Wednesday, May 7, 2008

If Lee Kuan Yew shuts down the SDP after May 12, 2008, it will only become stronger, not weaker.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Lee's suppression of free society goes on. You know that on May 12, 2008, Lee Kuan Yew's enforcer, Belinda Ang, High Court Judge, who sits as his judge, will find Dr. Chee guilty of defaming Lee her master, one more time, and one more time award an impossible award of $500,000 against him. No doubt about it. Like clockwork it will happen. In Singapore if Lee Kuan Yew sues anyone, it is guaranteed he will win.

Please see the April 16, 2008 blog post Chee to cross-examine the Lees at hearing on 12 May on Singapore Democrat Website. On May 12, 2008, Dr. Chee who had already been found liable of defaming the Lees, will know how much damages he has to pay. Also since the plaintiffs have also sued the SDP, any award against the SDP would mean they will be unable to pay and therefore the SDP will be shut down.

The Lees think that by abusing the law to punish Dr. Chee and the SDP, they will repent and apologize to him. Nothing can be further from the truth. If Lee thinks that by shutting down the SDP it will finish them off, he will be surprised to see just the opposite.

The shutting down of the SDP should not weaken their supporters. In fact it will strengthen them. The members of the SDP should just ignore the court order to shut it down and continue using the name Singapore Democratic Party and carry on with the same activities that they do now, without any change. They should carry on with the Singapore Democrat website, continuing to expose this unjust ruthless heartless regime. Continue with the protests. Continue with the agitation. Continue with the meetings and discussions and continue with everything that they do now without change. And especially continue using the name Singapore Democratic Party without change. In other words, they should just defy the court order.

The only thing that the SDP cannot do is to stand for elections using the name Singapore Democratic Party. But who needs elections anyway; I mean elections Singapore style, where Lee rigs the elections, fixes the opposition and bribes his supporters as Lee Kuan Yew's son made that very clear in the 2006 elections. In fact, you can watch the video of him saying those same vile statements on the Singapore Democrat Website Home Page. (Please look for it on the top right hand corner)

This impeding winding up of the party is turning out to be a blessing in disguise. I believe this is what the SDP actually needs. In any case, the requirement of law that requires societies to be licenced is itself a violation of the Constitutional provision of freedom of assembly.

So SDP members, take heart. True Singaporeans are with you. The world is with you. Keep your wits about you. You can only win.

And one thing I am sure. If in fact the government goes ahead and closes the SDP you will have a groundswell of sympathy and support. Your supporters will grow in even greater numbers.

Gopalan Nair
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