Thursday, January 19, 2012

Singapore. Orchard Road the flood ridden shopping mall. Whose fault is it?

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dictatorships who think they know best, sooner or later create a mess. And it usually a very big mess.

Anyone following Singapore's state controlled newspapers (they are all state controlled) will read of repeated, almost weekly flooding in Orchard Road, Singapore's prime shopping district where millions of dollars, belonging to both crooks and drug lords (the residence of choice is Singapore for Burmese drug lords and Indonesian bank thieves) are spent in luxury shopping.

Gucci Cartier and Rolex are all there but now with a problem. The entire area is flooding and their luxury merchandise is being water damaged on a regular basis.

And whose fault is it? Not Mother Nature because it was not God who decided to build all these shopping malls in the lowest lying area in that small island, it was Lee Kuan Yew and his dictatorship.

This is a perfect example of what happens when a government is unaccountable to anyone as dictatorships are, like Singapore.

They made no attempt to look into the possibility of global warming even though there was ample warning about this for decades. This calamity would not have occurred had Singapore been a democracy because then there would have been conflicting voices with diverse opinions heard, even that of Gopalan Nairs out there who would have possibility said that building in Orchard Road was a bad idea. Very bad indeed.

And this flooding curse in Singapore which is going to become progressively worse for Singapore should be a lesson to all these petty thugs and tyrants like Lee Kuan Yew out there. There is always a very painful prize to pay when you walk around like Mike Tyson bullying everyone in your way. Sooner or later you will find yourself in the corner from which there is no escape.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
Disbarred from practicing law in Lee's Singapore, imprisoned and refused entry to the island for criticizing Singapore's judiciary in this blog (see blogpost May 29, 2008 Singapore. Judge Belinda Ang's Kangaroo Court)
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Gopalan,

They're gonna spend S$750m of the people's blood to "improve drainage".;_ylt=AsRV7IjNH.6TIz745WaAgswCV8d_;_ylu=X3oDMTN2MjVobGpqBG1pdANKdW1ib3Ryb24gU2luZ2Fwb3JlU0YEcGtnAzkwNjdlMTQxLTQyZTktMzdjOC1hZTFmLThlYzYxNDdiYTY1YQRwb3MDMQRzZWMDanVtYm90cm9uBHZlcgNlYTJlYWMxNC00YmIxLTExZTEtODg0Yy03OGU3ZDE2MjA2Mzg-;_ylg=X3oDMTF0ajFhbWRxBGludGwDc2cEbGFuZwNlbi1zZwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANzaW5nYXBvcmUEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnMEdGVzdAM-;_ylv=3

How on earth can you make improvements when the root caused are so deeply rooted?