Saturday, October 21, 2017

Latest Lie from the Prime Minister at CNBC Interview

Lee Hsien Yang has refuted his dictator Prime Minister brother Lee Hsien Loong’s claims that the siblings’ quarrel has been resolved. The PM’s brother who is in self-exiled in Hong Kong confirmed that the PM has lied during the CNBC interview a week ago, and that the PM never once made any attempt to resolve the issue:

“Our brother says he is unsure that the feud is solved. Notwithstanding his public statements, Hsien Loong has made no attempt to reach out to us to resolve matters in private. Meanwhile, the Attorney General is busy prosecuting Hsien Loong’s nephew for his private correspondence. The AGC’s letters make repeated reference to the family feud.”

In Aug 2017, Lee Hsien Loong contracted his crony Attorney General, Lucien Wong, who was his former private lawyer to prosecute his nephew Li Shengwu for contempt of court. The Attorney General fabricated a fake charge by taking a screenshot of Li Shengwu’s private Facebook post and demanded the latter to face prosecution.

Li Shengwu is currently a research fellow at Harvard University, and he will be taking a lecturer role at the school next year. The grandson of Lee Kuan Yew ironically imposed a self-exile on himself, confirming that he will not return to Singapore to face his uncle Prime Minister’s persecution. With Li Shengwu out of the way, Lee Hsien Loong’s son, Li Hongyi, has his way paved for premiership in the Lee dictatorship. Li Hongyi is currently a senior civil servant and “consultant” at the propaganda ministry, Ministry of Communications and Information.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Fumbling Dictator

Indian Muslims are Malay. Appointed President is elected. Elections can be won without a vote. Resigning just a month means you are independent.

These irregularities turned into a reality and jolted many Singaporeans into realising that the country they called a democracy is actually a dictatorship. Under whose dictatorship then? Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his cronies.


Unfortunately the power weld by the dictator is not limited to himself, unlike his father’s time. Back then, Lee Kuan Yew was the sole leader whose words overwrite everyone, even of senior ministers. Lee Hsien Loong however created a consensus dictatorship and shared his dictatorship powers to his cronies.

Lee Hsien Loong’s ineffectual leadership gave rise to mediocres like Law Minister K Shanmugam, Minister of National Development Lawrence Wong and Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who acted like mini-dictators circling around the king. Like the eunuchs of a corrupted dynasty, the three corrupted ministers jeopardised the country’s judiciary system, town council system and public transport system.

Under Law Minister K Shanmugam, a crony Attorney General who was Lee Hsien Loong’s former private lawyer was appointed, the High Court was unable to define the first elected President without deferring to the Lee Hsien Loong-controlled Parliament, and the Parliament can twist facts because it is a “policy’s decision”.

Minister of National Development Lawrence Wong openly abused his ministerial powers to set Opposition Workers’ Party MPs up for corruption. The devious Minister for his smirk in Parliament known denied the WP Town Councils funding, then accuse them of not meeting sinking fund payment obligations. Minister Lawrence Wong is now looking to unseat 3 WP MPs – Low Thia Kiang, Sylvia Lim and Pritam Singh – by charging them of misappropriating S$33 milion in town council payments.

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan is probably the worst among them all, doing next to nothing to fix the train system and even have the cheek to ask for a 7 year extension. When under intense public scrutiny over the increasing train disruptions, Khaw Boon Wan went into full denial mode: accusing the media of being tabloid, insisting that rail reliability is improving and using his fabricated fake news data to propose a fare raise. The superstitious Transport Minister even resorted to hiring religious leaders to pray for the broken public transport system.

Topping the corruption ladder is Lee Hsien Loong, who puts himself as the unchallenged Prime Minister,  Chairman of GIC, his wife Ho Ching as Temasek Holdings CEO, and empowering his Prime Minister’s Office with the corruption bureau CPIB, election department and Monetary Authority of Singapore under his charge, for more than 14 years.


The present state of affairs is a dark age for Singapore no better than the colonial times. Many Singaporeans are facing arrests from criticising the dictatorship, and a number has went into exile including Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew Li Shengwu and younger brother Lee Hsien Yang. States Times Review editor Alex Tan is also in self-exile in Australia, CPF writer Roy Ngerng is in self-exile in Taiwan and Youtube film maker Amos Yee is a political asylum seeker in US.

A change is unlikely to happen and the dictatorship will continue to endure in coming years as many “agents of change” leave the country fearing persecution while elections continue to be fixed with newer regulations to give the ruling party an edge no opposition party can catch up with. Many Singaporeans still in the city are hoping for divine intervention. When news of Lee Hsien Loong’s prostate cancer hit headlines, many rejoiced but only to to be disappointed that Lee Hsien Loong survived his third cancer. Obscenely rich as these corrupted dictators may be, death is the only equaliser.


