State media propaganda mouthpiece Straits Times today (Apr 21) ran an article celebrating dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s 5 years presence on Facebook and Twitter. Straits Times wrote the fake news whitewashing the ruthless dictator’s image:
“Since he joined Facebook in April 2012, his page has amassed 1.1 million followers. His posts are a mix of serious policy matters and lighthearted personal updates. His penchant for photography also came to light after he began sharing the photos he took himself.”
Dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has unprecedented powers in Singapore, with the Singapore president under his control, along with vital government organs like the elections department, central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and corruption bureau CPIB under his direct supervision.
Under Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore saw an increase of new laws, especially in media censorship. In 2016, Lee Hsien Loong sued online writer Roy Ngerng for defamation and landed himself a S$150,000 windfall. Another critic, Amos Yee was sentenced to jailed for criticising his father Lee Kuan Yew and him. Under Lee Hsien Loong’s dictatorship Singapore’s society became increasingly fractious as poverty worsens, inequality increases and living costs becoming the most expensive in the world.