Sunday, February 1, 2009

A call to every decent human being. Stay away from Singapore.

Readers of this blog who are unfamiliar with the goings on in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore, may think reading the comments that there are many who think Singapore is a democracy based on the rule of law. The reader is warned that they may be Singapore government employees whose job is to discredit those who criticize Lee Kuan Yew's authoritarian rule. Please use your discretion as to how much weight you will give these comments.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Many travel guide books for Burma, comes with this advice. Tourists are asked not to visit Burma since doing so indirectly helps to prop up their military junta. Your spending in that country contributes to it's existence, helping them to continue with their repression. By staying away, you help some way to bring down that regime.

Tourists intending to come to Singapore should ask the same question. Are they contributing to Lee Kuan Yew's dictatorship by coming to Singapore? Discerning people around the world should already be aware of the repression that people suffer under the Lee Kuan Yew regime. Singaporeans are denied their basic human rights. Denied their right to peaceful protest. The right to peaceful assembly. A country which jails bloggers and peaceful protesters who have no other way to voice their dissent.

Singapore is a one party state which controls the entire media, where there no free press, where the execution rate of prisoners is highest in the world per capita, where prisoners are tortured by beatings, where contrary opinion is not tolerated, a country where the people live entirely at the mercy of the dictator Lee Kuan Yew and his minions who carry out his orders.

A country which represses it's people by punishing them with unjust laws, where judges such as Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean of the High Court bankrupt opposition politicians by abusing the law, where the average man has no say at all in the running of his country, where Lee Kuan Yew and his minions pay themselves untold millions, while the average man teeters on the brink of poverty.

All that I say is clearly documented in internationally respected organs around the world, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders and a multitude of other internationally respected bodies. I ask the reader to check out what I say. The Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship of Singapore has until recently cleverly managed to hide this shameful fact, but now, through the laudable efforts of human rights organizations around the world, Singapore's true character has been amply revealed. Despite the tall buildings that skirt the waterfront, underneath it is nothing more than a Leninist one party state which punishes and banishes or imprisons persons who do not agree with them.

Anyone who has ever dared to challenge Lee Kuan Yew is promptly punished. In May last year, while in Singapore, I had written a blog post criticizing the disgraceful conduct of a High Court Judge there, Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean, during the case of Lee Kuan Yew against Dr. Chee Soon Juan when Lee Kuan Yew was engaged in his favorite pastime of eliminating the opposition through his corrupt judges. I had written that this judge had prostituted her position as a judge by being thoroughly, shamelessly and openly biased against Lee's political opponent. When I had written about this in my blog on May 29, 2008, Lee Kuan Yew deployed his policeman, Assistant Superintendent of Police Abdul Razak Jakaria to have me taken into custody, kept in solitary confinement for 6 days while I was repeatedly interrogated for long hours both night and day, to break my will. All this is well documented on the Internet.

After this torture of 6 days in police custody, I was deliberately kept in Singapore for 5 months by their confiscating my passport, deliberately to cause untold financial hardship to me, having to remain in Singapore away from my home in the US. A small minded vindictive regime is what it is.

After my forcible confinement in Singapore for 5 months, in September 2008, my case is assigned to Judge Kan Teng Chiu, who shamelessly finds me guilty of insulting this Lee Kuan Yew's stooge Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean and he sends me to jail for 3 months. I have since returned to the US and my work is now to expose this ruthless dictatorship who hold the entire Singapore population in fear of imprisonment and torture.

All good people around the world can help bring down this regime. Tourists should avoid Singapore if they can. This will stop your tourist dollars from coming to Singapore which will pressure this dictatorship to come to their senses.

Businessmen, if it possible should avoid doing business in Singapore. If possible, take your investments to countries that treat their people with dignity. Foreign students should avoid coming to Singapore for an education because simply put, you cannot get any education to speak of in circumstances where you have to worry about what you even say. Foreign universities should think twice about having any dealings with Singapore educational institutions and they should stop setting up campuses in Singapore. By doing so, you give legitimacy to this repressive regime, something that Lee Kuan Yew desperately wants.

In my case, not being satisfied with abusing the law to imprison me and to hold me back against my will in that country for 6 months, they have also banned me from ever entering Singapore without express permission from Lee Kuan Yew's minions. In reality what this means of course is that I am effectively banned from ever entering my country of birth, Singapore.

Tourism has already declined in Singapore lately. The shops are going bankrupt without shoppers. You can do your part by staying away, in ever way possible. Remember, every dealing you have with this repressive regime is enabling it to survive one extra day.

Thank you.

Gopalan Nair
39737 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite A1
Fremont, CA 94538, USA
Tel: 510 657 6107
Fax: 510 657 6914

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Yankee Doodle said...

Cheers! A great narrative! Why should we support despotic countries? Even those like Singapore. I wish that the US press would pay more attentionto little Singapore.

Anonymous said...

Right, stay out of Singapore.Don't be fool by its glitter. This Singapore is a murderer, guilty of inflicting pain and causing countless death to citizens and foreigners alike. Keep away from Singapore, you don't want to support a facist regime, do you?

Renaldi said...

That was very loud. Horrible people are ruling Singapore. People need to know that for a fact.

Anonymous said...

I'm doing my part.

I tell every non-Singaporean I know to NEVER support Singapore's despotic ways by visiting here.

To foreigners in Singapore, I tell them to take the money and run.

To be honest, I've been geting mixed responses: some are convinced, but others are lured by Singapore's bright lights.

We have work to do.

ed said...

Actually, singaporeans are not really 'repressed'. To be repressed, one has to sense it, and that is not the case for the majority (chinese) who don't believe that the rights enjoyed by many in the west are 'rights' per se. They view them as a privilege which they'd rather not enjoy for fear of having to think.

This is what i've discovered after 10 years of interacting with them, studying their history from a sociological and psychological perspective, hearing accounts of such interactions, studying the content of the media, conversations in coffeeshops,amongst chinese relatives, friends, etc.

To conclude, the people are grossly ignorant, apathetic and just about hate thinking outside of the work schedule. I have never met any exceptions to this - though i'd like to think that exceptions do exist...especially amongst the oppositional quarter...though even amongst them, living in such a milieu does seem to have had a negative impact on their perspectives.

I'd say that Singapore is an orwellian nightmare come true. The fight for social justice is over actually. The factors that will lead to change locally do not exist anymore, nor are the propensities to accept it. The candlelight vigil i attended saw less that about 30 attendees (when i was there) whilst nearby where there was a well-lit stage with chinese martial arts exhibitions saw a few hundreds. Says much doesn't it.

Renaldi said...

Sad indeed. I'm sure their upbringing and education have a lot to say.

What happened in Singapore now is similar to what happened in Indonesia during Soeharto's new order regime. Media was tightly controlled, government repressing free speech, nepotism and everyone was afraid to speak their mind even inside their own houses. It's very easy to control a timid population.

I'm grateful all that is now over but the democracy in Indoensia is a fragile one. As the years pass I see a tendency to revive another authoritarian regime.

Anonymous said...

Ed's comment moved is such a true depiction of the state of affairs...

Anonymous said...

I disagree with ed that "singaporeans are not really 'repressed'." After a recent quick visit to Singapore to distribute angpows, I can sense the repressive mood, even the loss of jobs should not bring this type of effect. It is the sense of helplessness when things go wrong. Other symptoms of a repressiveness were there; people talking to themselves, people doing funny actions and expressions, sense the depression, anxiety look, zoomie-like actions - I did not know you need to flag down a MRT!