Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am sure Adolf Hitler had repeatedly gone around his Third Reich claiming Nazi Germany had the best legal system in the world, while he murders Jews. In Singapore you have sort of a similar thing. Lee Kuan Yew's recently hand picked minister for justice, K Shanmugam has repeatedly gone around claiming the same thing for Singapore, while Singapore now is going after a man for what he said, not what he did; in effect double jeopardy!
Singapore's state controlled newspaper the Straits Times online edition of Aug 28, 2009 has this article, "Ex Chairman Back in court". Lee Kok Leong a former Chairman of a residential management committee inserted super glue in his neighbour's door key out a misunderstanding. He was arrested for mischief and fined $1200.00 in April this year. One should have thought that is the end of this minor matter. But not in "Unique Singapore" as it's oligarchy in power with Lee Kuan Yew's at it's head, calls their country. Unique indeed. Listen to this.
After he had paid the fine and left the courtroom, a couple of reporters from Singapore's state controlled newspapers went to interview him again. They asked him, out of their own volition or were ordered to do it by their state bosses we do not know, whether he was remorseful about what he did.
Naturally being upset, as anyone else would have been after having to pay a fine, he predictably said that he was not remorseful at all, and a bit more to boot. The reporters from the state controlled newspapers then went straight to their bosses in high authority and reported this fact. This information from the state apparatus was then directly conveyed to the Singapore Attorney General with instructions to appeal the case to the higher court to ensure that he be severely punished; obviously because of his statement that he was, among other things, not remorseful!
This sort of thing only happened in former dictatorships such as Stalin's Soviet Union or present day North Korea, where what you say and even your thoughts can be the subject for punishment. What is required in North Korea is total submission, not only in action but even in thought. And if you have bad thoughts, such as an aversion to the state, then you have to punished.
This is the same thing happening to this victim of Singapore justice Lee Kok Leong. In any other country it would have made no difference if he had said after the case that Lee Kuan Yew and his cronies were a bunch of thugs. This is what freedom of speech and expression means. Here Lee Kok Leong did not even go this far. All he said was he was not remorseful. What business is it of Lee Kuan Yew and his bullies if he was not remorseful or remorseful. He is entitled to be anything he wants to be, sad, happy, agitated, not agitated, terrified, glorified, whatever! That is not a reason for punishment in common sense jurisprudence.
But Singapore is not normal. It is "Unique Singapore". Watch it, Big Bother may be lurking around the corner! And Lee Kok Leong must now go to jail (fine is not enough) for having the audacity of having bad thoughts, after being fined in our beloved leader's courts! And a specific order has already been sent from the Prime Minister's office to the particular judge assigned to this case, to punish poor Lee Kok Leong severely!
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