Monday, April 16, 2007

E@L at the SDP Forum

Expat@Large aka the fat ugly angmoh, was at the forum held by Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) at the Sheraton Towers hotel on Friday. The forum made the news recently because the government refused to give the invited foreign speakers professional visit passes to speak at the forum. From E@L:
Under the aegis of both the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) and Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), the Singapore Democratic Party ran a meeting that was supposed to be about The Development of Democracy in Asia and Europe. But the invited guests were not allowed to speak.

Uniquely Singapore.

This was weird. Here are eight serious important European and Asian dudes, silent all through this meeting, just sitting there. Yep. They just sat there. And gave a thumbs up sign at the end.

So instead, local speakers took the stage.

7 comments:

ENG said...

Uniquely Democratic Singapore!

Lord Kimbo said...

I've always wanted to attend one of these events organised by our oppositions. Looks like fun.

Gaylord said...

Again, big brother flexing its muscles.

Johnny Q said...

I think the govt is afraid of too much negative noise from these foreign speakers regarding its recent salary hikes.

dave seah said...

damn it! missed it.

Anonymous said...

we need more such events on a larger scale.

Mr Big said...

Let's do an election now and see who wins.

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