Blurry public interest

Oh dear.

Apparently, possession or distribution of this video in Singapore is punishable by a two-year jail term and a S$10,000 fine. This paranoia is nothing new. If a speech — factually accurate or not — by a former political prisoner could really cause ‘disunity’ or ‘trouble’ amongst the public, one must wonder how stable our society really is. Surely the public should decide what’s in the public interest.

2 thoughts on “Blurry public interest

  1. Or Burma. This is the type of argument the government would use! As it always has been in modern times, living in any country involves a trade-off. In Singapore it was once steady economic growth and social stability in exchange for civil liberty. From what I’m hearing anecdotally in recent years, I’m no longer sure it’s as good a deal as it once was.

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