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Old Apr 09, 2003, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Anthology Banned in Singapore

According to Abbeyrd's newspage, the Anthology DVDs have been banned in Sinagpore. Apparently all CDs and movies are subject to censorship and it will only be relased in modified form (without the "offensive" bits).
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 04:54 AM   #2
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I wonder what could be offensive there! [img]graemlins/images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 07:42 AM   #3
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I have a friend, someone i used to work for, who got transferred back to Singapore, and i sent him this to see if he can tell me more. Stay tuned.

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 09:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Anthology Banned in Singapore

This is very sad, the thought of people being deprived of the Beatles' Anthology.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 09:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: Anthology Banned in Singapore

Maybe it's the drug references that they're concerned about?
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 10:19 AM   #6
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Default Re: Anthology Banned in Singapore

They're weird in Singapore, they have all these laws that are harshly restrictive -- you can get arrested for having a piece of chewing gum on your person in Singapore, let alone actually CHEWING it!

This doesn't surprise me, it is a very restrictive society. Probably the drug reference and the sexual innuendo/references wouldn't pass muster by their censors...sigh...
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 10:32 AM   #7
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They're weird in Singapore, they have all these laws that are harshly restrictive -- you can get arrested for having a piece of chewing gum on your person in Singapore, let alone actually CHEWING it!

<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">You've figured it out, Sus--it's probably the CHEWING GUM references, if there's a clip in there from the Paul-shrinking scene in Help! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

"Is it habit forming?" "No...as long as you don't swallow it."

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(Sorry...I'm in a goofy mood today... [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] )
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 11:53 AM   #8
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What happened to the Sing in Singapore?
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 07:57 PM   #9
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It got up and left? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 03:24 AM   #10
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That's crazy, wonder if it'll be banned in Malasyia too after what happened to the Beatles there. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 03:41 AM   #11
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I can say to you that I am from Asia, and i felt bad too to know that Singapore banned our 4 Nice Lads's Anthology.

Singapore is a very Strict Country! Rules and many Rules to obey, or else!

What our Lads did wrong? (Sex, Drugs and R&R?)
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 04:14 AM   #12
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What our Lads did wrong? (Sex, Drugs and R&R?)
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">I think it's just the fact that the government want to opress people from "freeing their minds". Really. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 05:07 AM   #13
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That's too bad. They're being deprived of beatles!
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 11:27 AM   #14
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They're weird in Singapore, they have all these laws that are harshly restrictive -- you can get arrested for having a piece of chewing gum on your person in Singapore, let alone actually CHEWING it!
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">If they're that restrictive- the 10 hours the rest of the world got to see will be edited down to about 10 minutes. [img]graemlins/lookaround.gif[/img] There are quite a few "gum chewing" references... [img]graemlins/laugh3.gif[/img] almost everything after 1966 would be out [img]graemlins/sgtpepper.gif[/img] * uh oh.

BTW, this is a little off topic but why would you get arrested for having a piece of chewing gum?!? or did i just miss the sarcasm?
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 01:58 PM   #15
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[quote]Originally Posted By HMVNipper:
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Remember this is the place where a few years ago, they sentenced an American kid to a "caning" (being beaten with a bamboo cane) because he wrote some graffiti as a prank...
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Absolutely off-off topic here, but how rude! Did the kid actually got canned?
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 02:06 PM   #16
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What happened to the Sing in Singapore?
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<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Now it's just poor.
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 03:17 PM   #17
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[quote]Originally Posted By BrazilianFlag:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Originally Posted By HMVNipper:
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Remember this is the place where a few years ago, they sentenced an American kid to a "caning" (being beaten with a bamboo cane) because he wrote some graffiti as a prank...
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Absolutely off-off topic here, but how rude! Did the kid actually got canned?
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">I believe he did, if memory serves correctly. There was a HUGE controversy about it at the time.
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 09:29 PM   #18
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Why yes, he did
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 10:21 PM   #19
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What the #@$%! oh sorry for saying bad words but what kind of FAGET! would ban the wounderfull anthology!
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Old Apr 12, 2003, 12:23 AM   #20
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Originally Posted By HMVNipper:
They're weird in Singapore, they have all these laws that are harshly restrictive -- you can get arrested for having a piece of chewing gum on your person in Singapore, let alone actually CHEWING it!
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">If they're that restrictive- the 10 hours the rest of the world got to see will be edited down to about 10 minutes. [img]graemlins/lookaround.gif[/img] There are quite a few "gum chewing" references... [img]graemlins/laugh3.gif[/img] almost everything after 1966 would be out [img]graemlins/sgtpepper.gif[/img] * uh oh.

BTW, this is a little off topic but why would you get arrested for having a piece of chewing gum?!? or did i just miss the sarcasm?
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">No, no sarcasm, I was serious. Chewing gum is not allowed in Singapore, and to even have an unchewed pack on your person is apparently an offense for which you can be arrested.

Remember this is the place where a few years ago, they sentenced an American kid to a "caning" (being beaten with a bamboo cane) because he wrote some graffiti as a prank...

It is a very restrictive place, apparently -- and that must be why they want to censor the Anthology. All those drug and sexual references! [img]graemlins/afraid1.gif[/img]
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