8/16/2019

IMDA – Brown face ad insensitive but did not breach Internet Code of Practice

The Nairs were given conditional warnings for their racist and highly offensive rap video, attacking the Chinese as a racist race with vulgarities. Conditional warning means if they remain crime free for two years, no action would be taken against them. Is this too lenient for such an offensive video? According to a lawyer Ravinderpal Singh, quoted in thenewpaper, ‘the intention to knowingly harm the harmony between different religious or racial groups has to be present to constitute a criminal offence under Section 298A(a) of the Penal Code. From the sentence given, can one read that the Nair siblings has been judged as having no intention to harm racial harmony and thus only a conditional warning?
 

How then could one judge that a person has intention to harm racial harmony? By own admission? In this case the people making the judgement was the Attorney General’s Chambers and ‘they concluded that the video was in contravention of Section 298A(a) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. How does one interpret this judgement by the AGC? If there is a contravention, should not the siblings be charged for the criminal act?
 

In the case of the brown face ad, the AGC has ruled that ‘there was no criminal offence disclosed in the advertisement’. Both the brown face ad and the offensive video led to police reports. Legally and clearly, according to AGC’s decision, one is criminal and the other is not.
 

The other issue is the insensitive or inappropriate part. How to decide what is insensitive and what is not? Who to decide? We have two organisations, the Council of Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore and the Attorney General’s Chambers have ruled that the brown face ad did not break any law. So why are some people still uttering that the ad was insensitive and inappropriate when it did not break any law? Oh, because a few bigots said so. The few bigots are setting the standard of social norm in Singapore, not the Council of Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore, not the AGC.
 

There are hundreds of millions of people with brown faces. If their brown face is offensive, their lives would be very miserable having such a colour on their face. What about the white Europeans travelling thousands of miles here to buy suntan lotion to lay under the sun to bake themselves just to have a brown face? To them brown face is beautiful, a colour of choice. Offensive to who?
 

The same reasoning applies. A swine woman threatened and bullied an innocent 9 year old that saying beef curry was insensitive and could get him killed in some country. To her, no one in Singapore can mention eating beef. My God, there are hundreds of millions of people eating beef daily. These people even studied the various types of beef and how to cook them to get the best taste. Would some minister or MP table in Parliament to ban the mention of eating beef and beef advertisement in Singapore? Would one have to whisper to a waiter when ordering steak, ‘Psst Psst, I want it (beef steak) done it this way. Sorry I can’t say it loud as it would offend some bigots and I could get myself killed’?
 

Singapore is not only a multi cultural, ethnic and religious society. It is also a cosmopolitan city. We respect the sensitivity of the different races and religion. But none should be allowed to impose their sensitivity on other people. Singapore must not allow a few bigots and extremists to dictate the social norms of what is right and wrong or what is permissible or insensitive. There are rules and laws on such matters and these should be the deciding factor, not some bigots and idiots.
 

We must not allow bigots and idiots to set the rules of social norms.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two words to sum it all up:

"Racist Judgement".

imho said...

Everyone is racist but Ahnehs are the most racist. Otherwise go to India or youtube and judge themselves.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

If every asshole is allowed to impose his sensitivity on society, we shall go about our lives keeping our mouths shut, heads bent and go back home after work to avoid offending the sensitive ones.

The bigots can blare their stupidity. The people in charge cannot be stupid to be misled by the bigots esp the police when stupid and baseless reports are made. They will end up as weapons and runners for the bigots.

Anonymous said...

Now we have all legal evidences of racism by those two offenders, now we need hero/heros to sue them in court.. Any volunteers who are able to made it happen?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ Good Old Fashioned Social Dynamics,

What we need is a “tribute” to the Old Dayz when Singapore was young and innocent.

In those days, everyone was LESS SENSITIVE about race. However,if for some reason their race was “offended” in the course of a normal day-to-day person-to-person conversation/ verbal interaction, the normal recourse would be to resort immediately to vulgar language, and prepare for a possible physical altercation.

What we need, boys and girls, is a good Old Fashioned RACE WAR.

We now have the tools to galvanize the masses...social media.

