How I Learnt Honesty from Amos Yee and Why I Support His Stand

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I waited eagerly for my meet-up with Amos. It was just about a month ago that I met Amos for the very first time, on 11 April 2015.

I was in awe, and I was excited to meet him.

Before this, I have not watched Amos’s videos or heard of him. But like many, after watching his video about Lee Kuan Yew, I watched some of his other past videos and realised how intelligent a person he is.

It was going to be an honour to meet him. I don’t have many heroes in my life and I actually felt like I was meeting one.

I sound like a fan boy, I know, but I was. And still am.

When Amos appeared, he was dressed casually in his black T-shirt, which by now seems almost characteristic of him, just like how Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg would always attire himself in the same outfit.

We greeted each other and proceeded to where we were heading to. Both of us looked nonchalant.

On my part, I did not want to make it look like a big deal. Amos made a video, the whole world knows him now, but it wasn’t like he is any different from anyone else, and I did not want to make him feel uncomfortable. I know, because this is how I feel about myself. After I was sued for defamation by the Singapore prime minister a year ago, I just wanted to get on with my life. I wanted to still be on the streets and to walk around freely, and to be myself.

And so, I did not want to make it awkward or any different for Amos. And as I got to know Amos more later, I realised that he thought the same. To Amos, he made a video, in fact he made several and even won an award for a short film he made, but it was never about his ego.

Amos is not a proud person. He doesn’t want to show off. He just wants to be himself.

To Amos, he likes making videos, he has something to say, and he wants to share it. This is his way of commenting on society and sharing his thoughts, just like it was mine on my blog.

And thus even though I had never met Amos before, I felt like I already knew him.

He wanted to be honest, to be true to himself, he tells me. In fact, he says this to me a lot.

“Pick the honest one Roy, the honest one is always better than the supposed sucking up to the media angle,” he told me just before he went back to remand. That was the last I spoke to him, other than the sign language we could offer solace to one another when in court, now that he’s been kept in chains and behind bars inside prison.

But you see, this is who Amos is. He is not doing this – making videos etc, because he wants the media attention. He wants to be himself. And this is something many people do not understand.

Amos just wants to be true to himself and I get that. That was the reason why I wrote on my blog, The Heart Truths. Some people, primarily those who are supporters of the PAP, want to say that I am seeking attention. All I can say to them is, if you would like the attention that comes with the defamation suit, I am more than willing to allow the defamation suit to be transferred to your name.

And that was what Amos thought too. I “was not sure if my actions would land me in jail,” he told the police in his statement. He did not realise that the PAP would be so violent as to arrest and charge a boy for some words that he said.

Meanwhile, the man who assaulted Amos has still not been charged even after one week. Is the PAP saying that actually smacking someone physically across the face and assaulting someone is less of a crime than just saying something?

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Indeed, Amos wants to be true to himself.

“I refuse to (remove my videos) because it would not appease the public, as the video and posts will continue to be circulated, and also because doing so would suggest that I was sorry for the videos and my post, which I am not,” he was quoted as having said to the police.

Direct, but Amos does not want to compromise on his values.

Amos also said in his statements that he made the video after reading my blog. That’s a no brainer, really. His video featured charts from my blog.

And to be honest, it’s flattering.

After getting to know Amos, I have come to know him as a very intelligent person. But you don’t need to get to know him to know this. Just by watching his videos, you can tell that.

I can tell you honestly that I never had the intelligence and diligence that Amos has at his age and I will not – Amos scored 11 points in his L1R5 at the ‘O’ Levels. He also took the Malay Special Programme and with his Co-Curricular Activities he took part in, would enable him to get into a top junior college with 7 points. He can also play the guitar and paint, and of course, made videos and short films.

As such, I was honoured when I saw my charts in his video.

But I also knew how the PAP was going to spin this. When I saw my charts, I knew that when the police was going to investigate him, they would want to ask him about his involvement with me.

And they did, even if I didn’t know him them, and even if they would know that I don’t.

Over the last few days, the media controlled by the PAP has been going around on this portrayal.

“According to Court documents, Yee said his ideas were also shaped by meet-ups with members from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). An SDP member also introduced Yee to Mr Roy Ngerng’s blog, and Yee said he was convinced by what Mr Ngerng had published,” the Channel NewsAsia reported.

