Sunday, April 19, 2009

Good Laws or Major FLaws?

MR SIN Boon Ann (Tampines GRC) asked if the Government had gone for the 'overkill' when it crafted the Public Order Bill such that even a one-man assembly would need a permit.

Nominated MP Thio Li-ann wondered if an assembly of one, or a procession of two, was 'too wide and extreme a definition, too restrictive of civil liberties'. In Hong Kong, the law defines a procession needing a permit as one with more than 30 persons.

Ms Irene Ng (Tampines GRC) felt that to label as 'assembly' a one-man show was to 'commit violence against the English language'.

The above came from ST[link]

For those who missed Siew Kum Hong's speech on his opposition to "Public Order Bill", please see the videos here:
[Part 1]
[Part 2]
[Part 3]

Our Law Minister, K Shanmugum has the perspective that "our police officers are fundamentally honest". I hope so. Just look at this video of Ian Tomlinson getting the stick of police power [Link] here.

Siew Kum Hong speaking in Parliament [here] shows that after AIMS, we have more bad laws.

The more they liberalise (mess with the laws), the less constitutional and fundamental rights we have.

Fooled again!

Thank you Mr Siew for speaking for so many of us. I am so grateful for your explanation of the new power-serving laws and how we are losing our freedom and constitutional rights.

Keep on keeping it up! If they do not allow you another term in Parliament, we can understand they can't take the pain :)

Meanwhile, readers might learn some in this BBC HardTalk programme [link] where freedom and democracy of Singapore is being discussed.



At April 19, 2009 at 11:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honesty can never last at the lower level if corruption and abuse of power is traced to those at the apex.
Those in the SPF are just as human and Sporean like many of us, forced to take orders from political masters.

I hope to see justice prevail when the incumbents are booted out.

At April 22, 2009 at 4:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laws in S'pore are good for the incumbent govt and not so good if you are at the receiving end lah!

Does this mean future govt in power will take inspiration from our present bunch to invent new laws to override and enforce judgement on events dating as far back as 50 years ?

At April 26, 2009 at 2:09 PM , Anonymous laws to castrate said...

The day S'poreans gave absolute power to the PAP on a platter, is the beginning of a slippery slope.

Mr.Fish, those who tried using their balls as brakes to slow down on this slippery slope have been castrated !

Laws can be good if it is NOT obscenely applied by a zoodiciary.

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