16 Jan '11, 2am

Mr Wang Says So: My Thoughts on The Online Citizen Getting Gazetted

I always knew that it was going to happen. It was just a matter of time. To me, the only surprise was that it took so long for the government to gazette The Online Citizen as a political association. Then again, the elections are looming. So this too is the right season for the PAP to do what it did. Years ago, I already realised that in the Singapore blogosphere, group blogs commenting on sociopolitical issues were at risk. The more well-organised, prolific and popular a group blog is, the higher the risk it would face. That is one reason why I never joined any group blogs. (The other main reason is that I like the freedom of having my own individual blog. Apart from yakking about sociopolitical issues, I can also yak about anything else that interests me). In my opinion, as far as raising public awareness; promoting active citizenship and encouraging critical thinking am...

Full article: http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-thoughts-on-o...

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