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Jul. 9th, 2008 | 02:20 pm
mood: bewildered
music: Jeff Buckley

It's well known among internet users in Singapore that the Media Development Authority (part of the gahmen) has a token list of 100 sites to be blocked by ISPs. What is not so well known is what these sites are.

What inspired this post is my discovery of one of the sites on the block list. It is http://www.chick.com , a christian literature site. Apparently it's just too Christian for Singapore, and the MDA is worried that it may disrupt religious harmony. I can see why after reading some of the literature on the site - it's a site about making other people into christians, rather than a site about christianity.

Still, I found it somewhat strange that they need to protect Singapore from such activities.

And to finish off, here's something I found very amusing:

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