Net Wars: PAP Counter-Insurgency

THE People’s Action Party (PAP) is mounting a quiet counter-insurgency against its online critics. It has members going into Internet forums and blogs to rebut anti-establishment views and putting up postings anonymously… the initiative is driven by two sub-committees of the PAP’s ‘new media’ committee chaired by Manpower Minister Ng Eng Hen… Aside from politicians, some 20 IT-savvy party activists are also involved… This can only work if activists are not ‘too obvious’ about it, Mr Baey said yesterday. Otherwise it comes across as ‘propaganda’. ‘The identity is not important. It is the message that is important,’ he added.

“PAP moves to counter criticism of party, Govt in cyberspace” by Li Xueying
The Straits Times, 3 Feb 2007

25 Feb 2008
– Nomed Letters: The Power of Money: From Opposition to Budget 2008
– The Wayang Party Club of Singapore: Embattled TOC unleashing its ferocious “internet brigade” on critics

22 Feb 2008
– Chemical Generation Singapore: An Apology Goes a Long Way

19 Feb 2008
– Chemical Generation Singapore: An Apology Goes a Long Way
– HWZ: Public call for Remy and Andrew to apologize and quit TOC

18 Feb 2008
– e pur si muove: Let’s calm down, please
– The Wayang Party Club of Singapore: Public call for Andrew Loh and Remy Choo to apologize and step down from TOC

15 Feb 2008
– The world is thinking..: TOC, conspiracies, truth, and me
– The Sun Shines on Singapore: The TOC Fiasco – Truth is the First Casualty of War
– SgForums: TOC’s Choo Zheng Xi Paid by PAP MP!
– HWZ: I support the Online Citizen

14 Feb 2008
– An Inconvenient Truth: remy choo is a pap boy – fact
– Nomed Letters: Infernal Affairs – Singapore Style
– nofearSingapore: TOC’s mole affair – My personal opinion
– Insane Polygons: What Matters Not.
– For What It’s Worth: sigh
– Wayang Party Club of Singapore: Furore in cyberspace over Choo Zheng Xi’s links with PAP
– Looking For LaLaLand: NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

13 Feb 2008
– The Online Citizen: Separating fact from fiction – Addressing the allegations against theonlinecitizen
– To Fix a Mocking Peasant: Playing Undercover
– Singabloodypore: Baseless, Malicious, Hogwash No More
– The Wayang Party Club of Singapore: Reply to La Nausee: Why we find TOC’s agenda suspicious
– HWZ: TOC undersiege

12 Feb 2008
– The Online Citizen: Allegations against TOC
– la nausée: The Sounding of a TOCsin: Blogosphere in a Bog
– soc.culture.singapore: Beware TOC (The Online Cons) [Thanks messiah]

11 Feb 2008
– Singabloodypore: Singapore’s Shame
– The Wayang Party Club of Singapore: The Online Citizen’s reply and our stand
– Newsintercom: The Unknown Extent of the PAP’s Net Offensive
– The Wayang Party Club of Singapore: 8 questions for The Online Citizen’s Remy Choo
– The Void Deck: The Online Citizen Conspiracy Theory!
– Chemical Generation Singapore: What a Tangled Web they Wove
– Sammyboy: TOC connections

8 Feb 2007
– Mr Wang Says So: Leaks & Squealers

7 Feb 2007
– The Online Citizen: Big Brother in cyberspace – anonymously
– Littlespeck: A change in strategy
– serialdeviant.org(y): Oh boy

6 Feb 2007
– SA Perspectives: Comment on PAP’s “Counter-Insurgency” Initiative

5 Feb 2007
– The Kway Teow Man: Operation Counter-Insurgency?
– Ian on Singapore: Odysseus had the Ear of Achilles, Not Agamemnon
– Anonymous_X: With No Pseudonym Comes No Responsibility?

4 Feb 2007
– Simple is the Reason of My Heart: The Sum of All Fears
– theory.isthereason: PAP moves to counter criticism in cyberspace… anonymously
– A Xeno Boy in Sg: Deep Throats
– Insane Polygons: Adventures of Elite Girl ep0026
– Singapore Alternatives: PAP’s Internet Offensive
– Molly Meek: The Elite Cloak of Anonymity (The Invisible Men in White?)
– SA Perspectives: Are we afraid of political diversity?
– Die neue Welle: I am Singaporean XVI – PR = ‘Please Rectify’
– Illusio: Minilee’s keyboard kommandos

3 Feb 2007
– e pur si muove: Establishmentarianists, Antiestablishmentarianists, and Anti-antiestablishmentarianists
– this lush garden within: Singapore’s PAP rebuts online criticisms – anonymously
– mrbrown: PAP now says hiding behind pseudonyms to post online is ok?
– My Sketchbook: Only the message is important..
– YPAP: Beware Forummers. PAP is finding you. Cannot post OK !

Related:
– SDP: SDP calls on the PAP to identify itself on the Internet and challenges it to an online debate
– Bernama: PAP Moves To Rebut Criticism In Internet Forums, Blogs

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