Our political system to be changed for the better or for the worse ?

From: baldeagle
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 15:53:03 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Wed, May 27 2009 6:53 am
Subject: Our political system to be changed. A change for the better or for the worse ?

"Our political system is not set in stone, we must change with the
times" so said the President.

Is it going to be a change for the better or for the worse ? Taking a
hint from past,...previous changes have always been a change for the
worse. (Examples: the GRC and NMP were changes against the very basic
principles of democracy) Would it be any different this time ?

SM say: "Changes must be fair to all contesting political parties".
This guiding principle was in place in the past...but it didn't stop
the government from turning almost all constituencies into large
GRCs.

He added: "The changes must give all parties an equal chance to
contest and win."
This sounds good. Is it just a political spin...mere words to fool
Singaporeans ...or real changes will be made, this time.
Will the government remove the serial numbers on the ballot.. allow
other parties to have TV time and newspaper adequate coverage to reach
the Singaporeans, so that voters will have all the info needed to make
a balance choice at the voting booths.... or stop denying HDB
upgrades to those constituencies who voted for the opposition ? VERY
UNLIKELY.
There is no way...that the leaders in power.. would give all parties
equal chances to contest and win.

The leaders dare NOT fight and win on merits. Without these unfair
and devious 'election schemes'...Singaporeans may just vote
differently. Too big a risk...the present bunch of leaders are not
THAT brave.

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