As regards mr brown

There is a conspicuous void in your friendly TODAY newspaper this morning.

I was asked several times this week what I feel about mr brown’s TODAY column being suspended, and what I feel about MICA’s letter to TODAY.

While I’ve declined almost all interview requests, I think it’s only fair that I say something here.

When I first heard about the matter on Sunday night, I was shocked, scared and then when I went to work on Monday morning, puzzled as to why anyone in the government would react so strongly to his column last Friday, which I found to be pretty-run-of-the-mill as far as his writing was concerned.

Later in the week, we received news that Kin Mun’s column would be suspended indefinitely. There was no reason given, but I kinda expected that by this time.

I was heartened by the deluge of comments on Kin Mun’s blog, and disappointed by the lack of response in the newspaper’s Voices section, where columns and letters from the public are usually published.

However, there was work to keep us busy still, (and for those who aren’t in the know yet, Kin Mun and I are colleagues in our little business venture), and our “I am Singaporean” podcast series meme to do for the lead-up to National Day.

But I was a little scared, that our fragile little business might be affected by the fallout from this issue, and that sponsors might pull out from our show, which is just beginning to chug along at a nice little pace.

I’ve often said that we’re in the business of entertainment – podcasting and writing to entertain. But it wouldn’t be true to profess that we don’t have an opinion on serious matters. We do, and sometimes, we let our opinions be heard. And If our opinions are skewed one angle or another, that’s just because they are opinions.

At first, I felt for Kin Mun, that he had been labeled a partisan player. Then I asked him, ‘Nabeh, how come play partisan never call me?’.

We discussed this further, over lunch and dinner, and I convinced him that MICA and the powers that be were really after me, seeing as I am often mistaken for mr brown.

So he, and our other business partners decided that it’d be a good thing if I carried on writing for TODAY for as long as our editors deemed my contributions good enough for their readers to enjoy.

That way, if MICA were to send another letter addressed to TODAY, referring to the anonymous mr brown, then we’d really know that the powers that be were really after me right from the beginning.

Besides, we need the money now more than ever.

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  2. I believe that TODAY must have received letters to their Voices page in reply to the MICA letter, but the editors may have decided not to publish them.

    As you pointed out, Mr Brown’s ‘objectionable’ column was very run-of-the-mill, and was merely stating the general opinion of the man who is facing growing financial inroads into his fixed monthly income. But MICA’s reply was very strongly worded, something I found somewhat puzzling, too. Perhaps, it was the timing of the column. At any rate, do keep up the good work of giving an Internet voice to the man in the street.

    As mr brown has stated in his “I am Singaporean” podcast, he has faith. So have faith, let this episode run into silence, and hopefully (for all of us mr brown fans), we will see his column back in TODAY after a period of silence.

    In the meantime, we have miyagi’s column to look forward to 🙂

  3. I believe that TODAY must have received letters to their Voices page in reply to the MICA letter, but the editors may have decided not to publish them.

    As you pointed out, Mr Brown’s ‘objectionable’ column was very run-of-the-mill, and was merely stating the general opinion of the man who is facing growing financial inroads into his fixed monthly income. But MICA’s reply was very strongly worded, something I found somewhat puzzling, too. Perhaps, it was the timing of the column. At any rate, do keep up the good work of giving an Internet voice to the man in the street.

    As mr brown has stated in his “I am Singaporean” podcast, he has faith. So have faith, let this episode run into silence, and hopefully (for all of us mr brown fans), we will see his column back in TODAY after a period of silence.

