12/11/2011/last para edited
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have just received information on a Singapore opposition blog which reports that Singapore strongman Lee Kuan Yew has been admitted to an unnamed hospital very sick, http://temasekrevealed.blogspot.com/2011/12/rumor-lee-kuan-yew-is-very-sick-now.html.
This would come either as good news or bad news depending on the way you look. Of course for those sycophants and bootlickers who hang around him singing praises and propping lee's dictatorship in return for millions of dollars or $3.7 million a year each to be exact, this would come as bad news indeed. Their leader and benefactor who hands out largess for doing his bidding may be no more, and so goes their golden spoon of lifelong luxury.
As for the opposition by which I mean Dr. Chee Soon Juan and his courageous friends who are pushing on despite all odds, it is good news indeed. Why, because Singapore as it is under Lee Kuan Yew with a few loyal bootlickers running the show is not a viable model long term, certainly not for an island state which is presumably sophisticated and intelligent. The only reason why they have lasted so long is simply because Lee has been careful not to go overboard with his repression, as there are no shootings such as in Iran and DRC Congo.
If Singaporeans have tolerated the abuse of the law to silence dissent, muzzling the media and outlawing any form of dissent, it is because the bulk of Singapore citizenry may not be as educated to understand these concepts, but it is undeniable that there are also the large swathe of highly discerning citizens who consider all these repressive policies totally unacceptable. This time, if Lee dies dies we will see their ascent and appearance demanding justice.
If Lee were to die now, he will be doing it at a very bad time. The European economy and the American economy upon which Singapore is almost totally reliant is presently on very shaky ground. If Lee were to go, and they were contemplating pulling out of Singapore during these hard times, what better excuse to give than to say Singapore is unstable, because any stability so far in Singapore is today rightly or wrongly attributed to Lee's presence.
I would direct the reader to the faux paus, which I wrote earlier in this blog claiming Lee had a serious heart attack and was admitted to hospital. It was false but I deliberately wrote it to test the water if that were to happen. I was told there there was great uncertainty in the Singapore economy and in fact the stock market had even dropped slightly as a result. The next day, to ally the fears of the Singapore public, the Singapore Prime Minister's Office put out a report that Lee Kuan Yew was alive and well and was in London England, whether this was true or not is any one's guess. The next day, the Lee Kuan Yew government being so outraged by my having put out this false alarm, Minister Liu Tuck Yew went to Singapore Parliament to condemn my action and stated that the Singapore government would not officially respond, because according to him "I should be treated with the contempt I deserve". Frankly I failed to understand his remark, since his publicly referring to me in Parliament was, I thought, a government condemnation of my actions. But I guess, when you are above the law and invincible in Lee Kuan Yew's government, you can say anything silly and still get away with it. After all you are not accountable to anyone except Lee Kuan Yew.
But the point I am making here is this. If indeed Lee Kuan Yew were to kick the bucket, which by all signals, is going to happen very soon, I believe Singapore would the very next minute become completely unstable and by comparison, Iraq would be a bastion of stability. Why, because foreign investment would begin to flow out like the vast Amazon river; foreign companies will close shop; money launderers who have their money in the island will pull them out; the brain drain which is alredy large will become even larger; Chee Soon Juan and his friends will think it safe enough to organize nationwide peaceful protests; and there will be born the Arab Spring, no the Singapore Spring.
K Shanmugam, the Singapore Minister for Law, the Tamil bootlicker who hangs around Lee Kuan Yew for the goodies he throws at him would probably be packing and moving off to Tamil Nadu, India to be among the others who look like him, and hoping that those demanding vengeance would not be searching for him in that Tamil city. Lee Kuan Yew's son, whose father is no longer around to give him the support and protection he needs would probably be in Beijing China because had he gone to any other European or American city, his actions would begin to haunt him through demands for justice in those countries, as Europeans and Americans are not docile Singaporeans.
Lee's compliant judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean who so shamelessly abuses the law in Singapore under her master Lee's protection, would now be wondering where in the world could she go and be safe. In her case the only country where she would probably be safe is again China.
Yes, many things are going to happen. Lee Kuan Yew is a staggering 89 years old and at this age, it is customary for people to die, and there is nothing unusual about that.
My only hope is that Singapore will not suffer too much upheaval if Lee were to go, that they would soon recover and would rise from the ashes, like a Sphinx, from the dictatorship as a new democratic Singapore like Spain which rose to democracy eventually from the demise of Franco.
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