Sunday, February 16, 2014

Why Singapore's policies are leading to destruction

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The first obvious mistake that Singapore made, which any 7 year old child should know, is it's failure to realize that in order to rule, you need the respect of it's citizens. In the 1950s and 60s you simply could do what you want to a helpless people, respect or no respect.

But now in 2014 with the Internet and mass communication, it is no longer possible. The Lee Kuan Yew Singapore government has lost the respect of it's people for the following reasons.

Firstly they have lost faith in their legal system. Over decades the law has been repeatedly misused to destroy political opponents such as JB Jeyaretnam, Chee Soon Juan and myself. Singapore judges are seen, no better than prostitutes who sell their judicial office for money and career.

Secondly impartiality of parliamentary elections are brazenly compromised. Repeatedly in it's short history able capable and respected leaders such as Chee Soon Juan are disqualified from even standing for elections and persecuted. As a result loyal patriotic and able Singaporeans simply stay away, fearing retribution, leaving political office available to only those opportunists who lick the asses of the Lees. This results in the people losing respect for the entire political system.

Singaporeans therefore have no respect for any of these so called politician Ministers who are all simply handpicked by Lee and his friends and immediately thrust upon the people who are told to accept them as leaders. What is even more annoying is their habit of repeatedly giving lectures to Singaporeans as if they are supposed to know any better than anyone else.

One example is this Minister Chan Chun Sing, whom by the way we have never heard before telling us in this instance that we should be diplomatic with foreign countries and not be belligerent etc. etc.

Thanks for telling us, as if we did not this ourselves! Please see report in the state controlled Straits Times newspaper of Feb 15, 2014 titled "Put Values First, Honor the Elderly, Chan Chun Seng" . Please see report

Put values before material wealth, and appreciate the elderly in society, Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing (pictured) said at a symposium for students on Saturday, Feb 15, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Because of island wide surveillance of the population by government through the secret police, local Residents Committees, Peoples Association and Consultative Committees, every citizen is intimidated and threatened to show support for the government.
And even if people wanted to vote against them, there is no one whom they could vote for.  The Workers Party which is the only so-called opposition party in Parliament has been effectively hijacked by the ruling PAP resulting in their actually working in the interests of the ruling party, and not against them.
As a result today, there is not a single real opposition politician in Parliament although on paper there are a dozen or so. All they do is merely make a few speeches and go home. Their only duty, it appears is to take care of their resident's daily needs, which by the way, the ruling party can do as well. It is not to advance democracy, and about which they have nothing to say.  
As a result the people have lost all faith in their government or their leaders. They are incapable of either deciding or acting independently for the interests of the electorate but only to obey the demands of the Lees and do as they are told.
Thirdly, even though it is obvious that by paying themselves millions each year, the people would obviously consider this outright corruption of the worst kind, which they do, every single Minister as well as Lee Kuan Yew and his son pay themselves no less than S$3.7 million each year, a figure I am told is five times the salary of President Obama.
This willingness to flagrantly disregard the rights and feelings of the electorate by their open public corruption, further alienates and even makes the people viscerally hate them.
Fourthly, despite the island's Constitution requiring a free and independent media, in total disregard and brazen violation thereof, Lee has through the Newspapers and Printing Presses Act, made the free press illegal.
Fifthly, despite all the human rights guaranteed under the Constitution, Lee has literally outlawed free speech, expression, assembly or any other fundamental right that one can normally expect anywhere else in the world except in the African Congo.
Sixthly, using these unjust laws, he will use his police goons and his judges who prostitute their offices to arrest impoverish, bankrupt and hound anyone who dares to question.
If they are still in power, it is only because they can use the violence of their police thugs and their Kangaroo judges to finish you off. Against them you are powerless.
As a result of these totally violent and illegal transgressions against their rights, the people have lost all respect for their government or their leadership against whom they are powerless and who feel destined to their fate. If they haven't overthrown them it is because they are terrified of their leaders and what they will do to them.  
This total disrespect and hatred for their leadership and their government results in the following unavoidable detrimental consequences to Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship.
Firstly, as people become more educated despite the impediments placed before them, not wanting to be hostage under this dictatorship, they increasingly emigrate to the West. As a result the already tiny population of no more than perhaps 1.5 Singapore born natives are increasing moving abroad for settlement to countries such as Australia. Their knowledge of the English language and tertiary qualifications make it easier for them to leave than most other people.
As more Singaporeans experience the freedoms abroad, they persuade even more to leave resulting in the almost emptying of the island of native born Singaporeans.
To make the population problem worse, the disrespect and intense hatred and mistrust that the people have for their rulers result in Singaporeans not getting married and not having children. This further exasperates the population problem and is worsened by the fact that the island has a large aging population.
What this means is that in a few years the island, except for Lee Kuan Yew and his family and a few of their corrupt friends at the top, the island would no longer have Singaporeans who are born and bred in Singapore. They would have either emigrated or disappeared through loss and attrition.
Secondly, they insisted on expanding the economy so large, by permitting an unlimited number of businesses into the island, that this meant the need for a huge labor force which they did not have. As a result they have to now continue bringing in large numbers of foreigners to run these businesses in the over sized economy. So as the numbers of Singaporeans continue to leave and the population declines further by the  almost zero birth rate, increasing numbers of foreigners come in resulting in the island having more foreigners than locals.
As a result of these huge numbers of locals who are brought in without any background checks, the quality of the population declines and all the effort and trouble spent in developing a good law abiding citizenry is all wasted because you have now an island populated by Chinese child molesters, Bangladeshi murderers, and Filipino tax cheats. The government will have no alternative but to give these people citizenship which will result in a population of child molesters, murderers and tax cheats while the good law abiding Singaporeans have all been driven away.