The poor and the working class population of Singapore are living without dignity: More young Singaporeans are unemployed, or working in part-time stints without a future. The “more fortunate” ones on full-time jobs are stuck with 60-hour work weeks with no overtime pay. The middle-aged Singaporean employees get displaced by cheaper foreigners. The disabled and unemployable elderly ones stricken with health problems pick cardboard for a living or beg on the streets selling tissue paper, while the rest works as cleaners, security guards or in low esteem jobs earning the pity stares of the people around them. Retirement is a far-fetched dream as CPF payout dwindle from the increasingly stringent withdrawal laws. Everyone is stressed out for good reasons: suicide rate is going up, crime rate is going up, unemployment is also going up, cost of living is going up, public transport is failing and a myriad of other social problems are surfacing. This is Singapore.

Yet on the very same island, there is the affluent and rich. Sitting on the top 1% is the corrupted ruling party members who reward themselves with million dollar salaries. Costing a total of S$53 million a year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s administration is the most spendthrift government in history. The corrupted dictator rewards himself with S$2.2 million, and weld complete control over the country’s finance.

CPF funds and the national reserves are invested by the country’s only two sovereign wealth fund companies: GIC and Temasek Holdings. Lee Hsien Loong puts himself as the chairman of GIC and his wife Ho Ching as CEO of Temasek Holdings, and gambled in the global stock market with Singaporeans’ money since 2002.

The dictator also positioned the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under his Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and manipulated the interest rate payment of CPF – giving cheap credit to GIC and Temasek Holdings which profit from the difference in special government securities bond and their real return from global investments. At 2.5%, CPF pays the lowest interest rates among all retirement funds.

Aside of dipping his hands into the national reserves, Lee Hsien Loong renders himself above all forms of investigation by putting the corruption bureau CPIB under his PMO command. The dictator appointed his former private lawyer Lucien Wong as Attorney General, and commence prosecutions against the opposition and his critics, putting them in jail or bankrupting them through defamation lawsuits.

Such atrocities are not uncommon among dictators in history. Lee Hsien Loong is just another corrupted politician leeching off the people he is “serving”. The Prime Minister is just a fake title he wears while exercising the actual power of an emperor like a monarchy. Singapore did not get its independence in 1965, Singaporeans merely swapped their former British colonial master for a new one. The British were untouchable before, just as a PAP member today is.

To worsen things, Singaporeans are neutered and indoctrinated with the belief of “changing a system from within”. Those who tried gets swallowed by the dictatorship, while those who refuse to prove their loyalty are kept away from power.

Dictatorships are overthrown, not voted out in rigged election designed to keep the incumbents in power. Just like how the powerful British colonial masters were overthrown, Singaporeans must resort to public protests. The people must not be afraid to sacrifice themselves engaging in civil disobedience to overthrow Lee Hsien Loong.

The passage of time teaches oppressed people how to overthrow a dictatorship, and in all cases blood is shed. A coup d’├ęta, political assassination or uprising are called “revolution” when a new government is installed, or “terrorism” when they fail. Losers are never kindly treated in history, no matter how just their cause was. Henceforth, the success of any operation will earn you the label of a “patriot” or “terrorist”.

How does one motivate himself into taking these perceived drastic solutions, depends on the vision he has for the country. The oppressed looks only at the past and present and think to themselves: “If I obey, I am good.” This is also why most Singaporeans are pessimistic in their outlook, it is hard for one to be forward looking when there is a need to suppress his thoughts and hold his tongue before he speaks. To them, Lee Hsien Loong can never be overthrown and illegitimate methods must never be entertained.

For a start, Singaporeans must change their mindset and look to the future. The future where Singapore can truly be an egalitarian society where the weak is supported, and where the wicked no matter how privileged is punished. A Singapore where the people actively participate in policy formulation, and not for the sake of earning brownie points from a small elitist class of aristocrats. A Singapore where people voice dissent and criticise freely, without fear for his freedom. A real nationhood, and not a false democracy.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Shanmugam: Parliament is Sovereign To Decide When To Start Counting The 5 Presidents

Law Minister K Shanmugam brought prata-flipping to a new level in Parliament yesterday (Oct 3) saying that appointed President Wee Kim Wee is elected because he took the Attorney General Chambers’s (AGC) advice. However, he contradicted himself in the same speech saying that the AGC’s advice is irrelevant, and closed the matter without further questions.

“Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the next election will be reserved for a Malay president and we have taken advice from the AGC. What Ms Lim is saying is that we are starting to count from here because of the AGC’s advice.  I think that was never suggested…  In any case, the legal advice given by the Attorney-General is irrelevant as the question before the court was whether the decision to count from President Wee’s term was constitutional… PM took the same position, he explained in Parliament. We decide but we took AGC’s advice. Did anyone say we are going to decide this way because this is the way that AGC has told us that we have to decide? That would make no sense because Parliament is sovereign.”

