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Recent events have re-opened the debate over the issue of "confrontational" politics. The Singapore Democrats...

Recent events have re-opened the debate over the issue of "confrontational" politics. The Singapore Democrats...

How Singaporeans perceive these brands of politics is, of course, dependent on how they understand the words. In the Singaporean context this is shaped, at least until recently, almost entirely by the mass media. This is because before the advent of the Internet, the media was in the exclusive hands of the PAP. And all this time the party has hammered home on two fronts: That confrontational politics is destructive for Singapore and that the PAP equals Singapore. If one takes this argument to its logical conclusion, any opposition party that is confrontational is necessarily destructive, and destructive not just to the PAP but also to Singapore. How can any citizen bring him or herself to support an opposition party that is out to tear down the very country they live in? This is how the PAP has defined the lines of debate and set the parameters of the argument to lead the ...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4950-its-call...

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