t Double Yellow's Musings: NS Dodging - the St Poll
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Monday, December 05, 2005

NS Dodging - the St Poll

I miss the tangible paper of our local media. Reading the online version is not even half as fun. Sitting in front of the computer to read news is ok for a while but to do it all the time is er, boring. Maybe I am old school. But reading the local papers keeps me amused during morning coffee, in public transport and sometimes during lunch time. Also, I never run out of toilet paper in the process :)

Anyways, there are certain things that one only gets to read online. After all the furore over Melvyn Tan, the infamous pianist being fined only $5000 for missing NS, I noticed this online snap poll on The Straits Times website.


A whopping 95% of the 4000+ respondents thought that the punishment was too light.


The second part of the poll also revealed that 92% wanted a jail sentence to be made compulsory. Knock, knock, gahmen, you there?

6 Comments:

Blogger mooiness said...

Wahahaha now that's what I'd called "skewed" - whopping majority. ;)

Btw there's this comment left by presumably a Singaporean about the gahmen and the Singaporean media, on an Australian blog.

Was gonna mailed it to ya but couldn't find your email. Would be interested to hear your thoughts about it. Maybe you can do a post even. :)

8:19 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaha mooiness, i just read that comment and laughed for 10 mins straight :) i read it a few times hoping for some sarcasm, not nope - that dude is totally intoxicated by our local media.

when i see comments like that, I really feel that Singapore National Education has been oversuccessful :) its one thing to be proud as a Singaporean and totally another thing to think that we live in paradise.

btw, my email address is dbl_yell(at)yahoo.com

5:29 AM  
Blogger mooiness said...

Heheh I hear you on the "sarcasm" and nope there was none. *phew* I kept reading, expecting to see a punch line too. :P

Thx for the email - will send ya any tips that I see my way. :)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Heavenly Sword said...

I recommend life sentence plus a fine of $5 million. Hm...yes. That should be quite sufficient...

7:42 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaha HS, i wonder whether that is for the 'minimum' or the 'maximum' sentence? :)

3:34 AM  
Blogger Heavenly Sword said...

minimum... :)

5:17 AM  

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