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    Smile Election 2006

    sad. defamation. threat of legal action. pay damages. denial. on and on. dismal how it turn out so far.

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    wats there to be sad?

    just bear in mind that this 9 days is not a "free for all" with immunity to anything u say or do.

    one has got to be responsible for anything he say or do lor.

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    Sorry, I think P*P is correct.
    Though it is loaded in their favour as they got the finances to hire the legal team.

    Look at Thaksin. He is a good PM.
    After someone made some remarks, Thaksin withdrew legal suits.
    The mob got emboldened and saw it as permission to be even more outrageous. (we won't tolerate that in Singapore)
    The demonstrations got out of hand.
    They have no right to ask Thaksin to step down when he was the elected person.
    Thaksin offered them a test to see if voters wanted them instead of him. He need not do so actually. But just for democratic principles.
    The voters wanted him. Not the mob.

    Still, they insisted he step down.
    That is not democracy.
    That is a bit like gangsterism. You think the demonstrations do not have financiers? It is costly. Could the drug lords (who were clamped down by Thaksin) have financed it?

    What was somebody doing in GuangZhou?
    Taking instructions? From who?
    Who is the unseen hand in mob frenzy?

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    it is clear that the authorities are on top of things with new rules and regulations, including a list of speakers at rallies and such speakers are not allowed to speak on behalf of someone who is/are not on the list. it is also quite clear that they do not want bankrupts to speak at rallies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    sad. defamation. threat of legal action. pay damages. denial. on and on. dismal how it turn out so far.
    Shouldn't you be excited at the inflow of so many new quality talents the government has introduced in this election?

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    Before it gets locked, I'd like to say my piece.

    9 days of rally, 9 days of 'political freedom' doesn't grant any single individual, any party to blast out whatever they think is right and claim immunity to libel on the grounds of 'freedom of speech' and 'democracy'.

    U said ur piece, back it up with evidence (not hearsays) and hold full responsibility for ur words.

    Mr Low & Mr Chiam did not have to fire off defamatory remarks to get themselves elected. WP and SDA doesn't have to come up with 15 million antics to get themselves noticed. So, what's so special about a particular individual/party that it has to come up with so many pattern to get themselves noticed and/or elected to Parliament?

    Democracy and politics is not just about the idealism of freedom of speech, having choices and so on. We had all seen and known the fact that idealism cannot sustain an economy or ur stomaches. Case in point - North Korea.
    "Wonders of the Human Mind. Unfathomable to the highest degree."

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    Smile Re: Election 2006

    yes and no. quality, i would not be too quick to judged them as such. i am concerned that these new faces may not have the human touch or the boldness of veteran tan cheng bock or tan soo khoon. but it remains to be seen. no. because the older citizens' needs may be sidelined.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Shouldn't you be excited at the inflow of so many new quality talents the government has introduced in this election?
    Last edited by reachme2003; 23rd April 2006 at 12:24 PM.

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    Shldn't we just leave political issue OUT OF CS~
    Thread closed.

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