Monday, April 25, 2005

A*Star-AcidFlask incident

A*Star, a government agency, forces the closure of Caustic Soda by Chen Jiahao a.k.a. AcidFlask, the first-known shutdown of a personal blog due to external pressure.

Update (9 March, 2007)
Aaron Ng posted an official clarification from A*Star regarding the AcidFlask incident. It included the defamatory remarks. It also clarified that Jiahao was asked to delete the offending remarks only, not shut down his entire blog.

Contributed by Yuhui.

Thursday, April 21, 2005


Steven McDermott labels local blogs as infantile (in general).

mrbrown subsequently retitles his blog as "mrbrown: L'infantile terrible of Singapore".

Contributed by Yuhui.

Launch of, a repository of public recommendations of blogs and news about Singapore.

Contributed by Yuhui.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Chua Cheng Zhan

Chua Cheng Zhan, a Public Service Commission scholar, posts an entry that insults Indians, drawing comments and criticism from the blogosphere and mainstream media.

The entry has since been removed.

The site,, has since shut down.

Contributed by Yuhui (on behalf of an anonymous contributor).

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Goh Meng Seng

Goh Meng Seng, a Workers' Party member, launches his blog, a first by an opposition party member.

Contributed by Mr Wang.