The government should serve the people, not lord over them
Posted by temasektimes on October 8, 2012
With all due respect Mr Lee Hsien Loong should not be overly concerned by the comments made by netizens. Some are indeed rude. Even vulgar and totally inappropriate. But……..Mr Lee, this is democracy! Messy, loud and even confusing sometimes… but at least everyone has the right to think and speak their minds. Do you still want to be a control freak and curtail the further growth of Singapore into a more open and freer society? Looks to me Mr Lee that you will not give up on the Internal Security Act (ISA) as you want to have the vile/evil power to detain citizens without trial. You still can have a form of deterrent against anarchists and troublemakers hellbent on destroying Singapore without resorting to the draconian ISA. It is high time now that we make amendments: we are now better educated and certainly do not need this ‘hoon’ law.
Singapore can be justifiably proud when we look just around us. Within the South-East Asian region we shine as a beacon of truth and light….with reasonable wealth as well. But alas, Mr Lee you’re no longer committed to the nation’s continued growth and prosperity. Seems that you’re more interested in your own gain and political power rather than improving the lives of your fellow Singaporeans. I’ve seen and heard your arguments in parliament when you argued for million dollars salaries for your ministers. I’m not convinced. If your ministers are that good, even yourself, you should resign and make yourself available in the private sector. That way, you will earn more money (your implied claim) isn’t it?? I’d strongly encourage you and your ministers to do so.
I will never criticise for criticism sake. We need to re-evaluate the present situation in Singapore. Amend/improve upon them wherever possible….. With An All Out Effort! You have the power and resources. Just Do It!!
I hope that I’m not being discourteous and disrespectful for writing these forthright and sincere comments. Thanks, one and all. You may criticise me for all you like.
To the precious government ministers: If you cannot take the heat please, please
stay out of the kitchen!
Do remember : As the government you should serve us and not lord over us.
*The above was first posted as a comment on The Temasek Times