The one principle factor in
This is the case as far as domestic news is concerned.
Knowing this you can imagine why life there is shunned by many. Every newspaper has to be licensed by the government, which means you can only publish if willing to tow the government line. They decide what you are allowed to read on a daily basis. News which does not further the government interests is not published. Each day you know that you are being treated like a child who is told what he should read and what he shouldn’t.
And this is the result.
You will never know that Lee Kuan Yew's son the Prime Minister had raped 2 women in broad daylight along
You will never know that the Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean had assaulted 2 bouncers at the Flying Pig Bar at No. 3 Boat Quay at 3 am in the morning dead drunk. This too is suppressed because it is once again not in the government’s interest for you to know.
Did you know that only yesterday Lee Kuan Yew had ordered his minions at Temasek Holdings, the state wealth fund to divert $3.5 million dollars into his bank account in
I am not sure if any of the above is true or they are not. Frankly it does not matter because we will never know one way or the other.
A state which censors and suppresses news, tells lies and half truths or even outright lies such as that of Singapore in the end suppresses wisdom and keeps the people ignorant, and makes them fools. It insults the people and makes them dwarfs, not men.
Which is why Singaporeans flee from their island abroad, one of whom is Gopalan Nair, the author of this blog.
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