Update 2 (13 Sept 2005): The issue is now on Slashdot front page leh! And Miyagi.sg is mentioned in one of the comments,
which seems to have brought poor Miyagi's site down (Miyagi's blog was down after a power failure in LA, and it is back up now). Talk about the Slashdot effect, man. Wah, Miyagi is famous on Slashdot liao.
And it seems the Americans have not forgotten Michael Fay's backside, or our infamous chewing gum laws. To which I say, good thing the two were not spewing racist remarks WHILE chewing gum at the same time then, or else it will be gum chewing Sedition.
(Yes, I know, it is not against the law to CHEW gum, just to sell it or import it.)
Update 1: They were charge for their content on blogs and forums. Mr Miyagi has a view on this. And here is the CNA report: Two bloggers charged under Sedition Act over racist remarks.
"The charges read that Lim had, on 16 and 17 June 2005, posted anti-Muslim remarks on the general discussion forum of [deleted because matter is at issue at court].
Koh was alleged to have done the same on 12, 15 and 17 June on another website, [deleted because matter is at issue at court].
In doing so, they are alleged to have committed an act which had a seditious tendency.
This is defined as promoting feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races of the population of Singapore."
About the act itself, Sammyboy himself says: "Based on the the list, just about every mother's son and daughter who has ever posted any messages here will soon be in jail."
If anyone has more details, post in the comments here. I will update this post when I have more info.
Publishing race hate in any medium, be it blogs, email, print, tv, radio, or a piece of paper you put on people's car, is a criminal offence in Singapore, and I believe in many countries, like the UK.
Something to bear in mind, whether you are a blogger or not.