22 Sep '11, 8pm

Time to free up Singapore’s media

Time to free up Singapore’s media

Time to free up Singapore’s media September 23, 2011 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 23 September 2011 The Prime Minister of Malaysia has announced that the annual renewal of press and publication permits would be abolished, and all press licenses will now remain valid indefinitely unless they are revoked. The obvious question now is why the Singapore government fails to heed repeated calls for media liberalization, and in fact, continues to justify existing laws even in the face of the changes happening across the causeway. Malaysia’s Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA), enacted in 1984, has been used to censure newspapers on a very wide range of issues, some of it justified, but much of it not. While this degree of control has allowed the Malaysian government to censor inflammatory speech, it has on a multitude of occasions...

Full article: http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=7146

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