And she wanted to know whether the government authorities, or specifically the Singapore Broadcasting Authority, had ever contacted me to ask me to officially register Commentary Singapore as a political website.
My answer was no, the SBA has not contacted me. And I further added that if the SBA ever contacted me to register, I would immediately close down this blog. Then I would start a new blog. Under yet another user ID, of course.
It's not like this is really anything new to me. Expressing an opinion in Singapore has always been a tricky affair. Yet in his own inimitable style, Mr Wang has been busily promoting civic discussion and critical thinking in this dangerous little country. For many years now, under the guise of different personas, Mr Wang Zhen has been swarming and buzzing around Singapore newsgroups, blogs, discussion forums etc, and opening his readers' eyes to the world around them.
Singaporeans are almost beginning to think!"
That's the power of the Internet. The names don't matter. The message does. Keep reading, and writing, and the truth will set you free. And if sometimes you think that Mr Wang sounds like someone else you've read before on the Internet, well, well ... you might be right.