The New Drug Abuse and Statistics
Now I am not sure if this kind of article may actually be flouting the law. Yeah…. according to me, such articles come under the rubric of solicitation. By running such a report, the paper is basically craving for responses from both conservatives and liberals. Good strategy this – write a special report on a vice in squeaky clean Singapore and you will have no problem filling your Forum pages for the next week, may be longer.
There will be one strand of ‘debate’ on whether it should be a school or the parents who should be educating the kids. There will be another on the need for law enforcement – like setting up a government agency like Central Teen Sex Bureau similar to the existing Central Narcotics Bureau. There will be more letters to the editor on how the gahmen should take into consideration public views. Probably even a committee. True Singaporeans know what works in this small island of ours –
Although there does not seen to be accurate numbers of the number of teen sex offenders, but I cannot help but laugh at our obsession with numbers. Hands up if you have noticed how statistics get thrown at us to justify
Before I forget, The Straits Times finally ran the story today on the A*Star blogging saga, but I am sure it could have done better than page H14 of the Home section.