t Double Yellow's Musings: Uniquely Singapore Checks and Balances
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Uniquely Singapore Checks and Balances

The Bush gahmen authorized phone and email taps on American citizens after the 9/11 attacks, possibly against the law, and now he is in trouble for allegedly breaching civil liberties.

Interesting. This has finally come out FOUR YEARS after the decree was issued. This took place in the country which runs around the world carrying the liberal democracy potion. What happened to the infamous phrase of liberal democracy - ‘checks and balances’?

Maybe we should teach the U.S. a thing or two on how to install a ‘checks and balances’ system. I mean, look at the old NKF. From the report, it looks like the CEO wrote a lot of checks to himself and soon there came a time when the balances didn’t add up :)


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