What this means of course is that the once law abiding island of Singaporeans is slowly transforming itself into the ways of these impoverished foreigners from Bangladesh, Communist China and the Philippines.

Realizing that usually it is those who are disadvantaged, many of them with criminal convictions are the ones who would emigrate to a country like Singapore with its low wages, the entire character stock of Singapore declines, just as you replace good pedigree dogs for pariah mongrel dogs.

This means, greater crime in the island, less stability and a constant ingress and egress of temporary migrants moving in and out of Singapore with no concern to their adopted country whatsoever.
It is in effect turning the island from a local born population to a foreign born second rate one.
And not to forget Gopalan Nair, myself, is also no longer in Singapore, if you have forgotten.
And lastly, I suppose we should not forget to mention that while Lee Kuan Yew went about his merry way thinking that he could get away with anything, he had clearly overlooked the fact that the Internet is going to come around and people like Gopalan Nair is going to continue writing this stuff to even further inflame the already angry Singaporeans.
I do not believe that Singapore has any chance of avoiding the disaster that will eventually creep up to them like a malignant fast spreading cancer. Even if they continue relying on their propaganda in their state controlled press such as the Straits Times, they simply cannot run from reality. The sooner they face it the better. 
And finally blogs like mine as well as the numerous others especially written from abroad, that do not have to fear the wrath of the Lees, in exposing the fragility and the disaster lurking before the greedy corrupt leaders of the island, which are read island wide in Singapore as well as the rest of the world, may not have an immediate effect of crippling the government immediately but no one can deny that slowly but surely it plays a large part in the downfall of the dictatorship.
Both wings have stalled and the aircraft SQ1 is in a tail spin and there is insufficient height to recover before crashing.
Caveat: I am writing this from Fremont, California USA which makes me safe from arrest.  
 Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525




"Four legs good, two legs better" said...

Dear Sir,

You forgot to mention about the meaning of the Singapore flag and the Singapore Pledge which all students must recite every school day.

The meaning of the flag.
The FIVE STARS stands for :

The National Pledge is:
We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.

PAP has divert because people dare not speak out.

Anonymous said...

You mention this Chan Chun Sing and even posted his picture, which true enough, I myself have never heard of him until last year, but says nothing much about him. I was reading and waiting to reach the point where u say he is LKY's grand-nephew or something like that bec that's what I read in a yahoo comment. Is this true? DOes anybofy know? He's being groomed to take over LHL, I heard. He doesn't seem to me to be very bright.

Anonymous said...

Like President Tony Tan is related to LKY. So is GENERAL and SCHOLAR Chan Chun Sing.

Why is anyone surprised.

Anonymous said...


Bad investments by LKY and his son's wife (CEO of Temasek).

Singaporeans are so screwed.

People like GN are so lucky that they were forced out of Singapore - they escaped with all of their CPF.

Irene Puah Siew Hoon said...

You have a very salient point in mentioning that LKY and his brood could not foresee the power of the internet. Frankly, I also did note foresee this and can only say that you and your actions can never be forgotten thanks to the internet.