Interfering in domestic politics

I cannot understand the law or the concept that foreigners cannot interfere with domestic politics.

We need to understand what is interfering and what is domestic politics.

If a foreigner said that it is morally wrong to have the prime minister’s wife appointed to hold the top position in the sovereign wealth fund, is this interfering in domestic politics?

If another foreigner said that this practice is perfectly all right, is it interfering?

Does it matter if the interference is for or against the practice of the government?

If a foreigner said that Singapore is a repressive society, is he interfering in domestic politics?

If another foreigner (e.g. Nas Daily) said that Singapore is a free and democratic society, is he interfering in domestic politics?

It is very difficult to draw the line – and the line seemed to be drawn quite arbitrarily and unfairly by the people in power.

The “interference in domestic politics” should be confined to specific examples of actual abuse and interference in the election process, and should not be use for expressing opinions about what is good or bad in the society.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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23 Responses to “Interfering in domestic politics”

  • Hi Five:

    Dear Mr Tan KL

    It’s not that the PAP does not deserve to be kicked out.
    There are too many strong reasons.

    The only problem is their supporters who accept every policy and law they made by accepting the reasons they provided.

    In such a case, no amount of reasoning can make them up.

    Many foreigners are using YouTube to sell Singapore to attract visitors to Singapore or to migrate to sg.

    Who paid them? Are they external forces? Are they foreigners influencing in politics?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @Mr. Tan; to answer the 4 “if” questions above. Yes, No, Yes and No.

    There is no difficulty in drawing the line;- anything good about PAP, not interfering, anything bad about PAP definitely interfering.

    Chinese saying again; “Two mouths in the Chinese word government” – “管字俩个口”.

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  • Addendum to Kin Lian:

    If a foreigner said that it is morally wrong to have the prime minister’s wife appointed to hold the top position in the sovereign wealth fund, is this interfering in bedroom politics?

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  • TruBlu:

    Hahaha,cannot interfere in Little Red Dot but PAPies can interfere in Big Countries affairs?

    VB is a joker.
    Say you,say me.
    Better he returns to doctoring,at least he can do some good?

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  • C’est la vie:

    *****
    With the SGov, it’s always selective and more accurately, … inequitable interpretation, … theirs !!!

    Ours is not to reason why, … ours but to do and die ~ A L Tennyson.
    ***
    *****

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  • HarderTruths:

    You have problems. Please seek help immediately.

    IMH admission enquiries : Tel: 6389 2003 / 6389 2004 (24 hour hotline)

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  • Tee-Tee-A-Ta-Ta:

    Tan Kin Lian:
    The “interference in domestic politics” should be confined to specific examples of actual abuse and interference in the election process…

    Does depriving Singaporeans of a much needed President by someone who loses his deposit in the end, an ‘interference’ in the election process?

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  • pap ah neh:

    when INDIAN is malay and now also milo.

    when inside 200m is not within 200m.

    this type of openly lying society, what good can it bring forth other than lies, more lies, more more lies?

    ffff the 70% sheep who permitted such a lying culture to thrive in small island Spore that once was great and now doomed.

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  • Ringo Mc Smiley:

    Mr TKL
    Why did you boycott giving the pofma protest speech recently ?

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  • Fish:

    @TruBlu.

    Well said.
    VB is just barking out what Ah Loonie asks him to.
    VB got no idea what he is doing.
    Diplomacy is not barking nonsense or,worse, up the wrong trees.

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  • fish:

    The goodness and sincerity of a good leader comes from the words he uttered candidly and not those prepared SOUNDS GOOD FEELS GOOD speeches.
    Dr Goh Keng Swee said candidly that public service is a vocation not unlike priesthood.
    LKY said Singaporeans are daft with no spurs in their hides.
    So,who was a more caring leader?
    You decide.

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  • Singaporean Meanings:

    Singapore Parliament is very good at giving new meanings to words.
    For example, recently, we heard that “arms-length transactions” can occur between a person and himself (or herself).

    A person can pay himself billions and it is considered an “arms-length transaction”. Perhaps, his left arm puts the money on a table, and the right arm reaches out to retrieve the money.

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  • 是你的问题!:

    NotMyProblem:
    @Mr. Tan; to answer the 4 “if” questions above. Yes, No, Yes and No.

    There is no difficulty in drawing the line;- anything good about PAP, not interfering, anything bad about PAP definitely interfering.

    Chinese saying again; “Two mouths in the Chinese word government” – “管字俩个口”.

    应该是“官字两个口”!

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  • Shameful loong:

    Pinky loong only wants to hear the good stuff. Like the communist party, anything not spoken well of the regime becomes fake news or illegal altogether. We really have to vote for opposition la …this has gone over board for far too long !!!

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  • position of the highest office:

    aiyoh. what is there to understand when 4 = 5 and selected = elected ? when the white idiots can be so blatant wayang on the position of the highest office, still need to understand the meaning (or shifting meaning) of how the white idiots want to define it meh ? the white idiots are so smart wayang that they do not even feel / see (or already so used to suka suka that they do not feel it anymore) through it.

