The Singapore government has made the survival of this website a ponderous
thing, with threats of fines and jail sentences. I am not Singaporean
but I am hanging on to this website's password until someone else out
there who has the time, energy and interest would like to take it over.
Contact me on email@example.com
if you're that person.
The person whom I planned to hand over the password to has unfortunately declined the offer. Coupled with the fact that people are not willing to step in to take over the site, for fear or other reasons, I have 2 choices, to either close SInterCom down or to hang on to the keys. I have chosen the latter. Anyone interested in taking over the website should contact me at my ICQ number 7866322. Thank you.
Valeryj Andrzejewicz Szyszczenko
Newsintercom will be asleep as of today 15th September 2001. I have handed over the keys to controlling the site to an overseas Singaporean. Unfortunately, he does not know much HTML and thus he cannot be the webmaster of the site. But he is currently actively searching for a new webmaster and I wish him success in that.
I leave the maintenance of the site and I hope that some day the site will erupt to life again.
Signing off one last time,
Valeryj Andrzejewicz Szyszczenko
All of Patski2's, Francis Chong's and John Tessensohn's letter archives have all been revived. The main pages I believe have some bugs.
The panel discussions SInterCom organised during Chong Kee's time have mostly been revived. But sad to say, Chong Kee's panel discussions seemed to have some missing pages, though I believe all I could revive has been reproduced. Also revived are the e-mail exchanges between Chong Kee and SBA just weeks before Chong Kee announced for the whole SInterCom to be closed.
The Speakers' Corner interviews have been brought back. I am sorry to say that to conserve space, I had to do away with the pictures from the interviews. Click on Speakers' Platform on the Sections' column to get there. Only the interviews have been brought back. - Valeryj
The old NOT The Straits Times forum has been revived here. I have also received news that people have revived SInterCom content independently on other websites. As of now there are two:
I am currently working on restoring the NOT the ST articles
and I hope these will be done by the end of August 2001. As of
now, please send your articles from NOT the ST Forum to A Fan
of Singapore Media. A Fan of Singapore Media has offered his
help in maintaining the old NOT the ST Forum and I can only be
too happy to let him do so. -V. A. Sz
Launch of new (old) SInterCom website
This website is attempted at continuing the traditions and beliefs the now defunct SInterCom.
I find it a great pity for SInterCom to close down after 7 years of uniting net-savvy Singaporeans who wish to talk about anything and everything about their country.
Also, there is a lot of content which Chong Kee and his merry men took several years to compile and put it all up on SInterCom.org. It would be flushing their efforts down the drain if nobody chose to pick it all up and manage the website and I don't believe that SInterCom.org has to disappear because Chong Kee has chosen to move on. It doesn't, and it should not deserve this fate. And if it does, history must not deny the credit which SInterCom and their editors richly deserve.
The SInterCom forum is another reason why I have decided to take up the challenge of ensuring that the site continues to exist. A forum alone cannot survive without a website which provides a link to it, as the website is a key method of getting new forum members and it would raise issues for debating in the forum.
I have resurrected the Not the ST Forum, and I am trying to bring back the Makan session as well, because I believe these 2 sections have been the most famous of the SInterCom forum. In due time, I will bring back other ex-SInterCom stuff. I beseech patience from everyone as I am the sole person manning this forum and I can only do so much in a day's work. I apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Hereby, I heartily welcome everyone arriving in this forum and I certainly hope that you will have an enriching time here.