    In the meantime, we have miyagi’s column to look forward to 🙂

  4. the message i am getting from the mountains top is….ooommmnnnhh…respect..respect….respect…do not put the powers in a compromising position or made their job difficult or they will fix you a cuppa of kopi-o with plenty salt…..or….made em lose the face and they drip liquid pee-sai on their white garment and look bad to their supporters in and outside and also non supporters here and outside and that may made their job more difficult because the liquid pee-sai maybe very the distracting….ooooommmh……respect respect respect and while you at it…kowtow..kowtow..kowtow…and the mountains dew will drip many many money down on you to lift your business high high…oooommmmggghh…respect respect respect…

    and the fresh airs from the mountains top i am smelling is….time for me to sleeeeppp…..ooommmmppph…until the next time you shall hear nonsense from meh….oommmphhhmmm….

  5. the message i am getting from the mountains top is….ooommmnnnhh…respect..respect….respect…do not put the powers in a compromising position or made their job difficult or they will fix you a cuppa of kopi-o with plenty salt…..or….made em lose the face and they drip liquid pee-sai on their white garment and look bad to their supporters in and outside and also non supporters here and outside and that may made their job more difficult because the liquid pee-sai maybe very the distracting….ooooommmh……respect respect respect and while you at it…kowtow..kowtow..kowtow…and the mountains dew will drip many many money down on you to lift your business high high…oooommmmggghh…respect respect respect…

    and the fresh airs from the mountains top i am smelling is….time for me to sleeeeppp…..ooommmmppph…until the next time you shall hear nonsense from meh….oommmphhhmmm….

  6. A comment from Mr. Brown’s blog regarding sending letters to voices and the response received from Today:

    “Thank you for your feedback. We will not be publishing any correspondence on this issue. Shoud you feel atrongly, you may want to wish to redirect your views to the source of the letter.

    With regards.
    shavone yeo
    editorial assistant
    did: 6236 4878
    fax: 6534 4217
    news desk: 6236 4888
    email: shavone@newstoday.com.sg
    MediaCorp Press Ltd – http://www.todayonline.com

  7. A comment from Mr. Brown’s blog regarding sending letters to voices and the response received from Today:

    “Thank you for your feedback. We will not be publishing any correspondence on this issue. Shoud you feel atrongly, you may want to wish to redirect your views to the source of the letter.

    With regards.
    shavone yeo
    editorial assistant
    did: 6236 4878
    fax: 6534 4217
    news desk: 6236 4888
    email: shavone@newstoday.com.sg
    MediaCorp Press Ltd – http://www.todayonline.com

  8. … and disappointed by the lack of response in the newspaper’s Voices section, where columns and letters from the public are usually published.

    Mabe he is

  9. … and disappointed by the lack of response in the newspaper’s Voices section, where columns and letters from the public are usually published.

    Mabe he is

  10. “There is a conspicuous void in your friendly TODAY newspaper this morning.”

    There is a conspicuous void indeed, Mr Miyagi.

    A conspicuous void indeed.

  11. “There is a conspicuous void in your friendly TODAY newspaper this morning.”

    There is a conspicuous void indeed, Mr Miyagi.

    A conspicuous void indeed.

  12. so peaceful here to drop a notee…hmm..will they be held hostage by the peoplesss anger?of course no lah…but than hor…that no mean they right since all share monkey blood and monkeys is not known to be always the smart but only smart eating bananas and peanuts…yeah..especially plenty the peanuts

    so….knowing they dont like eating pies especially humble pies what will outcome not eating pie leh?

    hmmm…i heard falling sound so is that really good in the long term leh? fall too much got brain damage or not?

    hmmm…mmmm….aahhhh….time to go pun sai leow….

  13. so peaceful here to drop a notee…hmm..will they be held hostage by the peoplesss anger?of course no lah…but than hor…that no mean they right since all share monkey blood and monkeys is not known to be always the smart but only smart eating bananas and peanuts…yeah..especially plenty the peanuts

    so….knowing they dont like eating pies especially humble pies what will outcome not eating pie leh?

    hmmm…i heard falling sound so is that really good in the long term leh? fall too much got brain damage or not?

    hmmm…mmmm….aahhhh….time to go pun sai leow….

