Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Come on gay Singaporeans don't feel too bad lah....

Don't take it too hard. You have a place in our society. The same place as the people who like to walk naked in their own home, assemble in groups of more than 4 without permit, sell chewing gum, speak in public without permit, keep nudie pictures on their hard disk and make party political films. We are a unique society and therefore have to keep laws unique to Singapore in line with our Uniquely Singapore campaign.

Gay men should be thankful that our police have been lenient to them and have not sent thousands of policemen to spy on their private activities for the purpose of prosecution. They have to understand that that the majority find their activities offensive and unacceptable. Although these 'activities' are private and unseen, some people are offended by the idea that it should be decriminalised. They feel better that gays in our society remain as criminals and this is somehow good for our society.

In the late 90s, I was sent to California with a colleague to source for cutting edge technology for my company. At one company in San Jose, I noticed a strange poster while waiting at the lobby. The poster had a very long list of famous names "Keynes, Da Vinci, Michaelangelo....." and nothing else. When the engineer we were meeting arrived, I asked him what the poster was about. He said without batting an eyelid, "This is a list of famous gay men...". I almost said, "If they were in Singapore, they would all be criminals", but it wouldn't be nice to boast to my host about the great laws we have in Singapore, I was sure he knew about the chewing gum ban in Singapore so there was no need to impress him further.

Although places like California continue to thrive and its society vibrant, Singapore's gay men are particularly evil and have to be criminalised for fear that they will harm our society. In the 70s & 80s, it was thought that men with long hair were also evil - they were prevented from entering Singapore by our immigration. Our unique fears are protected by our unique laws....Singaporeans are well protected.
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Government does not endorse gay lifestyle: Singapore minister
2 hours ago
SINGAPORE (AFP) ¡ยช Singapore's government does not want to endorse a homosexual lifestyle, a senior cabinet minister said Monday, as parliament debated a rare petition to repeal a law that criminalises gay sex.
A member of parliament filed the petition to repeal the relevant part of the Penal Code on the grounds that it is discriminatory and violates constitutional safeguards on equal rights.
It was the first time in more than two decades that parliament had heard a petition, local radio reported, and coincided with debate on the most extensive amendments to the city-state's Penal Code in 22 years.
The MP, Siew Kum Hong, who is not gay, said the government's proposed changes would allow anal and oral sex between two consenting heterosexual adults.
However refusing to decriminalise the same acts between homosexual and bisexual men is discrimination, said Siew, who filed the petition after an online campaign to repeal the section.
Arguing for the section to be retained, Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs, Ho Peng Kee, said Singapore remains a largely conservative society.
"While homosexuals have a place in society... repealing section 377A will be contentious and may send a wrong signal that the government is encouraging and endorsing the homosexual lifestyle as part of our mainstream way of life," Ho said.
Public feedback on the issue had been "emotional, divided and strongly expressed," he said, but most people wanted to retain the section.
"The majority find homosexual behaviour offensive and unacceptable," Ho added," noting that police nevertheless have been lenient in implementing the law.
However, Siew said private, consensual sexual acts between adult males would "not impact on the safety and security of society."
"Now is the time, not to do the pragmatic or easy thing, but to do the right thing," he said.
Stuart Koe, chief executive of the Asian gay portal, Fridae.com, and one of the people behind the petition, said that for gays in Singapore, Section 377A has been like "a gun pointed to their heads."
Singapore celebrities joined the campaign to repeal the anti-gay sex section by appearing in a rap video posted on the YouTube website.

15 comments:

Capt_Canuck said...

I might be missing something here, but the way I read Section 377A is that it makes anal sex between two men illegal. If this law makes it illegal to have sex between two men, what section of the penal code makes it illegal to have sex between two women?

Is Singapore law similiar to true heterosexual one-track mind male chauvinist thinking? That two men having sex is just wrong and should be illegal but two women having sex is just plain hot and should be encouraged as much as possible (with video taping so that it can be replayed again and again)?

Is there a section making homosexual female sex illegal, or is it also a case of male chauvinist thinking in that when the law states "MEN" or "MALE" they also mean women because women are inferior in the laws eyes?

