"Singapore will soon allow party political films hat are objective and not distort facts, and an independent citizel panel will be set up to pass them...." - Straits Times
"Yes, these films have to be as objective and truthful as the Straits Times "
- Lucky Tan
If you read the article carefully it seems to say that if Chua Mui Hoong decides to become a political film director and objectively create a few films applying the same standards as her articles in the Straits Times these films will be approved and shown. ...however it is not so clear if Martin See makes another film it will be allowed to be shown. In place of the ban, we now have a panel to decide what Singaporeans should be allowed to see. Facts are not to be distorted and for a panel chosen from the establishment what is seen as facts, truth and what is distortion will simply mean that Martin See's film Singapore Rebel will remain banned .....and if Chua Mui Hoong' makes a new documentary "Great Thoughts and Infinite Wisdom of MM Lee", it will have no problem getting approval.
I personally think this is great. With so much poisonous material in the internet, now that the ban on party political films is lifted, the PAP govt can now make sure the right type of films can be broadcasted by Media Corp and shown to Singaporeans. ...and panel is in place to ensure that the film has no distortion of the truth....and the truth will be what this panel decides it should be.