Friday, July 26, 2013

Demon-cratic's Buttocks Thumped, Again

Once more with feeling! Poor Leslie Chew is getting famous once more. Not sedition but contempt of court! SDP is bound to back their favourite cartoonist as they have done so in the past. Why is AGC out to thump Demon-cratic again? Two simple reasons. The earlier sedition charges were not punitive enough and the cartoons did not stop or at least tone down despite the obvious warning to Leslie to stay low.

Hence, if Demon-cratic was dumb enough to be stubborn, urged on by his fans, friends and SDP for all we know, AGC is going to take action for the Super White and fine and/or jail Leslie to scare the monkeys. Too bad for Leslie but it is all good for him as he wants to be a rebel. It gives his defiant cartoons more street cred and omph. But why pick Leslie and not the others?  Also why now? Hmmm part of the broader hard touching of some but not others in the Internet?

BTW Anti-death penalty UK citizen Alan Shadrake was sentenced 6 weeks jail and fined $20,000 for scandalising the judiciary.  I'm not a big fan of Demon-cratic's lame messages compared to other cartoonists, also because he used software rather than hand draw like the others, so popcorn out, watching the show and waiting to see what would happen to Leslie. Nothing good I bet! I think 3 weeks and $10,000 fine. Gulp.

Singapore Charges Cartoonist for Alleged Contempt of Court
By Chun Han Wong

Singapore prosecutors are pursuing charges against a local artist for alleged contempt of court over cartoons he drew that authorities say had scandalized the judiciary.

Leslie Chew, 37, has been under police investigation since April for potential wrongdoing in several cartoons he drew for his Internet comic strip. The Attorney-General’s Chambers this week launched formal legal proceedings against Mr. Chew over five of his cartoons, the agency said Thursday in a statement.

The proceedings are “aimed at protecting the administration of justice… and upholding the integrity of one of our key public institutions,” the agency said. Singapore’s High Court accepted the application in relation to four cartoons and set the next hearing Aug. 12.

If found guilty, Mr. Chew could be jailed, fined, or both. Singapore law doesn’t prescribe any maximum penalty for contempt of court.

Mr. Chew said that he would meet his lawyers before deciding his next move. The cartoonist publishes a comic strip on Facebook titled “Demon-cratic Singapore,” which he describes as a “totally fictional comic.” The strip has over 25,800 followers on Facebook.

According to the AGC, the four cartoons cited in the contempt proceedings were published in July 2011, January 2012 and June 2012. Those comic strips made references to  legal proceedings in Singapore courts that had occurred near the time of publication. Two of them mentioned the phrase: “The Kangaroo Court of Singapore.”

In April, police had questioned Mr. Chew over a Dec. 14 cartoon that referred to the recent retirement of a Supreme Court judge, according to Choo Zhengxi, one of Mr. Chew’s lawyers. The questioning followed a letter that the AGC sent Mr. Chew in December, which said that cartoon “scandalizes” Singapore courts through “scurrilous and false” allegations, Mr. Choo previously said. Police and prosecutors have declined to comment. The Dec. 14 cartoon isn’t part of the AGC’s contempt proceedings against Mr. Chew.

Singapore has in the past won several cases of contempt against opposition politicians and foreign publications. Rights activists say the government uses such suits to stifle criticism. Officials say the actions are necessary to defend themselves against false allegations.

Mr. Chew first came under investigation in April, when he was arrested and questioned for alleged sedition after a citizen filed a police complaint against the cartoonist for certain comic strips that the person said were racially insensitive. These cartoons are not the same ones as those currently alleged to be in contempt of court.

The cartoonist was subsequently released on bail while prosecutors considered whether to bring charges. The charges announced Thursday did not include sedition. Singapore law broadly defines sedition as acts agitating against the government and the administration of justice, fostering discontent among citizens, and promoting hostility between ethnic groups.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Real Shit TRS Busted (Again)

 Is Mr Farhan actually Yang Kaiheng scared that he would be sued? Smirk

One of the funniest things this week! Retards' favourite news site The Real Singapore or TRS was busted this week by Alex Tan. Alex told ST, another Singaporean favourite, that he launched the #1 trash news site and then passed it to Yang Kaiheng and Ai Takagi. Then one mystery Mr Farhan from TRS said that the couple were never in TRS, contradicting Alex's claims. LOL Anyway, so who has a Pinocchio nose, or if both have such wood noses, whose is longer?

So Alex, former Reform Party candidate, sabo the people who took over his site,  if what he said can be believed. I think can as others have CSI it before. Alex, being Alex, did not stop there. He also admitted and self-sabo he is still involved in TRS by contributing to the site anonymously. Facepalm. So much for his anonymity to a degree.

