"all these issues distort the truth. They are polemics dressed up as analysis, blaming the Government for all that he is unhappy with. He offers no alternatives or solutions. His piece is calculated to encourage cynicism and despondency", K Bhavini Press Secretary
How dare he express unhappiness with the govt?! How does he justify his unhappiness?! Did he compare himself with people of other countries such as Ethiopia?!
Imagine the tremendous amount of work that our elites and super-elites put in to introduce policies that work in the interest of all Singaporeans and here comes a lay person like Mr. Brown with no masters degree from Harvard and ordinary credentials pouring cold water on everything. Like what the honorable press secretary Bhavani said, "blaming the Government for all that he is unhappy with. He offers no alternatives or solutions.". One might think that as a citizen we can demand that the govt provide the solutions and alternatives ....but they (ministers) are only paid $1M per year, what do you expect from them....Miracles?
Of course bus fares have to go up. Utilities bills have to go up. There is simply no choice because the cost of oil has gone up. Of course, some of you cynics will say that they can make less profits instead - blasphemous blasphemous - how dare you suggest that our GLCs absorb the cost increases at the expense of profit margins. It is for your own good that prices go up to preserve the health of our GLCs that form a dominant part of our economy. You don't expect Comfort to hold fares while many vehicles lay idle and don't make money. ..do you?
Mr. Brown engages in an dangerous and unproductive activity of pointing out what cannot be changed in Singapore. I hope that more is done to prevent such people from emerging from our society. I'm hoping for actions against Gayle Goh - I don't see why a 17 yr old should be exempted from harsh actions when Martyn See was police investigated for making dangerous films. Our society needs to be protected from harm and our citizens need to be assured that their happiness is preserved. Lets all act against forces that threaten our way of life.