Monday, June 14, 2010

Singapore, Fascist one party state.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore's state owned and controlled official government mouthpiece, the newspaper Straits Times, online edition of June 13, 2010 has the story "Grassroots activity rewarded". The title is slightly misleading. It should have read "Pro Lee Kuan Yew grassroots activity rewarded".

It says the Peoples Association, (which is a branch of the Singapore strongman Lee Kuan Yew's Peoples Action Party, which has been governing the one party state island for the last 50 years), will reward those who take part in it's grassroots activities, by being eligible for better chances in a state lottery. Actually what they meant to say was, handsomely rewarded in their jobs, careers, and in every which way you can imagine.

Although it is already well understood by Singaporeans that to succeed in the the one party state, you have to be recognized as a supporter of Lee Kuan Yew's political party, the PAP, this official notification in the state controlled newspaper makes it publicly official.

Which is why every promotion, recognition and increments in wages and salaries (bribes and corruption) goes only to those who are known supporters and activists of the PAP, while those who refuse to participate, and worse, publicly oppose the ruling party stand to be sued and suffer other terrible things.

You can see the beneficiaries and victims of Lee's, now official policy of rewarding supporters and punishing it's opponents.

Consider the case of the recently appointed Tamil Minister of Law K Shanmugam. As a life long member of Lee Kuan Yew's PAP, for many years he worked hard at showing his loyalty to his master. He willingly sued Lee Kuan Yew's opponents, regardless of whether there was any merit in these actions; he was prepared to call the late JB Jeyaretnam a liar and anything else Lee wanted; he would have licked Lee Kuan Yew's boots if that was demanded.

Around 1988, after the Privy Council had declared JB Jeyaretnam innocent of any wrong doing, to please Lee Kuan Yew he wrote a long legal treatise in which he in effect said that the English Law Lords, the highest judges in England were all wrong, and that he was right because JB Jeyaretnam was thoroughly guilty according to him.

After doing this sort of dirty work, selling his soul to the devil, naturally Lee Kuan Yew is very pleased, and in return he makes him a Minister.

This shameful existence goes for each one of the Singaporean ministers, every one of them willing to curse their own mothers if that meant pleasing Lee Kuan Yew resulting in career prospects thereafter.

And it is the same for every other normal Singaporean that you see. They all know, of course, not being stupid, which side the bread is buttered. So the average Singaporean makes a bee line to the offices of the Singapore Peoples Association or any other organ of the People's Action Party to register their membership. This fact is immediately made known to the government department or private company that he or she works in; with his or her enthusiasm and hard work keenly monitored by Lee Kuan yew and the government.

When a lot of hard work for these organizations is put in, and leadership promise shown, they not only are rewarded in their jobs with higher salaries, they might even be selected for high office as Lee Kuan Yew's ministers.

On the other hand, those who are silly enough, or courageous enough, depending on which way you look at it, to oppose have the butt end of the stick. For instance, Dr. Chee Soon Juan, the foremost critic of Lee Kuan Yew was fired from his job as professor and sued several times over. Evey single publicly known member of his political party has suffered one way or the other. For instance, none of them hold a government job or even a good job, either running their small businesses, supported by their spouses, or else eking out a living one way or another. There is clearly a price to pay for opposing Lee Kuan Yew in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore.

Singapore now has the classic elements of a one party fascist state. In Mussolini's Italy, you needed to be a member of the Fascist Party to even get a job. Men used to publicly announce with pride, fascist party membership and there was a witch hunt against non party Italians. People were afraid to criticise the government for fear that the walls have ears. A people who lived consumed with fear, always ever ready to sing praises for the dictator because without it, there is no survival.

Although it was always so, Lee Kuan Yew has now publicly come out and said exactly that.

Which is why I ask the question, is this how you want to live your lives? Is there any honor in it? And if not, is it worth it, for you and your children? Would you rather live slavish craven lives in return for 3 meals a day, or would you rather say it as it is, come Hell or high water. At least you can walk with your head high on your shoulders. These are questions that I have asked and answered. I wonder what you think of it.

Gopalan Nair
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Anonymous said...