“The teenager added that he drew evidence from Mr Ngerng’s blog posts for his video on Mr Lee Kuan Yew.”

Not only does the PAP want to relate Amos with me, they want to draw in SDP as well.

It does not take a rocket scientist to see what the PAP is trying to do. It is 1963 and 1987 all over again.

To be clear, I am the proudest to be associated with Amos. He has become a friend and someone I trust, as he trusts in me. And I am grateful that I have been able to speak up for him and to advocate on his behalf.

Amos is being politically persecuted by the PAP, just because he criticised Lee Kuan Yew.

Let’s not make any pretense about this. We know that the PAP could not wait to get him because he made a video that called Lee Kuan Yew a “horrible person” and this shocked the hell out of the supporters of Lee Kuan Yew and the PAP, who let themselves at him.

In fact, two of the people who made police reports are PAP supporters, even members, or affiliated to them.

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Within two days of making the video, Amos was arrested. Within another two days, he was charged.

We haven’t seen such efficiency from the Singapore Police Force and the AGC in recent times.

But when they had to pander to the PAP and they had to do the PAP’s bidding, all of a sudden, the police and AGC acted as if they were going to receive their 36-month bonus the very next day.

But this is the state that the security forces in Singapore has become. Are they still there to protect Singaporeans or have they become apparatus used by the PAP for its political persecution of Singaporeans?

It is clear, isn’t it?

But such is the insecurity that the PAP has that it cannot stand on its own two feet but has to use the state machinery to come down on Singaporeans, and not only that but on a 16-year-old boy, mind you. Have they become so fearful of the potential loss of their power that they have to use state violence on a child?

Does the PAP has something to hide, many have questioned.

Indeed, Amos has spoke about the inequality in Singapore in his video. Do watch it. It is still available online.

When I was watching Amos’s video, I remembered being quite amused, at how able he was to string such a clear argument that enticed me to watch the whole duration of the video, as it had many. I love how blatant he is. I questioned the use of vulgarities but I ignored them. If you don’t like what you hear, you have a choice to shut off from it. You don’t have to make a police report. If you choose to make a police report, then certainly it is you who needs to see a psychiatrist if when even someone makes a comment about something, you choose to take it personally.

Yet, the AGC and the media controlled by the PAP has chosen to turn against Amos and paint him as the one who needs psychiatric assessment.

Even Amos’s lawyer, Alfred Dodwell, could not stand such state coercion that he spoke up: “(the) media should reflect properly, as opposed to try to paint him as some psychopath, needing psychiatric treatment and stuff.”

“He is only 16. Only 16. Please don’t forget that. Don’t make him out to be some kind of demon.”

But what struck me was Amos’s commentary about the sociopolitical situation in Singapore.

Amos had said, and I quote him again: “Most people in Singapore are struggling to make ends meet. And it is reported that Singaporeans work the longest hours in the world. We are one of the richest countries in the world, but we have one of the highest income inequalities, highest poverty rates, and our government spends one of the lowest on healthcare and social security.

“The money spent on the public is so low, it’s more representative of a third world country. And yet the amount of taxes is one of the highest in first world countries. And political leaders in Singapore earn more than quadruple the amount earned by political leaders in the United States. They are acquiring so much money — why aren’t they spending it on the people? What are they actually spending it on?”

Amos was spot on.

And therefore the PAP wanted to get him.

Amos also said, “Lee Kuan Yew, contrary to popular belief, was a horrible person and an awful leader to our country. He was a dictator, but managed to fool most of the world to think he was democratic.”

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But what Amos said was just plain facts. Lee Kuan Yew is a horrible person. Let’s make no bones about it. He did help grow Singapore into what it was, but that was also because he had an able team of people behind him, such as Goh Keng Swee, Toh Chin Chye and S. Rajaratnam.

But even they started to criticise him in their later years.

Mr Rajaratnam had said: “There is a difference between me and Kuan Yew. He was not all that keen on democracy, “one man one vote.” I always believed that every one should be allowed to vote. This was an important difference.

