The Internal Security Act (ISA) has long been criticised as outdated and no longer necessary in our day and age. The ISA is a hangover from colonial times when the British were trying to control its empire. It was then used to deal with communists in our early years as an independent country. Given that we are now an independent …Read More »
Rather than trying to control “fake news” why not prevent it from surfacing in the first place by making everything open and above board?
According to reports, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) has, through his lawyers, applied for the courts to strike out the counterclaim made by veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian (Leong) against him for allegedly "abusing the process of court" with his initial defamation suit against Leong over his sharing of an article from TheCoverage.My. The offending article claimed that editor-in-chief …Read More »
In the minds of the average Joe, Lee and Lee is one of the most prominent law firms in Singapore. The average Singaporean would not be au fait with developments in the legal world. Yet, the Lee name holds prestige and many Singaporeans (especially the older ones) would look upon the Lee name with awe. It would therefore be safe …Read More »
The recent allegations of negligence and cruelty to animals involving Platinum Dogs Club has angered many Singaporeans who have taken to the Internet to denounce the company and its owners. If there is any truth to the allegations, all the anger is justified and I fully agree that more laws need to be enacted to ensure that those who purport …Read More »
AGC’s latest action further fuel to perception that LHY and his family are facing the repercussions for their criticism of his brother
At some point in 2017, brother of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LHL), Mr Lee Hsien Yang (LHY) had said that he was being forced to leave Singapore because he feared that state organs were being used against him and his family. Fast forward to 2019, it may well be that LHY's statements were prophetic. Since LHY has aired …Read More »
Have we got the good life that we have been promised which civil rights were forsaken for? If not, are we getting it back?
The rumour mill has been churning for awhile now as speculation abounds about when the next general elections in Singapore will be. There is talk that the elections will likely be in 2019. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LHL) has seemingly added fodder to this possibility when he suggested earlier last year that the general elections could be as soon …Read More »
There was a notable omission in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's (LHL) New Year message to the nation. While he talked about a wide range of issues ranging from our strained relationship with neighbour, Malaysia to our economy to our international standing, he failed to mention anything in relation to the rumoured year-end general elections. This silence on the topic …Read More »
LKY’s advice to Hong Kong in 1989, potentially reveals an insight on Singapore’s governance and how PAP stayed in power after so many years
At a meeting with the late Margaret Thatcher on 20 October 1989, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) had suggested that the people of Hong Kong should not directly confront Beijing but rather, "they should organise themselves so that they could do potential damage to China’s interests,” He went on to say that there were about 200,000 people in Hong Kong …Read More »
Is it electoral integrity if the laws are being rushed through to ensure that no one is able to criticise the authorities come election time?
While nothing concrete has been said which means that this could be pure conjecture on my part, I cannot help but feel that in connecting the dots, one thing is clear. There are seemingly idiot proof signs that the People's Action Party (PAP) government is taking strong signs to clamp down on online information, dissent or criticism. The government has …Read More »
I think it would be fair to say that most Singaporeans are unsurprised by the Singapore government or members of the Singapore government suing its own citizens. Ranging from the late JBJ to Tang Liang Hong (Tang), Dr. Chee Soon Juan (Chee), our nation's short history is unfortunately replete with examples of what could arguably be construed as litigious behaviour …Read More »