  14. Who is this incompetent editorial assistant who works for a newspaper (for Pete’s sake!) and could not take 2 seconds to bloody spell check her mass rejection email?

    Aiyoh, cannot write 3 sentences properly without spelling mistakes, still dare censor other people’s letters?

    Or does anyone actually feel “atrongly” about it as I do? And “shoud” I feel that way or am I over-reacting?

  15. Who is this incompetent editorial assistant who works for a newspaper (for Pete’s sake!) and could not take 2 seconds to bloody spell check her mass rejection email?

    Aiyoh, cannot write 3 sentences properly without spelling mistakes, still dare censor other people’s letters?

    Or does anyone actually feel “atrongly” about it as I do? And “shoud” I feel that way or am I over-reacting?

  16. Dear Miyagi,

    This is the first time I am writing to your blog. I feel touch from the message that you have written and that your relationship with Mr Brown (aka Lee Kin Mun) is a close one. It is rare nowadays to have such deep friendship, I value that.

    I have been following the podcasts that you and Mr Brown produced and I find that they are very good. Both of you have been able to attract such a high numbers of readers to your blogs.

    I believe it is time that you do something to your pod cast. Charge a nominal fee for the downloads, I am sure with the quality of the production nowadays, your supporters is willing to pay. The podcasts are hillarious and acceptable by the public, not only that it triggers critical thinking and allows the person to learn reading between the lines. I will be one of the many to support the subscriptions.

  17. Dear Miyagi,

    This is the first time I am writing to your blog. I feel touch from the message that you have written and that your relationship with Mr Brown (aka Lee Kin Mun) is a close one. It is rare nowadays to have such deep friendship, I value that.

    I have been following the podcasts that you and Mr Brown produced and I find that they are very good. Both of you have been able to attract such a high numbers of readers to your blogs.

    I believe it is time that you do something to your pod cast. Charge a nominal fee for the downloads, I am sure with the quality of the production nowadays, your supporters is willing to pay. The podcasts are hillarious and acceptable by the public, not only that it triggers critical thinking and allows the person to learn reading between the lines. I will be one of the many to support the subscriptions.

  18. everyone likes to watch a fire – and another thing, it doesnt matter whether you are watching it from a balcony or the five foot way – a fire is a fire – as long as it bu

    Both of you dnt worry ple to busy jumping up and down!

    You no longer have tee suort of the brotherhood we cannot condone the works of a few cheap pirates.

    (oh I only post comets that angkat you!)

  19. everyone likes to watch a fire – and another thing, it doesnt matter whether you are watching it from a balcony or the five foot way – a fire is a fire – as long as it bu

    Both of you dnt worry ple to busy jumping up and down!

    You no longer have tee suort of the brotherhood we cannot condone the works of a few cheap pirates.

    (oh I only post comets that angkat you!)

  20. (U think only you have server ah miyagi – this is what they retrieved from the last post – by the way the brotherhood is not happy the way you treated Michael Tan and IRTCP. You must know by now they are simply following orders from the council of the wise to restore balance and harmony to blogshpere)

    By the way feel free to delete and deny deleting this again – we can always reaccess our server (yes we are rich enough to own and operate one, not only for our games)

    Tomahawk -spokesman for the brotherhood.

    original post send at 2:23 pm GMT 0930 Anchorage 3298479832-2130439-3993927745 Doberman