The TRS couple, about to get bitten soon

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Kovan Murder Wheels Within Wheels

OK first, congrats to the police for catching the murderer. Although the guy did manage to escape to Malaysia first and enjoy a Ramli burger at Danga Bay, his last meal as a free man. He escaped north like Mas Selamat and One-eye Dragon, and Malaysians helped us catch our fugitives. We better let our neighbour win football the next few rounds otherwise they really won't help us anymore. The lesson is that if you want to whack someone, have your passport ready and your car filled with tank more than 3/4 full, do the job, quickly go onto PIE (towards Tuas) and all is steady. Until Malaysian police pounces on you over there as they do  not want to give the impression that Singapore's fugitives can treat their country as sanctuary.

If Singaporeans can't even return their own food trays in food courts, don't expect them to call 999 about a tip off. The Toyota Camry abandoned was seen at Eunos but was not reported to the police until the next day. So maybe the police could have caught the suspect sooner in Singapore rather than wait for extradition. Hmmm No Stomper in Eunos then as at least it would have appeared in Stomp. Anyway, no time for What Ifs.

But there is time for What Is. Then we realise that the suspect in the murders is a policeman, a SSG. WTF So it was a case of a dirty cop? From sex scandals and corruption, now mata murderer - the damage to the reputation of our Home Team that we can get fucked by someone who should keep us safe? Then NST reported last night after the Malaysians nabbed him but before it was public, if it is true, that the murderer was a gay partner of one of those killed! Angry pink dot killer mata! So don't fuck with them, they can really fuck you bad back like driving off and dragging you under the car.

HIGH ALERT: Man wanted for double killings entered Johor
13 July 2013| last updated at 01:00AM
 JOHOR BARU: A 34-YEAR-OLD Singaporean man wanted for   double murder  in the island republic is believed to have fled across the causeway to escape the authorities.

It is learnt that the suspect can shed light into the high-profile murder of a senior citizen and his son on Wednesday.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) confirmed that the suspect had entered Johor through the Woodlands checkpoint at 11.17pm on the day of the incident.

Cameras at the Immigration and Customs Authority checkpoint recorded the suspect riding a scooter and exiting the checkpoint en route to here.

The SPF released the suspect's profile and, through Interpol, requested that Johor police put the suspect on a "stop list".

The request to Malaysian and Johor police came from SPF's criminal investigations department assistant director (major crime) Adrian Quek Sei Wei.

A source familiar with the request said all active duty police personnel in Johor were alerted on the all-points bulletin on Thursday, before being briefed about the suspect's particulars and his vehicle.

"Police have been asked to inform the Johor police contingent's serious crimes unit or the Interpol liaison office here if they come across the suspect," the source told the New Straits Times yesterday.

Johor police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff said police would act within the powers of the law to apprehend the suspect and return him to Singapore.

"The Johor police have always cooperated in the interest of justice with our counterparts in Singapore," he said yesterday.

The SPF had received a call at 4.16pm on Wednesday after the body of Tan Chee Heong, 42, was found in front of the Koven MRT station.

Chee Heong's death was initially believed to have been because of a traffic accident, before investigators learnt that he may had been tied underneath a car and dragged for about one kilometre before his body got untangled from the vehicle.

Investigations led police to Chee Heong's house at 14J Hillside Drive in Hougang, where his father, Tan Boon Sin, 67, was found dead with multiple slash wounds and a slit throat.

Investigations revealed that both victims were at home when the murders took place.

The SPF also identified the silver Toyota Camry involved in the case, which was later found abandoned in nearby Eunos.

An SPF source revealed that that the suspect was believed to be romantically involved with Chee Heong and the motive behind the murder could be revenge.

"The SPF is not ruling out the possibility that this may be a crime of passion."

Police are keen to contact Singaporean Iskandar Rahmat (Singapore national registration identity card number S790436A) to assist in investigations.

He is believed to be riding a green Vespa.

Friday, July 12, 2013

More Lies, Rumours and FUD in the Internet

I'm not talking about Yaacob or Ravi Philemon lying or spreading rumours. Since both are from political parties, naturally the things they say about each other would be ahem, based on PAP or NSP agenda and creative use of FUD and facts to make each other look bad. Fuck lah, that's politics so fair game. Ravi would act innocent, Yaacob would act victim. One mat, one mama, both party wayang. Yawn.

However, Yaacob was right about some bullshit in the Internet that should not be tolerated. Bullshit rumours in the Internet spread by retards is common so no big bother there e.g during GE 2011, some cock people were saying that they received flyers addressed to them as voters in their letterbox by PAP to vote PAP. Dumbasses said that it was PAP intimidation tactics, but were ignorant that all parties contesting had access to the voter info in their constituencies. These retards were in fact spreading the fear that there was no voting secrecy, and scaring people to vote PAP instead! Facepalm. The fucking irony and damage they did.

Bullshit rumours spread by cocksters knowing it is bullshit is another lame game altogether. According to the government, one such lameness was the guy who doctored the image of a NEA PSI 393 reading and then spread it around that NEA covered up that record. Still, the leader of the crap pack is TRS e.g. cooked up an MP Irene Ng letter to TRS, lied that Tiong flags were hoisted at Marina Bay.

