Ladies and Gentlemen,
With Singapore's recent arrest of British author, Alan Shadrake for criminal defamation and contempt of court, after he wrote a book critical of it's government, Singaporeans will only become even more afraid of Lee Kuan Yew. Such crippling all consuming fear can only hurt the island's progress in more ways than one.
Anyone whether a doctor, lawyer or department store clerk, has a life other than work. He has to go about living his life, going to the store, walking about and living. And this is where, regardless of who you are, life in Singapore becomes unpleasant.
For instance, if you walk along the street, any policeman for no reason whatsoever can accost you, demand to see your ID, and speak to you in any fashion he wants. There are no laws that require probable cause to stop and search, no Fourth Amendment rights, no requirement for any decency or human respect or nothing. If you are abused, there is nothing you can do. No one in Singapore's entire history has sued the Singapore government and won, let alone the police force. You are at their mercy, and you should understand that.
The same if you go into a government office. They can deny you service, discriminate against you, deny your lawful claim, throw you out of your government owned apartment, and there is nothing you can do. You can complain as much as you want, but it is entirely up to Lee Kuan Yew. They take advice from him whether you should helped or neglected.
Since suing them in their courts will not do anything for you, since the judges take orders from them and not the law, you may be naive to think of trying other means to solve your problem. There is simply no other way for you.
The courts are no help since the government controls them. The newspapers are no help either because they are all owned by the same people, the government.
If you thought you can mount a peaceful protest outside Lee Kuan Yew's palace, you are mistaken once again. In Singapore it is illegal to protest unless you have a permit from them and by the way don't bother applying. Since 1959, no one in Singapore has ever been given a permit to protest or do anything.
And if you are in Lee Kuan Yew's island and wrote a book criticizing Singapore like Alan Shadrake had done, he would arrest you and throw you in jail. And the same thing if you wrote a blog like myself in 2008, when he sent me to jail for 3 months.
And don't try to spread the word of dissatisfaction among your friends and family. Walls have ears. You will be found out and tailed. A dossier will be kept on you and you will be effectively marked for punishment. How and when you will be punished is entirely up to Lee Kuan Yew, but punished, you will.
It is not only I that knows this, every lawyer, every doctor, every scientist in that island knows this as well. And what do you think of these people, professional men and women, who willingly live in that island, effectively as slaves? Not much I guess.
And that is why the caliber of Singaporeans must continue to deteriorate. Singaporeans today, those still remaining there, are by an large a cowardly, unprincipled, unscrupulous, craven, boring lot. If among these, there was anyone with some gumption, they have either left or are on their way out. The ones that are coming into Singapore has to be by reason the same miserable sort that presently live there.
Today we read the island's legal profession has no more than 3,000 lawyers for a population of 5 million; Sydney Michael Hwang until recently the Singapore Law Society President had suddenly and mysteriously abdicated and claims to have gone to Dubai, my guess is in shame; the medical profession in Singapore has declined with their having to import huge numbers of foreign doctors; same with nurses and you name it every other profession.
And those that are coming to replace those who have left, presumably either in disgust or shame or both, are primarily from Communist China, totally without the English language. You can imagine what Singapore is turning into.
No, arresting Alan Shadrake was a very bad idea. But if only Lee Kuan Yew cared. And by the way, the only reason why I can write this blog is because I am in Fremont, California. Had I written this in Singapore, you can imagine what would have happened to me of course, which is why I will have to live forever in exile. Well not entirely forever; just as long the Big Boy Lee and his government are holding the reins. For now, the moment I set foot in Singapore, I would of course be arrested.
And by the way, you may have known that they are going to disbar me from practicing Singapore law in Singapore very soon, in my absence! By the way, despite my repeatedly asking them, they won't promise not to arrest me if I physically attended my trial there! So in effect, they are denying me the right to be present at my own trial! You can imagine a country like that. A banana republic.
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