Popular socio-political blog "The Wayang Party" has been down since 2pm in today. Singapore users are unable to access the site though it is still available to overseas readers.
The site has been strident in its criticisms of the government and had lately revealed a sensational video interview with a blogger "PothePanda" who claimed he was arrested and interrogated for an online post he made on the government-controlled portal - STOMP.
It appears that the site may be blocked by the two major internet service providers (ISPs) in Singapore - Singtel and Starhub which are both partly owned by the government.
If this is indeed, it marks the first time that a non-pornographic site is censored, posing questions if the government is reneging on its promise to adopt a "light touch" to the internet.
In a move similiar to the Malaysian government's brazen attempts to impose curbs on Raja Petra's "Malaysia Today" which drew criticisms and ridicule from all quarters last year, the Singapore government's latest show of force may be short-lived and even counter-productive.
The wayangparty team is currently still updating their site on wordpress (http://www.wayangparty.wordpress.com) and will be liaising with its web hosting company to resolve the technical glitch.
A mirror site will be ready tomorrow if the blockade is not lifted by then.
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