Despite the witholding of data, we must fight on to give real meaning to democracy

The government’s consistent refusal to be transparent and reveal data that affects the well being of Singaporeans only tells you one thing – they are afraid that when facts are made known it may be too dangerous to their position.

In the days before social media, they could accuse and stick on you any label as they like. Many who did not agree with the way they do things have been labelled as communists, Euro communists, religious extremists, and what not – whatever that suited their fancy. Some have even been made to appear on prime time television to “confess their guilt”.

When asked to make public cabinet papers to justify their actions, they would just stone wall you. Why the refusal?

Singaporeans also have never got real information as to how much we have in reserves, how and where our money is being invested and how much are the profits or losses. Even the actual salaries and or bonuses of certain people are not made known.

Soon the committee appointed to review electoral boundaries will submit its report. You will see lots of chops and changes that will move around many citizens without they having to physically move houses. No reasons will be given for your having to switch wards.

The real reason for hurriedly amending the constitution to have the presidency reserved for a certain race is also kept a secret, though many of us believe that it was to prevent someone else from being elected to the post.

They have made themselves much too powerful that even a sitting president (who was formerly a PAP man, no less) also could not get the information he wanted.

In spite of overwhelming odds, we have to continue to press on for transparency and accountability to give real meaning to democracy.

 

Mohamed Jufrie Bin Mahmood

 

 

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30 Responses to “Despite the witholding of data, we must fight on to give real meaning to democracy”

  • Asd:

    Hide hide hide some more say people don’t know why to interpret big joke

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  • Age of Data Analytics:

    In this Age of Data Analytics, consumers and businesses demand for transparency and access to data from multi perspectives .

    Are the 70% singaporeans giving singapore a nasty name for being so TIMID AND UNQUESTIONING?

    My kids will not be educated in singapore.

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  • Living in the Dark:

    Singaporeans choose and insist to live in the dark.

    Their justification for this is FEAR.

    Is at sovereign if citizens are ruled by FEAR? Ready to stroke?

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  • Say NO to PAP:

    This gov has made a mockery of our sacred National Pledge..which was penned ling ago with so much good intentions.
    But I cant recite it anymore cuz i feel im mouthing a string of lies…all thanks to this 4G PAPs.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    @Age of Data Analytics
    Singapore is fast becoming North Korea. In North Korea, only supreme leader Kim Jung Un knows REAL data. In Singapore, only LHL and PAP lackeys know REAL data.
    One last chance for voters to change that. The 70% needs to bloody wake up this coming GE. The 30% prepare for exit plans if the 70% still slumber.

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  • Harder Truths:

    There is no way this Clown Circus will give you any such thing. To do so will be their demise. They know it. Everyone knows it. The bleating of sheep does not affect the people who work in the slaughterhouse.

    You will not know the problem until it happens. After that no-one can tell the way the future will unfold.

    $G has changed hands many times in the past. It will do so again. One day when future rulers look into our history as an island ruled by despots they may make this information available. We all will most likely not live to see that day.

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  • Bapak:

    Don’t blame them, blame the fucking Sinkies70.

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  • Cherry Picked Data:

    No one knows but what is worse than ‘hide’ must be knowingly ‘cherry picking’ Data and relied on protection by unconstitutional exemption.

    And,

    The day when no one believes or listen anymore would be a disaster date for all of us.

    Rinpoche:
    Likewise, unemployment being such a broad term, Any unqualified and unspecified ‘Data’ used in forming any arguments or results are by itself “flawed”. Example no one knows the constituents and the makeup of what the Data encompasses. Does it includes those PMETs who had lost their jobs and now become taxi drivers or gojek or food deliveries or those unemployed for extended length of time, or those resigned or those forced to resign. Any responsible government would quickly clarifies its citizen doubts on the unqualified data sub-sets used in the analysis. It can therefore rightfully resulted in people seeing the government as insincere and using Selective Data to manipulate the people away from the truths. Hence, I am terribly disappointed with the 3G/4G as they continued to fail to be seen convincing.

    Example, if the data only encompass houses in Orchard Road, then it would seems that everyone is rich, but if the data includes all of Singapore, then the view will be drastically not the same.

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  • Marimuthu Rengansamy:

    Bapak:
    Don’t blame them, blame the fucking Sinkies70.

    Good for nothing, know only how to blame?

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  • Crooked PAP:

    Mr Jufri, as a veteran politician, you have well articulated the atrocities of an arrogant and wi**** PAP, who have become pro-foreigners by converting them into New Citizens to win elections.

    PAP has become more defensive of their nonsense, as they attempt to cover-up their screw us via legislation, using legal means to whack citizens who are asking for Govt to be transparent on population breakdown and jobs being taken away by foreigners. Poor Singaporeans are now facing a bleak future, as they are no more needed as new Citizens flood our neighborhoods.

