Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Singapore will descend into chaos when it's ruler, 91 year old Lee Kuan Yew dies

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Some say he's 89 and others say he is 91 but whatever the number; it is pretty near the time to die for human beings. That is how old Singapore's all powerful leader Lee Kuan Yew is, the person who is credited with all sorts of achievements, all of it imaginary I might add, including creating modern Singapore is.

But here lies the problem. Regardless of what people may say, Singapore just as Nazi Germany under the Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, Spain under Franco and Italy under Mussolini are all dictatorships, fascist dictatorships to be exact. It is a country where everything and everybody accept rules and laws laid down by the dictator, some because they have no choice but to obey and others because they are opportunists and see gain in such obedience.

These laws and rules laid down in these dictatorships do not necessarily follow any particular political philosophy, not entirely capitalist, not entirely socialist and even not entirely logical, acceptable or even lawful. They are just edicts or orders from above which inevitably become law.

Singapore is a tiny island city state, not even a quarter the size of New York. Only about a decade ago, it had no more than about 3 million people, all local born citizens. Suddenly today, it has more than 5 million, half of whom were recently bought in by the decision made by the dictatorship to expand the economy. The local population which had been about 3 million in the past has declined to 2.5 million and steadily continues to decline today. The birth rate is almost zero and the existing Singapore born population is dying from old age.

The reason for the massive immigration imbalance between local and migrant workers was the unwise decision by the dictatorship to expand its economy at any cost, which meant unrestricted immigration.

But just as in all dictatorships, the people are forced to accept laws and rules which are clearly illegal but are incapable of questioning. Take the salaries of Lee Kuan Yew and each of his party politicians. They each pay themselves $5 million a year or some other ridiculous figure. As if that was not bad enough, they corruptly pay themselves even more undisclosed amounts in government company dividends and other sources. Surely this is corruption of the worst kind, even to beat that of the former Congo leader Mobuto who stole the countries diamonds. But just as in Mobutu's Congo, Singaporeans are not allowed to complain. If they did, they would be sued for libel in his corrupt courts, jailed and bankrupted.

Although Singapore has a Constitution which gives the people their rights, in fact they have none. The Constitution is a fraud. There is no freedom of speech, expression, assembly, free press, rule of law, simply nothing. The island is a one party police state run by Lee Kuan Yew and his family, as simple as that.

Why then you may ask hasn't Singapore just collapsed? Why then you may ask has there not been a revolution like there was in 1917 in the Red Square, Russia. Well for the time being just as in all dictatorships, despite the illegal laws and policies, people can somehow make a living. There are thousands and thousands who serve the dictatorship in his political party, as civil servants and as grass roots organizations such as the Peoples Association and Residents Committees. They have secure jobs, and get paid totally for pushing the policies of the dictatorship, regardless of right or wrong.

Then you have the thousands of taxi drivers, the food sellers, the sales girls and office boys who all have families and survive working in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore. Any attempt by them to question his authority would mean possible demotion or even losing one's livelihood. For them too regardless of how unacceptable the rules are, questioning authority is not a sensible option.

But then what happens when the 91 year old leader Lee Kuan Yew dies, the person from whom all wisdom was derived (I mean wisdom sarcastically of course)? Will the people be willing to follow another leader such as his son, who is now the presently the Prime Minister when the people already know that he is nothing but a mere follower of his father.

History has shown that dictatorships only last as long as the dictator, unless it happens to be a closed society like North Korea, which Singapore is not. I don't think Singapore will last beyond the 91 year old man. The basis upon which the island rests is one big fraud. No one will accept paying its political leaders $5 million a year each and a further unknown amount secretly. No one will accept the government denying every single human right in the Constitution. No one will accept a situation where a foreigner has more rights in the tiny island than the locals. The Malays will not accept being second fiddle to the Chinese. The Indians will not accept being treated as if they did not exist.

The clock is ticking fast for the 91 year old Lee Kuan Yew. His triple A battery is about to go dead. The last time I made a hoax about his having suffered a heart attack resulted in the Singapore stock market falling and islandwide pandemonium even resulting in my being condemned in the island's Parliament, even though I revealed it as a hoax the very next day.

If this was the colossal reaction to my blog post about a year ago in this blog, imagine the turmoil and upheaval when he really does die, which is surely not too long away.

My advice to everyone and anyone, both local and foreign, having anything to do with tiny Singapore Island is to keep this fast approaching occurrence on your horizon. The tiny island is simply too small to ride such a catastrophic occurrence. A prudent investor will keep this in mind and always have plan two in place. Lee Kuan Yew's son will be unable to hold tiny Singapore island together, a place which relies almost entirely of foreign investment. At the first sign of unrest, there goes the capital.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in exile
Fremont, California, USA
Tel: 510 491 4375


Ron Singh said...

The despicable old man has made sure that when he goes so does Singapore.
He is nothing but a very hateful and unhappy old man.
He hates death like death itself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr Nair,

are you following up on the latest PAP fiasco ? Parliamentary speaker Michael Palmer steps down due to having an affair with a Ms Laura Ong from the Peoples Association. The handling of the matter by the PAP and the media is nothing like what they demanded of the Workers Party during the Yaw Shin Leong affair saga.

I'm excited to read your thoughts on this.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous Dec 13 0811

Michael Palmer decided just as all the other bootlickers of Lee's PAP that he will no longer have a head of his own and just follow Lee and Company for a living. Just follow the leader for the goodies. Now they have ordered him out but he will still be licking their boots for crumbs. He knows no other way to make a living. The only problem is, after Lee Kuan Yew 91 years old is dead, he may not find any other pair of boots to lick. It is so with every one of these Lee Kuan yew's men. All boot lickers. No pride, no principles, no personal ideals or beliefs, no nothing.

Anonymous said...

I think if LKY were not alive anymore, there will be chaos but it will be temporary.

There are many of us here who still have our heads firm on our shoulders, who decided to stick it out instead of migrating to greener pastures.

I am however, concerned about his son Lee Hsien Loong taking over. Sometimes I feel like we are no different from North Korea.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous
who says

"There are many of us here who still have our heads firm on our shoulders, who decided to stick it out instead of migrating to greener pastures".

I don't see how you can "have your head firm on your shoulders" and "stick it out instead of migrating" in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore.

This is like a German in Adolf Hiler's Nazi Germany claiming that he did not "migrate" and "stuck it out under the tyrant Hitler" while he went around on his murderous reign!

What you actually meant to say is that you either did not have the courage either to challenge Lee Kuan Yew and his dictatorship and neither did you have the courage to leave for freedom.

I suggest that you should have no problem serving under his son when Lee Kuan Yew dies just as you have collaborated with his father all these years, with I might add, "your head firm on your shoulders". What sort of head or shoulders do you have anyway?