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Unplug 2020 will be S’pore govt’s new vision

Posted on 03 November 2013

Singapore to revert back to paper-based economy to prevent hacking.

By Darius Cheung
Guest contributor, Singaporean until deported, founder at local start-up


The Singapore government’s IT strategy, led by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), has announced a new vision for the nation’s infocomm plan: To get unplugged and return to a completely paper-based administration.

Wai Hak Mee, an IDA spokesperson said: “A paper-based economy is actually incredibly liberating.”

“Having all of our websites undergo scheduled maintenance over this weekend made us realise one important thing — no one actually misses them!”

A Singapore government spokesperson, Bo Cho Kang, also said: “This is a great learning experience for us to be able to re-allocate our resources to serve citizens better. We’re now certain that the vision to unplug the government is indeed the right way to go.”

Under the new vision, which would start it’s implementation immediately, the IDA said it will get rid of the IT infrastructure and web presence and everything will be transferred onto paper and filed in metal cabinets.

This new vision was unveiled earlier today in a landmark event, but was not put on Facebook because all government social media pages have been disabled.

Huat Chai Liao, chairman of the Printing Industry of Singapore Society (PISS), said: “Of course we welcome this decision, I told them long time ago, this web thing is not good.

“You don’t know who looking at your things, people open your computer and change your website you also don’t know. Better use paper, print already cannot change, no need to worry.”





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  • Hen Hao Xiao

    this time.. PAP really lao kui.. 😛