Archive for the ‘Democracy’ Category

PM Lee to blame: defamation suit against Roy Ngerng

May 21, 2014

Pioneer Elvis Thong called me and asked, “Hey, Roger, just back from Hadyai. So what’s the hottest news right now?” Pioneer because he’s from the Pioneer Generation. “Haha, PM Lee suing a young blogger over his claims of wrong-doing by CPF,” I said. “Again another suing? Bastard PAP!” So I joined the dots for him. […]

PETTY: PM Lee’s defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng

May 20, 2014

Here we go again. It’s probably in his genes. This habit of squashing dissent and criticism with defamation suits has been following PM Lee like a well-loved shadow. Now he’s suing blogger Roy Ngerng over his claims of wrongdoing by CPF, our pension fund. PM Lee has once again proved me right when I said […]

Nelson Mandela Memorial: lesson for the repressive Singapore government

December 11, 2013

Such is the towering stature of Nelson Mandela that more than 100 world leaders past and current attended his Memorial. Among them were autocrats, dictators and others whose sole preoccupation in office is to enrich themselves, their families and cronies. The US President drew the loudest cheer when he rose to deliver his eulogy. Mandela […]

Malaysia Day: a perspective from a Singaporean

September 16, 2013

Today is Malaysia Day, a day which reminds me of the shameful expulsion of Singapore, thanks to LKY. The Malaysians it appears are more proud of their country than us. To celebrate their Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day, Malaysians proudly display their national flag on their cars, homes, makan places (food outlets), car parks, shopping […]

Syria crisis House of Commons debate: lesson for repressive PAP regime in Singapore

August 30, 2013

Listening to the heated debate last night over the Syrian crisis in the British Parliament, a few thoughts crossed my mind. Shown live, the whole world could watch the proceedings. This is real democracy at work unlike the pseudo one here in Singapore. This is a real first world Parliament although the PAP regime made […]

PM LEE National Day Rally Speech 2013: derided, ridiculed, scoffed, mocked by many

August 21, 2013

I’ve had my say regarding PM Lee National Day Rally Speech. Surfing the net, I was keen to hear the views of netizens. As expected, most greeted the speech with derision and scepticism. Mad, rhetoric, cried others. One described it as a step in the right direction. Another said the speech was a good cure […]

ESM Goh says Singapore must change to avert crisis: political reform?

August 13, 2013

It’s absurd of former Prime Minister, ESM Goh Chok Tong, to tick off Singaporeans for piling pressures on the Singapore government. Apart from the fact that the government’s mission is carry out the will of the people, it’s also the highest paid in the whole world so naturally the expectations of the electorate are high. […]

PM Lee National Day Message: another lip service moment

August 12, 2013

So another National Day has come and gone. What were some of your abiding memories of the past week? I have a few of my own. This year the mood was even more sombre than the past years. I “celebrated” National Day cycling round the island for a distance of 90 km, covering most of […]

Singapore National Day: 5 reasons why many don’t celebrate

August 2, 2013

With a week to go before National Day (or Independence Day in some countries), the mood among Singaporeans is sombre. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, here are my top 5 reasons: 1. The cost of living keeps on creeping up and up. Singapore is now the 6th most expensive country in […]

Flying the Singapore National Flag: the snub continues

July 30, 2013

In 2011 I wrote about how Singaporeans snubbed the ruling PAP regime by refusing to fly the National flag on National Day. Two years on, Singaporeans are still in a snubbing mood. With less than a fortnight to go before National Day on 9 August, most people in the heartland and private estates still refuse […]