Sunday, October 7, 2012

Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew's son will reduce college places

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore's state controlled newspaper the Straits Times of Oct 08, 2012 has the story "Prudence to guide rise in local varsity enrolment". While on a state visit to New Zealand, he has told Singaporeans studying there that he will be careful in increasing university places for students. His excuse was that if too many college graduates do not find jobs, then it will, according to his words "simply create a different and worse problem for themselves: graduate unemployment". See

Very convenient, Mr. Lee. Surely that is not the reason why you will not allow more university graduates. Let me tell you the real reason. The real reason is, educated people with college degrees, and Gopalan Nair being one, have the nasty habit (for you that is) of asking too many questions. Education, you see, encourages questioning. And no dictator anywhere in the world, of which you are one, likes too many questions, because the more ignorant the person is, usually the less questions there are.

And the more education there is in society, the more difficult it is for you to continue stealing $3.7 million dollars a month and call it a salary, the more difficult it is for you to continue controlling the press, the more difficult it is to arrest anyone merely because he said something you or your father did not like, the more difficult it is to deny the rule of law. In fact educating your people is the perfect recipe for your downfall.

Surely you can see that had Gopalan Nair not had a college education, he would not have complained about anything, not have been a perennial pain in the neck for you, and would perhaps have still been blissfully living under your rule in Singapore Island.

Your claim that educating people will cause problems is simply wrong. An educated population in fact creates more jobs, not the reverse, because they can think and have more ideas and more ideas create more enterprises and therefore more jobs. It also creates a more sophisticated and gracious society thereby uplifting the lives both social and economic of everyone.

Singapore is a small tiny island with no more than 2.5 native born citizens and the numbers falling each day with massive brain drain due to the unhappiness of it's citizens living under the dictatorship of the Lee Ruling Family.

As you continue to suppress their human rights and deny them an education, apart from those already leaving Singapore island, even more will do so, and you will end up with mechanics and engineers only without any understanding of the social sciences, philosophy or the law, subjects which leaders need to know to run societies.

The only Singaporeans who remain in the Lee Ruling Family's Singapore Island are the opportunists who see the profit in playing to their tune. I am afraid at the rate they are going there are not going to be many even of these characters. And the island is far too small and their economy far too large for Singapore to cope with this fast diminishing educated class.

Lee Junior has to keep this in mind. If you educate your people, they will bring you down. If you don't educate them, you won't have enough leaders. Either way you lose. It is a case if tails I win and heads you lose. The writing is already on the wall.

And by the way, coming back to Lee junior's trip to New Zealand, he seems to have told them to "keep in touch with Singapore". I suppose he knows by now that none of them will return. It would be a waste of time to even try to persuade their return. No one wants to return to a Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship. New Zealand is a far better place to live.

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

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