“I believe in democracy. Here, Kuan Yew and I don’t agree. He says, “You are very naïve. You don’t understand. One man, one vote won’t work.” I express my views. Every citizen has the right to vote. Lee Kuan Yew says that you cannot trust democracy. I believe you can and you must.”

Mr Rajaratnam also said of Lee Kuan Yew: “He knows that we can’t live forever. His dream is to leave behind a reputation. So that even when he passes away, that Singapore will remember him. That this is the man we wanted in Singapore. I don’t think that exactly what he wrote, but that is how he reflected himself, project himself.

“Lee Kuan Yew … believes that if there are more Lee Kuan Yew’s, this place will hum.”

Now look at what Singapore has become with all the mini-Lee Kuan Yews running around.

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Not only that, Lee Kuan Yew arrested thousands of Singaporeans and detained them without trial, some of them for more than 10, 20 or even 30 years. Many of them were his political opponents which he wanted to weed out, and many were labour unionists who wanted to fight for workers’ rights. But Lee Kuan Yew put them behind bars.

After Lee Kuan Yew died, ex-PAP minister S. Dhanabalan finally said: ” I resigned from Cabinet (in 1992) because I had a great difference of view over the use of the Internal Security Act in the 1987 arrests. (In 1987, 22 people – many linked to the Catholic Church – were arrested and detained without trial under the ISA for alleged involvement in a “Marxist conspiracy”.)

He also said: “I wouldn’t venture to say whether he was right or I was right. So it was not that he was ruthless, but that he saw dangers where I didn’t. Whether it was real danger or not remains to be seen.”

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Is Lee Kuan Yew a “horrible” person? He is, there are no two ways about it. Lee Kuan Yew harassed tens of thousands of Singaporeans, including the families of these people, but who has reported him for it? Has he been charged or trialed?

If Amos should be even charged for a crime many of us don’t think he ever did, then Lee Kuan Yew has to be trialed and sentenced to decades in prison for the atrocities that he has committed against Singaporeans.

Has the PAP ever apologised for the wrongdoings that Lee Kuan Yew did, or even acknowledged this? Instead, they have continously denied this.

Yet, they would charge a boy who spoke the truth.

What is the PAP trying to hide?

As Amos and I walked towards the meeting place that day, when I met Amos for the very first time, I asked him how he was coping.

I didn’t care about what people thought of him. I just wanted to be sure he was well. I just wanted to let him know that nothing has changed and that he should still continue to be who he is.

But he knew that already.

Some have commented that Amos appears arrogant. But this stems from a misunderstanding of Amos. Once you get to know Amos, he is just forthright and honest, but for some, perhaps honest to a fault.

But would you rather someone who pretends to be someone he is not and speaks of you nicely in front of you but stab you in the back?

Well, Amos would not do that.

And because of that, he seems arrogant, even rude.

But if being honest means to appear arrogant, so be it. This would be what Amos would think.

I have learnt many things from Amos since I got to know him. I have learnt to be honest and true to myself, truly. I have always believed in this but when I see the way Amos stick to his guns, that is when you realise what holding true to your values really means. It questions your values and beliefs, and forces you to really face up to yourself, and your fears.

When you look at Amos, then you really know what being brave and courageous means. It is to be honest.

And this is what has endeared Amos to many Singaporeans. We admire how he has stuck to his beliefs and how he would not waver and buckle in spite of the intimidation that the PAP puts on him.

We admire how he is not like the PAP.
Yesterday, Amos appeared in court in a shirt with the words, “Prisoner”, at the back. They were trying to intimidate him but Amos was still in “good spirits”, his lawyer, Mr Dodwell, later said.

The PAP can try to break Amos but one thing they do not understand is this – you cannot defeat a person who is honest and true.

You cannot defeat a person who has strong values and stand true to them.

Amos meant no harm in the first place and he is not going to apologise for something he never did. I support him on this.

Today is the second day of his trial. I wish my dear friend all the best and good luck.

No matter what happens, he has already won, in the hearts of many.

Afternote: After my advocacy for Amos and for the CPF, I had just last week received a letter to threaten me. But I will continue to do the work that I do. If we allow such cowardly actions to make us cower, then change will never come. We must always stand up for ourselves and stand up against such bullying, so that we can regain our rights and our lives.

