Tag Archives: K SHANMUGAM

LAW MINISTER SLAMS MAN WHO GLOATED @ POLICEMAN’S DEATH, CALLS HIM SICK IN THE HEAD

I was deeply upset and angry about a gloating post that one Thomas Chua has made on Police Officer Nadzrie's death. Nadzrie died while on duty. Thomas was gloating about Nadzrie's death, because Nazdrie had given him a ticket! People like Thomas are sick in the head. No decency or any sense of right and wrong. What is a TP officer to do when someone breaks the law? It is because of officers like Nadzrie that the rest of us have safety and security.

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HUMAN RIGHTS NGO: APOLOGY TO LAW MINISTER IS SETBACK FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Donald Low’s apology to Singapore’s Law Minister K Shanmugam is another setback for freedom of expression and will reinforce self-censorship. In a facebook post last month, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public policy academic criticized the Minister’s remarks, reported in Today, that penalties for crime need to reflect public opinion. Networks of power are so far reaching and deeply entrenched in Singapore it is easy for any politician of the PAP, especially a senior one to wield his influence.

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DR CHEE: WAS VIDEO OF ACADEMIC CENSORED DUE TO RUN-IN WITH LAW MINISTER?

I note that a video where Mr Donald Low gave a talk at a forum organised by the FOSG (Future of Singapore) was removed this morning. Mr Low had spoken about Singapore's economic growth model. This comes at a time when the LKYSPP academic had a run-in with Mr K Shanmugam and had to apologise. The strange thing is that Low's talk had nothing to do with the Shanmugam problem (it took place on 18 March). It was a legitimate discussion of what confronts our economy and our nation. Yet, it was removed.

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PENALTIES REVIEW NOT BOWING DOWN TO PUBLIC PRESSURE, BUT LISTENING TO THE GROUND

Law Minister K Shanmugam said that how society feels about the punishment meted out in criminal cases has to be something the Government must pay heed to, but this does not equate to bowing to public pressure. In his own words, this is what he exactly said - “You enhance the penalty (for a certain law) to reflect what people feel is the right penalty, what conduct should be more severely punished — that is not bowing down; that is understanding where the weight of public opinion is." Minister K Shanmugam was talking about this in an interview with TODAY. What he is saying is that the government need to hear public's opinions on whether the punishment given for a crime befits the crime itself, and if the public agrees with it.

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WHY DID 154 MEDIA CENSOR OFF PAP MINISTER’S GOOD DEMOCRATIC QUOTE?

Some oversensitive and guilty conscience buggers are too quick to censor off one of the BEST quote from PAP Minister. I think this is one good Quotable Quote because it basically says it all about why Democracy and Separation of Powers are so important for a consistent functional modern governance.... It is precisely because we will not get "Angles" in power all the time, that is why we need a system which could provide REAL checks and balances, as well as a mechanism that could kick out unscrupulous rulers or the ruling elites if they turned crooks!

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