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FREE SPEECH COSTS MONEY, HELP SUPPORT THE ONLINE CITIZEN (TOC)

Ok guys and gals, so all of you cheering the rediscovery of common sense in the judgement on the Protection from Harassment Act, remember that the case would never have come about if TOC had not published Dr Ting's side of the case.

Free speech still costs money, so put your money where your mouth is and support independent media in Singapore by contributing to the running costs of TOC.

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TOC CHIEF EDITOR: SPEAKER HALIMAH YACCOB IS BIASED AGAINST WP MPS IN PARLIAMENT

I have seen for my eyes how biased is Halimah Yaccob towards the PAP ministers and MP against WP's in Parliament as the Speaker of Parliament, what more to say if she is the President. My bet is Halimah Yaccob. Then you have the claim that Singapore is progressive with a female President and a Malay one somemore.

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NON-PARTISAN BUKIT BATOK RC PUTS UP PAP MURALI BANNER, TAKEN DOWN AFTER COMPLAINTS

The Online Citizen (TOC) was alerted by one reader on 27 April about individuals putting the banner for the PAP candidate, Mr Murali Pillai in the Bukit Batok SMC by-election, on the banner rack of the Resident Committee (RC) Zone 6 at Blk 168 Bukit Batok West Ave 8. On 28 April, questions were sent to the People's Association (PA) that governs the RC about whether is there any rules that allow the use of RC facilities for partisan purpose.

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HELP SAVE THE ONLINE CITIZEN

The Online Citizen is Singapore’s longest-running independent online media platform. Our aim is to examine the issues that matter, or should matter, to Singaporeans and to reflect the diversity of life, of ideas and opinions, that is Singapore.

We believe that Singapore’s future is best served by having an informed and involved citizenry that has access to a wide range of sources of news and views and an open and vibrant environment in which to share and to debate ideas and opinions. The Online Citizen was set up to help create such an environment, and that is what we continue to work towards.

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POLICE INVESTIGATING CLAIMS OF COP ABUSE DURING NIGHTCLUB RAID

The police are investigating a complaint that its officers physically abused a 41-year-old Singaporean man during a spot check conducted at a nightclub on Friday morning (Apr 3). The allegation was first reported by sociopolitical website The Online Citizen (TOC) on Sunday. It posted photos of businessman Lim Chin Huat with injuries on his face and a bandaged arm, as well as a 37-second video clip showing officers trying to get a handcuffed Mr Lim into a police car.

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OPPOSITION VETERAN: ALTERNATIVE MEDIA SITES MUST UNITE & BALANCE MSM INFLUENCE

The influence of NM and MSM has attained equal status. When the survey asks their interviewees where they get their information and news from, NM and MSM have equal share. This situation poses a tremendous challenge to PAP's continue dominance of political power. I sincerely hope that all NM like TRE, TRS and TOC will unite and defend this piece of land of Freedom for all Singaporeans. Without the balancing influence of NM, it will be almost impossible for Singapore to advance the dream of building a more democratic system. Hold on there, TRS! Hold on there, TOC!

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SOCIOPOLITICAL WEBSITE THE ONLINE CITIZEN SHOULD REBRAND ITSELF TO EARN MORE ADVERTISING DOLLARS

If the TOC readership consists of Singaporeans critical of PAP policies and its ‘non-western standard’ illiberal democracy model, then who are those who would advertise on TOC to reach out to these group of readers? I suspect they are NGOs, Human Rights Groups or local political parties. TOC is perceived as a political website hence they are not attractive to local advertisers (i.e: Banks) with deep pockets. TOC appears to comply with MDA’s request grudgingly because it felt its growth was inhibited by MDA’s “excessive” foreign funding concerns. Clearly, TOC statements have suggested its difficulties in securing local funds for sustainability and profitability.

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