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25 comments

    • GIC报道

      message to your dad LHL, he extorted Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, Hanhuihui and other five Singaporeans ’s money plus your grandpa Lee Kuan Yew owed Tang Liang Hong, Francis Seow ‘s debts. plus bully a teens Singapore child debts, must refund within a limited period .

      • R

        You are wrong, it should be “the other four Singaporeans. The fifth Singaporean already plead guilty.

      • @ R

        good reminder , the fifth Singaporean was extorted about 100 euros by your dad . also must pay back !

    • R

      Yeah, I agree with you. You should learn honesty from this “…” boy genius” instead of writing some nonsense titled ” My tribute message to LKY” on Mar 28, 2015. Really show your character. Sneaky.
      “…” beyond me to describe

  1. jackfruit

    1) “the man who assaulted Amos has still not been charged even after one week. Is the PAP saying that actually smacking someone physically across the face and assaulting someone is less of a crime than just saying something?”. — Are you saying the PAP play the role of the judiciary ? The PAP is a political party, the judiciary is independent from any political party. And by the way, you heckled children with special needs and you were not even charged.

    2) “I can tell you honestly that I never had the intelligence and diligence that Amos has at his age and I will not”. — This one i agree. It’s obvious you never had the intelligence of a 16 year old and you probably will not too.

    3) “Amos does not want to compromise on his values.” — what values ? he insulted a religion with thousands of years of history and still thinks he did nothing wrong in a dense, multi-religious country ? Dont you know that religious harmony is the foundation for our progress ? But due to #2, I can see why you say this.

    4) “Not only does the PAP want to relate Amos with me, they want to draw in SDP as well.” — You guys always challenge the govt to sue you. You and Dr Chee are jobless, but miraculously have enough money to survive for so long — despite the high costs of living in Singapore that you repeatedly mention. You and Dr Chee go to other countries and make speeches about Singapore. Whether you guys are related or not, you know it yourself.

    5) “Amos is being politically persecuted by the PAP, just because he criticised Lee Kuan Yew.” – He is charged for insulting Christianity.

    6) “You don’t have to make a police report. If you choose to make a police report, then certainly it is you who needs to see a psychiatrist if when even someone makes a comment about something, you choose to take it personally.” — Haha .. of course, you think you are always right and people who disagrees with you are always wrong. You also feel “your hell is prettier ” than other’s hell (http://myrighttolove.com/).

    7) “Amos also said, “Lee Kuan Yew, contrary to popular belief, was a horrible person and an awful leader to our country. He was a dictator, but managed to fool most of the world to think he was democratic.”” — You said Amos is your friend. But while he is fighting a court case, you are quoting him and spreading what he has been charged for. What a friend you are .. haha ! Or aren’t you just using him ?

    8) you said about the other founding fathers “But even they started to criticise him in their later years.” . They just have disagreement in opinions. Which is ok to criticise. But they didn’t defame him like you did.

    9) “After my advocacy for Amos and for the CPF, I had just last week received a letter to threaten me.” – This is where you can exercise your right and report to the police.

    • You asked for it

      Roy loves the attention Amos is getting and needs to hop on that bandwagon I mean Roy seems to be running out of things to say recently the longer the court drags his charges the more he runs out of things to say lol

  2. Anon

    Occasionally…and very rare…you will find a determine intelligence that will break out of the mould or structural safety and reward system under Caesar and this boy is that rare gem.

    Such a person must have the guts and tenacity to go against the backlash of an entire society and an army of equally rational(selfish, self-center, pure capitalist and calculative to be more precise) and intelligent people…under the rule of Caesar(including institutionalised religion). These could be your typical engineers, doctors, lawyers, navy officers, nurses, office and factory workers, educators, state preachers etc

    He is definitely paying a heavy price for taking life by the horn which makes him … extraordinary and very rare( maybe less than 0.001 % of the population because he has the intelligence to express it). And he has proof of this extraordinariness – shackled, chained,slapped and scarred by the rigidity and ruthlessness of the system – at such an early stage of his life.