The corrupted Law Minister also took a snake bite at Opposition MP Sylvia Lim who criticised that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong misled Parliament:

“There is only one person in this House whom the courts have held to be misleading Parliament. And he is not from the PAP.”

Opposition MP Sylvia Lim has earlier given two quotes in parliament saying the ruling party has misled the people.

On 8 Nov 2017, PM Lee Hsien Loong told Parliament: “We have taken the Attorney-General’s advice. We will start counting from the first president who exercised the powers of the elected president, in other words, Dr Wee Kim Wee.”

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean also confirmed a day later saying:

“On the reserved elections and how to count, I would like to confirm that this is indeed the AGC’s advice and, if not and you do not think that it’s correct, I think it’s possible if you wish to challenge judicially.”

Sylvia Lim

“The Government had engaged in ambiguous language and red herrings. We in this House should have been told in no uncertain terms that it was the Government that wanted to count from Dr Wee Kim Wee. The Government should have defended its own decision on why counting from President Wee was appropriate. It should not have evaded the debate by using the AGC’s advice as a distraction, and then gone to court to say that the AGC’s advice was irrelevant.”


Minister Yaacob: Chinese do not understand how Malay and other minorities feel

Minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim stepped up on racial divisions today (Oct 4) telling state media reporters that the Chinese majority in Singapore does not know how the Malay feels.

“It has been a difficult and challenging journey for my community. Sometimes, the majority does not know what it feels to be a minority community.”

Without giving any example, the Minister in-charge of propaganda and Muslim affairs also played the victim card and said that Singaporean Muslims have been “under constant scrutiny” after terrorist attacks overseas made headlines news in recent years:

“It is not a pleasant experience when your religion and your religious orientation is under constant scrutiny. For the Malay-Muslim community, this sense of being misunderstood is deeply felt, having been in the spotlight for quite some time. It has been a difficult and challenging journey for my community.”

Creating a climate of fear and distrust among Singaporeans has been a secret formula of the ruling party PAP government. The dictatorship presents itself as a champion of racial harmony, but it’s national policies are inherently racist which disadvantages the minority in housing, military and even the election.

The PAP Minister also blamed the internet and foreign news media for “leading” a few into making racist comments:

“New media and the anonymity it lends have led to individuals denigrating other religions or sowing discord between communities over the Internet, inadvertently or otherwise.”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Minister K Shanmugam: International ranking is fake


After facing criticisms over Singapore’s 151th ranking on press freedom, Law Minister K Shanmugam hit out in Parliament yesterday (Oct 3) saying that the international ranking is fake and biased. The Law Minister said that rankings that rank Singapore poorly are “patently false” and specifically singled out international press freedom ranking:
“I am usually careful of such studies and reports that sometimes rank us at the top and sometimes rank us at the bottom… we have to be discerning about these rankings and how they are done and the political objectives behind them. Sometimes, ignore them, when they are patently false and not hold them up as a mantra. In 2008, RSF ranked us 144 out of 173 countries, below Guinea, Sudan, Pakistan, among others. I pointed out in 2009 that the International Herald Tribune (IHT) had a news story on Guinea. It was one or two days before I made my speech. IHT said that people were being gunned down by ‘brutal military junta’ and women were being raped on the streets, but in RSF’s eyes, their press freedom was higher than ours.”
Law Minister K Shanmugam angrily said that the researchers at Reporters Without Freedom (RSF) should go to Afghanistan and Pakistan because Singapore do not detain journalists:
“Singapore continues to fare badly and is ranked 151 out of 180 countries this year by RSF, below countries such as Guinea. Gambia, where journalists were detained, media outlets shut down, Internet disconnected, international phone calls banned last year; South Sudan, where it was described as having one of the world’s most serious refugee crisis, suffering the effects of a devastating civil war. Afghanistan is ranked ahead of us. Pakistan is ranked ahead of us. I would invite RSF to please go there.”
The Minister ended off his speech saying Singaporeans do not need to hear bad news of poor ranking:
“And really, you don’t need studies and reports. You look at our lived reality. What is the experience? Your experience, my experience, experience of our people. You know the answer.”
However the Law Minister conveniently left out the fact that internet blogs and websites have to place a S$50,000 bond when writing articles on Singapore current affairs. There is also a media ban on Election Day and Cooling Off day, while the mainstream media was able to carry on reporting propaganda material. Singapore’s legal media companies are also heavily influenced by the government on editorials, and the national papers Straits Times often publish fake news and half-truths to promote government agendas.