Sunday, September 17, 2006

New Paper : More people at Singapore Idol than Hong Lim on Saturday!!!

...and the reporters & policemen outnumber supporters.

In one segment of Martyn See's video, Martyn asked an opposition leader, "Why do you want to fight for people who can't be bothered?" They rather spend their time window shopping, buffet dining than to hear you, .....why do you bother...?

I'm sure there are 100 times more people at Best Denki where I was than Hong Lim Park. Singaporeans know what is important, if they miss this weekend's special offers, they might have to wait until the end of the year for better offers. The other reason is over the years many are already familiar with Chee has to say. You see a politician is somewhat like a pop star, he has to be popular enough for people to want to vote for him....a pop singer has to be popular enough for people to want to pay for his albums. You got to know what is important to the people to convince them to support you. If you can't win support, you're pretty impotent as a politician.

I guess the police like the Chees because it gives the police some real practice in handling protesters without stretching their resources too much because the crowds are always very small.

I like Chee too...very much actually. Everytime he organises these protests and marches, it reinforce my confidence in Singaporeans - they really know what is important most of them are busy checking out the shopping malls and very few actually turn up to support Chee. They also understand that at such occasions the ISD (Internal Security Dept) and police force will be there to document their every move. Singaporeans being shy people probably don't like to appear in a movie whose audience are officers in ISD.

13 comments:

sÞ¡ηηєє said...

He intend to stay til Tues morning, when PM Lee will give a speech at IMF...

by the way, he spent the nite there with his sister @ the park last nite. and there were policemen still surrounding him, not allowing him to leave anywhere.....

for more news on him (where there's no censorship or prejudice), visit their SDP main website...

Anonymous said...

I pity on those police, who have to "stick" with Chee for many nights.

Anonymous said...

u pity those poodles?

they're paid to do so. Chee's not even paid to help to fight for freedom of speech.

So who's the pitiful one?

anyway i'm not a supporter of SDP, but I respect Chee's guts for having his stand.

Anonymous said...

We talk and talk but take no action. Chee talks and takes action as well. His efforts may not be appreciated but if Chee never started to protest against the regime, who will?

LuckySingaporean said...

The LATEST update I got is Chee slept at the speaker's corner overnight surrounded by policemen who took turns to guard him.

I'm not sure which law allows policemen to surround people but I guess as a citizen of Singapore, CSJ deserve all the security even though he is an opposition figure.

I guess with all the security he must have slept well yesterday.

LuckySingaporean said...

::::anyway i'm not a supporter of SDP, but I respect Chee's guts for having his stand. :::::

Chee needs some rebranding. People don't like to vote for people who sleep at parks and get arrested.

People who don't support him as an Opposition POLITICIAN might find his activism rather interesting.

It gives our police some practice at least next time when they organise another IMF, they have enough confidence not to cage up all our delegates and bar accredited people.

CSJ is really trying to help them.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely smile you've got there.

PITA hater said...

CSJ is a PITA(pain in the ass). Seriously doubt that he is doing this for the 'common' Singaporean. In fact, given a chance, he would protest against the 'common' Singaporean, if he does not depend on his vote.

Anonymous said...

Now I know why the police force claimed that they are not confident of handling protesters.

They already need 40 just to "contain" 6 people. Efficiency at its finest.

Anonymous said...

When i was there on sat, there were almost 100 policemen, not mention an equally large number of plain clothes.

Anonymous said...

Can we charge the police for illegal gathering and intimidation?

Anonymous said...

Without any qualification, let me for one commend wholeheartedly that CSJ is to be respected and given credibility for his due worth and actions to fight for the core-value that is so very inscripted in our country's (not PAP nor Rajaratnam) pledge.

Looking at current sentiments, most of us "know" or half-guessed that CSJ may not at all recieved much reckoning from most singaporeans but he has and is still been carrying on.

In this, I wholeheartedly give him due respect and due credibility without any qualifications such as that I may not like him, disagree with his antics...etc. These kind of qualification chips aways what he has contributed but make us commentator, fence-sitting with ego-boosted.

Anonymous said...

CSJ is distracting the Singapore Idol finals. Because of him, precious real estate on the Straits Times was wasted! The coverage should have been given to Jonathan and Hady, or a Best Denki advertisement.

Who would want to support someone whom I can't even send an SMS to vote??! Forget it lah!