    1. everyone likes to watch a fire – and another thing, it doesnt matter whether you are watching it from a balcony or the five foot way – a fire is a fire – as long as it burns, everyone is entertained – but it always ends the same – when the last of cinders flame out all there is left is one man picking up the pieces.
    What Ah brown wrote in voices – I will not comment on – but how he handled the matter AFTER reflects his immaturity and lack of imagination on how to engage the cheng hu constructively productively – instead from all I have read from his blog comments are dumb postings (enough to make me puke all over my cat!) from even dumber people who do not even have the mental capacity to tie their shoelaces – I do concede however, there were a few post which came across of mature and persuasive, but most of them were an unmitigated dribble.
    What really disappoints me is both of you had a good opportunity to show how mature you were by steering the sentiments of the comments posted. Ah Brown could have acted as a moderator or facilitator to highlight the key issues intelligently and fairly, present his case and even discuss the issues like a gentlemen, but instead all he did was suck his thumb and watch the fire rage on or was he playing his violin like nero? Meanwhile the mob ran amok cursing, slandering and defaming everyone and everything.
    Both of you dont even know what you have done, do you? Dont worry lah, people who start fires never do, they are to busy jumping up and down!
    You no longer have the support of the brotherhood we cannot condone the works of a few cheap pirates like you and Ah brown.

  21. (U think only you have server ah miyagi – this is what they retrieved from the last post – by the way the brotherhood is not happy the way you treated Michael Tan and IRTCP. You must know by now they are simply following orders from the council of the wise to restore balance and harmony to blogshpere)

    By the way feel free to delete and deny deleting this again – we can always reaccess our server (yes we are rich enough to own and operate one, not only for our games)

    Tomahawk -spokesman for the brotherhood.

    original post send at 2:23 pm GMT 0930 Anchorage 3298479832-2130439-3993927745 Doberman

    1. everyone likes to watch a fire – and another thing, it doesnt matter whether you are watching it from a balcony or the five foot way – a fire is a fire – as long as it burns, everyone is entertained – but it always ends the same – when the last of cinders flame out all there is left is one man picking up the pieces.
    What Ah brown wrote in voices – I will not comment on – but how he handled the matter AFTER reflects his immaturity and lack of imagination on how to engage the cheng hu constructively productively – instead from all I have read from his blog comments are dumb postings (enough to make me puke all over my cat!) from even dumber people who do not even have the mental capacity to tie their shoelaces – I do concede however, there were a few post which came across of mature and persuasive, but most of them were an unmitigated dribble.
    What really disappoints me is both of you had a good opportunity to show how mature you were by steering the sentiments of the comments posted. Ah Brown could have acted as a moderator or facilitator to highlight the key issues intelligently and fairly, present his case and even discuss the issues like a gentlemen, but instead all he did was suck his thumb and watch the fire rage on or was he playing his violin like nero? Meanwhile the mob ran amok cursing, slandering and defaming everyone and everything.
    Both of you dont even know what you have done, do you? Dont worry lah, people who start fires never do, they are to busy jumping up and down!
    You no longer have the support of the brotherhood we cannot condone the works of a few cheap pirates like you and Ah brown.

  22. “So he, and our other business partners decided that it’d be a good thing if I carried on writing for TODAY for as long as our editors deemed my contributions good enough for their readers to enjoy.”

    Come on. Don’t be a sell-out. So you continue to write for the same paper that gave your friend the shaft, based on “business”.

    There’s nothing like compromising your content/speech to make a few more bucks.

    Miyagi.sg has officially jumped the shark.

  23. “So he, and our other business partners decided that it’d be a good thing if I carried on writing for TODAY for as long as our editors deemed my contributions good enough for their readers to enjoy.”

    Come on. Don’t be a sell-out. So you continue to write for the same paper that gave your friend the shaft, based on “business”.

    There’s nothing like compromising your content/speech to make a few more bucks.

    Miyagi.sg has officially jumped the shark.

  24. Miyagi just in case you think you can delete and deny deleting our post – I have posted a link to at least 170 of your respondents who posted in Mr Brown blog (u have server rite, go and check your cache account – yes we have tech savy savants in the brotherhood also!) – I am disappointed to learn your so called 500 over postings is actually only less than 128 ppl in fact – you ppl have been making multiple postings, shame on you! – or do you want us to reveal this fact to the general public? All we have to do is hack into your system (btw we also have hackers in the brotherhood!) We will give you a chance to save your face only if you promise us to quel the riot and rein in the mindless mob.

