Ladies and Gentlemen,
Last time we spoke of the uselessness of Chee Soon Juan's Singapore Democratic Party to the cause of freedom in Singapore is, except that Kenneth Jeyaretnam's Reform Party and others such as National Solidarity Party, Low Thia Khiang's WP (I forgot what the name is of the gentleman who runs the NSP is) has become. To put it straight, these are just simply useless. They are of no use to themselves nor for Singapore.
Kenneth Jeyaretnam has a blog for his reform party. A last check on it shows no activity. He has gone into hibernation for the next 5 years, when I suppose he will reemerge, put up stages in the open, stand on them and make speeches, and if he loses come back in the next 5.
Low Thia Khaing has been elected to go into Parliament with his 5 other partners. I suppose he wants to keep his seat and that of his friends, and his method of doing it is not to ask any questions which is likely to threaten the continued rule of Lee Kuan Yew and his PAP.
So just as in the past decades of his time in Parliament during which he has not managed to bring about even a modicum of democracy for the people who voted for him, it is going to be business as usual for him for the next. He will ask questions about the huge immigration problem, the jobless problem, the CPF problem and other problems.
And after asking them, regardless whether the PAP listens, he will do nothing else. He will not hold protests, demonstrations or any such thing to insist and demand what he wants. He still considers Lee Kuan Yew his master, and he intends to keep his seat in Parliament and the only way to do it, is not to confront Lee head on with questions or actions he does not like; because if he did, he would go the way JB Jeyaretnman did, which is out.
And he is going to insist that his other 5 friends in Parliament play this double game of pretending to fight for democracy but at the same time ensuring that Lee Kuan Yew and his son remain in power because if that continues, by extension, their position too is protected.
The NSP guy has also disappeared, perhaps recovering from a sore throat after he had made all those speeches a whole week in a row.
These men, so called Opposition leaders are neither leaders nor men, simply pretenders. Not a single one of them either has the courage or the ability to do what is right, which is, standing up to the abuse of legal process in the courts to destroy Lee's political opponents, standing up to a state controlled media and demanding that the people's fundamental rights of freedom of speech and expression be returned to them.
I don't mean just articulating these demands, I mean going into the streets and agitating for them until they get it. Please remember, without these rights and freedoms you, as well as Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Low Thia Khiang and every one of these men who claim to be leaders would not be leaders at all. They would be bums as they are now.
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