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  • 是你的问题:

    NotMyProblem:
    @Mr. Tan; to answer the 4 “if” questions above. Yes, No, Yes and No.

    There is no difficulty in drawing the line;- anything good about PAP, not interfering, anything bad about PAP definitely interfering.

    是不是睁着眼睛说瞎话?

    这其实是30%的凖绳!给你们一些例子:

    @如果玲羊站在龙的那一边,玲羊是大坏蛋。如果玲羊和龙对立,玲羊是天使。

    @曾经墓穿白衣服的时候,他不是好人。他不穿白衣服,唱反调时,他是大好人。

    @Among Yeast 拍视频讽刺现执政党时,他是天使。如果有一天,他拍视频颂扬现执政党时,他会立刻成为坏人。

    。。。。问题其实出在你身上!

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  • oxygen:

    @ Singaporean Meanings

    WELL SAID!! RETIREMENT SAVINGS DEPLETION is called “asset enhancement” otherwise known as “second bite at the cherry”.

    GRC composition (sounds like combination chop suey in Chinese restaurants Down Under) matters only at the polling gate. Once that moment is past, GRC dropped the “R” (minority REPRESENTATION pretension) rating from the acronym. It should have been called GCCS (Group Combination Chop Suey) since Indian can also transmogrify into Malay overnight and then Milo beverage thereafter.

    Foreign talent is those talented offshore arrivals bringing along with them impressive qualifications from degree mills and soapy fairytale deep experiences on their resume.

    And of course, the ever ubiquitous “subsidy” is just moving the mouth and tongue painlessly and padding up their banking account AT THE SAME TIME.

    Singaporean Meanings: Singapore Parliament is very good at giving new meanings to words.
    For example, recently, we heard that “arms-length transactions” can occur between a person and himself (or herself).

    A person can pay himself billions and it is considered an “arms-length transaction”. Perhaps, his left arm puts the money on a table, and the right arm reaches out to retrieve the money.

    Rating: +4 (from 6 votes)

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  • most uselss:

    When a foreigner praises Singapore and its politicians, he is not a foreign influence, he is even welcome to talk local politics.

    When a foreigner criticise Singapore, he is suddenly a foreign influence.

    When foreign papers praise Singapore, no issue.

    When a foreign paper criticise Singapore, foreign funding comes into place.

    Singapore system is now a joke, dynastic and clownish.

    Under Pinky, he deployed two dogs, S and E to do all these bs on his behalf.

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  • Bobo:

    Hi Five:
    Dear Mr Tan KL

    It’s not that the PAP does not deserve to be kicked out.
    There are too many strong reasons.

    The only problem is their supporters who accept every policy and law they made by accepting the reasons they provided.

    In such a case, no amount of reasoning can make them up.

    Many foreigners are using YouTube to sell Singapore to attract visitors to Singapore or to migrate to sg.

    Who paid them? Are they external forces? Are they foreigners influencing in politics?

    Oppositions should ensure the public that should they win in the GE, the employees job will not be effected. They could continue working for the new ruling party.

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  • William C:

    If say negative thing then is interfering domestic PLUS faked news now

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  • Simple 小平 says:

    黑猫白猫 ok, as long as it cataches mice.

    黑玲羊白玲羊 also ok, as long as it know where to 站.

    穿白衣服 or not, as long as the 调 is correct, he is a 大好人.

    讽刺现执政党 or not, as long as it is done with 天使 intention, he can never be a 坏人.

    问题其实出在你身上.

    是你的问题: 是不是睁着眼睛说瞎话?

    这其实是30%的凖绳!给你们一些例子:

    @如果玲羊站在龙的那一边,玲羊是大坏蛋。如果玲羊和龙对立,玲羊是天使。

    @曾经墓穿白衣服的时候,他不是好人。他不穿白衣服,唱反调时,他是大好人。

    @Among Yeast 拍视频讽刺现执政党时,他是天使。如果有一天,他拍视频颂扬现执政党时,他会立刻成为坏人。

    。。。。问题其实出在你身上!

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  • Ass Daily:

    basically that ass daily guy is a paid IB

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  • TKL: no see, no hear so talkC:

    If TKL hasn’t live his life in SIN no hear, no see but talk C from morn to morn, he will have written his say in a different perspective. PAP government does not ban all foreign interference including journalistic criticism. It welcomes, endorses n activates the parrot broadcast when the interference is full of praise for the SIN millionaire cabin ministers but ban with conduct ranging from mere condemnation demeaning response with rage to their journalistic fame “sue until your pants drop”.

    Has TKL blind to the shameless call of American interference in its almost begging for the American base to be anchored nearby if not on the Island. Concurrently it displays consciously or inherently amnesias to what has happened in Japan American base includin not too long ago public outcry of the social conduct of the base inhabitants!

    Has TKL forgotten the famous “I know nothing about his state visit” uttered by the patria n founder of the billionaire club n the dream of membership by the ambitious $ stuck eyes generations.

    So TKL, try to shake off the habits of saying half truth u have been moulded for a major part of your working career. Do tell the whole truth n nothing but the truth!

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