One very entertaining aspect frequently seen in race wars is a whole gang of a certain race targeting one solitary individual of the other race, resulting in action-packed ass-kicking 😂 This could be a bunch of Malays demolishing some hapless Chinese dude, or a gang of angry Chinese guys butchering an unlucky Indian with their choppers....the #1 tool for creating delicious Chinese cuisine. 😋

RACE WAR! Those videos would go viral too...hopefully inspiring other cultures to engage in their own race wars as well. 😄

And the Last Race Remaining at the end...they are the Superior Race. Imagine the internet bragging rights you’d get if you were a member of the winning race.

Imagine too all the FREE SEX, and opportunities solely because your RACE won the race-contest.

RACE WAR NOW! Let’s GO! 🤡

Anonymous said...

@RB,

Why you so dense?!??

GE coming mah!! LOL!!!

WSG

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

GE is one thing, but pandering to bigots is inexcusable when the majority is hurt.

Matilah, your comment may be your version of humour but the dull may take it seriously as inciting racial wars.

Readers please do not take Matilah seriously. Just take it that he has smoked some grass.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Anonymous imho said...

Everyone is racist but Ahnehs are the most racist. Otherwise go to India or youtube and judge themselves.

August 16, 2019 9:34 am

They think they are angels, blameless, the most peace loving and generous people, not racists. Just look at what the Nairs did in their video and the swine woman that bullied and threatened a 9 year boy that he would be killed by people that would not eat cows but would kill if one said beef curry.

And don't forget the woman that want to change the racial balance of Singapore because the Chinese majority is given the Chinese unfair privilege.

Anonymous said...

@RB,

///GE is one thing, but pandering to bigots is inexcusable when the majority is hurt.///

You sure majority is hurt??? You're the one smoking grass!!! LOL!!!

80% don't give a fuck --- yeah that includes 10% out of the 30% LOL!!!

50% of Sinkies are FLUSHED WITH CASH ... either socking away in FDs or buying properties.

$50K renovations are the BARE MINIMUM --- $80K reno is the norm, even for 3-rm HDBs LOL!!!

There's a reason why PAPies are timing for GE soon .... now & towards the end of the year is much more favourable to PAP than beginning of 2019.

WSG

Anonymous said...

Wah wah wah WSG1139am.....

From your vvv siong comments, if I m not wrong, you are looking at 75%-80% for pap at next GE! Correct?

So there is no diff whether GE in 2020 or 2019. No point GE at all! Waste time and resources! Only pity the opposition parties!

How confident are you?

Hahaha.......

Anonymous said...

Sin is one unique place in the World where multi racial, multi culture benefit all the inhabitant to rich varieties of food, fashion and festivals.
One can also convert or discard belief with not much danger over ones safety.
In other places,
there are norn class differences in caste. Different denominations in the Same Religion. There are incarcerations, honour killing and even human sacrifice.
lnternal conflicts within homogenous society are more prevalence in a most oxymoron manner.
lf there is anything Sin is worthy of,
it is the Multi Culture Aspect.

Cheers !

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ RB

>> Matilah, your comment may be your version of humour but the dull may take it seriously as inciting racial wars.

Readers please do not take Matilah seriously. <<


Err...did you just insinuate that your readers are "dull"? I think so. Not cool lah, to hurt people's feelings like that. 🤓

>> Just take it that he has smoked some grass. <<

Please lah. Ganja is legal in many countries. But the health-dangers of smoking---i.e. burning plant matter and inhaling the particulates known as "smoke'---are well established. So most "connoisseurs" of finely curated, scientifically cultivated cannabis either consume "edibles", or use Vaporisers

You don't know shit lah.

Virgo49 said...


This WSG is one of the ex-inmate or inmate from ex Woodbridge now Buangkok. Kena Buang Kok.

He thought that every Sinkies are like him also unsane.

All flushed with CASH.

Think monies monies until goes CRAZY!!!!

Living in his Mirage Ivory Tower or Insane House of memories.

Living in his own imaginary world gold on the streets.

With the coming recession, see how many are in his description.

Frog Outside Glass said...

From various recent events and activities (both racial and religious), I suspect that some foreigners have been deliberately sent into Singapore and Malaysia to arouse Anti-Chinese sentiments and to subvert the two countries' racial and religious harmony.

Anonymous said...

Aiyoh, they can judge when it comes to racial sensitiveness lah? They have sixth sense - even in their bones.

Woody always like to boast about his extra sensory perception, always implying that he can 'feel it in his bones'.

