We didn't tell them to shut up, Mr.Lee Hsien Loong did. But then, we're for freedom of speech, and Mr.Lee, isn't.
Mr.Tharman committed the cardinal sin, as far as the PAP and Mr.Lee were concerned, of saying that a stronger opposition would be good for Singapore. Mr.George Yeo, then, went and said the same thing. And they were bluntly rebutted, by the Prime Minister, Mr.Lee Hsien Loong. He, like his father, is a great proponent, of the one-party state. As most kings, are supporters, of feudalism.
Mr.Lee said a two-party state, will not work, in Singapore. He neglected, to tell us why. Perhaps he meant to say that it will not work, for him!
Calling for a strong opposition is actually a statement of the obvious. A strong opposition is critical, for the proper functioning, of any democracy. When a democracy has one party holding 98% of the seats in Parliament, that is not a democracy. It is a twisted caricature, as in Singapore, of a free democracy.
Mr.Tharman also suggested that Ministers be limited to two terms. Again he was cut down by Mr.Lee Hsien Loong, and we completely understand why. What will Mr.Lee's father do for a job, if such a statute, were put in place? And his and his father's friend, Mr.Goh Chok Tong, who has been muddying Marine Parade's waters for 26 years, what will he do? Who on earth will pay them S$3 Million a year? On top of which, Mr.Lee Hsien Loong himself, will have to immediately resign!
It was most thoughtless of Mr.Tharman to suggest such things. He will no doubt, pay a price, for speaking up and pointing out the obvious. If he keeps it up, he may yet find himself, in bankruptcy court!