Popular local YouTube channel, Night Owl Cinematics, or NOC, has posted a panel forum in Mar 2017, two years after GE2015 where the PAP won 70% of the popular vote, and took back Punggol East SMC from WP hands.
While the channel is largely politically neutral and friendly to all sides of the political spectrum, it is more leaning towards the left and pushing boundaries in its own way. Albeit putting up a disappointing video in 2015 featuring ‘memory’ for the late LKY.
In this forum panel, NOC panellists tell us why the govt – in which the PAP has been the ruling party since the beginning of our nation’s history – makes our people easily offended.
Sylvia: Are Singaporeans easily offended?
All 3 panelists: YES!
Sylvia: Where does this stem from?
Dee Kosh: Government.
Nicholas: Education system.
Nicholas: Yeah, the government is the education system.
Dee Kosh: Censorship is a huge issue. Censorship of the media, censorship of what we can or cannot say in print.
Aiken: The competitiveness of pitting us against one another, it’s the same reason why we look down on service staff, or jobs, because we are pit against one another. And the driving culture, in other countries you can feel the friendliness of a horn, but in Singapore even if you let off the slightest horn..
Dee Kosh: And social media and the internet is shaping this country, because we don’t have a proper media outlet. And yes, MediaCorp, I am calling you a not proper media outlet, because they are not talking about the issues, they are not pushing the boundaries, and because of that, the internet is doing it for you, and that’s why we’re a bit slow.