Alan Wong said...

Hi Lucky,

It was good of you to bring back my memories : I now remembered my parents warned me to cut my hair when I first visited Singapore in my teens.

Come to think of it, isn't it one of the laughing stock for Uniquely Singapore.

Coming back to our uniquely overpaid-incompetent Minister Ho, his weak arguments only serve to illustrate his lack of depth of understanding in our laws which again demonstrates the fact that he is actually unfit for that post.

It's really sad for Singapore to have a MPs & Ministers that are blinded by their own religious beliefs!!!

Anonymous said...

i didn't know that it was so easy to get a cushy job called MINISTER in Singapore.

All you need to do is to invoke the unseen, unheard, unknown "conservative mass", no need debate one....I guess the parliament is as quiet as Mandai Hill, haha

Anonymous said...

Hey Lucky,
so why you never mentioned singapore's "Unique" law WAS then Criminalizing man to woman anal/oral or sodomy acts "BEHIND THEIR CLOSED DOOR"?untill some where this year if i recall correctly,why did PAP took that away recently why not Retaining it???since you seemed so "Understandable to human ManKind Singaporeans!!
whats your take on that?please make some sound of what you have said,
also,
and simply gracefully,FOR THE WORD "Equality in our nation",man to woman sex at legal age be made "illegal BEHIND CLOSED DOORs of their bungalows,HDB or condominiums",whats your take on that Again if that happens one day.

from Cool babe

Anonymous said...

I guess the only way is to ensure we do not get the youth olympic - if all officials and sportsmen understand that only strait people are welcome here - cos they are not criminals - and how that might hurt Singapore economically - then will there be a repeal in 377A - in singapore - only money talks.

Xtrocious said...

Actually Capt Canuck, the S377A was handed down from the Brits and that law in question was put forth by Queen Elizabeth...

She did not include females because she did not think they would be capable of such "gross indecency"...

And doing away with S377 makes it perfectly legal for a woman to wear a dildo and stick it to the guy...hahah

Capt_Canuck said...

Xtrocious said...

"And doing away with S377 makes it perfectly legal for a woman to wear a dildo and stick it to the guy"

Didn't they already do away with that awhile back? make it legal for anal sex between concenting heterosexual couples, creating the hypocracy in the legal system? a man can have anal intercourse with a woman (or have the woman give the guy a pony ride) which is legal, but two men can not have anal sex together.

Though interesting to see that anal sex under 377 is "punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine." BUT, under 377A, two men having sex is only punishable by "imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years.". Nice to know that having anal sex (at least before it was made legal) with a woman is worse than having anal sex with a man. Worser the crime, the higher the punishment.

As for the laws being handed down by the British Queen, I am sure she would be happy to know that Singaporeans are sticking to the colonial ways and not changing. Guess that joke is true about the sinking boat and the 'gahmen' telling the people what to do, even the ministers and leaders bow down to the higher authority of queen and follow what they do, regardless of the contradictions it makes.

Anonymous said...

this country has provided so many avenues( from bedroom to boardroom) to stroke your 'cock'.

but the law says, you can stroke it and you may even get it up.

but the minute you shoot your cum, the laws will be there to shoot you down.

i guess, if you are RICH enough, you can shoot anywhere you like.

it pays to look into the ministry for future job career.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha...you think they....erm...even react?

hahaha...how sinful!

Anonymous said...

don't think they are even human at all....bleddy hypocrites.hahahahha

Anonymous said...

No no no...Different strokers for different people

What it means is...it pays to float around in 'high places'...lol

Anonymous said...

You guys go stick straws in your nostrils and drink!

Anonymous said...

Damn!!Its disgusting.How can one put his dick into that hole meant for shitting.
These ass seekers need to be punished.
As far as i know some of these ass seekers are the ones sodomising young boys in Thailand.
Remember Sodom and Gomorrah dick heads

Anonymous said...

Die gays die and rot in HELL!!!!
You have no place on EARTH.

muebles teruel said...

The guy is definitely right, and there's no question.