Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore. A case to answer for Singapore's judges.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In these pages I have tried to write on the crimes Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore judges do in the name of the law to punish his political enemies. And I sometimes wonder what will happen to them when all this disgraceful time of judicial abuse eventually comes to an end.

The classic example here in recent memory is that of judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean's verdicts against Dr. Chee Soon Juan, Singapore's famously well known arch enemy of Singapore strongman, Lee Kuan Yew.

I had personally witnessed that travesty of justice in Singapore he suffered at the hands of this woman in the Singapore High Court from May 26, 2008 to May 28, 2008. What happened in those 3 disgraceful days was not a trial at all, it was mockery of justice. Please see may earlier blog post here dated May 29, 2008.

For 3 full days in her courtroom, Chee Soon Juan almost was not allowed speak at all, and if he ever did manage to get a word across, it was over this woman's objection, which by the way did result in his not only being fined several hundreds of thousands of dollars, it also ended up in his having to go to jail!

What does a woman like this Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean do, to reconcile herself with her diabolical actions? Is she not afraid that one day, Lee Kuan Yew like Hitler himself of Nazi Germany may not be around anymore to protect her, and then what? And even if that day never comes, how does she live with her conscience? Or does she even have a conscience?

I am not sure of any of this, only God knows. But I do believe that there is such a thing as a conscience. I particularly recall Fyodor Dostoevsky's famous book Crime and Punishment. It is a story of a young man who justifies the killing of an old heartless usury woman because her money would have done his family members good. Eventually the young man surrenders himself to the police and confesses, not because he was arrested, but because he could no longer live with his guilt.

Regardless of whether Lee Kuan Yew's judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean faces justice one day, I believe the final tribunal she would have to face is her conscience herself. I have made it a little easier for her to do this by letting her actions be known to the world by my arrest and recent disbarment from practicing law in Singapore. Now, even if she tries to pretend that all that never happened, it is now impossible. Her shame has been universally exposed.

I am sorry for her, not because of anything I had done to her, but for what she would undoubtedly have to come to terms with sooner or later, regardless of whether the law catches up with her. And that is her conscience.

The same fate awaits every other of these human beings who profit by evil in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore. Such as Davinder Singh, Lee's defamation lawyer who wins every single case that he brings on behalf of his client in his client's courts in libel suits. Is he not aware of the harm he causes his innocent victims, just to keep his master in power? How does he feel when he looks at the mirror in the morning at his own image? Does he feel a sense of disgust? And how will he reconcile his actions with his conscience? Or does he even have one?

What about Lee Kuan Yew's Minister for Law, the Singaporean Tamil, K Shanmugam? Does he really believe that even a single human being alone peacefully protesting should be arrested? What about the Constitution of Singapore which guarantees freedom of assembly? And does he really think that Alan Shadrake should have been sent to jail just for writing a book critical of Singapore's legal system? In a moment of quiet, does he not feel ashamed of it all?

I am truly sorry for these people like these who willingly carry out these injustices against their fellow human beings. Obviously they are doing it for the money and their career advancement in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore. But I sometimes wonder about it. Is it really worth it?

Gopalan Nair
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Anonymous said...

I am now watching live Mubarak's trial in Cairo together with his 2 sons and several former Govt cronies.
I am wondering whether it will ever happen to LKY or will he succumb to old age demise first.
Maybe after the next GE in 2016?

Anonymous said...

Lee Kuan Yew and his family received discounts from HPL

See caveats lodged



In a fit of anger Lee Kuan Yew fixed the property investors with so called anti speculative measures on 14 May 1996. It was a spur of the moment decision to inflict damage on Singapore property investors as proof of who he is and what he can do, an unequivocal selfish act. This policy decision should be revisited by the so called scholars in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

John R said...

Mr. Nair,
What can Singaporeans do to overthrow these incumbents?
Are there any international courts or powers that can intervene on behalf of these citizens?

Anonymous said...

I am now watching live Mubarak's trial in Cairo together with his 2 sons and several former Govt cronies.
I am wondering whether it will ever happen to LKY or will he succumb to old age demise first.
Maybe after the next GE in 2016?


Lee Kuan Yew fears that the PAP may not have a majority after the next election, which is why he has instructed his Tony Tan, a relative, to run for president this August.

With TT as President, LKY won't have to call on the Army in the event of a 'freak result' in the election. TT will simply reject any coalition that does not have the PAP as the senior partner.

Anonymous said...

Convoluted justice.

High Court Judge Quentin Loh wondered out loud if a person can be guilty of committing an offence if law enforcers had given permission for him to carry out that activity.

