Ladies and Gentlemen,
Why is it, have you ever asked yourself, that Lee Kuan Yew and his bully boys never manage to solve the island's fundamental problems; uncontrollable brain drain, destructive falling birth rate, the fast disappearing lawyers etc.
Why is it, that after a few days of headlines splashed across the state controlled press and blaring from the TV and radio stations, all these campaigns are never hear of again, because they have completely failed.
Remember, K Shanmugam the recently handpicked Lee Kuan Yew Minister of Law proclaiming that he will increase the lawyer numbers in Singapore from the pathetic 3,000, a totally inadequate number for any city of 4.8 million. To that end he introduced various measures such as lowering the training periods of foreign lawyers to encourage them to practice there. What happened? Has anyone come? I guess not. And what is worse, it has shrunk even further to perhaps less than 3,000!
And by the way, after the news of my impending disbarment in Singapore which I know will be well publicised, I can guarantee you there will be even more resignations from the Singapore legal profession. The reputation of Singapore law as an organ of the Singapore government to stifle dissent is so well known both locally and internationally; no self respecting lawyer anywhere wants anything to do with them.
The falling birth rates is another total failure for this government. They have tried everything. Only 2 days ago the Singapore Social Development Unit, a sort of government matchmaking agency had urged young people to marry someone even if they were not to their liking or some other stupidity to that effect. You have correctly guessed it. No one is marrying. Once again a total failure.
Then there was the Minister Lui Tuck Yew, Goh Chock Tong and others who had not only pleaded to overseas Singaporeans in London Paris and Rome to return to Singapore, they even had a fair at London's Camden Park and gave out free food to passers-by in the hope that some passing Singaporeans might eat it, and out of gratitude return to Singapore. Alas no one did. And yet again a utter waste of taxpayer money. Once gone, Singaporeans refuse to return. And what is more they cleanse their minds of it, as if Singapore was a curse. Go ahead as ask any former Singaporean in London San Francisco or Toronto and see what you get.
As we speak, the local Singapore population is being completely replaced, as if like a blood transfusion. Singaporeans are either dying of old age or emigrating while millions of foreigners are being made instant citizens, who have by and large no idea of what to expect.
I can tell you the prognosis does not seem very bright. As usual these million dollar ministers do not appear to be able to understand the consequences of their actions. An unhappy people will not have children, they would not want to live in the island and with old age and emigration, the species of Singaporeans as we understand them would simply die off.
Foreigners who come to settle are by and large mediocre. They have to be. First, if they knew what they were getting into, they would never had come to an island that does not have a free press, an independent judiciary or democracy. So what you get is obviously ignorance. But if somewhere down the line, they become aware and decide instead to go back to their own countries, the result would a million or so unhappy recent immigrants who bad mouth Singapore and provide bad publicity in their countries of origin. If the reputation of Singapore internationally is already bad, it will get even worse.
Top down decision making as was the case in Stalin's Russia or present day Singapore usually fails and worse still has deleterious consequences much worse than you imagine.
Frankly with these million dollar men in Singapore who have become too big for their shoes, I don't really see much hope at all.
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