'Comment on killing kids not hate speech'
The Media Literacy Council (MLC) has been "unable to conclude" that a comment by one of its members, about killing the children of terrorists, amounted to hate speech.
But it did find the comment, by former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng, insensitive and inappropriate.
He has apologised for the comment he made online.
He had said that "terrorists are not common criminals" but "a mortal enemy intent on killing and destroying". Then he added: "So you kill them before they kill you. And their children too in case they grow up to take revenge."
Some bloggers and other netizens reacted by calling for his removal from the MLC, which aims, in part, to "encourage users to be more reflective about the ethical choices and impact they make as communicators".
Mr Cheng made the apology yesterday in a piece titled Final Thoughts On My Post on ISIS.