    It gives us no pleasure to say the brotherhood is indeed disappointed in both you and ah brown by how you have conducted yourself in this affair.

  25. Miyagi just in case you think you can delete and deny deleting our post – I have posted a link to at least 170 of your respondents who posted in Mr Brown blog (u have server rite, go and check your cache account – yes we have tech savy savants in the brotherhood also!) – I am disappointed to learn your so called 500 over postings is actually only less than 128 ppl in fact – you ppl have been making multiple postings, shame on you! – or do you want us to reveal this fact to the general public? All we have to do is hack into your system (btw we also have hackers in the brotherhood!) We will give you a chance to save your face only if you promise us to quel the riot and rein in the mindless mob.

    It gives us no pleasure to say the brotherhood is indeed disappointed in both you and ah brown by how you have conducted yourself in this affair.

  26. Hello kiddo,

    not sure whats your problem with mrbrown and Mr. Miyagi but your threats are so empty. Real hackers hack, they bullshit like you do here.

    Secondly, you might want to familarize yourself with Computer Misuse Act.
    http://agcvldb4.agc.gov.sg/non_version/cgi-bin/cgi_retrieve.pl?actno=REVED-50A&doctitle=COMPUTER MISUSE ACT
    &date=latest&method=part&sl=1

    We already have your IP address and it does not takes a lot to find who you are esp. under Singapore legal system.

    May want to check with your parents if this is past your bedtime now.

  27. Hello kiddo,

    not sure whats your problem with mrbrown and Mr. Miyagi but your threats are so empty. Real hackers hack, they bullshit like you do here.

    Secondly, you might want to familarize yourself with Computer Misuse Act.
    http://agcvldb4.agc.gov.sg/non_version/cgi-bin/cgi_retrieve.pl?actno=REVED-50A&doctitle=COMPUTER MISUSE ACT
    &date=latest&method=part&sl=1

    We already have your IP address and it does not takes a lot to find who you are esp. under Singapore legal system.

    May want to check with your parents if this is past your bedtime now.

  28. all i can say is that i am really touched by the friendship that u and brown share and also the fact that u stuck by him despite of all those shits that he’s going thru. =)

    Jia You and dun give up yea.

  29. all i can say is that i am really touched by the friendship that u and brown share and also the fact that u stuck by him despite of all those shits that he’s going thru. =)

    Jia You and dun give up yea.

  30. hang in there. 🙂 not easy for TODAY too. somehow, i just got this feeling that they got no choice as well.

  31. hang in there. 🙂 not easy for TODAY too. somehow, i just got this feeling that they got no choice as well.

  32. Mr Miyagi, keep your columns going yea, I am a fan of you and Mr Brown.

    Nice to see your friendship going strong thru all these nonsense started by you-know-who.

    Good luck!

  33. Mr Miyagi, keep your columns going yea, I am a fan of you and Mr Brown.

    Nice to see your friendship going strong thru all these nonsense started by you-know-who.

    Good luck!

  34. mr miyagi..altho you dont get thousands of comments here but i still wanna say the same thing i did in mb’s blog…that both have been so true to yourself all these while and sharing with us bucketful of joy and cheer in all the podcasts, bloggings and simply everything. keep the faith. we’re behind you all the way. we really cant please the whole world and i salute you both for even having opinions over issues and sticking by them and not being afraid to share them out.
    Believe this will make you both stronger and better.
    3 cheers to mr brown and my miyagi’s deep and true friendship.

  35. mr miyagi..altho you dont get thousands of comments here but i still wanna say the same thing i did in mb’s blog…that both have been so true to yourself all these while and sharing with us bucketful of joy and cheer in all the podcasts, bloggings and simply everything. keep the faith. we’re behind you all the way. we really cant please the whole world and i salute you both for even having opinions over issues and sticking by them and not being afraid to share them out.
    Believe this will make you both stronger and better.
    3 cheers to mr brown and my miyagi’s deep and true friendship.

