Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is an undeniable trend towards more and more activism against the Lee Kuan Yew father and Son dictatorship in Singapore, something unheard of in the past.
Yesterday, James Raj Ariokaisamy, 35, a local Indian Singaporean has been charged in court with hacking the web sites of various government agencies including Ang Mo Kio Town council. He is also believed to have involvement in the Lee Kuan Yew's political party PAP website and other government agencies, something which Singaporeans would never have dared to do before.
This and other related reports refer to as many as 20 or so others who were responsible for government web site hackings and anti government graffiti in various locations. Most of them are young men in their 20s and one as young as 17. This is indeed an encouraging trend for those yearning for a free Singapore. Please see the report of the state controlled newspaper Straits Times of Nov 12, 2013 http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/hacker-who-calls-himself-the-messiah-ordered-be-remanded-psych-evaluat
Ariokiasamy has been ordered to be detained in a mental hospital for 2 weeks and has been denied a lawyer or any visit from anyone. This practice of throwing people arrested for anti government activities into mental hospitals is reminiscent of the dreaded Gulags of former Soviet Union's Stalin regime. There is no doubt that Singapore is simply another police state that threatens it's citizens into submission in this way.
One has to salute these young men. What they have done cannot be considered by any means as crimes of moral turpitude. They had nothing to gain by their actions and the only purpose was to challenge the invincibility of the Lee Kuan Yew and son, father and son dictatorship by showing their defiance of the police state.
There is no doubt that the trend towards more activism for free speech and human rights is picking up and we are sure we can expect more and more activists like these courageous young men in the future.
Lee Kuan Yew and son should have known that sooner or later the people are going to rise. It is only to be expected. Remember in Singapore today, there is no free speech, no freedom of expression, no free press and anyone criticizing the government is liable to arrest and imprisonment and libel actions. With the growing use of Internet and instant mass communication, this repressive government should have known it was only a matter of time for this to happen.
There is no shame in going to jail for what one believes. These young men are heroes, not criminals and posterity will salute them for their part in fighting for a democratic Singapore and the destruction of today's father and son (Lee and son) dictatorship.
Well, now it has finally happened. The floodgates have been opened. Question is whether the Lees are going to come down hard and crush any dissent as they are used to do, or are they going to see the writing on the wall and realize it is simply too late to act the bully.
Either way the father and son dictatorship is finished. You can send these men to jail and cane them as well, but it is not going to stop others from doing the same. You simply cannot throw everyone in jail and brutalize them, it will not work.
These are troubling times for father and son, Lee Kuan Yew and his son. I don't think they have an answer to this. If they crack down hard, it will only antagonize even more people to do the same, not to mention the increasing numbers emigrating to the West as a result. On the other hand, if they allow dissent, that will be the end of them. A Hobson's choice.
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel; 510 491 8525