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Singapore court holds British writer guilty of contempt

Postby JR8 » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 8:20 pm


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Postby durain » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 8:32 pm

why didnt the writer write the same about malaysian death penalty?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 8:50 pm

durain wrote:why didnt the writer write the same about malaysian death penalty?


Uhhh... because he was writing about Singapore?

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Postby ksl » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 9:50 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
durain wrote:why didnt the writer write the same about malaysian death penalty?


Uhhh... because he was writing about Singapore?
And bending the rule's even a tiny bit, could influence sales of the book, now it's a matter of weighing up the punishment, with the legal team, to see if its going to pay off, for the falsehoods, which was made in the book. The truths and half truths, are just walking the line. Falsehoods also go down in history, as an author that stood his ground, but at what cost.

The question now is that he's been given the opportunity to make amends, will he, or won't he? Is the big question mark.

I should imagine with the publicity that sales of the book have increased significantly, my guess is he will lose every penny and more, though it may go to charity! Malaysia durian, have you just woke up from a deep sleep, or is it a side effect of the durians :lol:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 10:46 pm

wow, no amnesty international presence in singapore? is it because of government restrictions or local apathy?
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(rethorical question, btw)

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 10:55 pm

I expect Amnesty International in Singapore got bankrupted into submission ah. Now they know to just shut up, as all little people must.


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Postby ksl » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 11:56 pm

I think he got a bum deal with his marketing crew :lol: Though he's to old to cane, what can :shock: :???

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A repulsive title for nursery school

Postby anneteoh » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 1:48 am

He was described as confident and appeared arrogant before the legal proceeding but 'chastised' after it on British tv. Basically, the repulsive title gave the character away.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 3:58 am

What is about the title that you find 'repulsive'? :o

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 4:59 pm

JR8 wrote:What is about the title that you find 'repulsive'? :o


A 'jolly' hangman? It's creepy and exudes bad taste.
Made to sound like a nursery song - this topic for children of 2-8 years?
Come on, JR8, you're a sensitive guy. Free yourself of any prejudice in thinking one system's better than another.
We know that in the lovely liberal system of the UK, no one except the innocent suffer as there're no clear cut rules to protect them.
When a country pays strict adherence to its laws to build a relatively safe and sound system, some people slander it and want to heckle it down to pieces - there're many worse case scenarios he could really and truly find fault with.
Only bullies pick on smart or peaceful people.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:01 pm

oh how delicious irony eludes a lot of people. says much about these people's sense of humor.

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:06 pm

nakatago wrote:oh how delicious irony eludes a lot of people. says much about these people's sense of humor.


Sorry, taste is a matter of refinement and culture. You regard this whole issue a sense of humour? BTW, do you mean, delirious? Don't rebel against your teachers - they mean well for you .

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Postby beenthere » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:08 pm

And humor (having a sense of it, that is) is the pinnacle of refinement and culture.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:10 pm

anneteoh wrote:
nakatago wrote:oh how delicious irony eludes a lot of people. says much about these people's sense of humor.


Sorry, taste is a matter of refinement and culture. You regard this whole issue a sense of humour? BTW, do you mean, delirious? Don't rebel against your teachers - they mean well for you .


I rest my case.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 5:37 pm

anneteoh wrote:
JR8 wrote:What is about the title that you find 'repulsive'? :o


A 'jolly' hangman? It's creepy and exudes bad taste.
Made to sound like a nursery song - this topic for children of 2-8 years?
Come on, JR8, you're a sensitive guy. Free yourself of any prejudice in thinking one system's better than another.
We know that in the lovely liberal system of the UK, no one except the innocent suffer as there're no clear cut rules to protect them.
When a country pays strict adherence to its laws to build a relatively safe and sound system, some people slander it and want to heckle it down to pieces - there're many worse case scenarios he could really and truly find fault with.
Only bullies pick on smart or peaceful people.



Well I'm not sure bad taste equates to repulsiveness. Unless of course you are one of the Mitford sisters :)

I don't see anything wrong with the idea (i.e. I have not read it) of the subject of his book. But I do wonder why he showed up in court to try and defend himself. Surely if you believe the courts are partial, you would expect to get whacked for suggesting that. Odd!


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