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PAP is forcing local born Singaporeans to migrate and import mainland Chinese to replace them.

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This policy sounds familiar in Malaysia, UMNO-led BN government has intentionally to force Malaysian Chinese to migrate with tons of racial policies.

PAP realizes that they will lose in the next election without new immigrants from the mainland China to counter the tide. Tighten on internet freedom will encourage more Chinese Singaporeans to move out, a hidden and untold objective behind the new policy.

Facebook will defeat the news censorship unless kiasu government also filters all Singapore news circulated in the Facebook.

Singapore to regulate Yahoo, other online news sites

By Kevin Lim

SINGAPORE | Tue May 28, 2013 1:54pm EDT

(Reuters) – Websites that regularly report on Singapore including Yahoo News will have to get a license from June 1, putting them on par with newspapers and television news outlets, in a move seen by some as a bid to rein in free-wheeling Internet news.

“Online news sites that report regularly on issues relating to Singapore and have significant reach among readers here will require an individual license,” Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) said in a statement.

“This will place them on a more consistent regulatory framework with traditional news platforms which are already individually licensed,” the media regulator said.

Prosperous and orderly Singapore, a regional base for many multinationals and fund managers, is one of the world’s most wired-up cities with most people having broadband access.

It has long maintained strict controls on the media, saying that was necessary to maintain stability in a small, multi-racial country and that media must be held accountable for what they publish.

Lobby group Reporters Without Borders, in its latest report, ranked Singapore 149th globally in terms of press freedom, down 14 places from 2012 and below many of its neighbors.

In 2011, the city-state’s tiny opposition made big gains against the long-ruling People’s Action Party in parliamentary elections, partly by using the Internet to reach voters.

A survey by the Straits Times newspaper shortly before the vote found 36.3 percent of people between the ages of 21 and 34 cited the Internet as their top source of domestic political news compared with 35.3 percent who preferred newspapers.

“WILL FIND A WAY”

The MDA identified sg.news.yahoo.com, a service run by Internet giant Yahoo Inc, as among 10 sites that would be affected by the new requirement, based on criteria such as having 50,000 unique visitors from Singapore a month over a period of two months.

Yahoo declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

“We are not in a position to respond until we receive the actual license conditions for review,” the head of its Singapore news service, Alan Soon, said.

Of the remaining nine sites, seven are run by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, whose publications tend to maintain a pro-government stance. The other two are operated by state-owned broadcaster Mediacorp.

Conditions for the sites that require individual licenses, which have to be reviewed annually, include a performance bond of S$50,000 ($39,700) and a requirement that objectionable content be removed within 24 hours when directed by the MDA.

The MDA said the new regulation did not apply to blogs, though adding: “If they take on the nature of news sites, we will take a closer look and evaluate them accordingly”.

The regulation drew criticism from some Internet users who saw it as an attempt to stifle online news not affiliated with the government.

On state-owned Channel NewsAsia’s Facebook page, a person named Jeremy Tan likened the development to what goes on in China or North Korea.

“You can try to shut us up. We will find a way around it,” another internet user, Sushikin Ky, said on the Facebook page.

(Editing by Robert Birsel)

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Purdeep says:

Last count at least 300K Msians crossing over to S land daily to earn a living.
While 3 millions pendatang asing has resided in Msia over last 57 years.
What a trading.

Julian says:

Singapore is fortunate to have dumb/racist Umno/BN in order to tap the top brain neglected by Bolehland due to skin policy. Now you know why PAP is supportive of BN to continue to exploit this human resources.

nkkhoo says:

I have said so since 90s.

xiaoxiang says:

需要外国人才来替换本地的基因库, 提高未来新加坡人的DNA?

当地居民已经变得懒惰,需要一个新的助推?

nkkhoo says:

Singapore with multi races from the different regions, the gene pool is much better than Mainland Chinese.

The intake of mainland Chinese into such a tiny island is illogical from sustainability aspect except to maintain 76% Chinese ratio in Singapore and gain support for PAP.

jhf says:

It will open the gate for Communist Chinese from mainland to infiltrate the red dot?
Nowadays many china dolls seeking hubby in red dot as local girls opted to be sarung party girls to appeal to ang moh despite westerners may no longer hsve the financial advantage.