To be honest, I haven't had the time to really search for the law on that, which was why I didn't make any comment yet. I only found this kite one by chance while trying to look for it.
I thought that those who proclaimed it so loudly would know more than me, but looks like they didn't.
How about anti-radar paint. If it works for cars it should work for other things right? Just in case an irritating dot appears on the screen of our friendly protectors of the sky.
why so trouble? can take the whole rig, go to malaysia, go somewhere ulu, release the balloon, if got ppl point to the sky, just say they are UFO (happened b4) and wait for the balloon to come down...would police care? don think so. would politicians care? they know what is balloon meh? so who would care? those pompous academics in unis for using their ideas...tats all..
At the rate things are happening in Singapore, high possibility that someone will take a photo of the balloon and STOMP it.
There'll be a swift reply from the relevant authorities saying "Tak Boleh" quoting some obscure law or invoking the terrorism terms.
Actually I rather it lands into the sea than into Taman Negara. But anyway. It'll be good if we folks can somehow let this go from within Singapore.
Official Secrets Act (Chapter 213)?
Back during the days of my national service, I was also briefed on the Essential Regulations, Control of Publications Safeguarding of Information Act (COPSIA) and I'm afraid that you will not be able to obtain information of this act in the public domain neither am I going to elaborate on it due to military OPSEC.
If a law is defined in the military, does it mean it civilianish people like me doesn't get confined by it?
... and since we are on the topic of ballons...
Nope, cos I don't know every single law there is. Can you tell me which specific section you are referring to so that I can review it?
Erm, I can obtain any Act or Subsidiary Legislation (or locally reported case) you name, so long as it is an Act or Subsidiary Legislation. If it is not obtainable, it is not an Act or Subsidiary Legislation.
The term "Essential Regulations, Control of Publications Safeguarding of Information Act" doesn't sound like a proper Act name to me. All Acts are passed by Parliament and are publicly available information.
EDIT: Addon, are you referring to the Essential (Control of Publications and Safeguarding of Information) Regulations instead? No wonder I can't find it the first time cos of the wrong title. It is subsidiary legislation enacted pursuant to the Emergency (Essential Powers) Act.
Anyway I found it and its on my screen now. What do you want me to look at in these Regulations?
btw, these are publicly available information, so whoever tells you that you cannot talk about it, does not know what he/she is talking about.
FURTHER EDIT: OR are you talking about the Singapore Armed Forces (Control of Publications and Safeguarding of Information) Order? Names are quite close . You really need to give me the proper name for me to locate it.
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Do you have a link to both the Essential (Control of Publications and Safeguarding of Information) Regulations and Singapore Armed Forces (Control of Publications and Safeguarding of Information) Order so that I will be able to review them and refresh my memory? You can send me a PM if you wish and thanks in advance for you help.
What about a let-off from international waters?
Sputnik 1, a flying saucer, USS Enterprise from Star Trek and a artificial satellite are classified as "weather balloon" among many others.