Lee was right except for the timing.
To WP Pritam Singh's question in Parliament (not that Pritam Singh or anyone else from the opposition will make any difference to anything), Teo Chee Hean, Lee Kuan Yew's minion in Parliament replied that since 2000, on average about 1,000 Singaporeans left to settle abroad.
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It is quite obvious that Teo is hiding something, when he speaks of the number 1,000 annually. Why should he say 1,000? Why not state the exact figure? I can only suspect that just like the propaganda dished out by all the state controlled media in totalitarian regimes worldwide, this is one big lie.
I won't be surprised that the figures are ten times that number each year and mounting.
What this means of course is that the total depletion of Singaporeans who are capable of leaving the island, can and will leave and the trend is simply irreversible. The best will leave
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As for the local people, Lee is frankly not interested in what they think, since he doesn't think much of them anyway. Their job is simply to accept what is thrown at them. As to the thinking, formulating and executing government policies, Lee and Company will be in charge. Singaporeans are not encouraged to have any part in it.
If you feel you want to contribute to the country, they are left with only one choice, that is, to join the government. There are various grass roots and government controlled organizations which cater to Singaporeans. From volunteers in these organizations, better described as opportunists, Lee and company will choose future ministers, members of parliament and others to fill important positions. In such positions, the incumbent has a good salary, good life and a secure future, that is, as long as Lee continues to rule
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Since the last two decades, increasing numbers of capable, skilled and educated Singaporeans have left for settlement in the West. Since anyone who has gone to the West will immediately see why life is far superior to that in
What are left in the island are only foreigners, mainly those from Communist China. These immigrants have brought with them their Communist Chinese mannerisms, practices and cultural norms and social ethos which has now already become the island’s predominant cultural and social identity.
The only native Singaporeans left are those who earn millions at the very top, such as the Lee Kuan Yew extended family, their relatives and friends who rule the island; second, the unskilled predominantly Malay, some Indian and some local Chinese who are unable to acquire the education and skills leaving them incapable of settlement abroad.
As time progresses, as the Lee ruling family decides to develop new industries and money making businesses, they will bring in more and more foreigners from diverse countries to do the work. Many of these foreigners will earn, as they do now, huge salaries while the local Singaporean will be left to look at them with envy and resentment, as they do now.
Singaporeans have already become second class citizens in their own country. The winners are the Lee Kuan Yew ruling family and their minions and bootlickers who benefit by nepotism and association. The other winners are the foreigners who run the important establishments and positions to make money for themselves and the Lee Kuan Yew family.
As for me, according to the Lee Kuan Yew family view of things, I am an unrepentant criminal (I must say I am very proud of that title), so is Dr. Chee Soon Juan who disagrees with Lee's one party totalitarian police state and so was the late JB Jeyaretnam.
Lee's model citizens are his minions, such as K Shanmugam, who eloquently and successfully argued for a law that criminalizes all protests, even peaceful ones, and even one man protests, even though it is clearly unconstitutional. So are all his other ministers and minions in his government, all model citizens, who successfully argue for laws and policies designed to keep the Lee Kuan Yew family in power?
If I knew this much, so have thousands of educated skilled Singaporeans. That is why they continue to leave the island in even greater numbers and that is why with a tiny native population which was until recently only about 2 million, it is descending fast into extinction.
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