Tag Archives: Democracy

38 OXLEY ROAD PARLIAMENTARY ENQUIRY JUST ANOTHER WAYANG?

PM said he'll lift the whip only for the upcoming Parliament session on 3 Jul and furthermore, asked all MPs to be sure of raising any and all queries on BEHALF of their constituents. Problem is, how are the various MPs going to know what to ask Cabinet if there's been no Public Consultation Exercises similar to the one held for the Our Singapore Conversation with all Citizens?

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WELL DONE NSP’S LIM TEAN, BETTER TO RESIGN THAN BE ZIPPED UP!

When I heard news that Lim Tean has resigned from NSP, I wasnt surprised of the reasons for his resignation. Curtailment of his freedom of speech is one of it. Often times, it's the alternative parties that espouses freedom of speech but in reality, fall short of implementing it within its own organization. I encountered many times where alternative parties feel uneasy when its members are vocal about issues they feel strongly about. Issues like LGBT, Tudung issue, discrimination, religion, 377A, article 154 etc. But of course not all of the alternative parties hold such unwritten rules. It depends on the leader at helm. Some may argue that members need to toe along the party lines to achieve unity within the organization but by doing so, it instead create artificial harmony within its rank. These parties are then no better than the PAP, the very one they hope to replace. In this aspect, I'm proud to be a part of The Reform Party where its leadership never once tried to curtail my freedom of speech as long as it is done in a responsible manner. I wish Lim Tean all the best. It is better to move away than to be in a party and gets zipped up. That can spell the end of democracy.

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NETIZEN: FENCE OFF HONG LIM PARK TO BAN FOREIGNERS FROM ATTENDING PINK DOT!

Netizen Kindred Cheong called for Pink dot organisers to fence off Hong Lim Park from foreigners and PRs. I am glad that only Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) can attend Pink Dot from this year onwards, and only local companies can sponsor it. It is important to disallow foreign individuals and organisations from interfering in Singaporean politics and social issues. We must stop foreigners from abusing values such as democracy, freedom of speech and human rights in Singapore, and from spreading their agenda here. The Pink Dot organisers should fence off Hong Lim Park and employ security officers and registration staff to ensure that only Singaporeans and PRs attend the event.

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HONG KONG RESISTS CHINA’S DICTATORSHIP, S’POREANS VOTE FOR CONTINUED SUFFERING

When China tried to take control Hong Kong's democratic process, Hong Kongers vehemently refused to give in. Hong Kong rejected that choice. They staged protests. They held rallies. People were arrested, fined, and jailed. News outlets were silenced. But Hong Kongers did not give in. They demanded true suffrage. But what happens to Singaporeans then? What happens when one single unopposed party, decides to dictate terms unilaterally? "You will vote for one of the Conglomerate CEOs that we choose for you!" Did Singaporeans reject that choice? Did they hold rallies? Did they do anything at all? NO!

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