    CECA, CPF, Jobs data, foreigner population, POFMA, billions being diverted to PA for brain-washing of voters via “community events” and free chicken rice, which dump and greedy Singaporeans fall victims.

    Please continue to speak up and help to educate the 70% sheep population.

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  • RDB:

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    @Bapak:
    January 23, 2020 at 12:54 am (Quote)

    Don’t blame them, blame the fucking Sinkies70.
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    Do kindly be discipline yourself by refraining from using vulgar words! Can or cannot to be called by lousy names that will make you no better than them. Correct or not? Because it will make you a pot calling the kettle black lor!

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  • Bapak:

    Good for nothing, know only how to po PAP lampar, Mr Sinkies No. One (Chinese turned Indian)?

    One fine day, you and/or your family get screwed by them, my condolences message to you is DONT BLAME THEM, BLAME THE FUCKING SINKIES70, ESPECIALLY THE MR. SINKIES NO. ONE!

    Marimuthu Rengansamy: Good for nothing, know only how to blame?

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  • RDB:

    There you go again to disgrace us all?

    Quote you:
    “Bapak:
    January 23, 2020 at 12:54 am (Quote)

    Don’t blame them, blame the fucking Sinkies70.
    Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)”
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    You are deep into explicit vulgarity, you do not know anymore what it does to you and also our group here at Tremeritus!

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  • N.Jungne:

    Blur-blur past the day lor,. If you ask, they reply with a Pukima. Just pretend and wait for GE.

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  • trend looks like this:

    //Are the 70% singaporeans giving singapore a nasty name for being so TIMID AND UNQUESTIONING?//

    let’s not talk about those who have vested interest to be TIMID AND UNQUESTIONING (those holding white idiotic positions who are comfortably or richly rewarded will always help spread white idiotic propaganda) ? there are still many of 70% who still very fearful of knowing / engaging in local politics (especially any speech / article which is negative about the white idiotic machinery) or issues ‘deemed’ sensitive ?

    that is how good the white idiots have been creating such 151th fearful standard among many daft sinkies ? but the trend looks like this is going to change ?

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  • Hengkee Faintee:

    Crooked PAP:
    Mr Jufri, as a veteran politician, you have well articulated the atrocities of an arrogant and wi**** PAP, who have become pro-foreigners by converting them into New Citizens to win elections.

    PAP has become more defensive of their nonsense, as they attempt to cover-up their screw us via legislation, using legal means to whack citizens who are asking for Govt to be transparent on population breakdown and jobs being taken away by foreigners. Poor Singaporeans are now facing a bleak future, as they are no more needed as new Citizens flood our neighborhoods.

    CECA, CPF, Jobs data, foreigner population, POFMA, billions being diverted to PA for brain-washing of voters via “community events” and free chicken rice, which dump and greedy Singaporeans fall victims.

    Please continue to speak up and help to educate the 70% sheep population.

    But singaporeans back this pap.
    The 70% is the main issue.
    Without them the pap is powerless

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  • More Pain Needed:

    Marimuthu Rengansamy: Good for nothing, know only how to blame?

    You obviously need more pain to wake up.

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  • Truth:

    If people dont want to be brainwashed, its very easy.Just STOP READING the P&P Times & watch P&P Television & P&P radio. See the truth with your eyes & ears.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Straits Times: Employment rate for Singaporeans rose over last decade, mirrors trend for resident population: MOM

    If you want to check if this is true then vote for regime range. Only then you get to the FULL SET of relevant data to confirm it.

    Actually, there is no “downside” to voting for regime change. Why? Becasue the PAP is a “spent force” that needs to be buried with LKY.

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  • Asd:

    Hide hide hide I think can only mean hideous

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  • Bad Boy:

    武汉肺炎: 当局封城防控疫情 死亡人数飙升
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/amp/chinese-news-51216354

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  • flabbergasted:

    @ Truth..
    That is what i have precisely done. Stop my subscription to ST and no more local channels in my house. No more getting upset and spoiling my day. I spent my time talking to my friends, neighbours, colleagues and club members of the need to have an opposition irrespective of their views. Most are too frighten because they are civil servants and need to ensure a rice bowl. I tell them with or without the PAP they will still have their jobs. But with the PAP they will be in the same boat as us the 30 plus %. Screwed left, right and centre.
    Who is there to check the PAP? Will their blinded, be-holdened grassroots help them in any issues. Will their children be able to go to local Universities without them financing their children themselves?. What about CECA.? There’s loads of issues which affect us Singaporeans…Why are we
    not speaking out? Why are we so afraid to stand up and be counted.? Many I am happy to say have changed their views and see my logic. The truth will only be seen after the GE results. Whatever it maybe I know I have done my part in ensuring that democracy prevails in my Singapore. I will continue doing it until a successful regime change takes place. Until then keep hearing me out..you won’t regret.

