Ladies and Gentlemen,
Singapore's state owned and controlled newspaper or propaganda sheet, which ever way you look at it, the Straits Times online edition of March 13, 2010 has this story "Ministry of Information Communications and the Arts. Netizens can self regulate. Minister praises the sceptical reaction to claim that MM was ill" about my deliberately incorrect claim about Lee Kuan Yew's illness.
I have to say, this uncontrollable outburst by this island city state, Singapore; a so called first world country is totally unbecoming and totally disproportionate to my blog post about Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew.
In fact I am going to totally ignore Singapore's high ranking officer, Minister for Information Communication and the Arts, Lui Tuck Yew, a handpicked toady of Lee Kuan Yew.
On March 6, 2010 in this blog "Singapore Dissident", I wrote the following blog post which all of Singapore has read "Singapore strongman 87 year old Lee Kuan Yew suffers massive heart attack".
This report was deliberately untrue and posted by me to show the calamitous consequence of such a happening in Singapore, a dictatorship, with everything and everybody dependent on this tottering old 87 year old man, now hard of hearing and losing both his mind and body with age, and one foot in the grave.
Since this was a deliberate act to test the reaction in Singapore and nothing more, it was important to correct this report by revealing it's untruth quickly, which I did the next day in the same blog by adding the words to the title "Update; March 7, 2010, this is a hoax"
On the same day I wrote another blog "My last post about Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew was a hoax. However it was deliberate."
According to this Singapore government state controlled official mouthpiece, this Minister in Lee Kuan Yew's government, in response, says "Secondly when he (Gopalan Nair) confessed that it was a hoax, many sites actually came out to condemn him roundly and many netizens themselves did so".
Anyone knowing any English would know that my correction of my earlier deliberate untrue blog posting, was hardly a "confession".
In the English Language "confession" means, "to tell or make known (as something wrong or damaging to oneself) Websters 9th Collegiate Dictionary.
In other words it is something that a criminal does to admit his crime.
I have not done anything wrong to make a confession. I intended it. I haven't confessed to anything.
Of course, Singaporeans who have some understanding of English would realize that.
When asked to a question in Parliament why the government of Singapore did not come out with an official response immediately, he answers that he did not want to "dignify the hoax with a formal response" then.
Well what is that he is doing now in Parliament? Was he not "dignifying" my hoax, with his answer in the parliament of the island city state?
If he did not want to "dignify" my hoax, would it not have been better not to reply at all?
Why the need to direct his state controlled newspapers to publish his response? Who is he trying to fool?
And then he goes on to state that I (Gopalan Nair), should be "treated with the contempt he deserves. All it shows is the character of the man"!
Surely this Minister is being carried away by his anger!
What did I do to deserve such "contempt"! And why is my "character" so bad just because I wrote a fictitious blog post in this blog! One would have thought I was a serial murderer, having just slit the throats of 20 people in broad daylight!
We all understand of course that Lui Tuck Yew, this handpicked government scholar placed in the position of Minister by Lee Kuan Yew, as is the fashion for all other Ministers in the island city state, is trying very hard to please his master.
But surely the need to show "contempt" for me is a bit too much.
What it does in fact show is that this island city state is so insecure and so totally dependant on this tottering old 87 year old man for survival that if in fact he were to die, the small island will indeed collapse.
And that is why any attempt by anyone to even suggest such an unthinkable event, has to be discredited with everything at their disposal.
Surely I have proven my point.
And as for me, I am not going to "dignify" such an outburst of a Minister in an island city state, a response thoroughly unbecoming of a so- called city state, which it likes to think is First World.
It is more like something you would expect of some Third World banana republic in Sub Saharan Africa.
I am simply going to ignore him. And that my friends is what he deserves.
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