Singapore has First World Government: delusional

Claim by one of the world’s longest  ruling parties, the People’s Action Party, that Singapore, a one-party state, is a first world government is laughable. 

This came about as Singaporeans go to the poll on May 7 against a backdrop of rising anger and resentment against the PAP.

A First World Government 

1. has a multi-party Parliament 

2. respects human rights 

3. embraces democratic values

4. promotes an open and civil society

5. DOES NOT harrass and persecute the opposition 

6. has strong democratic institutions

The Singapore government fails to tick any of the boxes above.

It’s a stretch for the PAP government to make the outlandish claim that it’s a first world government. Self-praise is no praise.

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2 Responses to “Singapore has First World Government: delusional”

  1. I salute the people of Hougang and Potong Pasir.
    In the last general election, SM Goh Chok Tong who had been given the special assignment to help the PAP win the two wards offered $100 Million to Hougang and $80 Million to Potong Pasir. However, they were not “bought over” by SM Goh Chok Tong. They were upright people with “backbone” (borrowing a phrase from the Chinese) when they rejected the offer and remained loyal to their MPs.
    But what SM Goh Chok Tong did was disappointing. With that offer, he insulted not only the people of the Hougang and Potong Pasir but all the people of Singapore because his was the Senior Minister.
    SM Goh Chok Tong talked about building a gracious society. But his action to offer $100 Million to Hougang and $80 Million to Potong Pasir is not only ungracious but unethical.

    In his book Human Cycle, Sri Aurobindo describes in detail what economic barbarians are. Their actions are not motivated by ethics but by economic gains.

    For their loyalty and ethical behaviour, I salute the people of Hougang and Potong Pasir again.

  2. I agree with you.

    They don’t realise when people see their images in the papers and TV, they see hypocrisy and greed.

    A first world government doesn’t buy votes with public money.

    It’s time the PAP culture of greed is thrown out. It’s long past its use by
    date!


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