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  • Bapak:

    My condolences to him and his family when they get screwed.

    More Pain Needed: You obviously need more pain to wake up.

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  • Bapak:

    I have the fucking right to use key word to catch & create attention. Just ignore it if you find me chor lor.

    TRE got the rights not to post it. You got the right not to read it, ignore it or thumb me down. I don’t F care.

    But you cannot pretend to be not if you are fucking angry with such obvious stupidity.

    Is this F**king word acceptable? I have seen it very oftenly used. Does it make it more gentleman this way? Are we here in TRE not ownself bluff ownself that f**king is so more gentleman than fucking?

    RDB:
    To:
    @Bapak:
    January 23, 2020 at 12:54 am (Quote)

    Don’t blame them, blame the fucking Sinkies70.
    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
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    Do kindly be discipline yourself by refraining from using vulgar words! Can or cannot to be called by lousy names that will make you no better than them. Correct or not? Because it will make you a pot calling the kettle black lor!

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  • lying pap S$m thieving liars:

    Mohamed Jufrie Bin Mahmood – a greater Singapore as you cannot even write boldly, do we expect the uneducated ah pek ah soh to vote against pap?

    if it is Mr Ong Teng Cheong who asked for data and was refused, name him.

    if pap clown has paid wife S$m in temasick yet has chosen not to reveal what pap clown has paid his wife, name them, lky clown prints and lky clown prints wife.

    anything in INTERNET that pap has not refuted means pap cannot deny.

    Mr Ong Teng Cheong, lky clown prints and lky clown prints wife S$m cahoot in temasick are all over the INTERNET. by pap standard, they are true since pap has not refuted.

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  • lying pap S$m thieving liars:

    Age of Data Analytics:
    In this Age of Data Analytics, consumers and businesses demand for transparency and access to data from multi perspectives .

    Are the 70% singaporeans giving singapore a nasty name for being so TIMID AND UNQUESTIONING?

    My kids will not be educated in singapore.

    well said, bro. AGREE.

    congratulations. the best gift for your children is not to send them to pap local Us. you do very rightly in this matter.

    many sheep say nus ntu smu world ranked. these folks just parrot what they don’t know truly. they don’t know how the ranking system works and what the ranking means. they just parrot.

    brainwashed.

    from kindergarten to U in Singapore is a sure sign of narrow exposure. even a horseshoe U outside pap system provides a perspective that is far worthwhile, and life changing.

    once again, well done. best wishes.

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  • China model future SG ?:

    Where does the wind blow now?

    If USA going down and China is the next USA, then does it not make sense for SG to be what it really wants to be, a Non election system of single party rule ?

    I mean, perceivably SG is an extremely reluctant democracy. Based on the trend and pattern how sg have been using rule of law to retard or target opposition, there is optimism that sg may adopt China model. There is no one to stop a Constitution change.

    Most singkees are timid and unquestioning. The 70% condone what they do and are accomplice.

    Will sg step out of its closet?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Crooked PAP:
    Mr Jufri, as a veteran politician, you have well articulated the atrocities of an arrogant and wi**** PAP, who have become pro-foreigners by converting them into New Citizens to win elections.

    PAP has become more defensive of their nonsense, as they attempt to cover-up their screw us via legislation, using legal means to whack citizens who are asking for Govt to be transparent on population breakdown and jobs being taken away by foreigners. Poor Singaporeans are now facing a bleak future, as they are no more needed as new Citizens flood our neighborhoods.

    CECA, CPF, Jobs data, foreigner population, POFMA, billions being diverted to PA for brain-washing of voters via “community events” and free chicken rice, which dump and greedy Singaporeans fall victims.

    Please continue to speak up and help to educate the 70% sheep population.

    Jufrie…a TRUBLU Patriot and SOS(son-of-soil)…one of the FEW… “Pak See Bo Chow”

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  • U are Ignorant becos....:

    You are ignorant because you don’t have the answer :

    1. Which Singapore accountant has audited the GDP is true ?

    2. Which Singapore accountant knew the flat will depreciate to zero ? Did they learn depreciation when they aced the exams ?

    3. When someone say what he says is the truth, that he is the arbiter of Truth, is this the Truth?

    How ignorant are you?

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  • Mr Kia Su Box SWAP:

    The use of profma suggests how desperately insecure and afraid they are.

    Singkees, ask yourselves, why so insecure if there is landslide in every in the last 53?

    Why is an erection agent needed if it’s untamponable ?

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