Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Singapore. Increasing anger against foreigners.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore Lee Ruling Party's open door overly generous, harebrained policy of allowing huge numbers of foreigners to come to Singapore and take away jobs from Singaporeans is simply crazy. The present policy, believe it or not, allows any foreigner to simply come for a visit, while at his hotel look up the local newspapers for a job, get hired the next day, and become a Singapore resident instantly; as simple as that.

What did they think native Singaporeans would do when they end up unemployed in their own country because someone else from another country just walked in yesterday and took away his job? And that is exactly what is happening in these hare brained policies of the Lee Ruling Family whom it appears have their brains in their posterior.

For those who may find what is happening in Singapore simply incredulous, let me say this again. What I am saying here is true. Check it out yourself.

The Singapore government is not interested to know that that thousands of Singaporeans may be unemployed. As long as the employer prefers the foreigner, it is, according to Singapore’s Lee Ruling Family, entirely up to him. In order to justify this nonsense, the government line is "market forces". It may be a good idea for someone to tell the father and son Lee family team who run Singapore, that this is not what "market forces" mean, but who dares to do it, when they could sue you, win and bankrupt you any time they want in their Kangaroo Courts.

If that is bad enough, in fact it gets even worse. The companies themselves are owned by foreigners who are given instant licenses to do business. And after they had set up shop, a Chinese medicine shop, for instance, will almost always employ Chinese from China, especially if the job applicant had come from his local village in Guangdong! And while all this is going on, the Singaporean local native waits half starved because the foreigner had taken his job, in his own country! How about that!

You see how bad it is. In Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore there is completely no advantage in being Singaporean. In fact it is far better to be a foreigner in Singapore as far as jobs are concerned. You get a job anytime you want and leave for home country anytime you want.

You don't need to have rocket science brains to know that this sort of policy will anger the natives.

And to make matters worse, this mass migration of foreigners into Singapore to take Singaporeans jobs, in a small island jam packed like sardines with 5.2 million people living in close proximity in high rise apartments can cause tempers to rise when they meet.

The Straits Times, their state controlled local newspapers has several articles each day of a local beating up an old lady in a commuter bus for a seat, a foreigner hurling vulgarities and abuse at locals calling them no better than dogs, a Chinese recent arrival going around swearing at Malays and Indians and calling them “black boys” and so on.

These clashes which are turning increasingly violent between locals and foreigners are liable to escalate in no time in a full scale island wide racial riot.

No one wants to see something like this, and as I am a proponent of non violence in the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, I cannot in all honesty justify any violence against anyone, not even a fly, but that does not mean I cannot understand this sort of ugliness when it happens.

I can only predict that as time advances this sort of violent confrontations across the island can only increase.

And the cause of this degradation of Singaporean society and rampant racial hatred is the responsibility entirely of the Lee Ruling Family, father and son team, who thought that they alone know best about everything; no need for consultation, no need for dialogue, no need for advice; as after all they know everything that they need to know anyway. You can say, it is like the King Frog in his well.

It is this sort of arrogance on the part of the Lee Ruling Family that is the cause of all Singapore's problems. Today it has the highest migration rate with people leaving Singapore in record numbers. People are not having any babies. The old are dying and not being replaced except by even more immigrants. The law has degraded is discredited. No one respects the government. There is no sense of fair play and equality. The rich walk away with murder while the poor are sent to jail for extended periods. The rich are paid a hundred times what the poor are paid. The income gap in Singapore is one of the highest in the world.

For a good write up on the increasing violence against foreigner in the island please see "Anger against open door policy" dated July 28, 2012 and "Singaporeans teetering on short fuse" dated June 30, 2012, both by Seah Chiang Nee in the Malaysian, The Star newspaper.

Next time a stupid new immigrant from China tells you off, give him a real telling off, short of violence. I do not advocate violence. But I don't see anything wrong in reminding this recent arrival, in the strongest terms possible under the law, that he is not wanted in Singapore that he should keep his mouth shut and get out to wherever he came from this instant. He should be reminded that Singaporeans need the jobs and he is not welcome because he is taking them from the Singaporeans.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
Fremont, California, USA
Tel: 510 657 6107 or 510 491 4375


Anonymous said...

Let them in mate, the intellectual climate of our country is in dire need of some new people with new ideas to push out the narrow insanity that's infected things. Thomas jefferson was right, good ideas will always push out bad ones, and given that that's true, christ we should be lining up the causeway with red carpet and a cookie for every immigrant with something to say. The message of freedom comes from the free, most people happy to immigrate are free, we should play the odds.

Anonymous said...

So, uh, did USA welcome you with open arms, considering the record unemployment rate over there? Wouldn't it be fair for me to say you're a hypocrite, and you're not welcome in America for taking away the opportunity of a more deserving American citizen for a job?

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous of Nov 20, 0632,

Let me put right your ignorance of the United States and similarly of all the civilized developed countries in the world. Unlike Lee Kuan Yew's one party totalitarian regime Singapore where they can do anything they want, if I wanted to take a job in the US, it is not as easy as in Singapore. Yes, thousands and thousands of foreigners are given jobs in the US. But in order to get one, they have to undergo a stringent government sanctioned recruitment process where they have to show that the employer was unable to find a local American for the job despite diligent efforts. Only then will the foreigner get that job. Not like in your Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore where any Chinese Communist from Communist China can just walk in to Singapore and take the job, literally depriving the local citizen of it. I suppose you didn't know that did you? Lee has managed to not only keep you enslaved, he has also managed you keep you dumb.

I suggest before you go around calling others hypocrites and what not, you better examine your own head. Perhaps you might want to put something in it first.