Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lee Kuan Yew's message to Jufrie, behave or else!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore's state controlled newspaper's online edition of Nov 20, 2009 had this piece of propaganda "Opposition party man cleared."

According to the Singapore newspaper, Mohamed Jufrie Mahmood, who is a Central Committee Member of the Opposition Singapore Democratic Party, had gone to trial in Singapore's courts on a charge that he illegally employed a foreigner in his construction business. This particular offense not only carries a jail sentence, the offender can also be caned, Singapore's brutal law where the accused is officially beaten.

But not altogether surprisingly, he was acquitted and released. For someone not accustomed to Lee Kuan Yew's courts, it would seem strange why I should offer any opinion one way or another, since he was given a trial and found not guilty.

You see, when it comes to opposition politicians in Singapore, when they are charged with criminal offenses, it is not to decide the guilt or innocence of the accused person. It is for the purpose of teaching a political lesson to the accused. Whether or not the defendant actually committed the offense is completely irrelevant.

You see, in such cases the court is not a forum for legal trial. It is where political lessons are taught by Lee Kuan Yew. In some cases, there is severe punishment, like they did to me in sending me to jail for 3 months for criticizing a Singapore judge. In other cases, it could be a warning to stay away, which I suspect was in Jufrie's case.

Jufrie is a respected Malay leader among his community. He knows, as we all do, the racial segregation, prejudice and discrimination against the Singapore Malays, the true natives of Singapore, by the dominant Chinese race of which Lee Kuan Yew is one. The Malays are discriminated in jobs, housing and in many other ways. That is why today, the most menial and underpaid of jobs are reserved for the Malays of Singapore.

Jufrie knows this as well as I do. But until today, since the 1980s as a member of the Workers Party, another opposition party, he has understandably not dared to challenge Lee Kuan Yew head on issues such as race. Although he knows that talking and giving speeches have no real effect at all, he has not dared to organize the Malays or other Singaporeans in any peaceful demonstration for their just rights. He understandably fears Lee Kuan Yew will treat him shabbily if he did, to put it mildly.

I think Jufrie is not guilty at all of any crime. He may not even have known this particular foreigner who is alleged to have overstayed in Singapore. This whole thing, I reckon, has been stage manged as they always do, to teach opposition aspirants what terrible things they can do.

The foreigner was promptly arrested. He was probably told to say he worked for Jufrie. The confession that he very probably made had probably been written out for him by the police themselves. He was probably ordered to implicate Jufrie in return for leniency, which he did.

By why did they acquit Jufrie? Well it is like this. Jufrie has until very recently been non political, only having joined the Singapore Democratic Party recently. So, it was time to send Jufrie a message which is this:

"We can do anything to you anytime we want. This time we are going to let you off. Let this be a warning. Stay away from challenging us seriously. As long as you remain an SDP committee member and no more, that is fine. If you take more active steps and threaten us where it matters, we will impoverish you and finish you off. Think of your business and be a good boy. Be quiet".

On my part, I hope, Jufrie refuses to learn this lesson!

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Emperor Lee is telling Singaporeans that it is perfectly ok for him to make mistakes and continue to remain in power and collect his $millions salary.

I hope he can tell Singaporeans all the mistakes he made so far and record them in his new memoirs if he is writing one!!!

I can start by reminding him on the following mistakes:-

1. Stop-at-two policy
2. Closure of Nantah University
3. Closure of TV programs using dialets
4. Foreign Talents policy (this mistake will soon be revealed)

Do you think he will admit all his mistakes?


http://forums.asiaone.com/showthread.php?t=24348

Gopalan Nair said...

Well said. And these mistakes would not have happened were it not for the Emperor behaving as if only he had a head on his shoulders; and all of us were just idiots! Mind you, he still thinks that!

Anonymous said...

so much hatred and venom for the so-called "modern founder of SING", he may well survive many of us in our 50s-70s. He may live past 99 with all his millions and global connectivity supporting him. The best doctors here and elsewhere will drop everything to respond to him shld he ever collapse from sheer old-age or heart/brain problem.
Like his half-braindead wife, his family and lackeys will use the latest machines and technology to keep him alive shld he suffer a non-fatal stroke.
He may well be a half-robot or even a Zombie when that happens....the title ZMM has been reserved for him in the future GEs after the 2010 GE.
# ZMM=Zombie minister mentor

Anonymous said...

Subject: FW: yin & yew

A European tourist was visiting a temple in Singapore when he noticed a
statue, with two faces, a man and a woman, back to back, by the altar.

He asked the monk what was the significance of the two.

The monk explained that in the Chinese belief of yin and yang,
positives must always be balanced by negatives, and having the statue
with two sides ensures that the universal balance is maintained.

"This statue of the woman is the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan-Yin."

"What about the other one?" asked the tourist.

"The one with the man's face is the God of No Mercy, Kuan-Yew.."

Anonymous said...

How about the failure of Sultan Lee's social engineering experiments involving graduates marrying graduates. They have no time to make babies. hahaha

Also, his public flats in Sengkang and other outlying areas remain unsold.

Let's hope for more Yes-men in the Parliament. Let them destroy Singapore bit by bit using groupthink .

Otherwise, Singaporeans will not wake up and kick his butt.