Our ruling party has basically put our economy on an unsustainable path. We have grown our economy basically by population expansion. This cannot go on indefinitely. There will come a stage when we cannot reclaim any more land (at risk of breaching international waters) and our population cannot grow anymore.
The common folk are demanding more democracy, and more pro-active government to manage the excess of capitalism. They are also fighting against corporate greed and the concentration of undue economic and political power in the hands of a few corporate tyrants.
The ISA is a very blunt instrument. It is claimed to have been used sparingly but that is not a good reason to retain it. No hardcore terrorist is going to be deterred by it. It only terrifies the ordinary people and turns them into apathetic citizens.
As the electorate becomes more politically sophisticated and mature, they would gradually expect opposition parties to be well versed in all areas of Singapore life, including fundamental issues like democracy, the rule of law, and human rights.
Why is the government so afraid of the truth? Why is the government so afraid of the ex-detainees that it censors their views, bans videos made about them, and even tries to forbid people from giving them a platform to raise their views?
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