Ladies and Gentlemen,
With Lee Kuan Yew continuing to rule Singapore in his iron grip, we may well ask, whether the opposition has made any progress.
I think they have.
Lee Kuan Yew being unable to control the Internet, over the last decade or so, the opposition has been able slowly and steadily to expose the the rot within. This was not possible before.
For any political force to succeed, you first have to win the hearts and minds of the people. The rest, will follow. This is the established rule in any contest whether in war or politics.
Through the Internet, we have been able to show the corruption of the Lee Kuan Yew family and cronies. Million dollar salaries, total control of the press, complete lack of human rights, abuse of the Internal Security Act by detaining innocent people without trial, arbitrary police action, abuse of the courts and ad nauseum.
With the exposure of all this abuse of power, the average man in Singapore has not only lost respect for this administration, they find themselves helpless in the clutches of a dictator. This is not a good feeling to have. Those who can leave, leave, with as many as 1000 giving up their citizenship each year. Students abroad refuse to return. This administration is struggling to retain it's talent and finding itself unable to attract truly talented foreigners either.
Tell me which truly talented foreigner would want to make his home in a police state like this!
What is left in Singapore are second rate people with substandard ability and education. Foreigners primarily tend to use the island as a stepping stone to permanent residence in Western countries.
Try as they may, they are unable to hide the truth from Singaporeans and the world, which is that Singapore is simply a police state. If foreigners did not know that at first, they will know it by and by. And when they do, they too will leave.
And it is those lovers of freedom in Singapore and abroad who tirelessly write the truth of Singapore for Singaporeans and the world which has made this possible. And it is to them that credit is due.
Last year I was arrested and thrown in jail for 3 months for criticizing a Singapore judge on this blog. That action made headlines throughout the world, as showing Singapore as a place that throws even bloggers in jail. It is one thing to jail a person for contempt in the face of a court. Quite another to send him to jail for writing in his blog.
Yes, I was inconvenienced somewhat. But the damage I did to this dictatorial regime by provoking the government to act in the way they did was overwhelming. If I was hurt, Lee Kuan Yew and his government was hurt ten fold.
The truth is, Lee Kuan Yew and his government is hurting now, and hurting badly. They can try to put up a smiling face through their state controlled press, but the truth they know is something else.
You have, some ignorant quarters worshipping the masters. They know no better. Those who know are the ones who count. And it is they who are disgusted with Lee Kuan Yew and his island.
More and more people read this blog, and many other blogs who tell it as it is. And this hurts the boys at the top. And they don't like it one bit. And there is nothing they can do about it. They can try to go the Communist Chinese way and block websites, but if they did, it would hurt their pretence in being a information hub even more!
Stay with it, guys. Let the world know the truth. And let us see what the million dollar ministers will do next.
You recall Walter Woon, Lee Kuan Yew's Attorney General who reads every word that I write in this blog. I was arrested under his orders when he read what I had written in this blog in Singapore on May 29, 2008 about the woman Belinda Ang Saw Ean and her biased judgeship.
In an interview he gave to Singapore's state controlled press he justified giving the order to have me arrested because he did not want people going around criticizing his judges. Otherwise, he says, everyone would be going around doing what I did and Singapore's judiciary would be looked upon as a bunch of clowns.
I have 3 questions for him. One, am I not doing the same thing now by writing this, and are not Singaporeans reading this, since it can be read in Singapore. Second if in fact the Singapore judges are truly clowns, why should anyone not be permitted to say it. And third, why is it perfectly all right for an Australian to write that Judge Wisdom Law of Sydney is biased without the entire judiciary there losing respect?
And one final question to Walter Woon who I am sure has read every word in this blogpost. When I returned to California after my imprisonment in your island and wrote even more articles attacking your administration of justice, you told your newspapers that you were, to use your own words "looking into it"; meaning you were deciding what further action to take against me.
Recently the Law Society of Singapore had commenced disciplinary action against me to have me disbarred. Was that the action which you referred to? Surely if that is so, is it not an admission that Singapore Law Society is not an independent body but works under your orders?
If that was not the case, then my question to you is this. Are you still "looking into it"?
Now my dear Walter Woon, try not to pretend that you did not read this blog post. We know you did. You did read the May 29, 2008 blog post about the now famous or infamous Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean anyway, did you not?
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