Reading the state controlled newspapers of the island-the government disallows independent newspapers- you see the
To replenish the languishing population, the despotic government of Lee Kuan Yew the father who has ruled without interruption and an iron grip from 1959, despite claiming to have stepped down but nevertheless continuing to receive millions in salary with his son the Prime Minister whom he appointed, bring in daily plane loads of Chinese from China.
You might find this puzzling. What, don't they have those sparkling modern skyscrapers that line the waterfront, have they not claimed to be the 4th richest country in the world and so on and so forth; and if so why are local Singaporeans in such a desperate hurry to escape the island? Are they mad?
No they are not. They wish to leave because the island run by this father and son team is simply morally bankrupt. They simply pretend to be a great country but underneath they are simply rotten. Here are the rotten facts.
Lee Kuan Yew and his son pay not only themselves but every one of their ministers millions of dollars ($3.7 million to be exact and much more secretly) every year and they call this a salary. Ordinary people would call it corruption.
The island is supposed to have a constitution but ever single article in it is openly broken. There is no freedom of speech, expression, assembly or anything else. And if you were to do any of these acts, which by the way you are rightfully entitled to do; you are promptly arrested, brought before their Kangaroo Courts and simply jailed or bankrupted.
Even though the island claims to be a multi racial country, any relationship to it and multi racialism had vanished long ago. Today there are hardly a handful of Malays or Indians in the island, more like a curiosity, with the vast majority of 80% being Chinese, the race preferred by the totalitarian father and son. And I must add, as a second choice he would prefer people who look Chinese even though they are not; Burmese, Vietnamese, even Koreans.
It is not certain why he prefers Chinese or people of Mongoloid ancestry. It may be that like Hitler he believes in some sort of Chinese or Mongoloid supremacy over others, or he may believe that such people are more subservient to authority making them easily controllable, one can only guess. But it is clear that both science and history has shown that such theories are simply nonsense as Hitler had found out very quickly to his chagrin.
And if you were to object to any of these abuses, you are immediately arrested and dealt with, leaving you no possible prospect of ever succeeding in the island. You will be marked forever.
Success in the Lee Kuan Yew’s island requires not necessarily ability and competence in what you do, as in other open democracies, but on being recognized by the father and son government. If you are lucky enough to have their recognition, your future is simply milk and honey forever.
The trick lies in always being recognized with your loyalty to them at any one time beyond question and never ever doing a thing which they would disapprove.
Success in your career, in the courts and in every thing else in the island depends entirely on the patronage and support of Lee Kuan Yew and his son government. If you have some other ideas, it is better for you to know sooner than later that
It is a society that simply does not support diversity of opinion. If you are a person who wants to promote freedom of speech, the right to peaceful assembly, the right to an independent press, the rule of law and such things, you are in the wrong place entirely. You would be arrested, sacked from your job, jailed and victimized for the rest of your life in his island. Singaporeans of today have no other opinion than that of the Lee ruling family government.
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In their place many foreigners come in, very often being deceived by the state controlled propaganda into thinking the island is something else than what it is, only to realize very soon after arriving that living there is not much different from living in Communist China or Cuba and they too, leave as quickly as they came.
You can see the benefits of insisting upon and respecting the rule of law and the Constitution in the
If you run an island with Kangaroo Courts and openly violate the Constitution, you will not retain your skilled and honest citizens capable of formulating ideas, and neither would you attract such foreigners.
Attorney At Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Tel: 510 491 4375