According to PM Lee who is in NZ : link
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday strongly argued that his tightly controlled island state enjoys political freedom, saying his government has no reason to restrict democratic rights.
See the PAP has no reason to restrict democratic rights. Why would they want to control you? You are free! Your PM says so. Why aren't you enjoying that freedom? As long as you're NOT a film-maker who likes to make party political films OR an Opposition figure who likes to ask direct questions OR someone who likes to protest for better government or someone who wants to strongly express a different opinion from the govt OR someone who likes to speak without applying for license, I GUESS YOU WILL BE BUSY ENJOYING ALL THE FREEDOM THAT PM LEE IS TALKING ABOUT.
Forty-seven opposition politicians contested May elections, but "the electorate rejected them," Lee said.
Actually for me, I didn't actually reject them. I didn't get to hear much good stuff about them from the state controlled media and I keep getting this wonderful offer to upgrade my environment, like most Singaporeans I simply couldn't resist. ....also I felt damn good after buying that new digital camera with my Progress Package money....
A lone protester, George Darroch, yelled "shame," "freedom of speech" and "freedom of assembly" as Lee arrived at Parliament on Monday for an official greeting.
Hey, how dare he openly criticise our esteemed PM. What is this? How can the New Zealand police allow this, it is so shameful and embarassing. In Singapore, we would have simply arrested such a person under one of the many "public disturbance" laws. NZ police have alot to learn from us.....the NZ PM should have asked her police to 'take care' of this guy as a good host....you mean in NZ even the PM is powerless to deal with protestors?! What kind of a country is that?!