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Chee Soon Juan: PAP is not Singapore and Singapore is not PAP.


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On Friday, November 16, in a social media contribution, Secretary General Chee Soon Juan of the Democratic Party of Singapore (SDP) responded to Goh Chok Tong's Honorary Secretary.

"ESM Goh Chok Tong said that I entered Williams College and was awarded an honorary degree in 1995 to make Singapore" slam. "Let me set up the record straight."

Speaking at Williams College, he said: "I have talked about the progress of Singapore and acknowledged the achievement of PAP, which has so far taken over the country." Unfortunately, perhaps not surprisingly, the national press censored a lot of what I said.

But there is something really important here. When Singaporeans criticize PAP, we must not fall into the rhetoric of PAP.

Posted by Chee Soon Juan on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Chee said in his remarks, "Politicians who have ruled Singapore for the past few years can not deny their contributions to the development of Singapore."

As an example, Mr. Chee added: "But there is something really important here: Singaporeans should not be left out of PAP's rhetoric of criticizing Singapore for criticizing PAP policy and political style: PAP is not Singapore and Singapore is not PAP."

He continued, "We are a country that pledges our allegiance, and the other is a private, committed, temporary and limited authority, and we must get the consent of many citizens in the elections."

Talking about this for a moment, Chee said: "It is the same in our criticism of PAP's policies, especially the dictatorship style, but we will not fall into the trivial politics of characterless assassination and personal destruction."

His posts on Facebook received almost 600 responses.


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