Ladies and Gentlemen,
Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore now run by his son is virtually governed by the island's State Controlled press. This is how it works.
Whenever the government wants to destroy any opponent, silence any troublesome Internet site or change any policy this way or that, in order to continue in power, it is simply done through their state controlled press.
Once the oppositionist has been identified, and the decision made for his destruction, the victim is promptly dealt with and the news is immediately disseminated island wide principally to deter anyone else.
Like clockwork, an individual like Roy Ngerng who had recently accused Lee Kuan Yew's son, the successor to the throne of his father of corruption, he will be sued with the usual defamation lawsuit in the state's Kangaroo courts promptly instructed to deliver the appropriate judgment, thereafter the picture of the victim would be published in the state controlled press calling him a thug and what not and his is effectively destroyed.
If he has a job, he would be sacked immediately and the state controlled press would be ordered to insult him on a daily basis.
Fearing the retribution of the state if they did not obey, the rest of the island too would send him to Coventry and the name of Roy Ngerng would be sullied forever.
state controlled newspaper report here http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/high-court-orders-roy-ngerng-pay-pm-lee-29000-costs-defamation-sui
In the case of a troublesome blog, they too would be removed and reported in their propaganda press.
Recently the blog "The Real Singapore" was removed because unlike other blogs they were prepared to say it as it is.
Of course the expected happened.
They were conveniently accused of racial intolerance, even though in reality no such thing happened, and their license to publish promptly terminated.
As if this was not enough the 2 editors were charged with several criminal offenses, magically taken out a hat, including a serious sedition charge which carries imprisonment of several years.
The news of this was promptly punished in the propaganda press, their photos prominently displayed.
As a result, "The Real Singapore" is now history. End of story. See the state controlled newspaper report here http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/mda-suspends-couples-license-operate-socio-political-sit
The pattern is, the government does anything they want to silence dissent on a daily basis without law and purely out of dictate, and the story published in the state controlled press. The intention of course is to silence everyone else.
As for the people of Singapore, they have to simply obey whatever they are told by Lee Kuan Yew's newspapers which in reality is simply another company newssheet posted on their bulletin board.
This is not freedom and democracy. It is simply life in a company according to company rules.
And Singapore is a company that is authorized to change their rules anytime they want and as "workers" not citizens, they have to simply obey.
Unlike a real company Singapore citizens are not allowed to go on strike or protest as these actions too are illegal and would result in your being jailed and sued for defamation.
And unlike a company Singaporeans cannot leave and find work in another company either, since they are living in a country and there is nowhere else to go.
Singaporeans literally are slaves, not citizens. They can expect to live their quiet lives as long as they accept their lot at the mercy of their masters. Otherwise they are punished though the state controlled newspapers.
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525