Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 05:52:54 GMT
Local: Fri, Nov 27 2009 1:52 pm
Subject: A disgrace to JBJ
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Singapore. Philip Jeyaretnam excels by collaborating with his father's
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Singapore's Nov 24, 2006 online edition of the state controlled newspaper
Straits Times has the shameful story "Newest member of the PSC".
It tells us that Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore government has yet again showered
even more prizes over Mr. Philip Jeyaretanm, the son of the late opposition
leader JB Jeyaretnam who was hounded and persecuted for more than 30 years
by the very same government, all for standing up for his people.
In the recent past, he was made the president of the Singapore Law Society,
which we all know is an arm of Lee Kuan Yew's government. Now he is given
further honors. He has now been made a member of Singapore's prestigious
Public Service Commission.
Frankly this man is not worth writing much about. Simply put, he is a man
lacking the slightest of loyalty and integrity that one would expect a son
for his father. What is even more disgusting in this case, is the fact that
he is a lawyer, and he knows the law, and how it was abused to destroy his
He knew all along the litany of prosecutions and defamation actions by this
Lee Kuan Yew government against his father had not the slightest of merit.
He knew all along that ever rule in the book was being broken and bent to
harass, intimidate and destroy his father. He knew that the Constitution
protected his father but yet was blatantly violated. He knew all along that
his father was the punching bag of Lee Kuan Yew's shameful excesses.
Yet he did nothing. Nothing at all to defend him. Not a word.
Yet this man, not only refuses to raise even a whimper in defense of his
father. He goes one disgraceful step further. He willingly collaborates with
them. And permits them to cleverly use him.
They use him by giving him honors and accolades, such as "Cambridge educated
lawyer" "son of the late opposition leader JB Jeyaretnam", implying they are
fair minded towards the opposition, which in fact they never were. With him
they are able to argue that they are not out to destroy the opposition, as
many accuse them of, which he is permitting them to do it with his
We all want to succeed in life, but surely we want to do it with bit of
honor and self respect. His willing collaboration with the very same people
who destroyed his father shows one thing to us. He is obviously not a man
capable of succeeding in life by his own merits. He can only succeed by
licking boots, regardless of whether the boots were the very ones which
trampled on his father.
He is a disgrace, to the word "son", a disgrace to his profession and a
disgrace to the respected University of Cambridge.
We need not say more about him.
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