Thursday, May 27, 2010

Singapore. Is this Lee Kuan Yew's great international city state?

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Sometimes I wonder, is this what Lee Kuan Yew and his Prime Minister son of Singapore claim as an international world class city?

Just look a it.

You have a judiciary which is publicly known to routinely misuse the law to persecute political opposition.

You have a civil service that requires you to deny services to the political opposition by targeting them for victimization in such manner as denying promotions, dismissal from the service, denying their children any privileges.

An entire public which is afraid to express political opposition openly for fear of reprisals from Lee Kuan Yew and his son.

A media completely controlled and fully owned by the government.

A one party state where the entire Parliament is controlled by Lee Kuan Yew, all 84 members.

A country where Malays and Indians, native born citizens, are racially discriminated in housing, jobs, education and language.

A society which is denied to discuss anything about race because of the fear of indefinite detention without trial.

A country where the Prime Minister and his father, Lee Kuan Yew pay themselves millions in salary and steal even more secretly under the table.

A Prime Minister the son of Lee Kuan Yew who is mocked and ridiculed by laughter and sneers by Charlie Rose, the American Talk show host on his suing numerous people for criticizing himself or his father. He is made to look like a fool.

A country which jails a blogger (Gopalan Nair) for criticizing a Singapore judge.

A country which sends 3 men to jail for wearing T Shirts with pictures of kangaroos in judicial robes. (The Kangaroo T shirt case, with Kangaroo judge Judith Prakash)

A country that has no babies being born.

A country where almost every capable young man escapes for permanent residence overseas.

A country which beats their citizens as a form of punishment.

A country that hangs teenage petty drug offenders.

A country that requires a permit to speak in public. If not go to jail

A country that requires a permit to walk in groups. If not go to jail

This is not a respectable country. It is a stupid country. With a silly people that tolerate it.

Where the rest of the world have a good laugh when you mention Singapore.

And now the rot has taken root.

Singaporeans already abroad, realising what life is like there, are persuading those left behind to join them, causing an ever increasing brain drain as each day passes.

The Internet is causing ever more damage to the credibility of this government.

As Lee tries to solve the problem by bringing in new immigrants, this only further damages their reputation, as returning foreigners, finding out the truth of the abuses in the island, publicize it to their own people. Thus it further damages Singapore's already broken image abroad.

Is this Lee Kuan Yew's bustling international city state, like London or New York? Is it? Who are you trying to kid?

Gopalan Nair
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the very rich chinese will stay in singapore and have investments overseas. they like being the majority race. if things go really bad then they will leave.