WP’s First World Parliament: why PAP getting worked up

I don’t understand PAP’s fixation and getting worked up over the Opposition’s slogan First World Parliament.

Perhaps being so touchy and defensive is an indication of their guilt feelings over their insincerity in building a  democratic society as enshrined in the National Pledge (see below) that students across the nation take every day in school.

Their inability to understand the term First World Parliament is a mystery to me. I think they are just trying to throw you a red herring.

A First World Parliament implies a multi-party system, political freedoms like free speech and assembly, press freedom, things which are anathema to the PAP. 

Democratic values that well-respected international organizations CONSISTENTLY rank Singapore at the bottom of the heap. For press freedom, we have countries like Turkey, Nigeria, Congo, Algeria, Morocco, Russia for company just to name a few. Shame!
 
Just look East to countries like Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and even Hong Kong and the PAP can pick up some pointers on democratic values.

That’s if the political will is there. But if the desire to keep a grip on power at all cost, the ruling party will continue to be repressive. Shame!

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NATIONAL PLEDGE OF SINGAPORE

We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
TO BUILD A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.

Note: The government says the word ‘pledge’ = aspire

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2 Responses to “WP’s First World Parliament: why PAP getting worked up”

  1. definitely a red herring. until the next gaffe by any opposition member and we will move on to discredit him/her and thus another election where nothing of substance was discussed.

    • Yes, OPPO must not allow themselves to be provoked into a war of words. Stay focused: capture the Rook or King.


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