I am beginning to disrespect LKY after his true imagine is exposed. But still he got away with millions of taxpayer money.

Singapore Police need more grillers. said...

Dear Gopalan,

I finally figured out that PA (People's Assocation) is short of PAP. Literally. OK. I am slow but at least I figured that out.

Singaporeans are helpless and voiceless. I doubt that they even know how to protest, except make a fool of themselves on the internet complaining anonymously. Like me lah!

This cannot be helped. Just look at the fear emitting from the facist times.

A US-based Citizen get grilled. This put me off dinner.

SINGER Ho Yeow Sun, who is married to the founder of City Harvest Church Kong Hee, was grilled for more than eight hours by police on Tuesday.

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American Protester forgot to apply permit to protest.
No, it is not a joke.
I repeat, it is not a joke!

It only happen in La La Lee-Kuan-Yew Land. Even buying new cars need permission.

Poor thing. This American protestor will be cooked (grilled) by Lee-Kuan-Yewed henchmen (Singapore police).

Another dinner spoiler.

AN ANIMAL rights activist's attempted protest outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Bedok was abruptly ended after it ran afoul of the law.

American Edward Basse had planned to don a chicken costume and hold up a placard that read 'KFC: Stop Chicken Cruelty' outside its Bedok outlet at 11.30am yesterday.

But within minutes of arriving in a taxi, the 24-year-old was approached by police and advised to leave as he did not have a valid permit to protest there. He complied.

Mr Basse, who has been a full-time campaigner for American animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) for a year, was there to protest against what his organisation deems as KFC's 'cruel' treatment of chickens.

'Peta wants to raise consumer awareness about the suffering that the chickens have to endure in factory farms, which have limited space,' he told The Straits Times yesterday.

When contacted, police confirmed the incident and added that they are investigating.

Anonymous said...

I no longer view myself as a singaporean.

just an occasional Anglophile Chinese-Singaporean who had the rotten luck of being born in the wrong country.

I could have been born a Chinese-American in the "Land of the free" with the chance to fulfill my dream as a Illustrator and/or Drummer.

Instead, I was cursed to be born in a worthless pile of sand sticking out of the water, being forced to do a office-based, pencil-pushing and "Tie and Uniform Wearing" job which sucks like hell.

all because my ancestors boarded the wrong ship for singapore instead of America, and because my parents were too stupid to emigrate.

When I first came into this world, nobody told me that a bloodsucker like Lee Kuan Yew was wanting just outside the hospital room my mother was staying in, with sharp teeth, snarling like a wolf and with malevolent intent.

Nigel Lai

“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” ~Voltaire

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." ~Abraham Lincoln

Anonymous said...
Millionaires galore
Cheerily, their numbers are skyrocketing - time to prepare for an even higher cost of living in Singapore. By Seah Chiang Nee.
Jun 19, 2010

Some negative factors are increasing, though.

Singaporeans have just been told that their city is now the 9th most expensive place in Asia, dislodging Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

The higher costs are putting the squeeze on people who are not benefitting from the upturn, but paying the higher costs of living.

Other sufferers are the unemployed – or under-employed – and the elderly.

With so many foreigners buying real estate, the over-heating market is both a blessing and a curse.

Older citizens who had the foresight to buy property when they were young are now well-placed to ensure a reasonable retirement.

Not so young, property-less graduates who plan to get married and build a life; the market is moving beyond their reach.

In the recent period of rising prices, I have watched several friends selling off their property to buy a cheaper home so they can have enough money to live through their days without income.

For owners of expensive homes, the temptation to “take profit” is rising. While some have done very well, many – having sold off – have found it hard coping with high rents.

This has led to the long-term impact of Singaporeans cashing in their most valuable assets for temporary gains.

Asked prominent commentator Chuan Chin Leng after observing there are several thousand billionaires in China alone, with numerous rich Indians, Indonesians, Malaysians and all over the world:

“How much more luxury property can we build to sell to the super-rich before we run out of space?”

Above all, Chua asked: “Why are we selling our precious land and space so happily? Who is benefitting and where is the money going to?”