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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Singapore cannot have a one-party system anymore!

Singapore cannot have a one-party system anymore !
by Patrick Lee Song Juan on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 10:18am

We look at the world's despotic and authoritarian absolute rule...Iraq is already gone. Gaddafi's Libya is tumbling down soon and Syria is following with internal strife and death everyday. All rule by absolute power of a one-party government !!??
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The future norm of our political scene will be a coalition of a two or three parties..This will be good for S'pore..with the necessary checks and balances.
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Looking at all the countries that is under despotic and authoritarian control...Syria, Libya, Iraq, Nth Korea, Myanmar: it is the establishment of their own 'stash wealth' and their cronies...Reflecting on Philippine's Marcos and to a lesser extent Indonesia under Suharto, is there any difference of core power control of a country??...All the wealth goes to those top elitists and the poor ordinary citizens suffered the indignity of poverty and hardship ?? That is the reason of the civil disturbance and revolt and death of innocent people.
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When poverty and hunger shadowed your wretched life..what do you think one would do?..Go against the system of the mighty arrogant lords !! Luckily S'poreans are 'quai quai' people and kiasee also..The fear and political indoctrination of the ruling party has its psychological effect on the majority of the population..Many are comfortable and nonchalant to change...The just over Presidential Election (PE) is one good example of how the ruling party has a stranglehold on its own 'S'pore Incorporation' of people, Unions and government-link organization !!..
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So, today Libya is collapsing under civil war...Syria is trying to squash internal civil revolt.. Is there any difference if any party holds absolute power ???
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On a hypothetical analysis, if one day Worker
Workers' Party (WP) was to be the sole power winning 87 seats in parliament or for that matter S'pore Democratic Party (SDP) or National Solidarity Party (NSP)....History will surely repeat itself with the absolute power control and as years go by...it may be no difference as PAP ruling S'pore...never can tell about human greed , sole power and craving ???
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So...my reasoning of a two party or three party coalition will work with great checks and balances of each other, is the ideal political solution in the long run...Countries like England , France, Australia..etc, etc have a two or multi-party system ..and no one is the wiser to enrich their own coffer with tax-payers money. And for sure ministers, MPs and president's cannot draw such obscene salaries !!!
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With that experience of PAP hegemony for 52 years...S'pore cannot fall into its own trap to have a one-party system even if one day PAP is reduced to oblivion..We never will know..other opposition party's sole control may be even worst than PAP...S'poreans certainly do not want that to happen!!??
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