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perhaps it is time...

(Anonymous)
perhaps it is time to find a way to get the government to be about the people, not the office, as the old say goes, "absolute power, corrupts absolutely"

when people are at this stage i'm afraid one day, this country which i was born in but hate so much is going to become like another north korea, ruled by the lee family.

how far are we away from that? i'm not sure, but every eyar it seems that there is a reduction in the civil liberties ordinary singaporeans currently have. and the people do not have a voice to speak out to, to be heard by.

pretty much, i'm out of here as soon as i can to find another life for myself away from here, i;d go too if i were you all, before it gets worse, for your children, and your children's children.

i'm posting anaonymously due to myself being on the dissidents to watch out for list in the past, so please, dont be insulted. i'l check by again for replies or anything.

RM

Re: perhaps it is time...

(Anonymous)
What about North Korea? Staying in Singapore, we do not get to know much of N Korea as the medias do not report much about that country. You used N Korea as though there are murders, robberies, rapes and all kinds of sinful happenings. I am not aware of those things happening maybe because of lack of informations but I do know that Communist Ruled Countries are so safe that most do not have to secure their homes to keep away undesirables. In squeaky clean Singapore, it seems that theft, cigarette smugglings, vices and recently homicides are increasing in frequencies. Would you care to enlighten me?

Re: perhaps it is time...

Yes, communist countries can indeed be very safe. But who talked about N Korea as though there are murders, robberies and rape? I think RM was talking about the N Korean political system, which is commonly known to be controlled by one person. Perhaps you think the comparison between N. Korea and Singapore is unfair?

Re: perhaps it is time...

(Anonymous)
I do and allow me to explain and asert that this is strictly my personal belief. I reasoned that if one man(call him a dictator or a despot as you like) is able to keep a country(and quite a big one a few thousands the size of Singapore) free from the ills of society and is revered by at least the majority of its' citizens, the Man deserves respect. I simply find it odd that a tiny country run by many elites is plagued by the social ills I mentioned earlier, the ills are not caused by political policies and wranglings but what are the duties of state managers? The most fundamental, the least a citizen expects is a safe, happy or less stressful, worrisome, hungerfree society. It is my contention that a rich but unhappy and unsafe country is less desirable than one that is safe, peaceful and where majority of citizens are happy. Please correct me should anyone feels that the social state (safety, health and all living conditions) of a country is not the duty of its' government.

Re: perhaps it is time...

(Anonymous)
And to add to the above post, I wish to say that I do not know any government exists outside the Domain of politics, regards scb.

Re: perhaps it is time...

Crime was pretty low during the Japanese Occupation. Do you think the Japanese regime at that time deserves your respect?

Sometimes a society might not be plagued by certain social ills, but underlying the tranquil facade, the biggest social ill could be the lack of freedom for the people.

As for North Korea, we really do not know much about what's going on. The media don't have much access to it, do they? And is it hunger-free?

Of course, a government has to be responsible (to some extent at least) for things like safety and living conditions. But governments that provide these things are not necessarily good. North Korea's govt might not be always better or always worse than Singapore's, I think.

Re: perhaps it is time...

RM, it's fine to comment anonymously. This is not the ST where you have to report you full name and probably IC No..

I want to get out of here for a simple reason. I can't be happy here. And I can't be unhappier in most other places.

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