend their days worrying about maintaining their assets, covering costs, and earning just enough to feed their families? They don’t have a ‘NTUC’ to fall back on. It stings when their livelihoods are taken away, and when it’s done on a whim, by the government, the pain penetrates deeper.

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SHISHA TO BE BANNED IN SINGAPORE FROM THIS MONTH ONWARDS

Shisha is no less hamful than other forms of tobacco use, so the Ministry of Health (MOH) intends to prohibit the import, distribution and sale of shisha from later this month, said Parlimentary Secretary for MOH Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 4).

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<> IS NOTHING MORE THAN HYPE

I have watched To Singapore, With Love and, with all due respect to film-maker Tan Pin Pin, it’s really much ado about nothing (“To JB, for a movie”; last Sunday). The documentary on exiles and their narratives made no attempt to offer a holistic view, let alone a balanced and objective one.

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SINGAPOREAN DOTA 2 PLAYER STARTS WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN TO BAN FILIPINOS FROM PLAYING DOTA 2

“Very Bad Player” a Singaporean DOTA player said in a DOTA 2 community forum last night that a group of South East Asian DOTA players were making a concerted move to ban DOTA 2 in the Philippines before the end of the year. According to STEAM, the community platform that manages DOTA 2 worldwide, they have been receiving many request to “IP BAN” all Filipino players in STEAM. The common bugbear for DOTA 2 players is the lack of gaming etiquette shown by Filipino DOTA players. They appear to be uneducated and often resort to using foul words while playing.

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Thai ministry says blocks Facebook to stem anti-coup criticism

Thailand's information technology ministry blocked Facebook on Wednesday and planned to hold talks with other social networking sites to stem protests against the military government, a senior official said. "We have blocked Facebook temporarily and tomorrow we will call a meeting with other social media, like Twitter and Instagram, to ask for cooperation from them," Surachai Srisaracam, permanent secretary of the Information and Communications Technology Ministry, told Reuters.

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Ultraman comic falls to Home Ministry ban

The Home Ministry has done what countless monsters and space aliens could not: Vanquish Ultraman. According to a report by national news agency Bernama today, the ministry issued a ban on the publication of the Bahasa Malaysia edition of the comic book, “Ultraman the Ultra Power”, for allegedly containing elements detrimental to public order. “It is an offence under Section 8 (2) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for any person to print, import, produce, reproduce, publish, sell, distribute, offer to sell or have in his possession for any such purpose the banned publication,” the ministry said in a statement.

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