Friday, June 8, 2012

Do Citizens of Hong Kong Have More Democracy Than Singaporeans?


I just viewed this video [Link] and I feel that as a Singaporean, I'm deprived of my freedom. I have less freedom than a Hong Konger, a SAR of Communist China.

When I go to pay my last respect to Dr Lim Hock Siew this afternoon, I hope to see many Singaporeans line up along Joo Chiat Terrace to pay their respect to Braveheart Dr Lim Hock Siew who showed us the true essence of bravery, resilience, integrity and honour.

Almost everyone is aware of September 11. Not many are aware June 4?

Please visit the following links to know what June 4 1989 is all about.

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Do you hear the people sing?

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7 Comments:

At June 8, 2012 at 6:25 AM , Anonymous Ah Leow said...

Hong Hongers, like the Taiwanese, have more democracy because they know how to take power back from their elected representatives and give power to others who will do their bidding. Msians are slowly learning this. Sporeans are too selfish and scared to even think about taking back power from their elected representatives.

 
At June 8, 2012 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Padaly said...

Agreed! Sporeans are meek and can be bullied. They dare not protest even though their CPF life savings are forcefully taken away from them. That is difference betwn us and Hongkies. Wonder no more why ROC and Hongkies are more creative and innovative than us. Their future will be better than us in that sense. They will nvr due but we may perish!

 
At June 8, 2012 at 9:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are not of the same league with HK. Can be comparable to NK. Without knowing the status, Sg or S'poreans are an embarassment everywhere.

 
At June 8, 2012 at 10:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's got to do wit our educatio system. We are educated to be conformist. We are educated to trust the authority, we are educated to work hard to support our stressed life style. With both couple working so hard to make ends meet, children stressed out by our exam centered educate system.

Singaporeans are slaves to the county, frankly, they are not much spare time to question or think through the happening around us.

It's really hard to break through this fake facade with the msm brain washing the people everyday.

For me, I hv stop patronizing tihem. I am happy that the scales on my eyes are removed.

Hope more will join us.

 
At June 8, 2012 at 12:36 PM , Anonymous Waiter said...

We wait for the day that someone is able to bring up the questions in parliament

We wait for the day that someone can describe our feelings, anxieties and hopes with clarity, purpose and mission.

We wait, and wait, and wait...

Unable to achieve these on our own, we wait, wait & wait.

Singaporeans have wait.. lots of wait.

 
At June 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fish,
if we ask ourselves the following questions, the comparison with HKG or Taiwan on democracy becomes easy.

a) is the MSM in HKG or Taiwan beholden/subservient to the incumbents ?

b) is the elections dept in HKG or Taiwan under the purview of the incumbents?

c) does gerrymandering exist in HKG or Taiwan i.e changing election boundaries at the whim and fancy of the incumbents ?

d) does GRC system exist in HKG or Taiwan which gives the incumbents a ridiculous advantage whereby 60% votes translate to 93% seats ?

e) are politically motivated lawsuits prevalent in HKG or Taiwan whereby opposition members are sued till they lose their shirts and/or pants ?

f) is the judiciary in HKG or Taiwan beholden/subservient to the incumbents ?

g) does ISA exist in HKG or Taiwan, and if so, has it been abused by the incumbents to settle political differences ?

h) are there laws in HKG or Taiwan that prohibit peaceful assembly of 2 more people ?

ps: after 150+ years under British rule, the HongKongers can be said to be alot bolder, more outspoken and more streetsmart than Sporeans.

it begs the question, what has one oldfart and his stooges done to sporeans ?...and continue to do so

 
At June 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless we do something come 2016, Singaporeans will end up being the most oppressed people in this region. Not on the surface, but in reality.

I agree with Padaly, who agreed with Ah Leow. That makes more than four of us.

Benjamin Franklin said: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"

That saying can be applied to 60% of Singaporeans who cannot see beyond the short term gains.

A real pity that a population touted to be the best educated in this region cannot differentiate between what is good and what is not.

Around us, the Myanmar people and the Malaysians are awakening.
We are still democratically stunted and politically suppressed for more than four decades.

Time to change.

 

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