Wayang Party: NMP Siew Kum Hong victim of astroturfing?
NMP Siew Kum Hong, who acted as legal counsel to the old exco committee when they regained power earlier in the AWARE EGM on 2nd May, has submitted his papers yesterday to bid for another term as NMP. Siew Kum Hong was also the lone dissenter in the passage of the illiberal and restrictive amendment to the Films Act passed by Parliament earlier this year. Wayang Party reports that he may be the victim of astroturfing on REACH (Reaching Everyone for Active Citizenry@Home) a government unit set up in Oct 2006:
While Mr Siew was highly regarded by many Singaporeans, including the blogging community, his application for a second term of NMP was met stiff opposition from some religious groups uncomfortable with his liberal stance towards homosexuality.
We received notice that a campaign is underway to “swarm” REACH with feedback in order to exert pressure on the Parliamentary Select Committee to reject Mr Siew’s application.
So go give your feedback on the NMP scheme and on Siew Kum Hong’s NMP tenure if you haven’t already.