The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has expanded its successful “Low crime doesn’t mean no crime” public education programme. The goal of the new campaign is to make sure that the Singapore public stays vigilant and prevents any democracy wave from taking root. According to an NCPC press release, this campaign will largely be accomplished in schools: “Democracy prevention should be inculcated from an early age. As such, many of the Council’s efforts are targeted at the youth and children in Singapore. Reaching out to this group is made easier by the fact that this is largely a captured audience, with most of them in schools.” According to a Singapore Police Force spokeswoman, “While the police do their best to prevent democratic rate movement, it is largely our stagnant culture that helps keep the democracy rate in Singapore low. We must make sure this culture doesn’t change.” The spokeswoman further added that the police will continue to target so-called democra-criminals for detention, arrest, and “a bit of brutality when no one’s watching,” so that citizens can continue to enjoy peaceful lives.
Low democracy doesn’t mean no democracy: NCPC