Monday, May 28, 2012

A democratic and free Singapore Island would be a far better place

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore Island, I can assure you would be a far more pleasant, and economically successful place than what it is today under the Lee Family’s despotic rule. Here is why.

The coming of the Internet has changed the island’s political background completely. The knowledge that the island has no free press, it denies it people any meaningful rights such as free speech and expression. The fact that the island is governed entirely by the dictates of the Lee Ruling Family is public knowledge. The fact that there is no rule of law and if ever you seek legal recourse, your result will entirely be dependent on what Lee Kuan Yew had that day for breakfast.

Such a depressing fact disenchants every single Singapore citizen who is aware of this truth. Any attempt to openly oppose results in your becoming another Chee Soon Juan or the late JB Jeyaretnam, branded a serial criminal by the state controlled newspapers, sued bankrupted and impoverished and forever denied any possibility of a normal life in that island.

So what does one do? One does the obvious. One packs up and applies for settlement in the West; Australia, New Zeeland, the UK, Canada or the USA.

This means Singapore continues to lose valuable talent, in the sciences, the law, engineering and every other discipline; all lost at one stroke because Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore is a pariah state, a place which denies freedom and liberty.

The introduction of Constitutional government will change all this at one stroke. Thousands upon thousands of Singaporeans now abroad will return to Singapore to live and work. Singapore will shed its pariah state image in the international community and become a respected member of the free countries of the world. At a stroke, it will be proud to say you are Singaporean instead of being embarrassed by it. At once a Singaporean in Melbourne would not be probed and laughed at the illegal chewing gum policy, or the policy on beatings (canings) and executing petty drug mules.

With the vast talent pool of Singaporean expertise internationally Singapore would move ions ahead of what it is today, in science technology and sophistication. It will become a center for the arts and humanities.

But today all that we have is Lee’s state controlled newspapers dishing out the daily garbage of Singapore’s imaginary achievements. Like Pravda or Izvestia of the former Soviet Union.

The way it is going now, as the Lee ruling Family’s personal possession island of my way or the highway, Singapore is depleting it’s talent pool very fast and Mandarin speaking Communist Chinese immigrants are not going to do the trick.

The barometer is steadily falling while MV Singapore heads blissfully into the eye of the storm.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
Fremont, CA, USA
Tel 510 657 6107 or 510 491 4375

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LKY is not one bit interested about democracy.
All he wants is to ensure that his family rule Singapore for whatever period. With their dynastic rule comes richess and luxury.
Democracy forget about it.