Repression? Alternative media cannot be trusted

Going by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index, Kirsten Han, the Lee White than White  Horses, TOC, other alt media, and Lim Tean and his fellow cybernuts are fibbing when they claim that the PAP govt is getting more repressive.

Singapore’s Democracy score is improving

2018 — 6.38

2017 — 6.32

2016 — 6.38

2015 — 6.14 LKY died in March

2014 — 6.05

2013 — 5.92

2012 — 5.88

(2011 — LKY resigned from cabinet after GE)

2010 — 5.89

2008 — 5.89

2006 — 5.89

S’pore is classified, like the US, as a “Flawed Democracy”. To be fair to both nations, the US of A only joined S’pore in this category since Trump’s election as president. Before that it was a “Full Democracy”: juz on the right side (or wrong side, depending on one’s views) of the railway.


The Chinese Communist Party way is the The PAP way?

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The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index. The index rates 167 countries by 60 indicators across five broad categories: electoral process and pluralism, the functioning of government, political participation, democratic political culture and civil liberties. It is stricter than most similar indices: it concludes that just 4.5% of the world’s people live in a “full democracy”. However, the overall global score remained stable in 2018 for the first time in three years.

 

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14 Responses to “Repression? Alternative media cannot be trusted”

  • Talking Nonsense:

    Stop talking nonsense. In Theory maybe you are right. But who knows better than the people on the ground in Singapore who have first hand experience.

    Are you on the payroll of the government ? Then you are receiving money from the taxpayer. WTF

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  • True facts:

    You are talking nonsense the people are suffering badly due to high cost of living until need to hide in jb.

    What say u

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  • True facts:

    Many of the locals no job all taken by malaysians n fts.

    You r just their supporter.

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  • oxygen:

    YES, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA CAN’T BE TRUSTED – if it comes from the rear sphincter of a Comical Idiot aka as Comical Investor or similar.

    He farted on the “flaws” of municipal accounting as if he knows that subject -matter. When challenged with reserve accounting in a puny simple upstream oil and gas producer, he fled to his neighbour to seek accounting advice.

    How to trust such kind of fake expertise in the rotten end of alternative media?

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  • oxygen:

    BETWEEN 2006 TO 2008, the world has changed. Internet has permeated deeper public awareness of lies, distortions and deceptions in establishments world-wide. That is unstoppable march and encroachment into repression space. The climate is thus more “liberalized” but simply the tools and means of repression has changed.

    Dictatorship (in banana republics and its clones) and repression no longer can even think of doing a Marcos job on Aquino or over the Causeway, politics can do another hand grenade demolition of a Mongolian globe-trotting socialite – blown to pieces.

    In Leejiapore, repression takes a more insidious forms – two politically-incorrect minds walking together in the same direction now offends illegal assembly laws BUT IN GEYLANG, HUNDREDS, maybe thousands of foreign birds gathered after dark selling the indignities of private orifices were left untouched and YOUNG AND OLD UNCLES PARTICIPATED in the patronage. It is no longer “assembly”, let alone illegality when it is patently obvious of MASS ASSEMBLY. Geylang is not Hong Lim Park. SLEAZE IS LEGAL but politically incorrect is ILLEGAL.

    How does Economists Intelligence unit quantify this queer repression? And how did Comical Idiot aka Comical Investor validly or vainly attempted in futility of this cross-period comparison over a 12-year horizon and formulate fake conclusion on a single unitary dimension of measure?

    It is like balance sheet quantification of a POINT ESTIMATE of asset, liability and equity when repression is A FLOW MEASURE OVER CROSS PERIOD CONCEPT. We didn’t have OCCUPY WALL STREET in 2006 nor did we saw YELLOW VEST protest from Paris to Taipei and parts of EU, so cross-period comparison is flawed to infinity.

    But we don’t expect Comical Investor to understand its accounting of repression. He used a POINT ESTIMATE to stupidly measure a flow concept when that point estimate changes as soon as it is published – just like the assets and liabilities quantification in a balance sheet changed over-night from the moment the auditor signed off the cut-off the accounting numbers and pretending that as presenting a “true and fair view” when it is untrue and unfair sometimes- notably of reserves accounting in oil and gas sector.