    And even if they kill him now, he still has lived a great life because he knows(maturity beyond most folks) and had acknowledged the life in him. Insanity(and irrational) you may say but the dead old man’s dead life cannot even come close to such a thirst for living or for the living waters bursting out of him 🙂

  3. PAPer Tiger

    The PAP can try to break Amos but one thing they do not understand is this – you cannot defeat a person who is honest and true.

  4. LKY 上梁不正,LHL 下梁歪

    LKY 上梁不正,LHL 下梁歪 (wait, is his dick still hanging?)

    • 丑陋的新加坡大选,骗人的李光耀

      http://www.360doc.com/content/11/0509/15/164198_115461125.shtml

      自称是“世界一流政府”背后的黑暗与无奈:

      独裁统治者对掌控一支庞大军队有着变态的喜好,每年40多亿新元的军费开支,以400多万的人口平均,不论男女老少,人均1000多新元!全国所有男性都要服役两年,就是退役后,每年仍要离职到军营服役一个月,一直持续13年!

      在这个自称教育水平世界一流的国家,小学教育,居然还是半日制,另外半日,父母自行负责,仅这一点,就让很多从中国来求学的父母跌破眼镜!

      新加坡生活水平最低的20%家庭,月收入只有800新元(4000人民币),这样的家庭全收入,就是在中国的北京上海广州生活都困难,何况是在新加坡这种在世界上排名前列的高消费水平的城市?

      新加坡是一个贫富分化极其悬殊的社会,一小撮极高薪的收入者将人均国内产值拔高到发达国家的水平,全国年均 28000美元以上,但是绝大多数工薪者的收入远远低于此线,月工资的中位数大均只在1500-1800美元左右。

      而政府部长的年薪却达到百万之巨,李显龙总理的年工资,相当于美国总统,澳州首相,英国首相三人的总和。

      新加坡人没有任何政府性质的失业补助,医疗保险,退休保险,所有这些福利,完全都是靠强制性的个人公积金储蓄,对于低收入者,没有工作,或者只能找些兼职的临时工,也就没有什么公积金了,到了老年,只能过得凄凄惨惨。

      卫生部长还有很多让人非议的行为,比如大力鼓吹提高居民应缴的每月医疗保费,以至政府管理的医保收费,一度居然超过了企业经营的NTUC Income的保险费,索性将政府的医保全部移给两家企业经营。这个卫生部长还鼓吹要在印尼等地购买地块,兴建老人区,将新加坡无人照顾的老人全迁到外国去。

      如此一来,新加坡的世界一流的城市形象自然得到维护。在NKF(肾脏基金会)的丑闻中,卫生部多年一直扮演NKF的支持角色,对民间广为散布的贪污腐败事件不闻不问。及至东窗事发,还是NKF的执行长自行辞职,卫生部作为主管部门没有采取主动行为。

      象许文远这样的部长,能够取得这次大选的最高得票率,实在是对新加坡议会民主制度的莫大讽剌!让我来分析一下执政的李光耀人民行动党取得选举胜利的主要原因:

      1:对媒体的绝对控制。新加坡只有两大媒体集团,报业控股,新传媒,一家以报纸为主,一家以电视广播为主。两家都由政府100%控制,不仅如此,政府还要大批秘密警察直接进入媒体工作,同步审查新闻稿件,从这种控制程度看,新加坡的媒体控制程序甚至超过了中共对媒体的控制。在记者无国界的新闻自由度排名榜中,在170多个国家中,新加坡名列140。

      在竞选期间,媒体上虽然也有反对党的观点与图片,但是观点往往只摘一个片断词句,给人以反对党偏激之感,图片,录像,也常常选择发言人翻眼皮思考时奇怪表情,讲话中偶尔出现结巴停顿之处,明显地起到了丑化的作用。所以一些有选战经验的反对党领袖。如刘程强,只能尽量回避媒体采访,以免被其故意丑化。

      随着网上媒体的兴起,让执政的人民行动党非常恐惧,在选举提名日前,特别宣布反对党使用网上播客,网上新闻等方式进行竞争是非法的。这种公开用政策压制互联网的某几项新技术,也是全世界独此一家的笑话。

      新加坡的反对党主要靠选举前几天的群众大会传播自已的政治理念。反对党的群众大会是激动人心的,特别是工人党的大会,每一场都有好几万的热情听众,人数最多时高达10万人以上,即使天降大雨,几万听众依然雷打不动,站在泥泞的草地上欢呼鼓掌。

