Thursday, June 7, 2012

Singapore's lack of a free press, repulsive.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The one principle factor in Singapore which makes life boring, uninteresting and thoroughly disagreeable in their lack of a free press. The Lee Ruling Family's subjects are forced to read only what is printed in their state controlled newspapers. The island does not allow independent news media of any sort.

This is the case as far as domestic news is concerned.

Knowing this you can imagine why life there is shunned by many. Every newspaper has to be licensed by the government, which means you can only publish if willing to tow the government line. They decide what you are allowed to read on a daily basis. News which does not further the government interests is not published. Each day you know that you are being treated like a child who is told what he should read and what he shouldn’t.

And this is the result.

You will never know that Lee Kuan Yew's son the Prime Minister had raped 2 women in broad daylight along Singapore’s Bugis Street in full view of 4 Bangaldesis last week. This news is not published because it will ruin the Prime Ministers reputation.

You will never know that the Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean had assaulted 2 bouncers at the Flying Pig Bar at No. 3 Boat Quay at 3 am in the morning dead drunk. This too is suppressed because it is once again not in the government’s interest for you to know.

Did you know that only yesterday Lee Kuan Yew had ordered his minions at Temasek Holdings, the state wealth fund to divert $3.5 million dollars into his bank account in Geneva? This is a crime. But once again you will not be told about it because it is not in their interest for this to be made public.

I am not sure if any of the above is true or they are not. Frankly it does not matter because we will never know one way or the other.

A state which censors and suppresses news, tells lies and half truths or even outright lies such as that of Singapore in the end suppresses wisdom and keeps the people ignorant, and makes them fools. It insults the people and makes them dwarfs, not men.

Which is why Singaporeans flee from their island abroad, one of whom is Gopalan Nair, the author of this blog.

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


Anonymous said...

Just a recap, most of Chris Balding's blog is now suspended. Repressive media?

Christopher Balding
HSBC School of Business

February 8, 2012

Financial data reported by Temasek Holdings and Singapore reveal problematic characteristics. First, Temasek reports an average annual return of 17% for 35 years despite Singaporean stock returns averaging less than 8% during this same time period. Given the range of stock market returns and its portfolio companies’ returns, it is highly improbably that Temasek has earned the returns claimed in its annual reports. Second, Singapore has become one of the most indebted countries in the world despite supposedly running large and sustained government surpluses. Given publicly available economic data on Singaporean finances, there is a minimum of $350 billion SGD or $275 billion USD unaccounted for from historical surpluses and financing operations. Third, given these results I find that for every $1 SGD in public borrowing, Singapore has received only 25 cents of publicly held Singaporean assets. Either financial returns have been drastically overstated or there are large unreported Singaporean controlled holdings.

Anonymous said...

Interesting observations by Christopher Balding


Anonymous said...

LHL raping 2 women in view of 4 Banglas. Not possible cause the dude's incapable.

Anonymous said...

Interesting to note that Chris Balding is writing from another closed country where spouses of their leaders are considered state secrets.

HSBC School of Business
University Town
Nanshan District
Shenzhen, Guang Dong 518055

ConnedByPAP said...

Hi Mr Nair,

This academic legal work is probably most suitable for you.

There is a focus on laws which are erected to help destroy people like you, and kept the old fart and the PAP in power.

Authoritarian Rule of Law
Legislation, Discourse and Legitimacy in Singapore
Jothie Rajah, American Bar Foundation

If you have not bought one, I will send the paperback copy as a gift to you , to the office address you provided.

Anonymous said...

The Downtown Line construction site at Bugis station suffered a big accident, several killed.

Who say Singapore's public transportation is world-class?