And his bones also told him that those earning less than $500k are mediocre. Or should we say, those earning less than a peanut are mediocre. Does that square up with the thinking of peanut woman? It runs in the familee - oops family!

Nothing racial here, or else someone will surely start warning me about 'lim kopi' or 'soto mi'.

You Deserve What You Voted For said...

1. Who is Minion of Comms?
Ah Neh.

2. Who sits on top of IMDA?
Ah Neh.

3. Who is Deputy AG?
Ah Neh.

4. Who is Chief Justice?
Ah Neh.

5. Who is Minion of Home Affairs?
Ah Neh.

6. Who is Minion of Law?
Ah Neh.

7. Who is Minion for Foreigners?
Ah Neh.

8. Who is Law Society Chief?
Ah Neh.

9. Who is Malay-Reserved President?
Ah Neh's daughter by birth, miraculously changed race to Malay.

Putting two and two, and nine powerful positions, together, any wise person should be able to discern what is actually going on inside the hearts and minds of those in power, is it not?

Cheena, after LKY gone, has no one to protect them. Present bananas are too selfish and unwise (although they may score 8 A's to obtain the coverted top scholarships) to think of the welfare of the commoner Cheenas.

Time has changed Leaders have changed. Policies have changed. Racial configuration has been deliberately changed. Social Engineering continues to change. Indoctrination themes continue to change. Minister's salary has changed tremendously. Cost of living has changed. Singapore has become the most expensive city in the world. CEOs' rewards have changed. Only wages of commoners remain stagnant or decreased.

In short, Cheenas are going to face hard truths and hard times ahead.

So, please slumber on.......zzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Sinkies will wake up one day and found out that Singapore had been renamed 'Indiapore'.

When even Cheenah rulers find it fit to protect Anehs, what can ordinary Cheenas do? LKY would be wriggling in his grave right now. Decades ago he even hinted that Anehs are not ready to be PM with the majority Chinese population, but now those 4G leaders have taken his warning as 'in the right ear and out the left'. Wonder why he still did not return from the grave to right this wrong? But alas, in his autumn days he even concur with the building of the casinos, which he even said earlier that they would have to walk over his dead body to build them. How things can change and do not be surprised with becoming 'Indiapore Citizens' or worse still just 'Indian Subjects'.

Just look at this case for example. Just a warning or a slap on the wrist. If Cheenas had been the culprits, I think the sky will fall.

No vulgarities here and civil as a civilian Cheena would be, unlike the 'Ah Nairs'.

Anonymous said...

Read on IndependentSG,another crackpot, Sageeta who framed the term"Chinese Privilege" is asking for donations so she could do a thesis on this subject. This is like an arsonist asking for donations of fuel and matches. Many think this crackpot suffers from inferiority syndrome and if she didnt get her way. play the race victim blaming the Chinese as racists. What do you say, RB?

Fair Is Foul, Foul is Fair! said...

What Yardstick Of Justice? - Seditious Video Producers Got A Gentle Slap On The Wrists, Panties Sniffing Instagram Displayer Got Arrested

To a question posted on his Facebook page, Mr Baey replied, saying: "Yes we are aware and have made a police report."

After police investigations, the man was arrested at around 4.30am on Friday (Aug 16).

The "offending"(?) Instagram posts have since been taken down.

The man will be charged in court with public nuisance under Section 290 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 on Saturday. He faces a fine of up to S$1,000 if convicted.

The man in question posted on Instagram 3 photos, one of which showed him sniffing a woman's panty.

Knn said...

The dude needs to be sodomized period.

Anonymous said...

Wait till we have an Indian PM, then ministers like Heng, Chan, Ong etc etc will know where they stand.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

It is time to prick the ego of WSG. He thinks he is very smart with his money and now managing a 7 figure portfolio. I knew another smart alec who inherited a few millions and ploughed them into the stock market. Till today still in the red.

Just imagine how much that few millions are today, he inherited it in the 80s, if he had simply bought a few properties. A unit in Farrer Court in 1978 cost $225k. After en bloc each owner got more than $2m. And several other HUDC estates had similar good fortune though not in the $2m range.

Many are laughing to the banks by investing in a few properties and earning several millions. A $300k landed property selling at $5m to $6m and some even more.

Investing in war stocks very clever?

Anonymous said...

