Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Singapore strongman Lee Kuan Yew should look at Egypt now.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The mass protests for democracy in Cairo and the Arab world should cause the Singapore strongman Lee Kuan Yew some concern. If these popular demands for change has taught us anything, it is that the days of tyrants and dictators having their merry way each time is gone. The Internet and mass communication both nationally and internationally has suddenly empowered the common man across the world from Cairo to Caracas. Now dictators all over the world including Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew should remember that it only takes a few to protest because they may become a million.

Singapore is no different from any other dictatorship anywhere; it does not have a free press; it does not allow it's citizens their fundamental rights of free speech expression and assembly; it jails its citizens without trial under the Internal Security Act; it uses the law as a tool with compliant corrupt judges like Belinda Ang Saw Ean to destroy political opponents and it has one of the largest secret police establishments for a country of it's size.

And Lee Kuan Yew should keep in mind that unless he shuts down the Internet like Egypt has done, Singaporeans are watching every single video coming out of Egypt of courageous Egyptians standing firm in the face of the might of the Egyptian army demanding what is rightfully theirs, their freedom, and they are now asking whether they too should demand their rights from Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's Hosni Mubarak.

In crowded jam packed sardine can of Singapore where 5 million live in just a few square miles, it really does not take more than a few to start a riot. All it takes is a handful of Singaporeans to say enough is enough and take to the streets, and the next minute you will have another Cairo in the making.

I am waiting and watching just like anyone else interested in the goings on in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore, as to when Singaporeans would finally stand up like their brave Egyptian friends and demand democratic change and an end to Lee Kuan Yew's dictatorship.

I have every confidence that it not only will happen, it will happen soon. The oppressed of Egypt have finally managed to prise open Pandora's Box and the people around the world including Singaporeans are, I am certain, going to shout Bloody Murder.

Lee Kuan Yew be careful. Your time is coming.

Gopalan Nair
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Anonymous said...

Oh they are watching, with a worried face. It could be their fate. But then again spineless Singaporeans are not only spineless but shrinking in numbers.

The young is needed in numbers in any revolution.


Anonymous said...

Singapore – hotbed of terrorists, arms traffickers, and drug lords
After our piece entitled, Singapore – hotbed of terrorists & arms traffickers, the Singapore Straits Times decided it had to make a move. The Straits Times, Singapore’s Pravda, decided it had to show that it, too, reported on Singapore’s criminal elements.

For this, the Straits Times dusted off a list of Singapore’s Most Wanted – a list of fairly harmless people involved in fraud. The article is entitled, More Singaporeans on Interpol list. The Straits Times carefully avoided mentioning terrorists, arms traffickers, and those involved with the drug trade in Singapore. After all, Singapore is squeaky clean, isn’t it?

The Straits Times stated in its article, “While only six suspects went on the Interpol’s red notice in October 2008, the number has now swelled to 18.”

Eighteen – is that all?

Singapore’s Most Wanted included the following desperados.

Ms. Siak Lai Chun - five feet three, supposedly unarmed and not dangerous
Ms. Siak Lai Chun, whose trail is not very fresh – fled Singapore in 1997 – 12 years ago. She “allegedly” (the word The Straits Times used) stole $18.7 million from the bank where she worked. She would now be 47 years old. Hey, another 20 years on the run, and she will be 67. She is five feet three, supposedly unarmed and not dangerous. Good detective work, Singapore – you’ve only been after her for 12 years.

“Fugitive lawyer David Rasif is featured on it,” States the Straits Times. David Rasif was last seen in Thailand in 2006 before he disappeared from Singapore with his clients’ money worth millions.

The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security of the US.

Let’s look who is on the SDN list from Singapore.

Steven Law (a.k.a. CHUNG, Lo Ping; a.k.a. HALIM, Abdul; a.k.a. LO, Ping Han; a.k.a. LO, Ping Hau; a.k.a. LO, Ping Zhong; a.k.a. LO, Steven; a.k.a. NAING, Htun Myint; a.k.a. NAING, Tun Myint; a.k.a. NAING, U Myint), 3 Shenton Way, #10-01 Shenton House, Singapore, citizen of Burma.

Stephen Law is the son of Burma’s notorious drug lord Lo Hsing Han, who, at one point, was sentenced to death in Burma for drug trafficking. The United States has refused Stephen Law an entry visa “on suspicion of drug trafficking.”

Singapore's Traders Hotel (Drug traders?)
Lo Hsing Han’s Asia World (managed by Stephen Law) and the Burmese junta are also partners in Singapore’s luxury Traders Hotel. The hotel’s November 1996 opening ceremony was attended by the wanted guy, Lo Hsing Han himself.

Steven Law’s Singaporean wife, Cecilia, is also on the SNA list and is the owner of many companies in Singapore.

According to a high-level US government official familiar with the situation, Law’s wife Cecilia Ng operates an underground banking system, and “is a contact for people in Burma to get their drug money into Singapore, because she has a connection to the government.”

Others on Singapore’s SNA list, which the Straits Times, chooses to ignore are:

Kheng Siang Chew (a.k.a. CHOU, Hsien Cheng), Singapore citizen.
Aik Haw, at The Anchorage, Alexandra Road, Apt. 370G, Cowry Building, Singapore, is a Burmese citizen.
TEZA (a.k.a. TAYZA; a.k.a. ZA, Tay; a.k.a. ZA, Te; a.k.a. ZA, U Tay; a.k.a. ZA, U Te), 6 Cairnhill Circle, Number 18-07, Cairnhill Crest Singapore, is a citizen of Burma.
U Kyaw Thein, 503 Sembawang Road, #02-29, Singapore is a citizen of Burma and a permanent resident of Singapore.

Meanwhile, Friday is Singapore’s day for hanging the drug couriers – but only the little guys, the “mules” who carry small loads for the big guys.

Anonymous said...

PM LEE said this in 2005 : “It does not matter whether inflammatory racist remarks are made online or offline, it is still against the law to stir up distrust and enmity between the races. And the Singapore government will act against anyone who threatens racial and religious harmony”. (17 Sept 2005)

Yet in the latest book by his father, it was mentioned ;

“I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came, and if you asked me for my observations, the other communities have easier integration — friends, intermarriages and so on, Indians with Chinese, Chinese with Indians — than Muslims. That’s the result of the surge from the Arab states.”

“Well, we make them say the national pledge and sing the national anthem but suppose we have a famine, will your Malay neighbour give you the last few grains of rice or will she share it with her family or fellow Muslim or vice versa?”

“If, for instance, you put in a Malay officer who’s very religious and who has family ties in Malaysia in charge of a machine-gun unit, that’s a very tricky business.”

Conclusion ; So, some people are really above the law... Say one thing , practise another...

Anonymous said...

lee kuan yew will be watching and thankful that the singapore youth is impotent and there are too many foreigners supporting the PAP party.

with all telcos, and communication controlled by Lee Kuan Yew, he has nothing to worry about.

is that a good thing? no. singaporeans are becoming a weird mob. unable to appreciate freedom and debate.

Anonymous said...

don't see another tunisia or egypt coming from s'pore yet- the population is too brainwashed to think for themselves and too selfish to care!