I've been following your blog and that of others too. Firstly, I want to say that I have been on your side since I was born. Hopefully that is enuff to clear that. I am also a Singaporean. I am fearful so I am using anonymous emailing but I thought it better to convey my idea by whatever means I feel secure in (I hope) than not at all...
Now, the reason that I am writing is this. Others might have thought of what I have in mind but if so I have not encountered it. What do you think of starting a movement that will culminate in the Singapore government being lobbied to take a controlled step towards opening up by allowing the screening of films deemed politically 'sensitive' - such as Martyn's - in cinemas under the RA rating? My argument is that if people choose to see it, and if they are old (and therefore mature) enough to qualify under the RA rating, then they should be allowed to. In other words, treat politically sensitive films like adult 'sexually sensitive' films and allow adults to view them.
I hope you will expand on this idea or at least allow it to have a chance of being seeded on the websphere.
I look forward to reading about this...
5 Oct 2005
Lobby the Singaporean Government
I have had arather good suggestion from an anonymous poster. It relates not just to Martyn See's current situation regarding the Singapore Rebel but also the Films Act in general. Rather than call for an outright removal of the Films Act it seems to be aiming for a rather happy compromise. One that appeals to the government to treat adults as adults. It may not be a compromise that keeps everyone happy but isn't that what a mature compromise entails. I haven't had much time to work out how such an endeavour could be moved forward, and it isn't up to me to decide so what do you think? Is it time that the Film Act treated Singaporean Adults as Adults?