Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Yes Mr Lee, I am a living proof of a Singaporean that I fear PAP

Yesterday on Channelnewsasia, it was reported that James Gomez of the Worker's Party was being detained for questioning and recording of statements for the eleccion papers issue. On the videoclip online, there was MM Lee saying "When I call a person openly you're a liar, you're dishonest and he does not dare to sue me, there's something basically wrong" ....

This statement basically sums up the kind of mentality and methodology that PAP represents when dealing with people that are against them. This statement also summarizes the kind of fear that I have for this government. From this statement, you can tell that they use tactics like these to "test" their accusations againts people (whether true or not), and if their opponents do not sue back, they will push and assume that what they claimed is true.

Dear Mr Lee, the only thing that is wrong in the whole situation, is the fact that you could make accuasations like these just to "test the waters". And in case you didn't realize, when people do not sue you back, it does not necessarily mean they are guilty of your charges, it could simply mean:
1) They are too busy to bother with matters of the court
2) They do not want to undergo the stress of being in court
3) They do not have the financial ability to sue you back
4) Since they can't afford an attorney, they figured that they probably can't "out-argue" you in courts

What is wrong here is your arrogance and how you are using such underhanded methods to test your accusations. Do you recall on Channel News Asia when you ask one of the journalist to name anyone who is afraid of the PAP? I will here raise my hand and say, "Sir, I am his proof of a Singaporean individual, who is afraid of the PAP" and your statement is one example of why I have such fear for your government.

I have always respected Mr Lee for what he has done for the country, but it is statements like these that makes me wonder if these are the kind of people I want to be running the country that I love.


Agagooga said...

5) They know that you have never lost a defamation suit.

Lings said...

Morpheus says to Neo "You have to understand that many people are not ready to be unplugged, and many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it."

And some are so ignorant and unaware that they will keep fighting for what they believe in. Something painted to them by the system. Is it an illusion or is it the reality? How real can that picture be when truth can no longer be transparent?

In our country where media is non-objective and controlled by the government, we can only wish to voice out in cyberspace without getting caught, and quietly hoping that our ideology gets adopted by mainstream..

Dash said...

Hence it becomes more imperative that when one has a choice and can vote, please vote with moral courage. And not out of fear.

Dorian Alexi said...

This country is so deeply rooted in political fear that it is almost fearful to predict it's future. Of course nobody dares to sue the PAP, they will most certainly win. The judicial Singapore is either leaning toward (or should I say totally all over)favouring the PAP, or they are just plain afraid that their post will be taken away from them if they dare uphold justice. Haiz... this country is really going to hell if the people don't speak up. I was very disappointed in the election results. Had something dramatic happened, maybe the PAP will be shocked into realizing that they should change for the better of their citizens.

And that is such a bloody communist remark, don't you think?