27 Feb '12, 5am

"Persuade, not silence them"; if you have the state machinery behind you, hard to resist though.

The recent threats of defamation suits by PAP's leaders against Mr Alex Au and the editors of Temasek Review Emeritus (TRE) is another blow to freedom of speech in Singapore. For years, the Singapore Democratic Party has been the target of attacks from the ruling party and the media it controls. In addition, blogs and websites publish articles and comments from PAP supporters criticisng us in unreasonable, often defamatory, ways. But we have never threatened editors of such sites with legal action. We choose, instead, to publish our own website and put forward reasoned arguments to counter such views. More important, rather than silencing our critics through lawsuits the SDP responds to our detractors by demonstrating our capability and leadership qualities. Through the years we striven to be a competent and well-organised opposition party. We have consistently demonstrate...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5158-leaders-...

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