GE 13/ PRU 13: Lessons for Singapore
GE13: lessons for Singapore
Malaysian leaders are proud of their democracy and often touch on it.
In sharp contrast, across the Causeway in Singapore the ruling PAP avoids the word “democracy” like the plague.
The nearest to a “cracy” word Singapore ruling party leaders mention is “meritocracy”. But the word is pregnant with irony. LOL
You see, through the GRC system the ruling party was able to parachute its candidates into Parliament. In past GEs many sneaked into Parliament via the back door through walkovers.
The result is there for all to see: incompetent ministers and yes-man MPs.
PM Najib said today he was not concerned about demonstrations because he believed Malaysians practised a “mature democracy”.
In Singapore, the ruling regime has erected a wall of repressive laws to emasculate the opposition and to frighten the people into submission.
Even a one-man demonstration for a cause scares the regime and is considered illegal.
Will the day come when the ruling party dare to use the word DEMOCRACY?
Perhaps, Singaporeans can upstage Malaysians by ousting the authoritarian PAP in GE 2016?
Then we won’t be the butt of jokes by Malaysians who dismiss Singaporeans as sissies.
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