DESPERATE SINGAPORE MINISTER LIES TO JUSTIFY INTERNET CLAMPDOWN

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Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Singapore’s Minister for Communication finding himself in a bind over his government's, (a one party police state) recent decision to silence the Internet to silence Singapore’s critics, now resorts to bald lies by claiming that, of all countries, the UK and New Zealand are doing the same!

Please see Singapore state controlled newspaper Straits Times article of June 05, 2013 "Singapore not alone in tweaking media laws: Yaacob Ibrahim". http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/singapore-not-alone-tweaking-media-laws-yaacob-ibrahim-20130605 (In desperation they have also tried to mislead the reader through language. What Singapore is doing is not "tweaking", it is "denying" freedom of expression)

This week, the Singapore government, realizing that the increasing resentment of their citizens, would, unless they took some drastic action, destroy them completely, have decided that Internet blogs who report primarily on Singapore and who receive hits not less than 50k a month will henceforth be required to be licensed and pay a bond of $50,000.00. Under this law, if the government or more accurately described as Orwell's Big Brother, tells the author to remove any blogs that Big Brother does not like he will have to do it instantly, not later than 24 hours or risk going to jail and losing $50,000.00!

And you will also see, in that truncated version of that article that, according to Ibrahim, New Zealand has recommended something or other and so have the UK on similar lines like Singapore. This is a shameless lie. The UK and New Zealand pride itself in being democracies whose right to freedom of speech and expression is an inherent and important part of their culture and ethos, a pillar of their country which they will protect with their lives. 

Perhaps in Ibrahim's desperation, he may have got the countries wrong. Perhaps he wanted to say the Peoples Republic of Communist China have similar laws, not the UK and New Zealand. Better try next time, Ibrahim.

But one thing they forget to mention that the UK and New Zealandare not one party police state as his government. And neither do they have Constitutions which are totally ignored such as that of Singapore. And he also conveniently fails to mention that Englishmen and New Zealanders have some balls, unlike him and his Singaporean friends and they will not tolerate the slightest restriction on the right to free speech because they are simply proud of it and so is every single red blooded human being who cherishes freedom around the world. 

Mr. Yaacob Ibrahim, a Malay Muslim and a very valuable lackey for his ethnic Chinese masters in the Singapore government should realize that Singaporeans are not as stupid as you think. They may not be prepared to do another Arab Spring on the Streets of Singapore but believe you me, they don't like the way you are treating them. And they can smell a lie when it happens as what you trying to do in this instance. 

And the hypocrisy of this man is simply unbelievable. Here he is serving his master in Singapore the ethnic Chinese Lee Kuan Yew, who by the way has no respect whatsoever for his fellow Malays, coming up with this nonsense that both UK and New Zealand are now going to restrict freedom of speech, when his own wife and his children are all American citizen who living in America, a country which will protect their right to freedom  of speech and expression with their last drop of blood.   

It appears for Ibrahim that what is good for his wife and children is not necessarily good for Singaporeans who have to be content with something less. According to him, it appears that Americans, like his wife and children, are entitled to live like free men and women but his fellow Singaporeans have to accept something less. They have to be satisfied to live as coolies. They have to be stopped from speaking their minds. 

His wife and his children want nothing to do with Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore, their state controlled propaganda and the drivel put out by this man and his master. Yet this man stays behind, leaving his American wife and his American citizen children behind in the USA, naturally because the several million dollars a year he earns in salaries (corruption to be more accurate) as Lee’s sidekick is sufficient for him to stay behind and look like a fool spouting these lies about the UK and New Zealand! 

Increasing numbers of educated Singaporeans are already leaving for the West, parents are sending their children to the West for education with express instructions not to return, the women are not getting married and no children are being born. As for national service, the barracks are all empty and national servicemen are avoiding service by going abroad or they are all leaving the island after their 2 year stint. 

Use your head, Yaacob Ibrahim. You are looking very stupid. These actions are hurting you and your million dollar salary as well as hurting your ethnic Chinese master whom you are serving. This lie, which Singaporeans are well aware of has only one consequence, it will alienate your people even more than they already are. And thank you for that. 

 

Gopalan Nair 

Attorney at Law 

A Singaporean in Exile 

Fremont, California, USA

Tel: 510 491 4375

Email: nair.gopalan@yahoo.com
 

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