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Dave1185

Kwloo, good luck, and have fun. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 09:56, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

SG>NK[edit]

Please read this again

Visa required, except for A max. stay of 30 days for holders of normal passports issued to nationals of Singapore.[1]

Thanks.--Twofortnights (talk) 00:08, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes I am aware of that. However, I have cross-checked that supposed info and fact with 3 sources before undoing it. 1. A tour company that operates to DPRK (who I personally went to DPRK with). They have confirmed that there is no change to the visa requirement to DPRK. I have an email on this matter if you would like to see it. 2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore. They have stated that only those on business visa with a special letter from the Singapore Business Federation qualifies for it 3. A friend who works with a local Singapore tour company. He also stressed that the Timaticweb site is only a guidance and is not to be used as a final confirmation.

In the absence of any formal announcements or press/news release (the only other country with visa-free access to DPRK is Malaysia - of which there are many press articles supporting this fact; and I personally have brought a Malaysian to DPRK visa-free), we can only verify and corroborate that this is incorrect.

Thanks.--kwloo (talk)

I think you really need to read the following to find out why your phone calls and e-mails to some agencies can't be used as a reference let alone grounds to remove content supported by verifiable sources:
Timatic is not a guidance but a system run by IATA based on information supplied by national Governments. It is updated daily (so even if you could find a link for that Singapore MFA statement it could be outdated and it's irrelevant anyway as it is not the Singapore MFA, but DPRK that determines their visa policy) and no passenger can board a plane for a certain destination if the Timatic says they need a visa and they don't have it. Equally, the airline won't face any fines if they boarded a passenger per information published on Timatic. Thank you.--Twofortnights (talk) 12:43, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm aware of it being verifiable. However, the reality is that IATA is not a trustable or reliable system. I know where you are coming from - it is there, it is supposed to be trustable/reliable and hence it can be taken as "from the source". But my point of contention is - the "facts" there are not necessarily reliable.
Is there any point in putting up an information that is on Timatic but is NOT what is available in reality? In other words, if this is not practically possible, should we even be putting it up?
Thanks. --kwloo (talk)
Yes, Wikipedia:Verifiability, not truth.--Twofortnights (talk) 13:03, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
How about the fact that "reliable sources are not infallible" [[2]]?

I think we should refrain from making any changes until we can verify that this is not infallible - which I have done so with an email to IATA/Timatic. It is better to put in an incomplete information rather than a practically impossible information. --kwloo (talk)

I am sorry but that would be WP:OR, the whole encyclopedia relying on your word. Imagine if some birther came in and asked for Wikipedia not to include the place of birth in an article about Barack Obama until the issue is cleared, because he has evidence that he was born in Kenya. It wouldn't work, would it. The burden of proof is on you, if IATA updates their page, we will edit the article accordingly. Until then, there is not a single published source to dispute that information. And even if there was, if you would read the rules I linked you to, you would see the solution is not to delete anything but to give a balanced view - "When reliable sources disagree, present what the various sources say, give each side its due weight, and maintain a neutral point of view." from WP:V. --Twofortnights (talk) 13:14, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Since you said that each site is to give its own weight, that is the reason for the remark to check from the nearest embassy or travel agent. It is not saying that it is wrong and in fact that applies to all the countries as well. For the record, the reason I have not added for every other entry is because they can be corroborated with their respective embassy consular pages - which has the final authority on the matter. --kwloo (talk)Kwloo (talk) 13:30, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

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The 3rd Wikipedia Malaysia Meetup had now arrived on Selangor! Pack your bags and your laptop, and meet some fellow Malaysia Wikipedians in the meetup!

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The 4th Wikipedia Malaysia Meetup will be held for the second time on Selangor, and you are invited!

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