Sunday, March 29, 2015

Latest victim of Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore dictatorship. Silencing the right to free speech of 17 year old Amos Yee

Update: 03/30/2015, the earlier YouTube link for Amos Yee's video was taken down. I found another one that works. Here it is.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Lee Kuan Yew, the tyrant and dictator of Singapore island from 1959 till his death a few days ago had a disgraceful record of jailing and torturing those who disagreed with him including his victims Chia Thye Poh who spent 3 decades in jail, while JB Jeyaretnam was repeatedly sued through his famous tactic of defamation lawsuits, not to mention Chee Soon Juan and numerous others who faced a similar fate.

The name of Lee Kuan Yew will live in those who really know the history of the island among men such as Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Franco of Spain and Stalin of Russia. If there is any difference between him and any of these men, it is only a question of degree. In their cases, they actually shot their political opponents, whereas he didn't shoot them. Instead in Lee's case he imprisoned and tortured them. As to whether it is worse to jail a man for decades or to shoot him right away is a question I will leave you to decide.

Just as Stalin brought great economic success to Russia, just as Hitler brought great economic success to Germany under the Third Reich, so did the tyrant Lee Kuan Yew. But it begs the question whether whatever success at this price is worth the success at all? Was the success in Singapore through the imprisonment of an innocent man Chia Thye Poh for 31 years without any trial worth the economic success he claims?

Was the success Singapore has achieved through bankrupting Chee Soon Juan, denying him a job, sending him to jail when he is totally innocent, worth any success that he and his son enjoying the position of Prime Minister claim?

Singapore today thanks to Lee Kuan Yew is a mindless conformist ignorant society who have lost their ability to think independently. Because it is necessary to be politically correct at all times they willingly place this tyrant on a pedestal all because it is the only profitable and safe thing to do. In Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore today being politically incorrect, like I am, means you are attacked not only by the government who have to break your spirit, but also by the average citizen. It would also mean the denial of housing, your job, your security and victimization for the rest of your life.

But I don't want to be politically correct. For me it is important to speak my mind which I have done throughout my life including the time I spent in Lee Kuan Yew's island. I don't want to be another digit among these disgraceful conformists that Lee Kuan Yew and his son demands.

But other than me, there is another Singaporean presently within the island of the father and son who refuses to be another digit in Lee Kuan Yew's island. His name is Amos Yee and he his is 17. A few days ago, he put up a video titled "Amos Yee: Lee Kuan Yew is finally dead". You can see the video here

In the video he calls Lee Kuan Yew a dictator, a hypocrite who hoodwinked Singaporeans into believing there was democracy by merely holding elections. He also claims that Lee Kuan Yew's books contain nothing but self aggrandizement taking pictures with famous politicians and posting those in his books. Please see the Yahoo report here

Lee Kuan Yew's Singaporeans like a pack of attack dogs obeying their master at his command, have in unison begun mindlessly attacking Amos Yee and demanding his lynching. Singapore police have arrested him on Sunday.

Why? Has he said anything that is not true? Is not Lee Kuan Yew a disgraceful dictator who jailed and silenced the entire clueless citizenry into obedience? Is he his family and his son not corrupt by paying or rather stealing $3.7 million a year each and calling it a salary? Is he not guilty of nepotism on an industrial scale, when he makes his clueless son Prime Minister and every one of his relatives both near and distant multi millionaires through open blatant shameless corruption? Has he not hijacked the courts and turned his judges into Kangaroos to serve his purpose and jail and bankrupt his critics?

If all that I said is true, why is Amos Yee guilty of anything? After all he has said exactly that and no more. And even if what I said is not true, does not Amos Yee have the right to freedom of expression? He has also attacked Jesus Christ. And why not if that is his belief? Is there a law in Singapore that everyone has to be a Christian?

Lee Kuan Yew's son who has been given the position of Prime Minister through his father's disgraceful nepotism is treading on thin ice by arresting Amos Yee. Today is not what Singapore was 20 years ago. The people are demanding their freedom. And persecuting Amos now for his individual beliefs may turn out the biggest mistake Lee's clueless son ever made. With increasing numbers of Singaporeans  now becoming increasingly awakened over their rights, Amos Yee's arrest may well be a catalyst and trigger to even more citizens being outraged by Lee Kuan Yew and his son's excesses and thanks to Amos Yee may well turn out to be the birth of a nascent revolt. I hope it does.

Why don't they arrest me here in California, USA for categorically stating that Amos Yee was absolutely right because the recently deceased Lee Kuan Yew was indeed a ruthless disgraceful dictator. After all this blog is not only being read by Singaporeans in that island, it's popularity has been hitting through the roof. Just like Amos Yee, I want to tell Lee Kuan Yew's son to go ahead and sue me if he wants. And to use Amos Yee's language, I will be "happy to dance with him".

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Your best blog post yet!

Anonymous said...

Je suis Gopalan

Chris Brickhill said...

I agree with you, and thank you for your comments. Lee kuan Yew was a vicious despot

Anonymous said...

"Yuen said the video's content could be an offence under Section 298 of the Penal Code. Under this section, anyone found uttering words "with the deliberate intention of wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person" could be sentence to 3 years imprisonment, a fine, or both."

If that is the case, all missionaries of all religions would be illegal ! Technically, they are breaking down the current beliefs in order to replace with their own.

You are right, Gopalan! He spoke the truth!
No success can compensate the suffering of victims. Innocent lives that you mentioned were ruined, for the sake of a financial goal.

LKY got a heroes's funeral, yet he was a criminal, under many demonstrable actions.

