What emerges is a government that has been willing to decimate the rule of law for the benefit of its political interests.
It is basic logic that sincere and competent leaders would strive to do what they pledge to do during the Oath of Office.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) established fundamental human rights to be universally protected -- a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations.
I was politically indifferent and apathetic as a teen in Singapore. This was due to a climate of fear induced by the PAP government's history of undermining the press and judiciary, and silencing dissent.
Dictators [use] the power of a corrupted and compliant judiciary to cloak with legitimacy the regime's need to lock up, torture, or drive out any who dare oppose them.
Is Singapore a democracy or a dictatorship? A personal reflection beginning with some thoughts on the Singapore constitution.