Ladies and Gentlemen,
At a PAP rally during the last elections, Lee Kuan Yew's son, whom he placed as Prime Minister of Singapore made his plans very clear. It is all right, he said, if there were one or two suppliant opposition members such as Loh Thia Khiang and Chiam See Tong. If there were any more, he said, he will "have to fix them and buy over his voters"! We know from Singapore's sad history that this is not just rhetoric, it is real.
As long as you are no real threat to them, such as Loh Thia Khiang who has given up fighting the PAP, you are welcome and will face no harm. But if you happen to be a true defender of the people, then you are in for trouble, big trouble. Especially so if you have the abilities and qualifications to go with it.
Kenneth's father, the late JBJ suffered a great deal of "fixing". He was repeatedly sued, fined and imprisoned for no rime or reason, and effectively kept out of Parliament. Francis Seow, the former Solicitor General was arrested after he stood for elections. Had he not fled Singapore he would still be in a Singapore jail. He too was effectively "fixed". Tang Liang Hong was "fixed" with criminal charges and defamation charges just because he had lodged a police report against Lee Kuan Yew senior. Dr. Chee soon Juan, a highly qualified nueropcychologist, of the Singapore Democratic Party continues being "fixed" even now as he undergoes a "fixed" legal proceeding for a peaceful protest. I too was "fixed" more than once for allegedly being in contempt of the Singapore's courts.
The one common thread among all these people who have so far been "fixed" by either Lee Kuan Yew or his son is this. They were all made of the real stuff; meaning they really wanted to further the people's cause; not the sort of half hearted opposition like Loh Thia Khiang of the Workers Party.
Kenneth Jeyaretnam has not said whether he intends to contest the coming elections. So we don't know one way or the other. But if he does intend to contest the elections and if he is the made of the real stuff, that is, if he truly intends to defend the people's rights, then I can tell you this much. He will be "fixed" just as all the others before him. Just as his father was "fixed".
If there is anyone in the world that Lee will not let alone, it is Kenneth Jeyaretnam. He is too big a threat. Look at him. He is highly educated. He is obviously doing this for the people and not for personal gain, since finding work, with his good qualifications, is not a problem. And from what he has said so far, it does appear that he does not intend to pull any punches. And with these qualifications, Kenneth Jeyaretnam becomes a terrible threat to Lee Kuan Yew and his oligarchy.
In the past, Lee Kuan Yew, has on occasions tried to buy over his opponents with money and bribes. But in this case, they will not even try, as Kenneth Jeyartnam appears to be an man of integrity and purpose.
If Kenneth decides not to contest elections but merely remain a member of the Reform Party, there in nothing much to fear. But if he does, then, as sure as sunrise, there will be another round of "fixing". It is easy to do it in Singapore. I reckon, as in the past, if he does make any rally speech, it would be used against him in a defamation action, with Davinder Singh in the prosecutorial role and Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean as the "judge" who will return a predictable verdict of $2 million in damages. After this, Kenneth will be promptly bankrupted and cast into oblivion. Another successful "fixing" for you.
But all this "fixing" does not go in vain. Every one of us who have been "fixed"; JB Jeyaretnam, Francis Seow, Tang Liang Hong, Dr. Chee Soon Juan, the so called "Marxist Conspirators" have all managed to discredit Lee Kuan Yew and his PAP. If Lee Kuan Yew thought that he has hurt his opponents, he has been hurt tenfold, by the public knowledge of his dirty tactics. This lowers his reputation and that of his government.
Now if he does try to "fix" Kenneth Jeyaretnam, he should keep in mind that he would lose much more than Kenneth.
So to Kenneth Jeyaretnam, I say this. Stand up to these bullies. Contest the elections. You will win by exposing the dishonesty of this tin pot regime once again. That alone is sufficient victory. At this moment, when Lee Kuan Yew has lost all credibility, he will not be able to withstand one more onslaught.
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