May 7, 2006
Perhaps some people are in dire need of lessons. The Oxford Press could sponsor the Parliament a couple of hundred dictionaries and encyclopaedias. (note: while they're doing that, sponsor double the amount for us over in Malaysia..)
Then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said about his country: Singapore wants to be an Open Society in a Connected World.
Today, "they have made it illegal to campaign via blogging and text messaging during the elections", as stated in his interview with Malaysiakini here by Tan Wah Piow, Singaporean who is a leading human rights lawyer in London. Apparently being an open society does not equate being able to use the Internet freely. With policemen on the watch on computers, one wonders what kind of open connectivity he meant.