"I have been informed that TODAY has suspended my column"- Mr Brown 6 Jul 2006.
Thank goodness! Singapore is much safer now that Mr. Brown cannot write those harmful articles in Today. Dress up as satire his writing has been disrespectful to our elite PAP leaders failing to show appreciation for their marvelous accomplishments and ideas. He should be thankful that he has not been made a bankrupt through defamation lawsuits for all sorts of insinuations.
"It would have been too taxing on the brain if those price increases were announced during the election period, thereby affecting our ability to choose wisely" - Mr. Brown
In a recent article Mr. Brown insinuated that the PAP waited until after the elections to announce price hikes. What baseless rubbish! Every Singaporean knows that it is sheer coincidence that these price hikes occur after every elections. How dare Mr. Brown insinuate that the PAP plan these hikes to occur after the elections?!
"I also found out recently that my first-born daughter's special school fees were going up. "- Mr. Brown
In his article Mr. Brown also complained that there is a lack of help for care of his autistic daughter. How dare he ask for more help?! There are numerous parents far poorer than him of kids with celebral palsy or Down's syndrome who are struggling to survive with little help from the PAP govt. Since when it became his turn to complain?! If the govt gives out too much help for his autistic daughter that would mean they have to give out fewer scholarship to foreign students....can Singapore afford that?!
"His piece is calculated to encourage cynicism and despondency, which can only make things worse, not better, for those he professes to sympathise with." -K BHAVANI Press Secretary to the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts.
Mr. Brown has undermined the happiness of Singaporeans especially those who are at the bottom 30% of our society whose incomes have fallen sharply in the past few years. It is totally unforgivable that Mr. Brown has shattered their optimism and hope by highlighting their plight and reality of their situation. This is so cruel especially when the PAP govt has just given out progress package to make them feel better during the elections. It is important for them to think that the PAP govt will safeguard their interests over those of its own businesses such as the GLCs. Mr. Brown has disrupted the order and harmony in our society by introducing 'cynicism and despondency'. It is better for our poor not to know they are poor and simply don't worry (about price hikes) and be happy.
Singaporeans are so lucky to have a govt that secures their happiness by ensuring that those who spread negative feelings of cynicism and despondency are silenced so that we get to read only good news that will make us happier. Recently the PAP government has organised a "4 Million Smiles" campaign.....to show the IMF delegates how happy Singaporeans are....please put on a happy face, just look at mine.