|Gazetting a blog is not internet policing. *palm-face*|
Here's how real world politicians feel strongly about the subject:
US Foreign Secretary William Hague: The fact that criminals and terrorists can exploit digital networks is not "justification for states to censor their citizens."
UK Prime Minister David Cameron: Governments "must not use cybersecurity as an excuse for censorship or to deny their people the opportunities that the Internet represents."
Cameron and Hague were speaking at a two-day International Cyber Conference in London. Their stance contrasts with calls by Russia and China for tighter regulation of the Internet through binding international treaties. No prizes for guessing which camp Baey or his comrades will be more comfortable with.
Confronted with Ravi's clarification that the much bally-hooed case of cyber-bullying did not involve Singaporeans, Baey had to concede that crime was not the only raison d'être for the internet policing, "Yes, political concerns could be one of it". Since the mainstream media shy from highlighting instances of duplicity, netizens will just have to be extra vigilant and do their patriotic bit for the country.
"What citizens do online should not, as some have suggested, be decreed solely by groups of governments making decisions for them somewhere on high," US Vice President Joe Biden said in his contribution delivered via videolink from Washington. Hear! Hear!