27 Feb '14, 5am

What if the roles are reversed between the Government and the people? We can dream:

A controversial, thought-provoking short film has been lighting up the interwebs. “Oppressed Majority” takes place in an alternate reality where the People’s Action Party are side-lined from the national conversation, denied the right to voice their opinions and endure daily rubbishing in the press. “It came from my experience as a Singaporean over the past 49 years,” wrote the filmmaker behind it. “And from the incredulity of foreigners when I told them about the comments and behavior of the people in power here.” The first clue that something is not quite right in the topsy-turvy world we see on screen comes when a PAP MP tries excitedly to buy a car, only to discover he can’t afford it. In another moving scene a group of bright-eyed young PAPers get together to contest a local election, and suddenly find their constituency boundary extends only as a far as a two-meter c...

Full article: http://is.asia-city.com/city-living/column/power-trip

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