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“We should encourage self-organised communities. One way to facilitate this is to revamp the Societies Act to one of self-regulation .. the right to speak up is fundamental to an open society.”
– Minister of State Raymond Lim, Straits Times, Apr 4 2002. Mr Lim’s brother is Benny Lim, director of the Internal Security Department
“Cynicism and skepticism arise when the government does not do what it says. But this is a government that does exactly what it says.”
– PM Goh Chok Tong, Straits Times, Apr 6 2002