A recent ISD investigation into comments from a local pastor (report here) might be seen as yet another “I told you so” episode to remind us of the importance of religious and racial harmony in Singapore.
“The media is a powerful tool used for various reasons (e.g. propaganda) that cannot be underestimated easily. Utilization and accessibility are almost effortless. This is incident serves as a prevalent reminder for us not to be impulsive or hasty, and to consider the repercussion of one’s actions…” (Comments from Daphne, 1T08 2010)
However, what is more interesting to consider is whether this controversy might have arisen if his sermon was not posted online.
Sometimes what you say might not be as nearly as important as where you say it.
What do you think? If someone taped all your comments on school and posted them on some forum, what might the repercussions or implications be?