Free speech is good, but calling singapore a dictatorship, that many are saying in the comments is not a true statement. A dictatorship is a country under the rule of a single person or party, with no tolerance of any other ruling ideologies, yes there is a law against speaking out against the government and religions in singapore, but that is for a whole other reason than muting the people and making sure the party is at the top. I am myself, I have no bias towards any ruling party for I am unable to vote.
In 1965, there were racial riots between the prominent races in singapore at the time, this was due to a few uneducated or badly educated troublemaking people back in the day, they spread false information and accused certain races of things, causing hatred to brew in their racial groups. A huge riot was a result of that, many people died, yes not as much as wars and some other riots in other countries, but if a country had the ability to prevent this from happening again, would they not?
If a riot ensued in Singapore in modern times this would mean alot of problems, Singapore is a international port, many countries including the US, China, India, Japan, Canada and many others use our port ofr entrepot trade, if Singapore ceases to function, all countries would be affected, not only us. At the cost of slight free speech, against racial disagreements and political disagreements to ensure stability of the relations between the people in our country, I feel that it is an ok trade off, instead of the sadly, dysfunctionality of some parts of countries with Free Speech, such as the US.
Again, many people are allowed to have many of their own opinions, just that the opinions that could cause potential trouble in Singapore are silenced with a limit. Singapore still allows for people to talk out against the government for inequality and problems, as long as its viable to the other groups and societies in the country. Singapore has also many parties, but one party has been ruling for a long while due to their immense popularity with our people, there is doubt in the party controlling the votes as their votes seem to be decreasing in the past few years, as younger voters, uninfluenced by the party's past deeds have been voting.
The only thing I have against the current party is how they convicted "communists" without much solid evidence, as a push for independence from the British. Feel free to discuss about this topic with me, calmly.