Ladies and Gentlemen,
Since the early days, ever since 1959, Lee Kuan Yew has been the sole ruler of the island. Even today, despite handing over the reins to his son, who is nothing more than his mouthpiece, the place has been run as if it were their private property.
He has made it abundantly clear on repeated occasions, that he considered it unsafe for his island to be run on the wishes of his people, based on his belief, that he alone knew what is best, claiming that it will result in nothing short of a disaster if his people had any say in anything.
So he dismantles the Constitution. He denies basic freedoms, the right to free speech and assembly, the right to protest, the right to question the government. He silences the legal profession through the Legal Profession Act. The Law Society, the governing body of the profession whose president and it's key members are government appointees. In any case, no Singapore lawyer would dare to question any laws or the rights of individuals since they would face trumped up charges of imagined impropriety and disbarred through the Kangaroo courts.
Today the government is literally run by Lee Kuan Yew and his son as their personal possession. They pass rules and laws and make policy as they deem fit, through their rubber-stamp Parliament, and the average man has no part to play in that equation.
One of the policies he adopted, naturally without any consultation with his people, is the decision to allow mass importation of citizens of the Peoples Republic of China to populate the island due to the massive decline of it's already tiny population of no more than perhaps 2 million native born Singaporeans, down from 3 million a few years ago, the massive outflow of local Singaporeans for settlement aboard and it's increasing ageing population.
Although the Constitution requires equal protection, naturally Lee totally ignores it and allows only Chinese nationals from Communist China to form the vast majority of immigrants, literally hundreds of thousands, while allowing only a trickle of other races, while totally barring Malays from the neighboring regions.
Lee's official argument for this is that he feels the Chinese from Communist China are a superior race, more hardworking and industrious while other races are inferior lazy and unsuitable, a sentiment more likely associated with such dictators as Adolf Hitler.
The local population made up of Singapore born Chinese, Malays and Indians have been helpless, as has been their lives in the island, to protest this total change in the demographic make up of their country.
As a result the balance in the already tiny and diminishing native population of the island is dramatically changing. The Singaporean way of life that the local ethnic Chinese, Malays and Indians used to live is completely altered. This has serious consequences on the lives of the already tiny local population.
Singapore at least in theory, was based on democratic principles derived from it's history of being a British colony. It was supposed to have a Constitution and people were supposed to have rights. These Communist Chinese immigrants who now make up the majority in the island come from a country that is a one party Communist State under whose constitution the Communist Party will rule in perpetuity. These Chinese do not have or know what is human rights, the right to free speech and expression and naturally and willingly accept as normal, living under a dictator as they have done in their former native country.
With an entire population that thinks this way, tiny Singapore is going to become not only in practice but also in theory, a one party police state such as in Communist China and any hope of the island ever becoming a democracy will become a pipe dream.
The average citizen of Singapore, which is now or will be, a native of the People's Republic of China would not think of ever questioning their rulers, and the Lee Kuan Yew and Son government which is already ruling the way the Communist Chinese do, will become both in theory and practice, a carbon copy of Communist China.
Besides the political damage done to the island's democratic foundations, the customs traditions and way of life of local Singaporeans would be completely destroyed and changed forever. In effect, the people of Singapore would be living the way they do in Beijing, or Shanghai with the cultures, ethos, way of life and manners not of those of Singapore but of China.
With the determination of the Lee and Son government to press ahead with this permanent disastrous demographic change, even more liberal minded Singaporeans including local Chinese who do not wish to live in Singapore, literally a Chinese city of the Peoples Republic of China would decide to leave for settlement aboard thereby quickening the permanent transformation of the Republic of Singapore into an offshore satellite city of the Peoples Republic of China.
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California, USA
Tel: 510 491 8525