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S’pore becomes full-fledged democracy as PAP reaches mid-term electoral mark

Posted on 25 December 2013

Many improvements have occurred since GE2011.

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Singapore has become a full-fledged democracy in 2013 as PAP reached the mid-term electoral mark with less than three years to the next general election, which will be dubbed as another “watershed election” for sure.

Under PAP’s current regime, many improvements have been made to Singapore’s political scene that serve to benefit Singaporeans.

Self-styled political pundit, Eric de Yaya, said: “For example, opposition parties can now operate without fear of harassment from the ruling party.”

“The role of harassment is mainly carried out by the mainstream media. They will say you take photo with married men or will not bother to give you the time of day even if you won a by-election.”

However, on the bright side, the online media scene is opening up.

Tak Poh Zhuar, a local said: “For example, if you want to start a website to provide news and information to Singaporeans, you only need to fill in 5,983 forms in writing and jump through 93 hoops.”

Such improvements aside, Singapore’s political progress can also be seen to be occurring in other quarters, where an opening up by political leaders to public scrutiny means a more transparent relationship with the masses.

One Singaporean, Lai Zhuo Ai, said: “For example, at least one PAP MP has openly admitted to having sex.”

“And not just any kind of sex. But sex with a woman who is not even his wife.”

PAP, in a bid to win over younger voters, have also taken to social media to express their ideas and reach out to the online world.

Minister of communications and information Yaacob Ibrahim, actually named his Facebook page “Yaacob Ibrahim Home Page“.

His idea that a Facebook page is akin to a website is cutting edge.

 

 

 

 

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    Developed by Dr Doolittle Chong from the Institute of Policy Studies, the incubator aims to cultivate a new generation of alternate political leadership dubbed the A- team.

    Launched in 2011 following the nation’s general election, the members of the A- team have undergone extensive training in various disciplines such as political aikido, deficit management and estate devolution, amongst others.

    According to Dr Doolittle Chong, the “incubator was conceived to nurture and promote the growth of a new alternate leadership in a safe and conducive environment, away from the trials and tribulations of real world politics, policy tradeoffs and economic fundamentals.

    With a ‘first world parliament’ as a key design parameter, the incubator aims to simulate an idealized model of democracy, within which the new leadership could grapple with issues of the day”.

    However, the launch of the incubator was marred by voices of discontent among netizens, as evidenced by the following poignant repost:

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