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The main criticisms of the US report put to the Singapore government were fundamentally civil and political rights, not really “human rights” as that term is too vague and abused by political pundits. The ISA was a convenient excuse for wrestling by the US and Singapore governments. It seemed to be the agreed topic for sparring even as it comes up every time, just like the human trafficking criticisms that would come up in another part of the year. The overall theme of the debate in this report is the government’s asymetric use of laws to restrict, restrain, retaliate, and the separation of the executive, judiciary and less so, legislative. However, that is a common concern of watchdogs globally about containing government power excesses, even in the US.

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