  36. do not be disheartened mr miyagi.

    whatever decisions you and mrbrown have made or are going to make, you still have AHEM loyal readers like yours truly here who will be in full support of you guys. (just like how you and brown have been so supportive of each other) oh, and for every 1 annoying comment, do know that you have 5 nice ones, and at least 4 who are usually too shy to leave a message (:

    you guys never fail to amaze & impress me with all your work. continue to inspire (:
    chin up!

    psst! i’ll buy your tur kwa shirt when it is out.

  37. do not be disheartened mr miyagi.

    whatever decisions you and mrbrown have made or are going to make, you still have AHEM loyal readers like yours truly here who will be in full support of you guys. (just like how you and brown have been so supportive of each other) oh, and for every 1 annoying comment, do know that you have 5 nice ones, and at least 4 who are usually too shy to leave a message (:

    you guys never fail to amaze & impress me with all your work. continue to inspire (:
    chin up!

    psst! i’ll buy your tur kwa shirt when it is out.

  38. As long as you continue to write, I will continue to read.

    In actual fact, I think pulling out of Today’s column will be a stupid thing to do. There are some things you ought to do to stand by your friend, but pulling out of Today is not the way.

    Jia you! p(^_^)q

  39. As long as you continue to write, I will continue to read.

    In actual fact, I think pulling out of Today’s column will be a stupid thing to do. There are some things you ought to do to stand by your friend, but pulling out of Today is not the way.

    Jia you! p(^_^)q

  40. I wonder how long it will take Singaporans to realize that you all live in a dictatorship. You all think that because you have a reasonably good standard of living that you are better off than places like North Korea or Burma or Iran. You are all sheep afraid of your own shadows. When are you going to wake up and overthrow your dictators?

  41. I wonder how long it will take Singaporans to realize that you all live in a dictatorship. You all think that because you have a reasonably good standard of living that you are better off than places like North Korea or Burma or Iran. You are all sheep afraid of your own shadows. When are you going to wake up and overthrow your dictators?

  42. I’m amused by the ranting lil person going on about the brotherhood. Sounds like a case of trying to be bigger than his boots. Or perhaps he can comment on the ‘issues’ calmly and bravely when his livelihood, his family’s welfare and his passion has been curtailed by the powers that be. It’s easy to talk when the guillotine isn’t over your neck.

    As for Mr brown and Mr Miyagi. They have loved ones, family and people they are responsible to. They are acting in a manner that is befitting people that have alot to protect.

    I am part of the flailing masses that choose to voice my opinions. Yes I am affected deeply by the irresponsibilty of the gahment to take away the livelihood of someone because of a ‘humour’ column.

    Chin up Mr Miyagi.

  43. I’m amused by the ranting lil person going on about the brotherhood. Sounds like a case of trying to be bigger than his boots. Or perhaps he can comment on the ‘issues’ calmly and bravely when his livelihood, his family’s welfare and his passion has been curtailed by the powers that be. It’s easy to talk when the guillotine isn’t over your neck.

    As for Mr brown and Mr Miyagi. They have loved ones, family and people they are responsible to. They are acting in a manner that is befitting people that have alot to protect.

    I am part of the flailing masses that choose to voice my opinions. Yes I am affected deeply by the irresponsibilty of the gahment to take away the livelihood of someone because of a ‘humour’ column.

    Chin up Mr Miyagi.

  44. Mr White- you referring to the writing for miyagi’s TODAY column or to the scripts for the MRBROWNSHOW PODCASTS or both? just curious.

  45. Mr White- you referring to the writing for miyagi’s TODAY column or to the scripts for the MRBROWNSHOW PODCASTS or both? just curious.

  46. As much as I don’t like the political blahblahs from you and/or mrbrown, I’d have to say that I admire you for standing by your friend. Cheers.

  47. As much as I don’t like the political blahblahs from you and/or mrbrown, I’d have to say that I admire you for standing by your friend. Cheers.

