Ladies and Gentlemen,
The word "digit" by the way is what Lee Kuan Yew, the Singapore strongman, once referred to Singaporeans; a word that speaks volumes of how little he thinks of them.
Singapore's official newspapers, the state controlled Straits Times of Jan 31, 2010 has the story "Opposition picking new leaders" about how Singapore's almost dead opposition political parties have been picking their "leaders". I say, almost dead, because they are not opposition political parties in the normal sense. For instance a Singapore opposition political party may have no more than 2 people, without any premises and working off their homes, and only do anything once in 5 years just before the elections.
They are not like the England's Labor Party or the American Republican Party. They are all afraid of Lee Kuan Yew for what what he may do, so living in fear, it is best to do nothing at all, except for a few days before the elections.
So much for that.
But what I want to say is this. This report in the state's newspaper is nothing but a gimmick. It makes no difference to Lee Kuan Yew and his government whether the opposition parties elected anyone or none at all. In fact it makes no difference to him if they all just dropped dead, because whatever they do, Lee Kuan Yew and his boys are going to win the next general election. And not just that, he is going to win all seats except for the the 2 pseudo opposition characters Low Thia Khiang and Chiam See Tong, who are almost PAP members except for name. This will be the prediction simply because, as you know, he has no intention of handing power over to anyone.
He will win the next elections one way or another, and if necessary he will rig it if he has not already done so.
But he not only wants to win, he also wants to paint a facade of democracy, because being another Cuba is not good for business. So his brilliant idea of NMPs, or Nominated Members of Parliament. He will nominate many goons to that office, who will pretend to ask pertinent questions on policy and then advertise it in his state controlled newspapers as democratic debate; when everyone will know that these opportunists are just performing in the Punch and Judy Singapore Parliament show.
And this is Singapore's political opera in the totalitarian police state.
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