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Cancelling Future Music Festival Asia 2015 bodes well with S’pore’s edgy police state image

Cancelling Future Music Festival Asia 2015 bodes well with S’pore’s edgy police state image

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Police state image more daring and out there, beats hip and vibrant city look.

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Saying how cancelling the Future Music Festival Asia 2015 despite the event selling out 15,000 of the 20,000 tickets was a strategic move to help Singapore maintain its tough police state image, the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed on March 6, 2015 that a lot of thought was put into this process to ensure the right message was put across.

One person from the authorities, Jin Tua Kee, said denying Future Music Festival Asia’s appeal for a permit had been debated widely internally: “The government wasn’t sure initially if the event was even big enough to ensure there will be public backlash incited.”

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“But we decided that since it had sold 15,000 tickets, enough people will be inconvenienced and this is a stamp of our authority by denying the festival organiser a permit.”

The spokesperson also said that taking drastic steps to show that the government was still boss is an annual affair, as the authorities will always look for things to ban to showcase their draconian ways to the international community.

Jin explained: “In 2014, we had to ban A-Mei’s Rainbow song saying it can spread homosexuality so as to give the government the authoritarian look.”

“Hence, to make sure we can be a constant nanny and police state, we assume that anytime there are large groups of people coming together, there will be drug concerns or homosexual elements.”

The police have also said the authorities always take a calibrated and calculated approach to denial of permits to be more measured in their response.

Zhuo Jin Char, a policeman, said: “Our efforts at clamping down events is two-pronged: One is to showcase to the international community we are a police state by preventing big international acts from performing. The other approach is to take down smaller, local events.”

At press time, the authorities have confirmed they will be monitoring all public events in Singapore including Chingay, 7th month concerts and grassroots events, and will selectively prevent some from happening.

 

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News of Xiaxue’s pregnancy overshadowed, S’poreans distraught

News of Xiaxue’s pregnancy overshadowed, S’poreans distraught

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Ministry of Home Affairs and Archbishop Nicholas Chia to blame.

News of Xiaxue’s pregnancy has been overshadowed by petty politicking.

Singaporeans from all walks of life are crying foul.

They are upset that the recent extensive media coverage given to the spat started by Archbishop Nicholas Chia and the Ministry of Home Affairs is at the exclusion of news that leading woman’s rights figure, Xiaxue, is pregnant.

And this consequence, to some, is dire.

One Singaporean woman in her 30s, who wanted to be known as Boh Tao Nao, said: “I’m curious to find out if someone who has plastic surgery done to sharpen her nose will pass on that physical trait to her baby, but I cannot, because no one in the media has interviewed a leading geneticist for the answer?”

Upset that Singapore’s focus is all wrong, another woman in her late 20s, Gong Dai Dai said: “The MHA should re-look its priorities. Doesn’t the ‘Home’ in Ministry of Home Affairs stand for ‘Domestic’? Why the lack of coverage of Xiaxue’s domestication then?”

One of Xiaxue’s unofficial fan club, Fanatical Xiaxue Crusaders, Kakis (FXCK), has been lobbying the media to change its stance. They want the media spotlight to veer towards real news instead of what the head of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Nicholas Chia, did not do or say, because until early this week, no one knew or cared who he is.

However, there have been some others who are taking this opportunity to decry the twin terror of excesses in society today — politics and religion.

Zhou Gong Tao, one of those who views politics and religion as the cause of all problems and shopping and eating as the panacea, said: “It is without a doubt that the excesses of religion and politics have shown their true colours and Singapore is being threatened by them.”

Therefore, a more reasoned approach has to be proposed to resolve all problems today.

“We all know what to do to solve the problem. MHA ought to abolish religion. And then MHA should fold and call it a day after that,” Zhou said.