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Most Controversial Post
Readers voted for me for the first 3 awards. I was given Post of the Year by Chua Uzyn, organiser of the Blog Awards and owner of local blog aggregator, Ping.sg.
Because I questioned him on how the Best Blog of the Year was selected, he not only couldn't give me an answer, he got angry...... and tried to silent me. I wrote about how I felt in Most Controversial Award : Best Blog of the Year.
His under-one-roof girlfriend Wong Sek Ling insisted I apologise to both of them because she was upset over the remarks I made. Who is she to demand an apology? I wasn't wrong, I refused to apologise. I was subsequently banned from Ping.sg for having the guts to question his authority. I was accused of trying to break the community.
All Hell broke loose and many of his supporters rallied around him. Other members chose to remain silent for fear of antagonizing him and being banned. Chua Uzyn called me a loser. I was questioning him on the mechanics of his selection, simple question, he couldn't give me an answer.
I wasn't allowed to voice my opinion. He made all sorts of accusations against me and I couldn't response because I was locked out of the forum. He made sure I had no avenue to seek redress.
eastcoastlife was all alone.
eastcoastlife was an outcast. eastcoastlife was made Public Enemy Number 1. Abandoned. Members chose to believe him...... clappingtrees, xizor, chillycraps, su yuen, arzhou, daphne, dk, cobalt paladin, ntt, ridzuan, princesssa. ... etc.
No one can understand the hurt and pain of a victim ......
eastcoastlife is used to injustice and unfairness. It doesn't kill me, it makes me stronger and fight harder. Paper can never wrap a fire. Truth will prevail one day. Members are seeing Chua Uzyn's true colours.
In case people are accusing Singapore as not having the freedom to speak, let me put it straight.
The Singapore leaders are beginning to listen to its citizens. eastcoastlife is no stranger to many ministries. PAP leaders do listen to ordinary citizens.
So what is wrong here? Chua Uzyn isn't a Singaporean and he owns Ping.sg. He is a 'foreign talent', educated in Singapore, enjoying our subsidies. Something is wrong with our education system!? How could Singaporeans who voice their concerns be banned? In their own country? The Singapore leaders probably don't practise this nor encourage it.
I was alerted to this tribute and condolence to eastcoastlife and the other banned blogs :
Besides the comforting and encouraging comments on this post, I received emails and calls from readers and bloggers whom I haven't seen for a year. I even met up with several for a dinner yesterday night.
I feel I have been vindicated after telling my story. To people who work with me or know me well, they know I don't stoop to lowdown tricks. I believe in karma.
To those quick to criticise, don't be naive and believe whatever you hear. You should see with your own eyes or have the proof before you jump to conclusions. eastcoastlife can survive this (don't do it too often!) but there might be some who can't.
Thanks for your friendship, support and belief in me. Let's make the blogosphere a better place and do stand up to injustice! Happy blogging!