S’pore is undemocratic, unfair, unjust?


Are we, arguably, so afraid of losing power, that we forget what is undemocratic, unfair, unjust, etc?

I refer to Singapore’s Electoral Freedom ranking of 173rd in the world.

Dear Singaporeans,

Are you not appalled and ashamed by a Government which has laws, contracts, systems, etc, that results in

… the termination of the Town Council Management Software (TCMS), by giving one month’s notice, when a different party wins the elections

… the transfer of 100% of the Operating Surplus balance to the Sinking Fund, when a different party wins the elections, under Section 33 of the Town Council Act

… the Managing Agent not continuing its services and contract, when a different party wins the elections

… the transfer of certain facilities to the People’s Association (PA), when a different party wins the elections

So, is it any wonder that our Electoral Freedom ranking is at 173rd?

Are Singaporeans who vote for the opposition arguably, literally treated as fodder, in the quest, apparently, to remain in power, no matter how undemocratic, unconstitutional, unfair, unjust, unethical, immoral, etc, it may be?

Aren’t the above ‘fair comment in the public interest’?

What do you think?

Uniquely Singapore!

Leong Sze Hian



About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.