Singaporean government does not muck about when it comes to passing legislation.
Why the surprise? Singapore is a dictatorship in all but name.
Mentor minister, walking dead, LEE Kwan-Yew still runs the show. Has since day one.
He has a wet dream and in a couple of weeks a new law. A minister gets chewing gum on his shoe and, Bingo!, chewing gum is banned.
If an area of Singapore votes against LKY, suddenly there is a new urban renewal project with all the dissidents scattered to other parts of the island so no more anti-government votes.
All the telephone and communication systems are 'monitored' for quality - he doesn't need a GCHQ - it's part of the government. When the InterNet was put in every hard drive wa searched remotely to ensure that no one had 'hot' software. Domestic InterNet connections are subject to a form of Chinese Fire Wall where LEE imposes his thoughts on what is proper us of the InterNet. Commercial users get unlimited InterNet but they better ensure the right isn't abused - no porn, etc.
Newspapers and magazines are censored - those little holes in the imported papers are where the censors set to work.
Then LKY ended up with albino children which he public blamed his daughter-in-law for having 'bad genes'. She committed suicide. And his Ministry for Unmarried Women ... his attempt to marry off the surplus, ageing spinsters. Then there was the LKY theory or evolution. If a mother of children went to university, so can the children. If only the husband went - problems and difficulties getting into uni.
They even dug up all the grave yards and cremated all the remains then stuffed them in the walls of especially created high-rises. They then use the cleared land to build new high-rises ... for people.
They don't have farm animals in Singapore, that's a waste of resources. Pork, ironically, comes from a Muslim country - Indonesia.
The Computer Misuse Act is simply another way of controlling the population. No wonder so many Singaporeans buy one way tickets, emigrating to really free countries in the West.
The best things about Singapore are the low taxes/duties and the departure lounge in Changi Airport, hard by the Changi Jail.