@RB,

Ehh pondek ... I started with $10K in 1993 after Uni from NS allowances & working part-time. And $2K salary.

Which property you recommend I buy in 1993 with $10K and $2K salary that will make me multi-millionaire today?!???!! LOL!!!

Old man, old man .... you're engaging in hindsight-bias TCSS that YET AGAIN PROVES YOUR INCOMPETENCE IN FINANCIAL MATTERS!!!!

THE MORE YOU WRITE THE MORE YOU PROVE THAT DBS IS RIGHT TO FIRE YOU!!! LOL!!!!

Farrer Court enbloc in 2018....

$225K to $2M .... 1978 to 2018 --- That's a FUCKING 40 YEARS!!!!

There's Hundreds Of Thousands of properties that are 40+ years TODAY --- You better go knock on their doors & tell them that they can sell their properties for 9X and become FUCKING MILLIONAIRES!!! LOL!!!

Oh and BTW, why talk about some anonymous & hypothetical case?!?!?! HOW ABOUT YOURSELF???!? How much you made in buying & selling your properties?!?! LOL!!!

OK, OK .... I give you benefit of the doubt for you to prove yourself:-

What property you recommend I buy this weekend with my 7 figures that will grow JUST 5X in 15 years??!?!?! (That's 11.32% p.a. as I'm sure you can't calculate it LOL!!)

PROVE YOUR WORTH!!!! DON'T JUST SHIT FANCIFUL WHAT-IF STORIES FROM YOUR ASS!!! LOL!!!!

WSG
PS: Screenshot taken! :)

Anonymous said...

@All, @RB,

Since RB is engaging in amateur finance hindsight-bias "investing" ... let me also play the same & imagine I have a time machine to go back to 1978.

Instead of buying RB's cherry-picking Farrer Court (out of the other thousands of available properties at that time) .... I instead buy my favourite Big War Stocks.

Which one did better over these 40 years?!?!?

Farrer Court --- 8.9X (due to striking enbloc lottery --- can you tell me which property to invest TODAY that will CONFIRM ENBLOC in 20-30 years?!?!)

Lockheed --- 1077X

General Dynamics --- 6133X

Northrop Grumman --- 489X (only started public trading in 1982)

The company that RB & his readers love to hate --- 825X

And in actual fact, the returns will be EVEN HIGHER due to dividends (which are not captured in the above charts).

I can say with 110% confidence that the returns between Singapore property versus solid War Stocks for the next 40 years will be similar to above, especially including the eventual opening up of Cheena war stocks to the public & international investors.

EVEN BETTER WITH TODAY'S ETFs .... YOU DON'T EVEN NEED TO HUNT & ANALYSE & MANAGE INDIVIDUAL COMPANIES --- JUST BUY A ETF FOR THAT INDUSTRY & BUY MORE WHENEVER STOCK MARKETS & PRICES DROP

What does this short analysis say about RB's financial competency?!?! LOL!!!

WSG
PS: Screenshot captured!

Frog Outside Glass said...
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Anonymous said...

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said, “When you use four-letter words, vulgar language, attack another race, put it out in public, we have to draw the line and say not acceptable.”

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) eventually issued a conditional warning to Preeti and Subhas. The authorities said: “The video was in clear contravention of the Penal Code. If this video were to be allowed, then similar expletive-laden, insulting, offensive videos, targeted at all communities will have to be allowed.”

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

When you press the right button, Matilah would lose all his pretences and you can see him fuming through every orifice in his body.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...
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Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ RB

Yes, of course. I believe in emotional honesty. I think that Asians tend to be DISHONEST when it comes to emotions. They will bang balls, smile in your face, but belakang be raping your ass, talking shit about you...spreading rumours...the usual "no balls Asian approach to life"

Sure, I lose my shit. But within less than 5 mins, I'm back to my cheery, positive and very upbeat self. Unlike most of my non-banana Oriental brothers walking around with frowns as if the world somehow "played them out", and the universe "owes them a living" 🤣

What you gonna do? Singapore rule of law, is Singapore rule of law. Sometimes, you just have to accede. It's not the end of the world...WHY?

...BECAUSE HOTEL SINGAPORE IS STILL FUCKING AWESOME, despite a few "warts" now and then.

Anonymous said...

7th mth 3am better not see brown faces.