Singapore schools punishing students for naughty comments on blogs

Filed as News on September 27, 2005 2:30 am

by Duncan

School kiddes in Singapore aren’t yet getting the cane for dissing teachers , but they are getting suspensions for calling teachers “prudes” and “frustrated old spinsters” on their blogs.

Reuters reports that in August, five junior college students who posted derogatory remarks about their teachers and vice-principal on their blogs were suspended for three days and have been ordered to remove the comments from their blogs.

Hilariously, local lawyers say students could be sued for defamation for the comments on their blogs, even if a teacher was not named.

Perhaps Singapore school kiddies need to start reading about blogging safely with the guide recently released from Reporters Without Borders.

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  1. By zhi yang posted on September 27, 2005 at 3:06 am
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    it’s shit like these that gives Singapore a bad name

  2. By Singaporean posted on October 3, 2005 at 2:08 pm
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    Don’t you know that Singaporeans are shit? Unlike in HK, they serve whites first and lick white ass all the time!