UGLY SINGAPOREANS

sorry media, i'm not an etiquette/social watch dog, just a huge fan of public transport. and i would realli enjoy having a gracious bus/mrt ride once in a while. this is juz a hobby, i dun bounce off the walls when i see irresponsible public commuters or disgusting singaporeans. i can be reached at leongmingen@gmail.com for more information, please DO NOT add me on msn or friendster.

Monday, October 23, 2006

APPEARING ON NEW PAPER

i refer to this article
http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/printfriendly/0,4139,115876,00.html


Shaming others could get you into trouble
from the New Paper
published on 20 October 2006

One of the four blogs highlights various forms of misbehaviour on the Singapore public transport system and has a record of such occurrences dating back to September last year.
The blogger's objective is to 'encourage responsible behaviour when taking public transport'.
Among the images captured are those of 'pole-dancing' (commuters leaning on poles on the MRT), reserving seats, littering and vandalism.
The blogger doesn't give any contact details. But there were 25 other bloggers listed as members who have pledged to 'fight against inconsiderate vandalism and acts of disgust'.
Said lawyer Ketar Singh, who has been practising for 12 years: 'There is no privacy in a public place. Privacy is confined to the home, office or certain restricted areas.'
Still, he warned that posting the pictures in blogs and websites run the risk of legal action.
'One should stay clear from targeting any particular person and from sensitive issues such as race and religion,' he said.
'One may be guilty of defamation if one is targeting a particular person or certain parties and making them lower in the eyes of reasonable people.'


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my response:
i feel that the new paper has minimal information before doing this report.
and i'm utterly disappointed because the new paper is one of my favourite newspaper.
firstly, i'm more than willing to exchange ideas with anyone reading my blog. when asked i will gladly give my email. refer to john lim who asked for my email.
there's even a group of crescent girls students who contacted me to seek permission to use my pictures for their school project and i'm just too willing to help.
and quote:
THEY think they're courtesy cops, patrolling public places to catch inconsiderate people in the act.
this is definitely a bias statement. the person who wrote the report should at least try leaving a comment at my blog to try to contact me before calling us "secretive" and judging the course of our behaviour. are u a psychologist? have u consulted a psychologist? wat makes u think we are courtesy cops.
have you realli read all of my entries and comments before making this statement?
because i have already clarified that its all foolin around and acting serious. i don't realli give half a shit about inconsiderate people. therefore role-playing as a public transport super hero figure. and very often, i leave my youtube links, email addresses and even sometimes my mobile phone number on this blog.
and my blog is not all about disgusting behaviours! we also have articles on beautiful scenes and actions worth praising. how can you read a few of my posts and stereotype my blog with the others? that is not professional at all!
please do your homework in future before writing such things. i do visit SPH once in a while to contribute to lianhe zaobao since 1996. i think i could leave u a note, have a nice cuppa and talk over spinelli's soon. your report has caused me emotional distress. maybe you do have psychology background (as you believe you know us well) and maybe i do need help.
see you soon.

4 Comments:

At 4:04 AM, Blogger letsbefriends007 said...

oh i am sorry about your feelings hurted

 
At 2:19 AM, Blogger Mindydarling said...

teehee... singaporeans have a reputation to uphold, so we need people like you to help solve the problem of inconsiderate citizens. I feel like less and less people are given fines for littering or peeing in the lifts these days. So if the government is slacking off on efforts, maybe the public should step in to help uphold Singapore's reputation as a clean country. Btw fellow singaporeans, if you've never travelled out of the country, which i doubt, you will never be able to sppreciate the level of cleanliness we uphold in Singapore. Ever been to Malaysia? Malaysia is FILTHY! Imagine giving up the little comforts we have in singapore and living in a filthy country like malaysia?? It's bad for your health and mental health in the long run i tell you..

And what is this bullshit about people getting sued. Do you want to be like those petty Americans that sue everyone for every little thing? heLLO?? if you did something wrong in public and someone took a picture of it, how is that invasion of privacy?
1) you did it IN PUBLIC
2) you did something WRONG
3) everyone in the area SAW YOU ANYWAYS

What do you losers have to hide and be petty about anyways?? BE A MAN TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU INCONSIDERATE ACTIONS! IF YOU DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO "INVADE YOUR PRIVACY", DON'T DO IT IN PUBLIC LAH!

kaoz. btw, your blog is so funny sial, it's not the pictures, it's the comments on them.. wahaha..
love it!

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Nagging Dad said...

Though Singapore is a Fine country and having many laws and rules, but how often are these being enforced? M-cycles illegally parked at void decks, pavements, etc... and dog pee and poo everywhere, etc...

What can the law abiding citizens do besides to 'shame' and 'post' their irresponsible and selfish acts here?

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger Milo Freak said...

well maybe you could just rant on the inconsiderate people.. but dont take pictures of them and posting it up. it's quite shameful you know, to them that is.

i dont see any consideration in you secretly taking pictures of people. :o

 

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