In the end, how can we tell the rumours are bullshit or not? I bet when Noah said the big rains were coming, people thought he was spreading bullshit rumours. On the other hand, some people might argue that the Noah story is bullshit altogether. So we want to believe what we like to believe. Some believe that the PAP is the only hope for Singapore still. Yeah right. Others would believe it is NSP, or WP or horror of horrors, SDP! We like rumours and lies as it makes news interesting and rumours of government cover-ups make fake news more real e.g. "Oh did you read about X? We don't get more details as there is a cover-up for the cock-up!" LOL that storyline never gets stale.

The thing about TRS and its fake news production line to draw visits and earn ad money, it cries wolf so often, even if one day it gets a real scoop, nobody would believe it any more.

Yaacob defends naming of blogger and website over haze rumours
By Goh Chin Lian
Thursday, Jul 11, 2013

Minister of Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said on Wednesday night that his naming of a blogger and a website for circulating online rumours during the recent haze was to be fair to the majority of the online community.

Otherwise, they may be inadvertently associated with spreading rumours, he added in a posting on Facebook.

In Parliament on Monday, the minister had cited many examples of Singaporeans pulling together and using the Internet to do good and clarify doubts.

But he also warned that some mischievous individuals had set out to spread rumours and cause unnecessary anxiety.

The five examples he cited included The Real Singapore putting up an article falsely attributed to Tampines GRC MP Irene Ng.

Another was blogger Ravi Philemon, who posted online that the public would not be able to access a fresh supply of masks that were arriving in Singapore.

Dr Yaacob recounted the sequence of events in his Facebook post.

On June 21, the Government announced that 1 million N95 masks would be distributed to 200,000 low-income households for free, and that the Singapore Armed Forces will help give out the masks.

The next day, on June 22, Mr Philemon posted an unnamed friend's claim that the supply would be strictly controlled by the Government, Dr Yaacob noted.

The minister said: "The upshot of Ravi's post is that the Government announcement the day before is not true. But what is his basis for suggesting so? The truth is, he had no basis for his assertion."

As to Mr Philemon saying later that he went to Johor Baru to buy N95 masks when they were sold out at pharmacies here, to give to others, Dr Yaacob said he was "happy to learn" that the blogger had distributed some masks to the community.

"But let's be clear," he added, "doing good offline does not mean one is excused from acting responsibly online."

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Ballot and Bid or Both in the Crappy COE System

This Today letter offers a slightly clever compromise. Messy but at least a compromise, a way out of this COE policy if the minister 100% must stick to this vote-losing cash cow. He is from the military before so I bet is he square, stiff and stickler for the COE policy. Why change something that is there and risk it all when he can blame someone else who started the COE.

In this novel twist of the COE scam, those who cannot afford pay tens of thousands for it, can ballot to try their luck for God to drop a COE on their lap if they can wait. Those who can afford, and don't want to wait, can bid for it.

More. Car buyers bid for the COE themselves as car dealers are the ones who bid up COE to get the overpriced paper (the COE is the environmental cost price of a tree maybe in dollar terms) for their customers. If customers want cars, they surely bid lower as it is human nature to get a good deal. Car dealers bid on the other hand bid higher as it is in their interest to get a COE so that they can sell the car to their waiting customer. The COE is not the car dealer pay one what!

Hmmmm Wait tweak a teensy bit more. This idea has been going on for some time. When car buyers bid it themselves, it is not the 100th lowest bid that becomes the COE price, but it is pay-as-you bid for COE etc. So if there are 500 COE for that 2-weeks after some COE is up for ballot and the remaining 500 is up for bidding, the top 500 pay-as-you-bid COE gets the chance to drive a car out of the Leng Kee showroom. 501th bid didn't get it? Boo hoo hoo suck it up and take the free SMRT ride at offpeak hours.

I know this is a superb idea, an election winner. Transport minister, you got the balls or brains, or OMG both, to radically change the COE? Got? Got?

BTW how come WP so quiet on COE?

Towards fairer car ownership with COE balloting
From Hui Chi Shing

I agree with the writer, in “Balloting and bidding in one COE system” (July 2), that a “composite” Certificate of Entitlement system would give all households here a fair chance of car ownership.

The current bidding system has made car ownership unattainable for most Singaporeans, except for the well-off. It is frustrating to see that money has become the sole factor in determining who is entitled to own a car in Singapore.

The Land Transport Authority could consider allocating, for instance, half of the COE quota to a balloting system at a discounted price, such as 50 per cent off, and the rest to the bidding system.

The rich could opt for the latter if they want to get a car immediately. The general public with lower spending power could wait for their turn through the ballot.

To curb any potential abuse of the balloting system, these buyers must top up the difference between their COE ballot price and the COE bid price if they sell their cars within, say, two years.

The top-up could apply on a tiered percentage basis for the third year onwards and up to the fifth year, or even longer, until there is no incentive to make a quick profit from the system. This could help to ensure that only genuine buyers would submit a ballot entry.

Also, car dealers cannot enter the ballot, while other restrictions could be introduced to enhance the fairness of the system. These could include allowing only one ballot entry per household, which must be submitted by a holder of a valid Singapore driving licence.