The Singapore Democratic Party has launched on online "podcast" as part of its initiative to use the Internet to bypass governmental control in advance of the next elections. The nine minute MP3 file features Chee Soon Juan talking about the goals of the podcast, and restates SDP policy propositions.
Although it should probably not be classified as a "podcast," nor as "internet radio," still, it is an innovative (in singapore's context) use of the technology to reach its audience. Still, moving the file to an audio format, without providing a simpler way to download to your Ipod or Creative nomad, or whatever, doesn't really make it very easy.
Reviews from Singapore's blogging community haven't been positive. Elia Diodati, for example, says "the so-called podcast is unfortunately yet more rehashed rhetoric against the ruling party." Gremspot calls it "a joke." And Shianux says "The tacky music, over-dramatization of the subject matter, the pompously self-important act. This podcast is an all-time classic in political comedy!"