PM Lee not in reverse gear during Videoblogging Week 2006

What? Misleading headline? Orh. Channel Newsasia taught me how to do that. I learn from the best, see?

Podcasting is not banned! I say again, podcasting is not banned! All youse liberal western press mongrel types, stay! Heel!

Channel News Misleading HeadlineThe Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Dr Balaji Sadasivan, wasn’t quoted properly, I reckon, just as he wasn’t when he spoke about HIV/AIDS and homosexual activity.

So what is the legal status of podcasting during the election period? Dunno? Need help? The world must be a terrible place if Mr Miyagi is to be relied upon to clarify matters. But for the sake of the bewildered populace, I shall try:

Podcasting about the elections during the gazetted election period is not allowed, because it does not fall under the positives in the list of positives mandated under the Parliamentary Elections Act section something something.

This effectively makes it a negative, meaning it is ILLEGAL! Comprende? Non? OK. Say you want to walk down the street from your nice flat in Bishan, down the road to Junction 8. You’d think you could without any legal ramifications. But wait! Look up the statute books! Is ‘walking down the street from your nice flat in Bishan, down the road to Junction 8′ in any list of positives in any Act of Parliament? No, right?

ILLEGAL!

You’ll be glad I helped you out here, and I understand how difficult this legal reasoning stuff is sometimes. After all, I did drop out of law school.

But it’s not election period yet, so mrbrown and myself have resolved to podcasting and videoblogging up a storm, and are participating in Videoblogging Week 2006.

Video Podcast: The WTF! Show Preview Number 1 (Quicktime MOV, Filesize: 11.5mb, Time: 00:01:27)

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*for the sake of really clarifying matters, PM Lee is in 4th gear, ok?

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15 thoughts on “PM Lee not in reverse gear during Videoblogging Week 2006”

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  2. Blips, jumping the gun and shooting your mouth has nothing to do with Videobloggingweek2006 either. Next time, read the whole post and check out the context. That’s what hyperlinks are for, Minnesota boy! (Hey, look, I spelled the tag right!)

  3. Blips, jumping the gun and shooting your mouth has nothing to do with Videobloggingweek2006 either. Next time, read the whole post and check out the context. That’s what hyperlinks are for, Minnesota boy! (Hey, look, I spelled the tag right!)

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  5. So how? we cannot step out of our house during election period? So stay at home until election over huh?

    wait…. is staying at home during election period inside the statute books?? NO!!!

    Then how? Stay outside your house? also not in the statute books!!!!

    We are in deep trouble. Once they declare election start, the entire Singapore population is breaking the law. Hope Changi Prison has enough space….

  6. So how? we cannot step out of our house during election period? So stay at home until election over huh?

    wait…. is staying at home during election period inside the statute books?? NO!!!

    Then how? Stay outside your house? also not in the statute books!!!!

    We are in deep trouble. Once they declare election start, the entire Singapore population is breaking the law. Hope Changi Prison has enough space….

  7. I do not think anyone will see the insides of Changi Prison during the election period. Mainly because by the time the police trace your website/blog from your hosting coy/internet service provider/back to your dynamic ip address back to your pc, elections may be over. Even if the SPF manages to trace and know it’s you (or any of your family members who can spell “podcast” that have access to your PC) then, they can probably only hold you in lockup at the police station before transferring u to Queenstown remand prison.

    So, literally, you will not see the inside of Changi Prison (during the 9 days General Elections campaigning period). But if the SPF decides to do the above, then after the due process of the law, one may get to go in (but Changi tends to be for the longer term inmates rather than for those who commit crimes against PEA).

  8. I do not think anyone will see the insides of Changi Prison during the election period. Mainly because by the time the police trace your website/blog from your hosting coy/internet service provider/back to your dynamic ip address back to your pc, elections may be over. Even if the SPF manages to trace and know it’s you (or any of your family members who can spell “podcast” that have access to your PC) then, they can probably only hold you in lockup at the police station before transferring u to Queenstown remand prison.

    So, literally, you will not see the inside of Changi Prison (during the 9 days General Elections campaigning period). But if the SPF decides to do the above, then after the due process of the law, one may get to go in (but Changi tends to be for the longer term inmates rather than for those who commit crimes against PEA).

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