The POFMA is now going into overdrive, as for the past three weeks or so, four Corrections Directions have been thrown down to dissenting voices against the government. What is more interesting is that all four Correction Orders were given by different Ministers from different Ministries. Is this an indictment of the very sad state of Singapore Politics, or a sign that Ministers are actually working hard, and have been given a new toy with which to fix the opposition?
Lim Tean became the fourth member of the POFMA issued band. So far, these are the members of that illustrious band, which many Singaporeans feel will grow by the day to include more opposition voices:
1. Brad Bowyer issued POFMA from Minister of Finance, Heng Swee Keat
2. States Times issued POFMA from Home Minister K Shanmugan
3. Singapore Democratic Party issued POFMA from Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo
4. Lim Tean issued POFMA from Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung
All four POFMA issued by different Ministers, is this what the government mean when they want to wish Singaporeans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year? It does seem like the POFMA is now the shiny new toy for the Ministers themselves were given to fix the opposition. And for the PAP at least, it is turning out to be the best Xmas gift they can be given, ahead of the next, upcoming, General Election.