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Ladies and Gentlemen,
The State Controlled newspaper of Singapore the Straits Times reports on March 8, 2009, "Integration a 2 way street". It reports that Lee Kuan Yew, the Singapore strongman had given certificates of citizenship and some advice to a Chinese woman and her 10 year old son,presumably from the People's Republic of China, on the need to integrate with local Singaporeans and the usual advice to work hard.
Looking at the happy faces of both mother and son in the picture, there can be no doubt they will enjoy their stay in Singapore. And looking at the equally beaming face of the Singapore dictator, he too will not be disappointed with them. You will recall he had some time ago referred to Singaporeans as his "digits". These 2, mother and son, will be classic digits, not doubt.
People such as these are the very people Lee Kuan Yew is after. Docile obedient and completely ignorant of any human rights, since Communist china, their recent home has none. For people like these, the only thing that matters is a job, an income and food on the table, if they are lucky. They are not aware of human rights, free speech and such things. So what they do not know, they cannot want. I am sure Lee Kuan Yew hopes, and very probably proven right, that such people would continue to live and work in Singapore, following and accepting whatever is told them. Which means Lee Kuan Yew and his son and their family can continue their long standing oligarchy over the citizens with no complaints whatsoever.
Dr. Chee Soon Juan, and his merry men in the opposition are not the types Lee is looking for. They are troublesome, argumentative and totally undesirable. Why, because they are not just satisfied with a job and food on the table. They are western educated and such things as freedom are equally important, things that Lee Kuan Yew is unwilling to give.
What is important in this report is the fact that these 2 new citizens are Chinese. Which brings me to raise a very important injustice that goes on there.
The Constitution of Singapore declares unequivocally that all men are equal. The original native population of Singapore is made up of Singaporean Chinese, Singaporean Malay, Singaporean Indians and Singaporean other races such as Singaporean Eurasians.
But this totalitarian government who are free to do anything they want, have decided, although there is no provision in the Constitution that Singapore has to be perpetually 75% Chinese, 15% Malay and 10% or so Indian. The Malays as you know reproduce faster than the Chinese. So according to Lee's own plan, which has no no constitutional basis, he brings in disproportionally large numbers of Chinese from China and Malaysia to maintain this Chinese majority. This denies the rights of local Malays and Indians, who would have much larger numbers had it not been for this deliberate disproportionately large importation of Chinese people into the country.
We should never forget that the Malays stand in a a position of Primus Inter Pares, or first among equals. They were the original people of Singapore before anyone else there. Singapore is a South East Asian country. It is not an island next to China. And Lee Kuan Yew has no right to transform Singapore into a Chinese city, which is what he is doing.
The Malays and the Indians should take bitter objection to this discrimination against them by Lee Kuan Yew and demand a stop this illegal deliberate attempt to change the natural evolution of the Singapore population by their insistence that it has to be a Chinese city.
The discrimination against the Malays and Indians is spread across every facet of life. This is a form of apartheid not dissimilar to what was practiced in South Africa of earlier times. The Housing and Development Board, a government organization, responsible for providing 90% of Singaporeans housing needs denies the right of Malays and Indians to live anywhere they want. Although nowhere provided in the Constitution, Lee Kuan Yew has decided that each housing block should have a mix of this same ratio of people, that is 75% of Chinese, 15% Malay and 10% Indian. This means if more Malays want to live in a particular block of flats, they will be disallowed. They would have to live elsewhere where the block has 75% Chinese. They are not allowed to live together among their own people. This is a clear violation of their fundamental right to live wherever they want.
Anecdotal intelligence clearly shows discrimination against the Malays. Companies, which by and large are Chinese refuse to give jobs to Malays, even though they are as qualified as anyone else through the excuse that they do not know Mandarin. This is just one of the various excuses given by Chinese companies to deny the Malays of Singapore, which country was theirs in the first place, their rightful opportunity.
And it is not just this. This massive importation of Chinese from China changes the very character of Singapore. Singapore was meant to be a unique country with a fusion of Malay Indian and Chinese cultures. But with this disproportionately large influx of Chinese from China, who do not know any Malay, let alone any English, it is completely transforming the very character of Singapore.
Malays by and large do not emigrate. They also have larger families. In time, it is hoped with their greater reproductive propensity, their numbers will grow. But for the moment the Malays have to put their foot down on this. They have to say no to this disproportionate increase in Chinese numbers.
I am sure in my saying this, I am on the side of the Chinese Singaporeans too, that is the native born Chinese Singaporeans. I have no doubt they too are against this massive importation of Chinese nationals who have nothing in common with them.
Native born Chinese Singaporeans who are my friends, should join with their Malay and Indian brothers and cry foul against this injustice being perpetrated against them. Malay Imams in mosques should refuse to be bound by government directives and preach against this injustice in their Friday prayers. Chinese Singaporeans, Malay Singaporeans and Indian Singaporeans should jointly protest publicly against this injustice. If you do not, Lee Kuan Yew will walk all over you at will, as he does now.
And in this regard, Malaysia and Indonesia should be concerned about the situation. It is not in their interest to have a Chinese Singapore, a satellite of the peoples Republic of China in their midst. It was not intended to be so.
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