One activist said, ''The (Singapore) government may permit a selected number of foreigners to march peacefully -- with the required license -- to show-case that there is 'freedom' in Singapore. Controlled and managed, it will boost the image of Singapore". I would like to add that such controlled marches would be acceptable to me too because they are quiet and will not disrupt my shopping trips to Harvey Norman as long as there is not much shouting my thoughts on which 42" Plasma/LCD TV option will not be disrupted.
I personally would like to welcome all the thousands delegates from these 2 prominent organisations, they have been doing a wonderful job, I have a message for them. They should learn from the Singapore PAP govt and only hear the good stuff:
The IMF and World Bank has been totally
In Singapore, the IMF and World Bank should learn from the Singapore govt and bask in the glory of their achievements. The people have to be constantly reminded by the media of that. As for protestors, Singapore disallows protests of more than 4 people, this is a good idea because of safety issues - while countries like Hong Kong allowed thousands of outdoor protestors when they hosted the IMF, Singapore just simply cannot cope even with the SAF because they lack practice in controlling protestors......