AG Walter Woon warned that human rights activists treat human rights like it is a form of religion. To our govt, these activists are like religious fanatics - they have to be monitored closely and arrested if they break one of the many laws that contain their activities. With a superior system of govt in place, there is really no need for human rights in Singapore. The PAP govt will safeguard your interests so who needs this obsolete outmoded concept of human rights.
The public servants at NLB was really terrfied when they found its logo on the posters of U60SG an event celebrating the 60th anniversary of UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) in Singapore. It was removed from all the softcopies but it was too late to remove from the hardcopies which were already printed. I hope our public servants are more vigilant next time.....and not get involve with these religious fanatics next time.
The main problem with the UDHR is that it incompatible with our system of govt. Remember our system has evolved under the PAP govt to be superior to that what they have in any other country - that is why only the PAP is able to change it because nobody else can change it by copying the best practices from somewhere else.
There is no way for the UDHR to be adopted in Singapore, here's why:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
If we are suppose to treat everyone with equal dignity how is the govt going to warn us about evil opposition members without humiliating them?
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Singapore is famous around the world for its treatment of domestic helpers otherwise known as maids. Our govt has refused to require the inclusion standard clauses in the such as giving the maid a minimum 8 hours of sleep per day, 1 day off per week and limits on salary deductions in the employment contracts. Giving the maid 3 meals a day was a requirement added in 2006, it took the govt sometime to realise that that the maid needs 3 meals a day like other human beings.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
How is our govt going to protect us from Marxist Conspirators if it respects this? How is our govt going to protect us from evil men like Chia Thye Poh if it doesn't have the ISA to detain people without trial and sometimes without comprehensible reason?
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
Singapore adheres to this as long as nobody wears kangaroo T-shirts into court.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Article 12 is okay except members of the opposition especially this person called CSJ who has been called a liar, cheat, psychopath, gangster, madman etc. Once you can't appreciate the grand achievements and the great ideas of the PAP, I guess you don't deserve any honour and should have your reputation smeared and destroyed.
Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
If your surname is Chee and have to attend a course in Stanford, you have no right to leave the country[Link]. Our govt spend millions on branding Singapore as a hip and happy place, we simply can't allow people to leave the country and give foreigners a different impression of Singapore. Article 13 is definitely not suitable for Singapore.
Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
Article 30 conflicts with our illegal assembly laws that requires a permit for 5 or above to gather....by default not granted if you want to associate with evil opposition members.
Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
Everyone in Singapore knows that elections are to show support for estate upgrading. Our leaders are selected for us through the PAP selection process and we can't freely choose our leaders unless we are willing to live in a degraded environment without lift upgrades, covered walkways and blue dolphin fountains.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.