The proposal is aimed at establishing the right of citizens to request information from public agencies and establishing requirements for public bodies to comply with those request.
There is no need to use a sledgehammer to kill a fly. As the ICA has demonstrated this morning, there is no need to invoke POFMA when a simple press release, Facebook post or email would achieve the same result.
Singapore is classified by EIU as a ‘flawed democracy’, albeit barely; a score below 6 places a country in the ‘hybrid regime’ category.
To the Hongkongers who wish to resettle in Singapore, here is reality check for what you can expect.
While democracy is by no means perfect, overwhelming empirical evidence shows that democratic states are by far the most successful.
The majority of Singaporeans (55 percent) also strongly or somewhat support Pink Dot Singapore, an annual event held in support of the LGBTQ community. 45 percent are opposed to it.
Ultimately, by echoing the sentiments of the Chinese Government, the PAP IB machine reaffirms the anti-democratic, authoritarian nature of the PAP Government.
Theresa Goh echoed the sentiments of many Singaporeans by calling for S377A of the Penal Code to be repealed.
For several hours on Sunday, protesters marched in the sweltering heat dressed in white. Many carried banners saying “Scrap the evil law!” and “Oppose China extradition!”