Pretty decent speech for someone accused of being a psychopath. Whether you like their politics and cause, you have to accept that joining the SDP does take a lot of courage. All of them are probably put on the watch of the state security agencies and face a high risk of bankruptcy. It is hard for many Singaporeans to see through the negative image the media has painted of Chee but the Internet does help to bring his message to across to more people. In any other developed country, the SDP would have been just another pro-democracy party...in fact some countries are run by such parties. But in Singapore, the authorities/govt treat them like political extremists....yes, standing up for democracy, justice, equality and freedom is dangerous in Singapore although a number of these ideals are in our pledge because the PAP govt will see it as undermining the system they have created....the PAP has diverse interests other than that of ordinary Singaporeans and these interests are put ahead of justice and equality...we see it in the way the minibond fiasco is resolved. That is why the PAP treats the SDP as a threat that needs to be crushed rather than just another political party. The SDP is asking for the democratic rights and freedom of Singaporeans to be restored and that is seen as something very wrong by the PAP.