"The Minister may, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, exempt any person or class of persons or any film or class of films from all or any of the provisions of this Act."
I'm thoroughly impressed by the reply from the Ministry of Information to Kelvin Lau who asked if MediaCorp has violated the Film Act. The reply contained so much superior logic of our superscale civil service officers, ordinary Singaporeans should be totally satisfied with the explanation Don't ask too many questions okay. Just accept what you are told.
The best thing for a Singaporean to do is not to think too much as the thinking has been done for you.
As I read through the reply from the Ministry, I begin to understand the intellect that runs our ministries. .....I realised the PAP govt can answer any question put forth by ordinary Singaporeans easily.....why? you may wonder.
They have such powerful templates, they can respond to any query from ordinary Singaporeans. Apparently the reply was drafted from a template that can be use to respond to almost any issue, (wow) I'm so impress! Our govt is so smart, it can answer all our questions on the ST forum.
Really the template can be applied to anything, even to support Martyn See::
Oct 15, 2005
Martyn See Film didn't breach Films Act
I REFER to the letter, 'Films Act: Did Martyn See run foul of the law?' (ST, Oct 14), by Mr Complain King. He asked if Martyn See filming of Dr. Chee Soon Juan earlier this year could have violated the Films Act.
The Film referred to is the documentary Singapore Rebel, which featured Dr. Chee. In the film, Dr. Chee discussed his personal struggle against the Singapore system to achieve greater freedom of speech, and enhance human rights for the people of Singapore.
The film clearly did not breach the Films Act as the contents were were non-partisan in nature and was filmed by Martyn see as a documentary to report an individual's struggle against the system.
K. Generic Template (Mr)
Ministry of XYZ
The original is here:
Oct 15, 2005
MediaCorp series didn't breach Films Act
I REFER to the letter, 'Films Act: Did MediaCorp run foul of the law?' (ST, Oct 14), by Mr Kelvin Lau Jit Hwee. He asked if MediaCorp's screening of a series on PAP leaders earlier this year could have violated the Films Act.
The series referred to is the programme Up Close, which featured five ministers. In the series, the ministers discussed with invited guests policy issues pertaining to their portfolios, such as youth, employment, education and health.
The series clearly did not breach the Films Act as the discussions were conducted in a non-partisan manner and were aired by MediaCorp for the purpose of reporting current affairs.
K. Bhavani (Ms)
Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts