09 Aug '11, 4am

"Endorsing a presidential candidate"

Endorsing a presidential candidate August 9, 2011 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics , Dr Wong Wee Nam By Dr Wong (Tan) Wee Nam 09 August 2011 The PAP government has always frowned on non-political organizations that indulge in political activities. In the fifties and early sixties, interest groups like the Old Boys’ Associations, Cultural societies, clan associations and other local self-help groups were so powerful that they could pressure the government and push for their agenda. What frightened the PAP most was the ability of their left-wing rivals to seize control these organizations and use them to challenge it for political power. With the PAP came into power, it systematically decimated these groups by de-registering them and then later enacted new laws required that any registering associations, societies or clubs must have in their constitution a ...

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