The Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore has continued its recent rating exercise, attempting to efficiently and transparently rate every source of information in Singapore. Since MM Lee is a major source of information for Singaporeans and is oft-quoted in local newspapers, his comments were analyzed by MDA experts and were rated “M18”, a classification described by the MDA as “Mature 18 for persons 18 years and above”. MM Lee was also given a sub-rating of “E” for “Exempted”.
Opposition politician Dr. Chee Soon Juan was rated R21, “Restricted to persons 21 years and above”, but was given a sub-rating of “NR” (“Not Recommended”) instead of “E”. Thus, Dr. Chee himself will be subject to ban and is henceforth required to keep quiet at all times.