For what seemed like a very modern, civilized and a renowned first world country, I am saddened by the fact that Singapore ranked #137 in Press Freedom – only 40 notches below North Korea.
Not that Press Freedom (or the lack of it) is not new news to fellow Singaporeans, but to be ranked way below Ghana, Togo and even Liberia is such an embarrassment!
In spite of all the tangible progression we see of a country spruced up with concrete walls consisting of vibrant shopping malls and the latest technological advancement, there certainly is no indication of human progression given the lack no respect for human rights.
This poses a question of “Would you then believe what the news have to say?”
Thailand for some reason is not listed here…I wonder why that is!