Posts Tagged ‘Public opinion

Immigration must be sustainable: an out of touch PM Lee

October 31, 2013

To be accused of being out of touch is a serious charge for politicians. But you can brush this off if you are the Prime Minister of an authoritarian nation like Singapore. Speaking at a forum in Paris (29 Oct) he said that immigration had to be sustainable for Singapore. ‚ÄúSustainable means we can handle […]

Punggol By Election: money grabs by the ruling regime

January 21, 2013

Authoritarian countries like China have land grabs but in Singapore there are money grabs. The regime had already grabbed land in the earlier years and paid peanuts to farmers and property owners. The regime has honed to a fine art the contemptible practice of imposing all sorts of fees, levies and taxes. All it needs […]

Just a gimmick: Singapore National Conversation

September 5, 2012

Say what you will of the PAP regime, they are good at coming up with slogans and red-herring to divert our attention away from the real issues. With 81 of its MPs holding MPSs throughout Singapore the regime is still clueless about the issues troubling Singaporeans? It can’t be. This shows that the regime has […]

Yawn: Minister Heng Swee Keat heads committee to rethink policies

August 21, 2012

So Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat has been tasked with the job of re-looking at policies. Honestly I didn’t know he’s the Education Minister. Given the fact that many Ministers and PAP MPs sneaked into Parliament by the backdoor, thanks to the GRC system, the public by and large do not know who they are. […]

Voters choice in past elections: choice they now regret

April 24, 2011

In past elections Singaporeans gave the PAP the mandate to rule but gradually it lost its mojo, and touch with public opinion. As a one-party state, it was able to change the constitution as easily as you change your socks to maintain its grip on power. For instance, the Singapore Constitution guarantees freedom of speech […]