Don’t tinkle with my freedoms…

April 19, 2009

Singapore says new law will prevent meeting disruption

“But if the government wants to tinkle with individual freedom and democracy to an oppressive level it will actually become the source of public order problems.”

Did Legislator Sylvia Lim of the opposition Workers’ Party really say ‘tinkle?


I’m told that was an accurate quote, although she probably meant “tinker.” Since most of our readers are not familiar with Singapore English, or Singlish, it would have been more useful to paraphrase the quote or clarify the word: GBU Editor

Workers’ Party Chairwoman Sylvia Lim speaks during a rally for the Aljunied group representation constituency (GRC) in Singapore May 5, 2006. The city-state will head for a general election on Saturday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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