Malaysian NUS scholar Alvin Tan screws PAP: They are greedy politicians
Posted by temasektimes on October 20, 2012
Alvin Tan caused a stir recently by posting explicit photos and videos of him having sex with his girlfriend on his blog, prompting NUS to issue him a summon to attend a disciplinary hearing end of the month.
In a lengthy article on the merits of living in Malaysia as compared to Singapore, Alvin wrote:
“Both people in Malaysia and Singapore have to put with an awful amount of bullshit. In Singapore, you have semi-competent yet greedy politicians in charge, making life a living hell for everyone with price hikes, non-sensible immigration policies, and even more new laws to curb personal freedoms or scare people into voluntarily surrendering their freedoms (CPF withdrawal age, anyone?).”
Alvin added that he value personal freedom more than anything else:
“I value freedom a whole damn lot; there is no amount of security and comfort that I would trade for a high level of freedom: the freedom to speed, park illegally, litter, trespass, indulge in anti-social behaviour, etc. Freedom is crucial for happiness, period.”
According to US NGO Freedom House’s report in 2011, Singapore is classified as ‘partly free’ with a score of 4 out of 10 for ‘civil liberties’.
Though Singapore is a ‘parliamentary democracy’ modeled after the United Kingdom’s Westminister system, the ruling PAP holds ALL 87 seats in parliament, including 6 seats from its subsidiary party.