  48. as someone else must have mentioned by now, Do keep your chin up and continue writing. I don’t think it can be considered that you’re a sell-out if you continue writing for Today, indeed, many i know read today precisely because of said columns. Asides from the fact that we are singaporeans and it is free of course. =)

    however, i do find it objectionable sometimes with certain opinions in relation to Singaporean Living. Especially after visiting Thailand as part of OCIP (overseas community involvement projects) and going to Sri lanka post-tsunami, again for CIP purposes. I find that while there are things that we can and should fight for, emphasis should also be given to what we already have. ie. while I agree that the “gahment” is fairly high-handed with regards to what they did to the opposition and their certain policies are nonsensical, I am at the same time thankful that we have a infighting government like said Malaysia currently, or perpetual chaos like in Taiwan. It is entertaining no doubt, but would you rather be entertained under those circumstances?

    but at the end of the day, that is but my opinion and as my teachers/people-higher-than-me-in-status often can’t but inform me, my opinion is not required, my compliance is. Haha especially in relation to my homework.

    cheers

    (ps. would be interesting to get a tur kwa T.)

  49. as someone else must have mentioned by now, Do keep your chin up and continue writing. I don’t think it can be considered that you’re a sell-out if you continue writing for Today, indeed, many i know read today precisely because of said columns. Asides from the fact that we are singaporeans and it is free of course. =)

    however, i do find it objectionable sometimes with certain opinions in relation to Singaporean Living. Especially after visiting Thailand as part of OCIP (overseas community involvement projects) and going to Sri lanka post-tsunami, again for CIP purposes. I find that while there are things that we can and should fight for, emphasis should also be given to what we already have. ie. while I agree that the “gahment” is fairly high-handed with regards to what they did to the opposition and their certain policies are nonsensical, I am at the same time thankful that we have a infighting government like said Malaysia currently, or perpetual chaos like in Taiwan. It is entertaining no doubt, but would you rather be entertained under those circumstances?

    but at the end of the day, that is but my opinion and as my teachers/people-higher-than-me-in-status often can’t but inform me, my opinion is not required, my compliance is. Haha especially in relation to my homework.

    cheers

    (ps. would be interesting to get a tur kwa T.)

  50. “…at the same time thankful we DON’T have a infighting…..” sorry about that haha heck of a lot of difference.

  51. “…at the same time thankful we DON’T have a infighting…..” sorry about that haha heck of a lot of difference.

  52. I am responding to this: (U think only you have server ah miyagi – this is what they retrieved from the last post – by the way the brotherhood is not happy the way you treated Michael Tan and IRTCP. You must know by now they are simply following orders from the council of the wise to restore balance and harmony to blogshpere)

    I do not know who tomahawk is. I deny any relationship with any `council of the wise’. I do not follow any orders, I merely stated a fact which I have noticed.

    Michael Tan
    michaeltanyk@gmail.com

  53. I am responding to this: (U think only you have server ah miyagi – this is what they retrieved from the last post – by the way the brotherhood is not happy the way you treated Michael Tan and IRTCP. You must know by now they are simply following orders from the council of the wise to restore balance and harmony to blogshpere)

    I do not know who tomahawk is. I deny any relationship with any `council of the wise’. I do not follow any orders, I merely stated a fact which I have noticed.

    Michael Tan
    michaeltanyk@gmail.com

  54. What is this garbage about “the brotherhood” and “council of the wise” crap. What’s your problem anyway. Shoo! Get lost.

  55. What is this garbage about “the brotherhood” and “council of the wise” crap. What’s your problem anyway. Shoo! Get lost.

  56. Hang in there, Senor Miyagi. What they did to Brown smacks of Communist China ghulag-gag maneuvers. You *have* to continue writing for TODAY, you *have* to tell them what you think…I hope you had a talk with your sponsors about the issue, and whether they continue to support you all the way.