      对比执政党的群众大会,尽管执政党费尽心机,每到雨天就在草地上铺上木板,午餐时段在金融中心区这样的黄金地段组织集会等等。但以笔者的个人观察,从未见到执政党的集会有超过1000人的听众,与反对党的人气相差百倍以上。

      政府媒体对群众大会只是作撒谎报道,将几万人的大会说成几千人的大会。总而言之,媒体的控制,是执政党最强有力的武器。

      2,充足的政党财力

      在竞争期间,笔者从未收到任何反对党的宣传资料,却收到两次执行党的宣传村料,一次在商场,一次在家里。执政党有充分的财力印刷宣传手册,然后雇一批人,逐家逐户地递送。而反对党只是候选人亲自一家一家地访谈,这样访谈的效率非常低,覆盖面很小。希望下一届大选时,反对党能够量力而行,在一些重点选区也使用手册分发方式,进行地毯式的密集覆盖,不要采用街头零星发放的方式。

      3,组屋翻新与分红。

      1991年,人民行动党的得票率只有61%,是历史上最低的一次,于是在97年选举中,执政党赤裸裸地将选票与组屋翻新挂钩,公开宣布投票支持反对党的选区,将得不到政府的社区与组屋翻新支持,沦落为贫民区。由于这种翻新,意味着每一个家庭的房产会升值数千元到数万元,对绝大多数选民是有强大的现实压力的。

      另外,在选举前几天,政府宣布大规模的财政盈余分红计划,全国一半以上人口分到800-4000元。通过这些手段,等于是利用政府的公款,为政党的利益服务,变相的勒索,贿选。

      4,选区制度。

      从80年代采用用集选区制度,使得反对党面对大选区竞争,人才不足,难于抗争。另外政府每一次选举后都变化选区分割,比如97年静山区执政党险胜反对党,到了2001年,就将这个选区分割成小选区了。而选区划分常常只是在选前几周,使得反对党没有足够的时间做争取选民的工作。

      5,流言与恐惧

      很难想像,在新加坡这样一个自称为世界一流的现代信息社会,各种耳口相传的流言,可以在短时间内不胫而走,引起成千上万的人到某处大楼排队。这正是新加坡政府控制媒体长期歪曲事实,失去公信力的一个绝佳写照。

      6:利用法律整肃异已

      当然,人民的恐惧不是没有来由的。长期以来,执政党就擅长于采用鸡蛋里挑骨头的方式来整肃反对党。几乎每一次大选,都有一两个反对党人士因为人品问题丢了工作,因为诽谤等罪名被罚得倾家荡产,要么坐牢,要么流亡国外。甚至一些独立人士,想参与政治,也会被政府整得灰头土脸,比如去年的总统竞选,除了现任总统纳丹,本来还有三个平民参选,但是三个人都被选举委员会以资格不够为由拒绝。其中最有竞争力的是裕廊集团前财务总监关玉麟。李显龙公开在媒体上挑拨关玉麟的几位前雇主出来打击关玉麟,这些雇主也实在找不出什么实质借口,只能牵强地说关玉麟有野心,工作能力不强云云,结果双方互打名誉官司,官司没有结果,关玉麟却失去竞争资格。试想,如果关玉麟是一个自已开大公司的老板,政府是否还可以挑拨他的客户出来骂几句,达到同样的效果?如此下三滥的手段下,使81 岁的纳丹在没有竞争的情形下,第三次连任总统。

      李光耀多方辱骂政治对手,行为低级,表现蛮横,就象一个街头找人打架的流氓。

      我将这个以政客诚信问题作为打压工具列在最后一条,因为这是一条李光耀执政党最蛊或人心的镇压手段。

      民主政治的前提就是这个世界没有什么伟人,圣人,人人生而平等,人人都会犯错,所以才需要民主来制约人性之恶,选举不过是从两个性恶的人中选一个相对不太恶的,委以有限的权利,一旦这个人恶性大发作,还能及时将他换下。