    COMICAL INVESTOR or Comical Idiot will always be comical in his wayward rant. Who can trust his version of alternative media? Not me!

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  • Mike:

    CI, you’ve just shown why the surreptitious RECENT crack- down on social media. i.e. that index is getting higher. I don’t know, a case of foot in mouth? After these very recent law suits against Terry, Jolovan, LSH and many more, how much are you willing to bet with us, for the next 12 years if they (and yourself being part of that 5 million dollar army) remain in power, it WILL go down even lower than 2006? Please state your bet in your future posts. Why 12 years? YOU used the starting benchmark from 2006 to 2018. Your call.

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  • pap PA paid IBs:

    we did not read the above post.

    we never read anything by pap by pap PA by pap PA paid IBs.

    we never trust such.

    we only trust Alternative Media.

    we never let byte space go to waste. so we pen this.

    was watching Kdrama about the corrupt rich in Korea. they are so powerful they have the politicians and judges and public prosecutors under their thumb.

    good thing is, always, in the end, they are caught and put to jail. the reason for this 100% conviction rate is because there is NO contempt of court law in Korea. which means anyone with the right backbone can re-look corrupt court decisions to put them right again.

    as Kdramas depict reality, it is no wonder Korea is so well developed today compared with Sgp. probably if Sgp does away with the contempt of court law maybe Sgp would cease to decline and improve again.

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  • LIONS:

    The KUASU GAHMEN use all kinds of tactics,dirty ones,to suppress the oppo.

    GRC IS ONE EXAMPLE.
    It is a bigly BULLCRAP when MINORITY EACES have never BEEN ALLOWED TO HELM THE PAP itself?

    Thats why BITH GRC N EP MINORITY CONSIDERATIONS ARE A TOTAL HYPOCRISY IN THE PART OF THE KIASU PAP SCHOLAR-GENERAL$$$.

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  • rukidding:

    Traitors “working together”.

    That is what I see of my dear Cynical .

    Nothing Great about him,…just another “chow kau” ( running puppy )

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  • to be so popularly 'trusted':

    //Alternative media cannot be trusted//

    wow pian. over 12 years improved by 0.5 (so big jump hor ?) and still classified as flawed D leh.

    if cannot trust alt media, then can trust 151th media standard meh – don’t forget hor. this kind of equation where 4 =5 and selected = elected can only be sold to a nation of general daft sinkies and still can get 70% hor ? what a proud result to be so popularly ‘trusted’ ?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    What now CI??? more of your SHIT??? and How now TRE…CI’s contribution is a necessity??? ok than lah!!! but shift it to snippets leh!!!… The SHIT does NOT deserve OPINION..it is TOO SHITTY…and the readers are NOT ShitHoles like CI!!!

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  • Homeless Cat:

    Really? Show us proof that we have improved. It is well-known you are a pro-PAP IB. Anything you say is colored by your political beliefs.

    To be fair, anything we anti-establishment types say are coloured by our disapproval of the white elephant party whose disconnect and delusions have harmed more than helped.

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  • Tripartite Unity of Faiths:

    LATEST SCORE
    - A Prediction -

    Singapore’s Democracy score is INDEED improving and will improve FURTHER:
    2019 — 9.99 Leetator dies on 2/10, HoLee family flees
    2019 — 2.10 (after spate of defamation suits against bloggers; figure same as Leetator’s birddae – coincidentallee)
    2018 — 6.38
    2017 — 6.32
    2016 — 6.38
    2015 — 6.14 LKY died in March

    Let’s put our hands – and hearts – together to pray hard for prediction to come true, amen/amithaba/allahuakbakar!

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  • Tripartite Unity of Faiths:

    LATEST SCORE
    - A Prediction -

    Singapore’s Democracy score is INDEED improving and will improve FURTHER:

    2015 — 6.14 LKY died in March
    2016 — 6.38
    2017 — 6.32
    2018 — 6.38
    2019 — 2.10 (after spate of defamation suits against bloggers; figure same as Leetator’s birddae – coincidentallee)
    2019 — 9.99 Leetator dies on 2/10, HoLee family flees

    Let’s put our hands – and hearts, and souls – together to pray hard for prediction to come true,
    amen/amithaba/allahuakbakar!

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