Punggol East By-Election: vote for change, vote Opposition
The 2013 Freedom House Report on the state of democracy throughout the world once again confirms that Singapore remains a repressive country. It’s still labelled as PARTLY FREE in contrast to Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan which are FREE countries.
To no one’s surprise China, greatly admired by regime leaders, remains as NOT FREE.
Despite the outwards trappings of a Parliamentary democracy, street demonstrations in Singapore are illegal. In fact, even a one-man demonstration is outlawed.
Public institutions are not independent so the potential for government interference is great. The government is not strictly an accountable one. The media and unions are controlled by the regime. The Constitution had been amended to perpetuate the regime ‘s repressive rule.
Even the UN has slammed the regime for its woeful human rights record.
To silence its critics, the regime doesn’t send them to labour camps as in China. It sues them in
court for defamation.
The regime’s success rate in defamation suits stands at 100% with the victims bankrupted to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It’s time Singaporeans claim back
the country. After more than 40 years of repressive rule in a one-party state, it’s time we restore democracy in the country and be FREE.
It won’t happen overnight. Change takes time.
And the people of Punggol East can play their part in being a catalyst for change by voting in the opposition in the coming by-election.
“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
– Abraham Lincoln