      在美国的民主政治下,不仅克林顿,里根这样的平凡小人物可以选上总统,美国政治仍然平稳运行,这就是民主政治的魅力:保持一个国家强盛的,不是靠某个政客的伟大道德,而是一套强健的,有纠错功能的民主制度。 

      比如NKF案件,杜莱的高薪与腐败,早就传闻数年了,但是杜莱居然可以两次以诽谤罪将批评者告上法庭,压服对方,只因为被告的一方是平民百姓,拿不到任何实质性的证据。而现在杜莱真的倒台了,一件件耸人听闻的腐败贪污案例全摆上了桌面了。

      所以,李光耀多年来自我标榜为廉洁政府,我们旁观者完全可以打上一个大大的问号,没有新闻自由,没有言论自由,谁知道行动党中有多少贪官。如果你相信民主制度中人性恶的假设,我们理应假设这些冲着百万高薪而工作的部长,全部是贪婪无比的!至于李光耀本人,关于那几套公寓的百万元折扣问题,还远远没有向人民交待清楚。

      如果要说政治骗子,李光耀自已撒的一个最大的谎,就是他自已的回忆录的标题“From Third World to First”(从第三世界到第一世界)。

      如果真的按照三个世界划分方法,连英法日都只是第二世界,美苏才是第一世界,新加坡这样的小国永远都在第三世界。 

      如果以国家的经济繁荣发展而言,其实新加坡早在1825年就开埠了,比香港还早了10多年。早在19世纪,由于莱佛士采用了自由港免税政策,新加坡就迅速成为东南亚最大的港口城市。到了1923年李光耀出生时,新加坡早已经与东京,香港一样,是亚洲经济最繁荣的城市之一了。英国人莱佛士才真正是新加坡的Founding Father,功不可抹。李光耀将这个具有180多年开放历史的港口城市繁荣,归结于自已四十多年的铁腕统治,这是他公开对世人撒下的弥天大谎。

      选举过后,李光耀在中国访问,再次以中共经济改革开放的引路人身份自居,到处指手划脚,大言不惭。事实上任何一个对中国经济改革有点常识的人都知道,过去二十几年,真正大笔投资中国,对中国经济发展起到火车头作用的,是香港与台湾商人。而新加坡在中国最大投资就是苏州工业园,不过几亿美元,在新加坡政府经营下,以巨额亏损告败,再急急忙忙地将这个烂摊子盘给中国政府去自营,这个写在李光耀回忆录中的实例,说明了新加坡那一套,不论是政治还是经济,都对中国改革开放帮助不大。

      李光耀的中国之行,再一次吹嘘自已如何努力学习中文。其实,李光耀应该更全面地介绍一下自已一家学习语言的经历,以传教中国年轻人嘛。

      1942年,日本攻占新加坡。李光耀以为这个新加坡从此就是日本人的天下了,于是就开始埋头学习日文。没想到日本人只占了三年就垮台了,李光耀这日文算是白学了。60年代,当长子李显龙读高中时,李光耀以为苏联前程似锦,偷偷要求儿子学习俄语。结果前苏联垮台了,李显龙自已也承认,这又是白费时间。80年代初,当中共开始改革开放时,李光耀强迫大批华校关门,包括着名的南洋大学。结果十几年后,发现中国经济崛起了,新加坡人的华文又太差了,争不过香港人,台湾人。

      其实,透过语言学习,我们正好看出这个自许眼界超人的政客在一生中投机轨迹,他真的对世界政治经济发展了如指掌吗?我看未必。但是有一点可以确认,李光耀作为一个政客,对镇压反对党,打压异已的手段,是非常了解的。1956年10月4日,还是反对党的李光耀,年仅33岁,在立法会讨论中,对当时执政的首席部长马绍尔说了这样一段反抗名言:

      Repression, Sir is a habit that grows. I am told it is like making love-it is always easier the second time! The first time there may be pangs of conscience, a sense of guilt. But once embarked on this course with constant repetition you get more and more brazen in the attack. All you have to do is to


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  5. WhatDoYouThink

    Amos is an embodiment of irrepressible life. A life that’s offensive to a life’s work of wood hay and stubble. That life comes forth in childlike honesty and the stubborn arrogance of an ox.
    To brand him a prisoner is to lock up this life and life everlasting. A life that you can’t put a price tag on
    !

