looking good with propaganda

Underneath the veneer of shine and glitter of the state controlled propaganda, Singapore is struggling to keep going. One thing the Singapore Lee ruling family will never give up is their state controlled press. Singapore Press Holdings, Media Corp and Channel News Asia control all newspapers in the island. All TV and radio broadcasting is also directly controlled. This enables them to paint as glorified a picture as they need for readers both locally and abroad. On an almost daily basis, there are reports of the government increasing the handouts they give to the poor (there is no social welfare to speak of), of new streets being built, of assistance to the elderly and so on. But as quick as you have read of them, you never hear of them again, leaving you wondering whether in fact was that all true or just words to make the Lees look good. For instance, you have heard per...

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