Ladies and Gentlemen,
Singapore's state controlled newspaper the Straits Times in the online edition of Nov 05, 2010, which in this case is on the point, since this story is about press freedom, reports "US style not for Singapore". It quotes a statement made by Lee Kuan Yew's recently promoted Indian sidekick K Shanmugam as the Minister for Law and Home Affairs in his speech at Columbia University, USA, yesterday.
And who the Hell are you anyway?
The nonsense or the arrogance he was spouting was this. Singapore he says is not entitled, according to him, of having a free press because Singaporeans are not like the Americans who, according to him are a larger country, rich and stable and strong enough to endure a free press, Singaporeans being not as judicious, fair and independent as the Americans.
I have this much to say to this Tamil side kick who can't find any other way to make a living than licking Lee Kuan Yew's Japanese rubber slippers. Simply Bollocks.
Look here you pathetic Tamil nothing, who was probably a son of a Tamil day laborer, who suddenly finds himself important because the Singapore dictator beckons him and gives him a job, let me tell you this. It is not for you to decide whether Singaporeans are entitled to read what they want and write what they want.
It is for them to decide, and if you thought even for a moment that you had that God given right to tell Singaporeans what they can read and not read, you have something else coming.
Look here you Tamil prick. The Singapore Constitution expressly provides in Article 14, the right to free speech and expression. That right is not just for Americans, that applies even to Hottentots in the Kalahari and even sons of Tamil coolies like yourself. Moreover, you might not have realized it because of your mediocre legal education from the mediocre University of Singapore where even peaceful protests are banned, the right to free speech and expression is an inalienable Universal Right enshrined in the United Nations.
And as for your ignorance of basic English language, which I suspect you suffer from, the word "inalienable" means something that cannot be taken away, not by you, not by your master Lee Kuan Yew and not by any other two legged living thing in this world, except God, which I am sure God will not do.
The gist of his stupidity that would make any hot blooded human being boil with anger is this. He says that because Americans are smarter than Singaporeans, they can handle fringe lunatic behaviour and by implication is suggesting that there are lunatics in Singapore (a group in which I assume he does not include himself) who will cause disruption in society, and therefore Singapore will rupture along racial and religious lines.
How does he know all this anyway? When was the last time there were racial riots in the country? And why does he think that Singapore will rupture and disintegrate?
I don't have to tell you why he spouts this drivel from his lips. It is very convenient for him surely. He can carry on licking his master's Japanese slippers for a living, his master and his sons will rule the country through the censorship of the newspapers, which is another way of saying that they are going to continue to dish out the propaganda which they have done for the last 50 years.
For those who may not understand that Singapore is no different from North Korea when it comes to the media, let me tell you. There is a government owned company in the island called Singapore Press Holdings, which by the way is owned by the Lee Kuan Yew family. This monopoly owns all the newspapers, all television stations, all radio stations and every other form of publication both visual and oral. No one is allowed to print and distribute any newspaper without a licence and as you expected, if you criticise the government your licence will be withdrawn. Not just that, the ownership of even a printing press requires a license, if not you go to jail
Just as in Communist China of today and the former Soviet Union, all news is carefully crafted to make the government look good and the critics look bad. Usually there is nothing about critics reported in the Singapore papers anyway, unless it is intended to make them look badly and poorly.
An example was my arrest in Singapore in 2008. For days on end I was reported in the newspapers as having criticized one of Lee Kuan Yew's judges, that I misbehaved in public, that I am more evil than even Adolf Hitler or anything else they wanted to say.
You have by now heard of the unstoppable and mounting brain drain of the educated and skilled from Singapore to Western countries for permanent settlement. Can anyone be surprised by it in these circumstances. What the government is trying to tell you is this, they have a right to selectively report what they want you to hear and conceal what they don't; distort the news so as to make them look good and their critics bad, and live a life where at any point of time you are unaware that any news you hear may or may not be true, take it or leave it.
I certainly would refuse to live a life like that under this Tamil sidekick of Lee Kuan Yew. Oh no, simply no. But the problem for Singaporeans is this. There is no way you can protest this injustice and the brainwashing of your mind. Firstly there is no political opposition since it is a one party state. Second, you are not entitled to even peacefully protest this violation of your right because you will be arrested, as even peaceful protests are illegal.
So an educated man in these circumstances has no choice at all. Either he has to take this lying down which to everyone would be totally unacceptable, or else just pack up and leave the country.
So now you know why so many educated skilled Singaporeans leave the country permanently for a like abroad. Can anyone blame them? I for one would not tolerate this nonsense at all. That is why I live in America.
As I said in my last post, if you look at it another way, truly you should in fact thank this pathetic soul for his silly speeches and actions. You see, it is he himself who is digging his own grave. I bet several more thousands of educated Singaporeans reading his determination to dish out propaganda through his state controlled press would finally say enough is enough and purchase their one way tickets to the first Western country that will take them.
Which means another couple of feet into the grave for Lee Kuan Yew, literally and his government politically.
And mind you, this is the First World Country that Lee Kuan Yew was talking about! Frankly, I don't think so.
I have always tried to use moderation in my language because that is the only gentlemanly thing to do. But in this case I may have used stronger language deliberately because anything less would not have done justice against this sycophantic Tamil licker of Lee Kuan Yew's Japanese slippers.
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