Anonymous said...

These are the words of this Amos Yee in his blog:

"New and creative ideas are meant to be controversial, and people who portray these ideas are controversial, but they are also influential. Lincoln was never popular when he tried to abolish slavery, and Gandhi went to jail and was shot for advocating independence to Indians. But they were great people, people who removed what was accepted as right but was so innately wrong in the world, and abolished them, making it better for more people in our world to live for all coming time. Modern issues such as the inane nature of religion, LGBT rights, whether or not one can use what is supposedly vulgar language, and the meat-headed need to abolish porn, all have definitive solutions based on logic, and with many avenues presented in an educational system, these solutions will be presented in one humorous form or another, especially by several youths studying in an educational institution, capable of being very influential in the future. Talking about these solutions should be advocated and discussion based on these issues should be encouraged and condoned."

I am amazed by his eloquence in his writing. This is a thousand times more educated than the other Singlish-stupid Singaporeans.

Anonymous said...

A cool kid, incredible guts and thoughts for his age. If he did it on purpose to expose Singaporean society, it's even more impressive. I wish I would have been as intelligent as him at this age! His parents should be proud.
This could be THE disaster for Lee Hsien Loong, it partly depends on foreign media. Will they report about this aspect of Lee Kuan Yew's legacy? Now they are arresting a 17 years old, at what point will they stop? Is speakers' corner open again or will they leave it closed down? All this indicates the regime is loosing it.

Anonymous said...

Amos Yee is just doing what the Dead Fart Lee KY did when he was young.

what a dilemna the 20 Singaporeans faced, they who reported him to police for anti-LKY. These ignorant fools or proLKY dogs would have sent LKY to prison in his younger days for anti-jap, anti-brit, anti-malay behaviours.

what a sad country Singapore is.

Anonymous said...

This kids got talent. He should not be in shitapore. He should be elsewhere getting educated the right way and not the communist chinese stuff. For a 17 year old to lash out at the old man and his crap shows the truth about shitapore. good on ya kid..may many more amos yees come by and topple that regime. A regime so outdated that im surprised credit goes fully to lee and not the hardworking people of singapore that brought it up. if lee was there with a bunch of morons the fishing village would always have been a fishing village.

Anonymous said...

Amos Yee is a godsend for enlightened Singaporeans, Amos won a short film accolade when he was only thirteen, his precocious genius is evident in one of his book reviews detailing the works of Dr. Seuss. T

Anonymous said...

Global businesses should boycott Singapore over its intolerance of dissent, especially those high tech companies that are boycotting Indiana over its religious freedom law. Otherwise, they are just hypocrites.

Gopalan Nair said...

I wish they would boycott Singapore but given their eagerness to invest in China, I doubt very much

Anonymous said...

Out for blood, pretty shocking stuff........ I have read flog him, crucify him, send him to Syria and many other such comments towards this young boy and his parents. I am attempting to understand why they resort to this lynch mob behaviour, their strong opinions are turning into hate and vitriol, something which they are criticising this young boy of. I noted the same behaviour with the Anton Casey case, when his family were also targeted. Is this behaviour a social media phenomenon or particular to Singapore?

Anonymous said...

The overwhelming lynch mob behavior you see is to some extent social media behavior but one sided ignorant, monkey see monkey do behavior is UNIQUELY SINGAPORE. This is due to Leee Kuan Yew created few generations of people grown up under tremendous propaganda based regime without any own creative thoughts or freedom of expression whatever you call.
People like us who grew up somewhere else find it amazing and we beat Singaporeans in every aspect of life in a blink due to this.
The boy Amos Yee is very very impressive. Reminds me what we used to be in our young days, youthful rebellious, confrontational anti-establishment. Singaporeans are exactly opposite.
Long we wish Singaporeans to be like

joe said...

the crowd that wants to break free and regain some dignity is getting larger day by day, just cannot tahan lah

Anonymous said...

The ridiculousness of suing Amos Yee is obvious in its very claims of "intention to hurt". Technically, if a dead person is indeed clinically dead, you cannot sue someone else who says something critical or rude of him for legally constituting any damages to him, except his reputation, because that dead man cannot feel any physical, neurological, or emotional pain as someone who is now six feet down under.

Even if you want to sue that someone else for constituting damages to the reputation of the dead person, you have to prove that the dead person indeed views the alleged offender's remarks as damaging! The dead person is dead, so how are you going to even verify that he does indeed feel as if his reputation is damaged? That is sheer inability to prove anything at all, and what logic would call an argument from absence of evidence. When the "victim" is already interred in the earth, we have no accounts of whether he is even offended or praised to begin with. Quel ridicule!!! The ones pressing the charges are assuming that the old man is not dead yet!

Anonymous said...

Well said.


The boy, if anything is a genius for being able to figure out the truth (and even more admirably, doing so from within the island), and expressing it in a rather compelling manner.
My advice to him is to quickly move here to the UK, where he will be much more appreciated. I offer to host him initially.

Anonymous said...

One of the charges that Amos faces is allegedly making an online video contains remaks Iinsulting Lee kuan yew intended to seen and heard by persons likely to be distressed by the same. This law is under the anti harressment act.
I am no lawyer but it seems the charge cannot pass muster. I mean the title was not misleading . The title would have told any reasonable person that video will be attacking lky. Surely with a title like lky is finally dead , anyone who watches it loses the right to complain that the insults directed at lky offended them ? Also Amos did not back into any news website or government website to illegally broadcast his video . So how did Amos harress anyone?you are a lawyer . Please give your view.