Monday, January 21, 2013

Singapore strongman Lee Kuan Yew 91 is missing presumed bedridden or dying.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is indeed an unusual silence. What, with national by elections at Punggol East, an important political event, now being held in his Singapore Island which the 91 year old Lee Kuan Yew has treated as if it belonged to him since 1959, now, especially now at election time, he is nowhere to be seen. This is surely alarming to anyone who has a stake in that island. Also, surely his people have a right to be told if he is bedridden, dying or already dead.

Dictatorships all over the world have a natural tendency to go into chaos and upheaval once the dictator is gone. If everything depends on one man and the man is dead, there is nothing to hold the island together.

The likelihood of calamity in this instance is especially magnified in a tiny city state with just 2.5 million local born and highly dependent on foreign investments. Foreign investors invest in countries because they can make a profit through cheap labor, stability and a submissive workforce. All this will go down the chute once the dictator dies as investments flow out, foreign workers leave and the local born population migrates abroad.

If indeed Lee Kuan Yew is dying, this fact is indeed being kept out of the public because they fear a calamity. People should demand answers from this government on the state of health of the Singapore dictator because otherwise it may be too late and they may be left holding the baby.

It would have been very easy for Lee Kuan Yew, 91, who is credited with all sorts of praise by both locals and foreigners who have no real idea of Singapore’s history, and a person who actually holds official office as Minister Mentor, whatever that means, and paid $3.7 million for it, to at least show his face at these By Elections beside his candidate but he has simply refused to do it.

And by the way, you might also want to ask whether it is indeed not a waste of tax payer’s money to be paying a bedridden and dying Minister Mentor who has not mentored anyone for a very long time through presumably incapacity incontinence acute constipation or all three, we do not know.  

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel 510 491 4375


Anonymous said...

The weak old man is no longer who he once is. A big bully.

If he escape from protection in Oxley Rise, he will probably be bullied by his many enemies, when they see how feeble he is.

This coming byelection, his PM son has probably tie him to his bed to stop him making statements to embarrass him and the PAP party.

Meanwhile, Singapore has carried on without him.

All the current PM need to do is to find the right time to announce his death so that it does not affect the stock market.

Meanwhile, he is kept alive on tubes or kept from decay in preservative. No one knows.

Anonymous said...

His last public appearance, Nov 28, 2012.

SINGAPORE: Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said that the country is well-placed to ride on China's growth.

Anonymous said...

It's pathetic to have that old man in parliament. He absented himself from the voting process to decide on whether he is against or for the Population White Paper. My stand as someone who left is this: STOP PRETENDING that you are not able to commit to a choice; the population white paper is your brainchild and that of your son's to keep both of you in power.

Anonymous said...

Goh Chok Tong and Mah Bow Tan might be the next one to kick the bucket in the next few years.... Oh and don't forget S.R Nathan too.... PAP old guards are all dying man....