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IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOVT TO VET ALL READING MATERIALS

So the government admitted that it is not possible for the authorities to go through ad vet every reading material they purchase before making them available for loan at the Libraries. This come in the wake of the concerns over copies of the Malay-language series - Agama, Tamadun Dan Arkeologi (Religion, Civilisation And Archaeology) - which were available in libraries since 2013, and placed in the junior non-fiction section. The series of books apparently depicted Jews in a negative light and seemed to legitimize the use of violence in the name of Islam. But Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said that the authorities will learn from this episode, The books have since been removed, and Min Yaacob also stated that the NLB had done their due diligence and its very best in this episode. The nature of the books only came to light this year after a twiter user shard photos of them over the weekend.

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PERVERT UNCLE USE WEST MALL LIBRARY COMPUTER TO WATCH PORN MOVIE FROM YOUTUBE IN PUBLIC

A middle aged uncle was spotted by netizen whatmeworry in West Mall Library watching x-rated movie on YouTube. Yes you heard that right, its YouTube. If you know where to search and the right keywords, there are pornographic materials being hosted on YouTube. Parents take note. The tiko uncle was using the NLB public computer terminal to enjoy his show without a care for the world. He was deeply engrossed and couldn't care if children or others around him were looking at him.

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NLB HELPS CHILDREN EVALUATE QUALITY OF ONLINE INFORMATION

According to the National Library Board, which runs an information literacy programme for school children, students these days are making more use of the internet to complete their homework than before, but they often fail to verify the information they find online by cross-checking against other sources. Many also commit plagiarism by simply cutting and pasting information they find off the internet.

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SINGAPORE ZOO: PENGUIN ENCLOSURE TEMPORARY CLOSED

The Singapore Zoo has closed their penguin enclosure this morning (18 July). The Zoo explains that some penguins have displayed symptoms of depression, such as loss of appetite and restlessness. The closure will only be temporary and it will be re-opened once the penguins have been cured.

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AGO: NLB’s Computerised System Selected & Purchased Books From More Expensive Vendors

Eight agencies were cited by the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) for lapses in procurement procedures. Among those highlighted in its report for the Financial Year 2013/14 released on Thursday (July 17) was the National Library Board (NLB)'s computerised system, implemented in 2012. The system, meant to help the selection and acquisition of books from its panel of vendors "with minimal human intervention", suffered from "logic flaws and inadequacies", according to the AGO.

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MINISTER YAACOB IBRAHIM CRUMBLES UNDER PUBLIC PRESSURE; ORDERS LIBRARY TO RESTORE PRO-GAY BOOKS

SINGAPORE - Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim has instructed the National Library Board to place two controversial children's books in its adult section, instead of pulping them. "The decision on what books children can or cannot read remains with their parents. Parents who wish to borrow these books to read with their children will have the option to do so," he said in response to queries

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PAP MP HRI KUMAR: I DISAGREE WITH NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD

I do not believe homosexuality falls in the category of issues which should be excluded. In fact, neither does the NLB. It says it carries such books in the Adult section. But I think most neutrals would agree that children should read books with controversial themes supervised. I do not agree with the argument that destroying books is akin to censorship, and that all censorship is bad.

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Qin Shi Huang: The ruthless emperor who burned books

Qin Shi Huang was king of the small state of Qin by the age of 13. One by one, Qin Shi Huang defeated neighbouring states, swallowed their territory into his growing empire and enslaved and castrated their citizens. "Every time he captured people from another country, he castrated them in order to mark them and made them into slaves," says Hong Kong University's Xun Zhou. "There were lots and lots of eunuchs in his court. He was a ruthless tyrant." But still, no Qin, no China.

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MANY PARENTS HAPPY WITH NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD DECISION

Many Singaporean parents are happy with and support the NLB’s decision. Imparting values to children comes under their responsibility and care. Children’s books featuring alternative lifestyles should not be freely accessible to unsupervised children in a public library. If parents want to impart such knowledge to their children, by all means they can do it in their own space and with their own money. These books are available for purchase in Singapore.

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