Saturday, December 26, 2009

Singapore. Stop the state sanctioned racial discrimination now.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore according to it's Constitution, which happens to be the supreme law of the land, is supposed to be a democracy which outlaws any form of racial discrimination. Yet Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's strongman who decides everything in that tiny island state blatantly discriminates against the Malays and Indians in the island, Singapore citizens, who are supposed to enjoy equal rights.

And here we are not talking about racial discrimination being carried on under wraps! No, racial discrimination is official policy.

The Housing Development Board is a public housing agency which rents out (since it is leasehold under 100 year leases) tiny apartments to almost all Singaporeans. Almost 90% of Singaporeans have no choice but to live in these cubicles in the land scarce island. Since it caters for almost the entire Singapore population, and as it is a government agency, you would expect such a body not to racially discriminate against the minority races of Malays and Indians.

No you are wrong. Not entirely different from apartheid laws of the the earlier racist South Africa, Malays and Indians are not allowed to live in the places of their choice in these government owned apartments. They are required to live in certain selected areas which are chosen for them or from a list of locations they can choose from. This is blatant racial discrimination in violation of the Constitution. Yet not a single Malay leader or Indian leader has ever spoken against it. In an island engulfed in fear of Lee Kuan Yew and what he will do to you, the minority races have been subdued into silence and quiet acceptance.

In recent years because of the low rates of fertility among all Singaporeans, Lee Kuan Yew has begun to bring in immigrants to populate the island. But there is no fairness in the immigration policy. Totally unskilled and uneducated Chinese who don't speak a word of English are allowed in increased numbers simply because they happen to be Chinese and because the more skilled and educated Chinese would rather prefer to emigrate to the United States. In fact it was recently reported a Chinese language teacher was given permanent residence in 2 months!

Not so with Indians from India. Very few are allowed into Singapore and that too after they have undergone extensive social and personality tests to ensure they are likely to be the compliant sort, which suits Lee Kuan Yew. Lee Kuan Yew does not want Singapore to become an Indian city. So the Indians have to be stopped.

As for Malays, not one is allowed in. Not a single one. Lee Kuan Yew does not want too many Malays in Singapore. As for the existing Malay population, he is already displeased because Malays are having more children that the Chinese. He is trying various ways to stop their increase.

In the article "The Singapore Solution" which appears in the January edition of National Geographic Magazine, he publicly says that "it is a good thing the nation has welcomed so many Chinese immigrants". Mark the words "Chinese immigrants", not just "immigrants".

If any leader of any other country had said this, tomorrow there would have been a million protesters on the streets demanding his resignation.

But not in Singapore where the entire nation has been terrified into silence and acceptance.

Jufrie Mahmood, the committee member in the Singapore Democratic Party is a Malay leader and an old friend of mine. Mind you there is nothing wrong in being a Malay leader just as in the US there is nothing wrong in being a defender of African Americans. This does not in any way dilute your standing as a Singaporean or American leader.

Gandhi Ambalam is an Indian leader also in the Singapore Democratic Party.

I mention these 2 men because at least they have proven themselves to have the courage to stand up to Lee Kuan Yew the Singaporean bully. They are respected men with conviction and ideal.

It is men such as these who should stand up and speak for the Malays and the Indians. It is not a politically unwise thing to do because Malay rights and Indian rights are also at the same time Singaporean rights.

I want to impress upon these men, the need to act, and act now. If they are afraid to do the right thing by publicy speaking up now and taking the relevant action, then who else should the people turn to; since almost everyone else has been numbed into a state of fear induced hibernation, through fear of Lee Kuan Yew.

You can be as afraid as you want, but you are losing your country, your culture and your civilization in the process, beside the obvious fact that such racial discrimination is simply wrong. Period.

Gopalan Nair
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Fremont, CA 94538, USA
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Anonymous said...

Stockholm Syndrome.

Captives who exhibit the syndrome tend to sympathize with and think highly of their captors, at times believing that the captors are showing them favor stemming from inherent kindness. Such captives fail to recognize that their captors' choices are essentially self-serving. When subjected to prolonged captivity, these captives can develop a strong bond with their captors.

According to the psychoanalytic view of the syndrome, this tendency might be the result of employing the strategy evolved by newborn babies to form an emotional attachment to the nearest powerful adult in order to maximize the probability that this adult will enable — at the very least — the survival of the child, if not also prove to be a good parental figure. This syndrome is considered a prime example for the defense mechanism of identification.

# Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped, raped and held captive for 18 years by Phillip Garrido. When first interviewed by parole officers who were suspicious of her abductor she did not reveal her identity. Instead, she told investigators she was a battered wife from Minnesota who was hiding from her abusive husband, and described Garrido as a "great person" who was "good with her kids"

People in Singapore suffer from this syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Gopalan Nair ! Come back Singapore and lead us against the despot ! We need men like you to stand up against the perverted PArty !

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous Dec 27, 0517,

Thank you for your faith in me, but you don't need me. You have that lawful power under the Constitution. And buy Bob Marley and the Whalers song, "Stand up for your rights. Don't give up the fight".

peterczeh said...

There is a reason by " As for Malays, not one is allowed in. Not a single one. Lee Kuan Yew does not want too many Malays in Singapore. As for the existing Malay population, he is already displeased because Malays are having more children that the Chinese. He is trying various ways to stop their increase."

In future, one day if sg gets ugly with the next door over water dispite. Do u think the Mxlxy in singapore will support SG or support the next door when a war broke out?

There are a reason behind all this . Think about it =D

Cheers , just my twenty cents =D

mycroft said...

It can't have escaped your attention that the majority of the police force in Singapore is Malay, peterczeh? I don't know what the actual number of enlisted Malays is in SAF but it certainly isn't small. So using your logic a conflict with our neighbours would surely result in these Singaporean Malays turning on their fellow citizens, is that correct? If not, why not?

This tiresome racist smear has been tacitly actioned by Lee & Co from Day 1 to appeal to the Chinese chauvinist crowd. There is NOTHING an unscrupulous politician won't do to seize and hold power, never mind that others pay the price in blood and tears.

It was politicians that deliberately stirred up and ignited the genocide between previously peaceful Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda for political gain. The death toll was between half to one million, 20% of the population. The same mindless racist bloodshed ruined Serbia and its neighbours, again incited by politicians.

Nearer home, there is ample evidence that the Malaysian race riots of May 13, 1969 were intentionally fomented by UMNO politicians who feared losing their grip on power. If you need to be convinced, read Dr Kua Kia Soong's book May 13: Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Riots of 1969. And then ponder how politically-useful similar events were in Singapore.

So may I ask why you're still promoting this poisonous recipe for disaster? I suggest that YOU think carefully about it.