Ladies and Gentlemen,
Singapore island's Lee Kuan Yew is often touted as the ultimate miracle man who somehow turned the island from a sleepy backwater into the 4th most prosperous place in the world, although the prosperity they are talking about refers only to the recently arrived Chinese millionaires who have recently defrauded state owned companies in Communist China hoping to park their money in the money laundering island hub.
But one would have thought that such an illustrious human being, nothing short of a God send to the island would have been the subject of much on going daily interest and news coverage especially since he is 92 years old and reportedly in poor health. Surely Singaporeans would (or at least should) be concerned as to his state of health and what would happen to their island if he is dead, but strangely enough they are not.
In fact, for several months now, the island's state controlled newspapers are all completely silent as to any news about him and the islander's have now been left completely in the dark as to whether he alive or dead, or at to whether he has turned into a bed-ridden vegetative piece of lettuce or whether he is running about playing football behind his colonial house in Oxley Road.
I can guess the reason for the lack of any media information in this case. The entire Lee Kuan Yew family who run the island and all his grovelers and bootlickers who are wallowing in opulence and luxury are terrified beyond their wits as to what misfortunes will befall on them and their wealth when their benefactor is gone. They are right. They should be afraid and rightly so.
As I have said in my last post, Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore island will have a hard time staying afloat once he is gone.
This is why. The island is run totally on his dictates which become laws through a rubber stamp parliament and not on any political theory that one can identify. Although it has a Constitution he has managed to in effect turn into a worthless piece of waste paper. Which therefore means for the island to function, without any established rules set down for anyone to follow, his dictates become law each time he proclaims it. For such a society to function, the leader has to be a sort of a King which the people obey out of respect or fear as the case may be, and whose dictates carry the force of law.
Although he is not in any legal sense a King, he has in fact become a de facto King of sorts on his throne for decades, that is from 1959 when he first took power. As long as the people obey him, the status quo in Singapore can go on without any major unraveling.
But the question is, what happens when he is dead. In societies where they have a living and working Constitution and the rule of law, they can seamlessly move from one government to another, or from the death of one leader to another without any major disruption, because society is not based on the dictates of one man but on a Constitution which sets out how the society is to be run.
These foundations such as the rule of law and the Constitution do not exist in the island. Lee Kuan Yew has routinely and openly abused the legal system and used it as a tool to destroy political opponents, so much so that the average man has lost all respect for it. The Constitution has been completely amended thereby reneging every single human right that had earlier existed.
In such dire and dangerous condition as the island now finds itself, without a respected legal system or a Constitution, once the 92 year old leader dies, unless the island produces another Lee Kuan Yew to replace the dead one, whom people can unconditionally obey as has been the case so far, the island will undoubtedly descend into complete chaos, mayhem and instability.
Today, we have his son whom he has placed in position as Prime Minister. Are we to assume that his son will be the new Lee Kuan Yew whom everyone will unconditionally obey and it will be business as usual? I am not so sure. It is difficult for any people to unconditionally obey any ruler when there is no foundation for his rule whatsoever; as I have said, no Constitution or no rule of law.
For instance, it will be difficult for him to justify the need to control the entire media by arguing that a controlled media is good and a free press is bad. Or it will be hard for him to argue that even a lone peaceful protestor has to be jailed just because Singapore law requires it when the law in this case is seen as an ass.
I am in fact surprised as to why Singapore islanders have so far taken this nonsense from the 92 year old dictator but strangely they have. But I have serious doubts that they will take this nonsense from his son especially because no one in their right mind has any respect for this character, some taking him no more than a clown who has come to where he is simply because of this father.
Without the rule of law and a system of government that people can respect, there will be clearly a void when the 92 year old man, who has not been heard of for some time dies. I guess to cushion the devastating consequences that will very probably follow his death, they would rather be silent on the subject to give an impression that his son is capable of running the show.
This is simply a case of burying their heads in the sand. This is simply living in denial. Despite strict radio silence, we can see the writing on the wall. The island of Singapore will find it imposable to continue with business as usual once Lee Senior is gone because there is no other Lee Kuan Yew to replace the dead one; and the son is simply no replacement. And without the rule of Law and a Constitution which the incumbent can follow, there is nothing in place other than a void.
His son is simply is no King.
This is why the government is maintaining strict radio silence. They are terrified as to what will happen when the 92 year old dictator kicks the bucket.
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California, USA
Tel: 510 491 4375