Posts Tagged ‘Repression

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. […]

PAP government: resisting political reform

July 1, 2013

Moral courage. Two simple words. But two powerful words that had sparked revolutions and revolts and changed the course of history. People with moral courage are willing to stand up against injustice, not fearing the consequences. President Obama described Nelson Mandela as a man with great moral courage. Mandela’s legacy as an anti-apartheid fighter will […]

Free My Internet: another proof of an insincere govt

June 12, 2013

I’ve said many times before that the Prime Minister of Singapore has a predilection for paying lip service or “wayang” in the local slang. During the last General Election in 2011, facing great resentment against his authoritarian government he declared that the people were the masters while the politicians were servants. Stirring words worthy of […]

Free My Internet: protest at Hong Lim Park

June 8, 2013

Every damn thing can be news. If you relate a bizarre experience of someone shitting in a public place, under MDA catch-all definition it can be considered as news and you are liable to be licensed and to fork out $50,000 as a performance bond. After 50 years of one-party rule, the ruling party the […]

MDA online news sites licensing: the Great Merlion Firewall Internet censorship

June 1, 2013

Young people hate the PAP regime. 90% of young people I have spoken to expressed their immense dissatisfaction with the ruling regime. It’s tiresome to repeat their grouses as these are well-known to the majority. The latest act of repression by the PAP regime has aroused the ire of young people: the ridiculous and regressive […]

Singapore Press Freedom: an indictment on ruling PAP

May 19, 2013

“You’re still subscribing to ST?” a friend asked. “You sound surprised,” I replied. He explained why. He had read my posts on the satellite ERP and former President Nathan’s call to Singaporeans to volunteer more, news given prominence in Shitty Times aka PAP Times. There are other sources of news on the Internet I pointed […]

Freedom of the Press: Singapore sinks lower

May 7, 2013

ST aka Shitty Times/PAP Times continues to excel in consistency: in being consistently at the bottom of the class in the global ranking for press freedom. It ranks 153 out of 197 countries, with Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar for company. For a country the regime brags as a first world country, its press freedom remains […]

May Day Protest at Hong Lim 2013

May 1, 2013

Another milestone on the road to democracy was achieved at Hong Lim Park today. Dubbed the May Day Protest, it was the sequel to the unprecedented protest in Feb against the White Paper on 6.9 million. According to the organisers, it drew between 5 to 6 thousand people. During the press conference, one of the […]

Protest against 6.9 million: Protest at Hong Lim Park Part 4

February 16, 2013

I haven’t heard the National Anthem sung with such poignancy till today. For three solid hours they stood, undeterred by the rain. The crowd was so well-behaved that it gives the lie to the regime’s fears that public demonstrations would cause chaos and security issues. This is just a lame excuse. This prohibition is consistent […]

Protest against 6.9 million: what has PM Lee achieved since GE 2011?

February 15, 2013

On the eve of the public protest against boosting our population to 6.9 million, it’s perhaps timely to reflect on the achievements or rather lack of them since the watershed General Election 2011. At his swearing-in ceremony in May 2011, the Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong of the PAP, made some stirring promises. Some of […]