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Can Politics Of Fear Still Work In Singapore?

Can Politics Of Fear Still Work In Singapore?

In the past, they warned you that if you vote opposition, your estate's HDB upgrading will be delayed, you'll be in the back in the queue, they also threatened you with withdrawal of services - such as buses and kindergartens. They also alarmed you that voting opposition will mean rubbish piling 3 storeys high in your estate, investors will run away, "your women will become maids in other countries".

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LI SHENGWU LEFT SINGAPORE EARLIER, FEARED HE'LL BE DETAINED

In a Reuters interview, Li Shengwu said he left Singapore for the US more than a week earlier as planned as his friends were worried that he may be detained or interrogated due to his contempt of court case. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Chang Li Lin was quick to defend the legal system by saying it is inaccurate to make such statements because it is only part of legal procedures and laws.

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MODERN MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL DISALLOWS HIJAB WEAR WITH LUDICROUS CLAIMS OF FEARFUL PARENTS

I was discriminated because I was wearing a hijab, I like to share my unfortunate experience with you. I went for an interview today at one of the modern montessori preschool in Kovan and my interview went well until my interviewer Mdm Sheela, Director of MMI told me.. "Since you are wearing the hijab if you start working here you have to wear a bandanna to cover your just your hair...Because we have many incidents where chinese parents are afraid to handover their kids to a staff who is wearing hijab. kids get scared too."

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IRRATIONAL S'POREANS REFUSE TO VOTE OPPOSITION FOR FEAR OF LOSING EVERYTHING

Fears hold us back. It is time we empower ourselves, our future. Singapore’s ruling party had ruled Singapore through a climate of fear for the past 50 years, and such fear poisons our political and social climates even until this day. Today, even if we send 40 elected opposition MPs into Parliament, Singapore will not be doomed.

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INDIA FT CREATES "SMELL OF FEAR" FOR JAPANESE OCCUPATION EXHIBITION

The horror and hardship of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore is not unfamiliar to those who have studied history, but a new project at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) is set to take it to another dimension — capturing the smell of fear. The scent, called Fear, is one of 12 specially created to evoke different chapters of Singapore’s history featured at the museum’s Singapura: 700 Years exhibition. It was created to recall the smell of blood and sweat. It will be featured in the exhibition’s Syonan-To section about the Japanese Occupation during World War II.

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TEO SOH LUNG: THE FEAR IS DEAD, ABOLISH THE ISA

Realising that fear was the reason which prevented me from giving an honest answer to the journalists, I suddenly felt liberated. It was as if a heavy load was lifted. I immediately resolved that the next person who asked me if I was going to Parliament House to pay my respect, I would let it be known that I do not respect a leader who imprisoned citizens without trial, who caused so much suffering to those imprisoned, their families and their friends.

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LEE KUAN YEW USED FEAR TO STAY IN POWER

LKY was a man who was respected, but importantly not loved by all. He used fear to stay in power. From the inception of Singapore’s independence – when it was expelled from Malaysia – the ideas of ‘vulnerability’ and ‘survival’ were used to justify decisions. A main point of contention goes that LKY sparred with Western critics over democracy and human rights, with LKY dismissing these ideas as not part of ‘Asia’s values.’

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