27 Sep '11, 8am

No democracy without human rights #sgelection #sgelections #sgpolitics #sgpresident

No democracy without human rights #sgelection #sgelections #sgpolitics #sgpresident

As if to underline the problem in Singapore, the forum was at one point in danger of not being able to proceed as the original venue at The Verge was cancelled by the owner at the last minute. The doors were locked and on them was a sign telling attendees that the event was cancelled. The manager said that he did not know that the discussion was going to be about politics and that the venue could not be used for political disucssion. The event was hurriedly switched to another venue at the Public House. Opposition parties not all the same Mr Alex Au cited this fiasco in his presentation as a illustration of how far Singapore is from democracy. Politics is still very much under the control of the PAP which, unlike its Malaysian counterpart, is not about to abolish the Internal Security Act anytime soon. He pointed out that there can be no democracy without human rights. He ...

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