PM Lee today announced that because the human rights situation in Singapore is deteriorating, something must be done. Since freeing all political prisoners and allowing free speech and public protest “wouldn’t be prudent,” PM Lee said that a new floral display at Changi airport will help compensate and “achieve balance.” The goal is to mesmerize visiting foreigners. “When they first arrive in Singapore, they may have a bad feeling about our human rights situation. But after they see all the pretty flowers and ride on our beautiful highway to the city, they’ll forget. So let’s plant some nice flowers in the airport itself. A mini-botanical garden, replete with orchids, will be installed soon.” It is rumoured that for each day Dr. Chee Soon Juan remains a political prisoner, PM Lee has to plant 254 flowers to achieve balance.
New floral display at airport to compensate for human rights problems