On 1 May the police, after observing the activity, came to the conclusion that there was no illegal assembly and that no offence had been committed. They issued the following statement which was published on 2 May 08 in the Today newspaper:

"Police received a call from the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council reporting that Chee Soon Juan was distributing pamphlets, and had set up a table selling books and T-shirts at Toa Payoh Central. Police observation in response to the call confirmed it. Chee did not stage an unlawful assembly or an illegal outdoor demonstration."

Based on this statement, the group then proceeded to conduct a similar activity a few months later on 9 August to commemorate National Day.

This time, however, the police prosecuted the participants for assembly without a permit and District Judge Kessler Soh found the SDP members and activists guilty.

Answer: Yes, depends on what Lee Kuan Yew wants. Immaterial if the Police give permission.

Justice Kessler Soh (where do they come up with these names?)

And what are the odds that Judge Quentin Loh will dimiss charges. Zero to none.

Otherwise, LKY will do to Quentin Loh (yet another fancy name) what he did to Judge Michael Khoo.

In 1986, Senior District Judge Michael Khoo found him [JB Jeyaratnam] innocent of all charges but one. But the prosecution appealed, and the Chief Justice ordered a retrial in a different district court rather than an appeal in the Supreme Court (thus denying Jeyaretnam the opportunity to appeal a revised verdict to the Privy Council in the United Kingdom). At the retrial, Jeyaretnam was declared guilty on all charges.

Judge Michael Khoo was transferred from head of the Subordinate Court to the Attorney-General's Chambers shortly after, a move widely viewed as a demotion. When Jeyaretnam called for an enquiry into the transfer, alleging that the Chief Justice and the Attorney-General were "beholden" to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, the allegation was dismissed as "scandalous".


Anonymous said...

More examples of Singapore justice here:

The decision to file contempt charges [against the Wall Street Journal] comes a few days after another Singapore judge, Justice Woo Bih Li encouraged lawyers for the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his father, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, to amend their defamation petition against the Far Eastern Economic Review to make sure they included Woo’s own more defamatory reading of an article about the two ministers. Woo’s ruling, two years after the filing of the original charges, appeared to be unprecedented.

Singapore and the Lee family have long been famous for suing journalists, both foreign and domestic – and they have never lost a suit in Singapore.

The media watchdog organization Reporters Without Borders ranks Singapore 140th out of 167 countries surveyed in terms of freedom of the press.
Puts a new meaning into the term activist judge :)


Anonymous said...

One-party state, one-stop judiciary
written by irene puah, September 12, 2008

Harry [that's LKY's fancy western name] is prosecutor, judge and happy recipient of scandalous compensation money all in one.

A one-stop judiciary indeed.

Anonymous said...

You should be sending all of this to the California Bar Assn, the US State Department, Amnesty International, and anyone else with an interest in human rights.

Zajnat said...

Another dirty tactic? As more people learn of this pathetic regime, more people will despise this government even more.
Putting all his relatives in high positions to suppress ordinary folks is just so repulsive. Detestable.

mycroft said...

Nair, 58, is charged with insulting Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean by saying she was "prostituting herself during the entire proceedings, by being nothing more than an employee of Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his son and carrying out their orders," a court document said.

Well Gopalan, your use of that phrase "prostituting oneself" and its meaning is now wholly vindicated in an ongoing employment tribunal case in the UK. Maj Gen Keith Cima, 60, a former Tower of London Governor, claims he was unfairly forced out of his job. He is alleged to have said his employer, Historic Royal Palaces, had "prostituted itself" by agreeing to pay compensation to an employee that he had sacked.

No one at the hearing batted an eye at that usage. The tribunal did not feel in the slightest that he had insulted his employer by the aforesaid words much less was he accused of contempt or any other offence.

So much for the boot-licking judiciary of Lee Kuan Yew's kangaroo courts who chose to pander to his vindictiveness rather than uphold the rule of law.

Anonymous said...

Zajnat said...

Another dirty tactic? As more people learn of this pathetic regime, more people will despise this government even more.
Putting all his relatives in high positions to suppress ordinary folks is just so repulsive. Detestable.

Thu Aug 04, 07:53:00 AM PDT

Don't count on it. Remember, you are dealing with Singaporeans, trained by LKY not to think for themselves.

There is nothing new in these articles on Singapore's judges, but 60% of the donkeys still voted for the PAP.

And they are so racist and cruel. Just look at how they treat their maids and refuse to give them a day off.

The donkeys deserve all the FTs that LKY brings him, and I wholeheartedly support him in this, and in his efforts to create Singapore 3.0.

The donkeys deserve nothing better.

Irene Puah said...

Once Singapore is rid of LKY we can look forward to a more civilized society - and might even enjoy a free media with a conscience.