Friday, September 7, 2007

Now You See It, Now You Don't!

"The most potent impact that the new media will have on politics is that, politicians will find it impossible to lie in the future. The truth will always be out there, because somewhere, someone has the facts, or has seen something, and will publish it. Fortunately for us in Singapore , we have run a clean system, and hence have nothing to hide." - Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (Source: Ministry of Information, Communication and Arts)

And if you read mrbrown's website, you would have seen the proof of the YoungPAP removing their cycling events off their website sometime after Prof Ho Peng Kee rejected Workers' Party's application to hold a cycling event along East Coast Park quoting

“It is an open area where there is potential for breach of peace, public disorder, and unruly behaviour.”

“You may be well behaving, but there may be other people whom you come across when you cycle who may stop you, may want to debate with you and that may attract a crowd, therefore will result in problems the police want to avoid”.

Apparently, the YoungPAP is erasing evidence of their cycling activities so that the public would not be criticising the PAP of adopting a double standard.

This may just be a simple case of manipulation of information but on a bigger picture, would you think the PAP might even manipulate critical data such as economic statistics such as GDP, inflation rates etc and social statistics on income disparity, Singaporean-Permanent Resident-Foreigner ratio etc just to make sure the data look good enough even though they really ain't?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Now You See It, Now You Don't!'

What a heading ! Same goes for your CPF !