Friday, March 23, 2012

Singapore's Alice in Wonderland elections

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In one sentence, the Lee ruling family's Singapore has a nonsensical, unrepresentative and illegal electoral system. Even Lewis Carrol of Alice in Wonderland could not have done a better job.

Racial Discrimination in Housing: 90% of Singaporeans live in HDB (Housing and Development Board) apartments, the high rise buildings you see all over Singapore. These apartments which are wholly owned by the government are all let to citizens as leasehold, mostly on 99 year leases and some month to month. If not for these apartments, Singaporeans would have nowhere to live.

Although the Constitution requires equality between the races, a blatant form of segregation and apartheid, not dissimilar to the former South Africa is practiced by the HDB.

In South Africa, blacks were not allowed to alive anywhere in their country but confined to townships like the notorious Soweto (South West Township).

Similarly in Singapore the Malays and the Tamils who form the minority, are not allowed to alive anywhere in these government apartments. They are only allowed to reside in designated areas in the island which did not have Malay and Tamil populations beyond a certain ratio.

The Singapore government requires Tamils and Malays to be thinly spread out among the Chinese population, which has 78% of the total population of Singapore presumably because the Lee ruling family who are of Chinese descent fear the election of more Malays or Indians from the opposition if they are allowed to concentrate in any one or more areas.

Racial Discrimination in Population Size: The Constitution requires racial equality under the law. But the Lee ruling family, being Chinese themselves have decided that only their Chinese race would forever form the majority in Singapore.

To ensure this illegal racial majority ratio, they plucked out a number from thin air, 75%. Today ethnic Chinese race in Singapore must not be allowed to fall below 75% while the Malays and Indians are allowed to have not more than 25% of the population.

In the past decade, as the Chinese ethnic race began to exhibit falling birth rates while that of Malays and Indians was higher, Lee's ruling family had vigorously embarked on a sustained effort to bring into Singapore for settlement either Chinese from China or anyone who resembles the Chinese like the Burmese, in disproportionally large numbers.

Today plane loads of Chinese from Communist China are flown in daily to keep the numbers of Chinese at least 75%. This policy is clearly illegal being a crass and shameless violation of the Constitution of the island.

Malay and Indian Members of Parliament represent no one: Since Singapore today is still effectively a racially segregated society where the different races have not yet become one united society, where the different races have nothing in common with a each other; no common language, culture or religion, it is inconceivable for any Chinese person to vote for an outsider.

Since the Malay and Indian populations are not only minuscule, but also thinly scattered throughout the island, because of the government's prohibition against them choosing to live in any particular area, had they stood for elections on their own, not a single one would ever have been elected.

So Lee Kuan Yew, the dictator who has engineered the system to ensure his perpetual rule has come up with an idea to use some Indians and Malays of his choice to his advantage.

Since there are some, albeit few Indians and Malays in our mist, clearly an endangered species, it would be politically correct at least to give the impression that they are not neglected. To do this he selects a few of them to enter his government as MPs or even Ministers.

To get them elected, he comes up with the idea of Group Representation Constituency in which not one but several Chinese politicians stand, among which you place one or two Malay or Tamil persons of his choice.

For instance the Tamil, K Shanmugam, Lee's Minister for Law got into parliament at the Nee Soon GRC, which also has Chinese Er Lee Bee Wah, Lim Wee Kiat and Tay Teck Wan. I am not sure exactly how many Chinese live in Nee Soon but we know for a fact that at least 75% of them are Chinese.

Therefore, if this Tamil had stood alone at Nee Soon, he wouldn't have got any votes from the Chinese, and very probably would have lost even his election deposit. No way in the world would he ever have been elected, let alone become Minister.

Yet, even though this Tamil represents in reality no one, let alone the people of Nee Soon, he is permitted not only to walk into Parliament, but what is worse, even lectures and pontificates over us.

He was even found out to be a downright reprobate, an uncontrollable sex maniac and adulterer, for sleeping with nearly all the Chinese women in the law firm Allen and Gledhill while employed there, by taking advantage of his political position, being Lee's Member of Parliament. His Tamil wife divorced him when she found out. It is known that he prefers Chinese women over his own Tamils.

As if that's not all, only a month ago, he sent out a "lawyers letter", Singapore jargon for threatening to sue for defamation, a blogger who wrote that he was again caught committing adultery with another Chinese woman Foo Mee Har, another of Lee's politicians,(Please see my earlier blog post).

With a man like this Singaporeans have not only to bear in silence a man who represents no one, but adulterers and reprobate rascals as well to rule over them.

It is the same with every other Tamil or Malay. Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, this time a half Tamil, a half caste Chinese mix, was elected into Holland Bukit Timah GRC, which has Sim Ann and Liang Eng Hwa, who are Chinese while Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam of the Jurong GRC has with him the following Chinese, Ang Wei Neng, Ong Kin Huat and Zhisheng. You can bet every penny that if there weren't these Chinese, Shanmugaratnam wouldn't be anywhere near Lee's Parliament.

What should arouse outrage and indignation in Singaporeans of Malay and Indian descent is the blatant disregard of the law through racial segregation in housing and the consequent unfairness in parliamentary elections but also the deliberate increase of the Chinese race and ethnicity while suppressing their populations.

As if this is not bad enough we have Members of Parliament who literally represents no one, 9 Nominated Members of Parliament, another of Lee's recent creations which makes nonsense of the Constitution.

These are handpicked men who are given a licence to make speeches which appear to oppose the government but in reality they are not. Somewhat like play acting and theatre. The whole idea is to give the international public the impression that Singapore is a democracy since the island has been increasingly criticized as an intolerant one party Stalinist dictatorship, which it is.

For example, these Members may speak one day about the high cost of living or the crowding in the trains or the need for more roads. To this the government would respond by saying that it is all untrue. And since the Lee ruling family are beyond anything and anyone, like Gods, they would all just go home as if nothing had happened.

If all this is not bad enough, people have been forced to vote for the Lee ruling family and their party under threats both explicit and implicit such as defamation lawsuits against opposition politicians and threats to deny employment and benefits to those who voted against them.

All this makes Singapore Lee ruling family and their national elections a joke and them and their handpicked Ministers and Members of Parliament a bunch of jokers.

I am not the only one who knows all this. Which is why Singapore's educated class continue to leave their shores in even greater numbers for settlement away from Lee's Alice in Wonderland while he continues to make do with this riff raff from China who don't speak any English and have nothing much in their heads either.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
Disbarred from practicing law in Lee's Singapore, imprisoned and refused entry to the island for criticizing Singapore's judiciary in this blog (see blogpost May 29, 2008 Singapore. Judge Belinda Ang's Kangaroo Court)
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