    Hang in there.

  57. Hang in there, Senor Miyagi. What they did to Brown smacks of Communist China ghulag-gag maneuvers. You *have* to continue writing for TODAY, you *have* to tell them what you think…I hope you had a talk with your sponsors about the issue, and whether they continue to support you all the way.

    Hang in there.

  58. Hi Mr Miyagi,

    May you and MrBrown have courage to press on all the way! Both of you are true Singaporean.

    Regards
    Martin

  59. Hi Mr Miyagi,

    May you and MrBrown have courage to press on all the way! Both of you are true Singaporean.

    Regards
    Martin

  60. It’s easy to tell other people they must speak up, press all the way etc when it’s not your ass on the line. We talk only. They are in the front line.

    I think what you and KM are doing is right…stand down and lay low for awhile. You know the gahmen’s style…don’t pray pray.

    It’s sad. It’s the truth. It’s disheartening. We live in an atmosphere of fear. I would leave if I could but it would break my heart cos this is my home.

  61. It’s easy to tell other people they must speak up, press all the way etc when it’s not your ass on the line. We talk only. They are in the front line.

    I think what you and KM are doing is right…stand down and lay low for awhile. You know the gahmen’s style…don’t pray pray.

    It’s sad. It’s the truth. It’s disheartening. We live in an atmosphere of fear. I would leave if I could but it would break my heart cos this is my home.

  62. I was also surprised that Mr Brown’s column was suspended and also why MICA would be responding to his column. However, I think the lack of comments about this issue in the TODAY Voices may be due to TODAY not willing to publish some of the comments as seen from what some of the people commented in Mr Brown’s blog.

    I hope that despite the happenings you guys would stay strong and not give up for what you guys believe in. Everything will be fine after a few months. Meanwhile, hang on and I think you guys’ readers and supporters would stand by and respect you guys’ choices. (=

  63. I was also surprised that Mr Brown’s column was suspended and also why MICA would be responding to his column. However, I think the lack of comments about this issue in the TODAY Voices may be due to TODAY not willing to publish some of the comments as seen from what some of the people commented in Mr Brown’s blog.

    I hope that despite the happenings you guys would stay strong and not give up for what you guys believe in. Everything will be fine after a few months. Meanwhile, hang on and I think you guys’ readers and supporters would stand by and respect you guys’ choices. (=

  64. miyagi,

    there’s this one troll, very irritating, keep making disgusting comments at MB’s website, claiming to be us some more.. so i just want to ask for your help, pass the message to MB to hang in there. i believe many of us really behind him.

    thanks 🙂

  65. miyagi,

    there’s this one troll, very irritating, keep making disgusting comments at MB’s website, claiming to be us some more.. so i just want to ask for your help, pass the message to MB to hang in there. i believe many of us really behind him.

    thanks 🙂

  66. honestly, whatever they do, they sure have their “pathetic” reasons.

    You guys did not point a gun at us and FORCE us to read and listen to mrBrown show..

    wrong education delivered?
    i don’t think so…

    =)

  67. honestly, whatever they do, they sure have their “pathetic” reasons.

    You guys did not point a gun at us and FORCE us to read and listen to mrBrown show..

    wrong education delivered?
    i don’t think so…

    =)

  68. honestly, whatever they do, they sure have their “pathetic” reasons.

    You guys did not point a gun at us and FORCE us to read and listen to mrBrown show..

    wrong education delivered?
    i don’t think so…

    =)

  69. honestly, whatever they do, they sure have their “pathetic” reasons.

    You guys did not point a gun at us and FORCE us to read and listen to mrBrown show..

    wrong education delivered?
    i don’t think so…

    =)

  70. Must be because of the tur-kwa podcast you guys made lah… the gahman very angry you did not feature them as the mee-pok seller.

  71. Must be because of the tur-kwa podcast you guys made lah… the gahman very angry you did not feature them as the mee-pok seller.

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