Why “S’pore is not a repressive country”

In Political governance on 22/06/2018 at 10:53 am

When an anti-PAP warrior living in an HDB flat posted this on FB

“In a recent interview with renowned CNN anchorwoman, Christine Amanpour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as categorically stated that Singapore is not a repressive country because in the last election, every seat was contested.

I find this reasoning rather one dimensional as whether or not an election is contested is not the complete picture. This is especially the case in Singapore whereby the opposition do face certain challenges before they even get to the contest.”


One Adrian Tan posted:

Got a lot of anti-PAP types living in “subsidised”, “affordable” public housing. If S’pore as bad as what TOC claims, why PAP govt no kick them out? šŸ¤£šŸ˜œ

To which I’ll add some of the names of some of these warriors: M Ravi, Terry of TOC and Teo Soh Lung.

If they get kicked out of the HDB flats they are in living in, I’ll admit that S’pore is a repressive country. Until then, I’ll hold the view that S’pore is an authoritarian one-party state that 60-70% of voters every five yrs or so willingly agree to put up with for another five yrs.

Sā€™pore: An illiberalĀ democracy?

Goh Meng Seng (Silence of Goh MengĀ Seng)Ā even claims that to part finance the fight against the PAP, he sold his HDB flat in 2010 or 2011 when he was NSP’s Sec-Gen. But it’s alleged that he never paid any monies into the NSP’s bank account.


  1. “repressive” is a vague expression; e.g., one might be sexually repressed, artistically repressed, athletically repressed, culinarily repressed … because our desires are not being fulfilled

    SG has a leninist system; the rulers are meant to gather the best talents of the country, so that a change of government is by definition a change for the worse; since the system by definition denigrates the aspirations of replacing the government, it is repressive

    there is much talk about a free press, but haters of Straits Times would at the same time condemn press monopoly and mock its effectiveness in the age of the web; why waste time criticizing a monopoly that fails to monopolize?

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