Ladies and Gentlemen,
The brave Singaporean young man Roy Ngerng is being sued by Lee Kuan Yew's son for criticism on how the state retirement fund was being managed.
The latest development in this shameful abuse of power is Lee's son demanding $50,000.00 from Ngerng in lawyers costs alone before his Kangaroo Courts. Please see Please see Ngerng's latest article here. http://www.tremeritus.com/2015/01/12/roy-pm-takes-issue-with-9-more-of-my-articles/
Although there is an outpouring of support for Roy Ngerng as can be seen in the numerous comments of support for him in the article, I must also say that Singaporeans as a whole are a bunch of cowards who are unable to state their anger openly except for writing anonymously and hiding their identity behind a mask of fear.
Yes we all know that there are risks in openly protesting the dictatorship and the abuse of the rule of law but in life there are times when a man has to stand up and be counted, and now is no better a time than any other in the Singapore island run by Lee Kuan Yew and his son.
I want to remind Singaporeans one more time that you are living no better than slaves. Have you no pride at all, disgracefully living this way? And why do you do it? Is it because you have a job and you might lose it? Is it because they might charge you with criminal offenses and throw you in jail? Surely this is a price well worth paying for your freedom and self respect.
There is a litany of reasons why you shouldn't take this lying down any more. The Constitution is violated and every single right that you have under it is denied by this father and son government. No freedom of speech, expression, assembly, no freedom of the press, no rule of law with a bunch of Kangaroos as judges.
And now you have Roy Ngerng, being hounded by these dictators just because he had asked some pertinent questions, not only for himself as a citizen and tax payer but questions for an on behalf of all of you. For Heaves sakes, what he did was for you, not for himself. Yet all you shameless cowards calling yourself Singaporeans can do is merely to write comments in his support while you hide behind the mask of anonymity, because you are afraid. If there is one Singaporean with any balls, it is Roy Ngerng, who lives among people like you, a society of cowards.
I am a Singapore citizen by birth, spent my childhood there and practiced law there for 10 years from 1979 to 1990. I realized then that Singapore was a dictatorship and I had to do something about it. I did. I joined the Workers party openly under JB Jeyaretnam. I did not hide behind anonymity like you miserable souls do. I came out in the open, proclaimed myself to be opposition and contested 2 elections. It wasn't that I was not aware that I may get into trouble, of course I did. But I did it anyway, because there are times in one's life to stand up and be counted.
For my troubles I was repeatedly harassed with attorney discipline charges, fined for contempt of court and suspended from practice for 2 years. But at least I could look myself in the mirror and be proud of my image. I was a man, not sheep and mice like you are, willingly living under a dictatorship because you are afraid.
Not wanting to be victimized anymore, and for myself and my children, I moved to the United States in 1991. I could have kept quiet after I came here but I refused. I wanted to let Lee Kuan Yew and his son know that I am not afraid of them and I will continue to attack their one party one man dictatorship through this blog. My name and identity appears prominently in each blog post. Come and get me if you want I tell them but they are nowhere to be seen.
In 2008 I flew to Singapore and while there I wrote a blog criticizing their Kangaroo Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean for prostituting herself in her position as a judge in punishing Chee Soon Juan. It is not that I was unaware of the dangers in doing it, I was fully aware. But I did it anyway because it was the right thing to do. For my troubles I was sent to jail for 3 months and deliberately held back in Singapore for a total of 6 months during which time my US law practice almost collapsed. But at the end of it, I came out the winner and the father and son dictatorship lost all credibility throughout the world.
I may have insulted the average Singaporean now but I intend to do just that, because your silence in allowing this repression to continue is simply disgraceful. It is cowardice. You are not men, you are chicken, who will allow any tin pot dictator to willingly take advantage of you.
Remember the government is so weak now, they are more afraid of you than you are of them. They are at this point literally bankrupt in ever way possible. Their population is diminishing into extinction. No babies are born and the emigration rate is the highest in the world. To make do, they bring in hoards of Chinese nationals, Indians and others and give them instant citizenship in the hope that at least they will stay, but at the slightest instability they too will leave. And then you have a total collapse which the Lees are fully ware of. They are merely putting on a poker face and calling the bluff but in reality they know they are finished.
So now is the time to bring them down. Print T shirts with slogans such as Je Suis Roy Ngerng, hold up posters and placards at Raffles Place with the words "Down with the dictatorship", hold public protests in numbers and chant slogans against the government. Distribute anti government flyers in public places. Of course the government will go around arresting all of you, but in the process of doing it, it is they who will lose and you will win. They simply cannot afford the island wide publicity that it will generate. Remember you have the moral high ground. Under natural justice and international law, these laws that criminalize these just acts are illegal and not binding. These actions are the right of any citizen who is yearning to be free.
And finally remember, any such judicial action to imprison you will also give you a guarantee of asylum in any free democratic country in the world because punishing you for exercising your just rights as a human being is illegal under the law anywhere in the world. You have a safety valve.
Don't be cowards merely writing words of appreciation for Roy Ngerng hiding behind anonymity. You are a bunch of cowards. Stand up for once and be a man.
I can assure you that it will give you great happiness and reward you handsomely when you stand up on principle. It may not enrich you financially under the Lee Kuan Yew and Son regime but I can assure you it is rewarding for your soul, for your spirit. And when you bring down this dictatorship finally, you can look back with great satisfaction. And even if you fail, you can at least say, it was a fight well worth fighting.
I now live in California, USA. Previously I lived in Singapore, the land of my birth, and opposition politics. But when I see my face in the mirror now I have great satisfaction. I see the face of a man who dared to stand on principle. And I can see the faces of Lee Kuan Yew and Son, boiling with rage that Gopalan Nair continues to attack them openly, not under a mask like you cowards do, and simply refuses to let up. I can assure you it is a great feeling to have.
I have lived the life of a free man. No one in the world could take that away form me. Whereas you live like cowards under a tin pot tyrant, writing anonymous letters because you are afraid to be found out.
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525