We are open and transparent

The Rhetoric

“We are open and transparent…We cannot hide what goes on in Singapore.”
Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng, Straits Times, May 18, 2003

The Reality

“…it is a well-known fact that the MOM considers foreign worker figures and some employment data official seccrets.”
Straits Times, Aug 2, 2003

“In Singapore, the government routinely holds back all manner of data… And secrecy and control over the economy helps the government maintain its political control.”
Asian Wall Street Journal, Aug 8, 2003

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