latest media report by Lion City newspaper
According to the evening newspaper of Lion City, Mr. Alvin Tan Jye Yee would face the Malaysian Police authority over his sex blog featuring himself and his girlfriend.
If convicted, Alvin will face legal punishment as follows:
– A maximum fine of up to s$12,000
– maximum jail term up to 3 years
Some coffee shop old folks say that this is a pity for a much talented young man… he could be a potental movie star.
Media news extracts
WHO’S MORE RIGHT?
Professors, politicians, business people, and commoners; everyone has a word or two on the current situation of how to support the Lion City State’s L.I.G. (Low Income Group).
Many are still talking text book stuff like a pen & pencil exam. Most would point to some evasive reasons such as increasing productivity as top priority. But in reality, is that such a simple solution?
What happens if this “monster” called productivity for the low income jobs/trades just continue to sleep? Who’s fault is that and what happens to low income group under this potentially long period of inflation?
Nobody gives answer to this.
You just can’t fault those professors who are giving you all the text book answers. Such as, “if you don’t have this thus you can’t have that….”
That’s precisely what their students would answer to earn their marks…
Among the many of them, at least Professor Lim C Y sounds More Right(?). He plainly asks for minimum wage increase for the low income group for this few years when economic situation is tough. He’s being very frank and down to earth. He also made blunt comments about those who get “overly paid” salary at the top. Though this is debatable… Some would be ready to shoot that down by proclaiming “what’s wrong with that…”. Some argue that if don’t pay top salary the City State would not be able to compete for foreign talents.
By the way, current level of inflationary pressure is not created by the low income group! Always remember that. But like the rest, they are facing inflation at the front-line.
The L.I.G. issue is not quite straight forward. At the core, it squeezes the SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises) particularly hard. One more unanswered question: Can the SMEs in Lion City attain progressive and sustainable productivity upgrade over the next 5 or 10 years?
Prof Lim pointed out that, Gini Coefficient for Singapore already raised to 0.473. An indication of further polarization in income.
Extracts of web/blogs out there… 23 Oct 2012
The Biggest Ever Sexual Saga Created By Law Student of National University of Singapura
The following web extracts are quite “Something”:
…. Taken from Mr. Alvin XXX profile, these are his posts:
“I love these NUS Board of Discipline hearings, where the judge and the prosecutor are the same people” – [The NUS is conducting an internal disciplinary hearing into the sex blog].
“Psychologists who have clever things to say about our behaviour should tone it down. How credible is your “appraisal” if you haven’t even met us, much less conducted a proper assessment on us?” – [In a recent report, a psychiatrist claimed that both Tan and Lee’s sex blog was nothing more than a ‘cry for attention’]
“To those who say that we teach children the wrong things, look: those are your children. The world is bad and evil, and it is your job as parents to shield them or educate them about things like this. Ultimately, we don’t owe more than an ounce of responsibility towards the young individuals whom you bring to this world. If your children get their hands on this so-called obscene material that we published, you only have yourselves to blame for not knowing how to control your kids. It’s not our duty to make parenting and education easy for you, so go and learn how to be good parents instead of blaming others when it is you who failed.” [ In a related report, parents labelled both Tan and Lee as ‘stupid, disgraceful and selfish’]
Media extracts & commentary
By: Sports Observer
When the International Cycling Union needed someone like Armstrong to carry the “banner” for the sport to promote professional cycling, they turned their heads away from his drug usage…
In a way, Armstrong as a come back guy (of cancer treatment) was “used” as a Hero in that era for promoting professional cycling which is a huge business in Europe. EVERY SUCCESS NEEDS A STORY, AND EVERY STORY NEEDS A HERO.
Armstrong was in an era he could leverage the situation in cycling world. So he did. And the cycling world needed a “giant promoter” too. They condoned his Act of Enhancement to win. It was a deal. Otherwise such a continuous and long period of enhancement drug usage by so many cycling sportsmen should be caught much earlier.
At the end of the road, the cycling world proves to be cruel when they don’t need a old (fading) hero….. When the sport comes under tremendous pressure from all fronts.
Both Armstrong + professional cycling world have to face the history’s cruel fact! It’s a group act!!! Not just one man’s fault! But sadly the media failed to point that out….
It’s final. Armstrong is stripped off all his Tour de France titles and banned for life.
Commentary by: Old Folk Singaporean
The following is an extract from The Temasek Times and others…
The only question left for the saga is,
If Mr Alvin Tan is a smart person, does it mean that Singapore’s scholarship selection system is flawed? (I.e. Taken for a ride).
Or is a case of None of the above?
Or just a young couple leverage on today’s open public media and web space to get fame?
Singapore news extracts
Commentary by: Hollywood Guy
It May Truly Reflect The Current Generation’s Desire To Be Well Known
From what the couple’s open remarks to the press and media, it is clear that
THOUGH THEY DID NOT PLANNED IT THAT WAY INITIALLY, BUT UPON THE PORN STUFF GOT OUT OF HAND, THEY HAVE DECIDED TO BRAVE IT THROUGH.
IN THE PROCESS, THEY REALIZE THAT IT MIGHT NOT BE SUCH A BAD IDEA TO LEVERAGE ON THE GROUND OF “WHAT IF SCENARIO”.
WHAT IF, THAT SUCH A BOOBOO CAN BE TURNED INTO A “PERSONAL BRANDING” STUNT? LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS TO GANGNAM STYLE!
BUT SADLY, THIS IS NO GANGNAM STYLE ALRIGHT. BECOS,
(1) Gangnam Style can be PERFORMED IN PUBLIC, in real life.
(2) Gangnam Style is truly very very refreshing alright. Everyone sees it will agree. Alvin & Vivian (A&V) style just the same as everyone is doing, albeit not everyone does it on video cam posted.
(3) Alvin claims he likes his body. But there are already many many great bodies out there to be admired.
(4) So the A&V branding stuff is unlikely to be of any success and people will not remember this “brand” for long. Even the previous attempt of Walking Along Holland Village in naked form by a Singaporean girl (it happened to be a scholar too) didn’t last any impact.
Simply put, Gangnam Style has a key success factor which our A&V couple do not possess. That is,
IT IS SOOOO VERY ENTERTAINING YET PEOPLE CAN JUST JOIN IN THE FUN!
Singapore media extracts
by: pastor Joshua
Which Story Would You Buy-in?
Recently the Lion City produces two very interesting individual stories that reflect on two extremes of life-style and social responsibility.
The key question remains: “Can you really do what you like and at the same time avoid being held responsible for public / social impact?”
This following guy (wearing a stupid stuff on his head) who’s a law student under scholarship in National University of Singapore thought he could do whatever he likes and that’s his own issue… (He posted sexually explicit pictures & video of he & girlfriend on their blog Sumptuous Erotica). Which has since been taken down. He said that his parents are very proud of him (doing such things for show-off) as quoted by the media?!
Another guy who was a “runaway student” from school and eventually regained correct posture to become a PhD holder (Princeton University) and now a lecturer with Nanyang Technological University. He strives to help students with the same problem like him before.
Who’s more right?
The girlfriend of the above law student (NUS) seems very proud too…. (as reported by Yahoo News).
She told one Malaysian media: “I don’t care about what people say or think about me or….”