  6. haha

    Erm Roy if you are 100% behind Amos and think that what he did was totally lawful then would you please do an exact replication of his video with you speaking out his full speech? I would like to see YOUR courage for once.

    • PAPer Tiger

      LKY made strong remarks against the Muslims publicly. Was he charged for sedition? Where did AGC come in then?

      Seng Han Tongs made a public remark on national TV, that Malays and Indians have poor English. Was he charged for sedition?

      Tin Pei Ling flouted Election rules in last GE, but now still kana fucked until she’s pregnant.

      These PAP clowns have escaped all the charges. If AGC is valid, all would like to see THEIR courage and competence for once

  7. GIC报道

    Reply jackfruit

    1 ) the judiciary is totally not independent in Singapore ! PM LHL’s mother’s nephew is Singapore president Tony Tan, Justices are appointed by the President Tony Tan, In other words, Lee Kuan yew’s wife’s nephew in charge of judiciary, Thus Lee family decide the judges.

    2) So why you PM LHL sued a person who totally no job, no intelligence ?
    because should not let Singaporeans aware a fact that LKY had shifted national pension fund into the dividend for his wife. that is a law ? OK ! never mind ! 64% Singaporeans allowed you shared the ” dividend “, the rest 34% who did not have the share they have the rights to speak out !

    3) a leader in a multi-religious or a religious harmony country , he will not sent his gangs to slap a child . will not cut throat to arrest a child, will not sue a jobless guy for extorting 0.15 million Euros. will not send his daughter’s, office ladies , his grassroot gangs work together to fix Roy .

    4) Dr. Chee and Mr. Low Thia Khiang, both them are the rightly future Singapore Prime Minister . the first. they are clean , the second, they never hurt Singaporeans , the last, they are often victims, if someone are often victims that aroused widespread sympathy and great support .

    meanwhile, PAP classify people that can not be tolerated ! if people want Dr. Chee and Mr. Low Thia Khiang, you have to prepare to accept , maybe is very difficult for you.

    5 ) let voter Judge who is more honest and selfless. how many family are getting a better life . how many people suicide, how many family bankrupt, how much income within less 3000 family which totally hard to survival, how many Single mother no subsidy ? how many the about 70 years old elderly have completely no daily subsidy ?

    don’t use gangs, don’t use trap of lawsuit again , don’t occupy medias mouthpiece, because LHL husband and wife control Temasek, and local medias become to Temasek, that is a law. but hope not too long time, the evil lawmaker will be tried.

    6) Lee gangs use legal purge dissidents, included arrest a 16 years old teens. every year would see Lee party’s repression. They are the self-destructive self-destruction.

    7) Amos said a true that Lee Kuan Yew was a horrible person , has destroyed more than 20 thousands Singaporeans family , their wife lost husband,their son lost father, their company he taken, their bank he snatched. if the people want LKY will be forgiven , LHL have to apologize and step down for the conditions

    About the definition of a friend, it should be as long as there are people with common values and agree with each other, rather than money Hook

    8) the record found that real founding father is not Lee Kuan Yew.

    why your founding father were fear of his national people to visit his house ? because it is a luxury house . spent large of national finance !

    you may check GIC and Temasek first, to prove why so called founding father set up a fighting Court for punishing Singaporeans ? that related with national wealth secretly diverted into his family and his coterie without people pulled the alarm. so they must cut of each voices from the beginning , his equation are the 6 steps as the follows :

    Libel – extort money – bankrupt – arrest – jail life – through the media notice the whole Singapore that the victims are psychotic people, So every year use the same weapon to fool the honest people .

    9) under the threaten style leadership, threaten is there bullet, so we have to prepare .

    • haha

      sorry to burst your bubble but your Mr Low kept saying he is not ready for government. I am if given the majority vote too early he might simply give the mandate back to PAP.

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  10. Rizzy Khaos

    All I have to say is, the Parliamentary population matches up with the Singaporean Population.

    Homogeneous, anyone with an outlying opinion will be made an example of, so Conform or get out.

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  12. Singapore Citizen Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)

    Subtle Denial of Medical Treatment by the Singapore Government for Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)

    Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)
    Singapore Citizen
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