Ladies and Gentlemen,
Mas Selamat, the celebrated "terrorist" accused by Singapore of trying to blow up Singapore airport and several Singapore aircraft to boot, 9/11 style, had escaped from Singapore's top security detention center in broad daylight and just strolled away to the eternal shame of Lee Kuan Yew's so called top notch island city state. 2 years later, a few months ago, he was handed over by the Johore Police to Singapore who have since put him back in jail.
But one thing that Singaporeans either are not aware of or deliberately do not wish to know is the startling fact that up till now, for the many years that this poor man has been kept in jail and his liberty denied him, he has never yet been charged with any crime at all! Like a bunch of Lee Kuan Yew gangsters, their Singapore police with their guns had just arrested him, jailed him and literally thrown away the key, yet again! This sort of thing does not usually happen in this day and age, let alone in a modern city state which claims to be first world.
Their excuse to arbitrarily jail Mas Selamat is their law, the Internal Security Act. Under this law, anyone, including you, can be arrested at the fancy of Lee Kuan Yew or any of his minions, accused of being a threat to national security and simply locked away without trial.
I am not sure if there can be any justification for a law like this which permits detention without trial in other circumstance but in this particular case, there are none.
If in fact the government claims that he wanted to blow up Singapore Airport and let us assume Lee Kuan Yew himself and his politically embattled son, the present Prime Minister to smithereens, then produce the evidence. If he wanted to fly a Cessna 172 as pilot in command into the airport control tower, then produce his pilot licenses, produce his flight instructors and his pilot log book to show his flight hours logged. Produce the TNT or other chemicals or evidence. Don't just write in the paper that he wanted to do this that or the other and just jail him for as long as you want.
Let me give a stern warning to this government of Lee Kuan Yew. You have no right to imprison this man without trial. The Constitution requires a fair trial. You are torturing and punishing a man without just cause. You are seen to day as a cruel island republic which has the highest execution rate in the world, barbaric punishments such as beatings and torture and a place that uses the law to silence critics of your dictator Lee Kuan Yew. A place that has no free press, no independant judiciary and in brief an Alice in Wonderland comedy island.
By what is seen as a barbaric lawless country, you are driving away good Singaporeans overseas permanently and making your island republic the laughing stock of the world, the object of odium, ridicule and contempt.
Give Mas Selamant a trial or release him now. Remember, the law states, a man is innocent until proven guilty.
To me, based on the fact that Lee is unable to produce any evidence against him, means you have none. Therefore in my eyes, and the eyes of good people around the world, Mas Sealamant is not only innocent, he is also a Hero. To me, he is certainly a hero, for being able to withstand the suffering, the brutality, the imprisonment and solitary confinement all these years, yet kept his sanity and his state of mind intact. I look upon him as another Henri Charriere of Papillon fame, imprisoned on Devils Island, French Guiana for decades and finally escaped. Even if Papillon never really escaped and it was all a figment of his imagination, still it was one great story, and something like what is happening to our Mas Selamat with his daring escape, by swimming the Johore Straits.
Hang in there Mas Selamat, (Papi) we love you. You are not a terrorist in my eyes, you are a Hero. The only terrorists here are Lee Kuan Yew, his son and his minions. Stay strong Mas, if I could call you that. You will be vindicated, we promise you that. You will be free.
If you can escape again, do it. You are lawfully justified in that action.
And if there is anything I could do for you from the US, please do not hesitate to ask. From my understanding of the law, the US will not support this imprisonment without trial. Guantanamo was a completely different species of animal which as no relation to a case like yours. If you manage to escape and can somehow enter the US, I will help you obtain sanctuary.
Hang in there Mas Selamat. You are a Hero.
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