Thursday, October 11, 2007

Regime Change not the answer for Myanmar : MM Lee

"If the army is dissolved, the country has got nothing to govern itself because they have dismantled all administrative instruments,"
-MM Lee interview with Tom Plate, UCLA 27 Sep 2007
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Singapore's UN rep Vanu Gopala Menon said, "If the military is not part of the solution, there will be no solution.” Our beloved govt has taken the position that Burma needs to retain its ruling junta. Given the junta has been busy arresting and killing monks these few days, some might find it strange that our leaders keep repeating this point about keeping the junta in power, perserving the junta etc. They have concluded that the Burmese people can't possibly figure out how to run their own country without the junta. I thought only Singapore would sink without its wonderful leaders, it seems Burma will also sink without its junta.
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20 years ago when the Berlin Wall fell, communist countries Poland, E. Germany, Hungary, Romania & Czechoslovakia, threw out the communist regimes that controlled everything in their country and replaced it with full blown democracy. Sad to say, nobody told them that regime change was bad...and that the communists who controlled everything had to be "part of the solution, because the country has nothing to govern itself ". It is indeed a tragedy for these countries to end up with an inferior type of govt known in Singapore as "Western style democracy". If our MM Lee was there to advise them, they would have retained the communist dictators as part of the solution and ended up with something far better. ...they wouldn't have so many political parties jostling for power, media that provide so many different confusing points of views or trouble makers who will protest against the govt.
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Indeed it takes alot of wisdom for our leaders and UN rep to keep insisting that the junta be retained in Burma, they want this for the good of the Burmese people...even though the Burmese people themselves are not smart enough to want this. See how considerate and compassionate our leaders are to put the interest of the Burmese people above other interests. Singapore is so lucky to have leaders who are so compassionate and wise.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another well written piece.

Anonymous said...

The international press likes to interview the MM because unlike other leaders he seems to wear many hats and plays all sort of cards: sometimes leader of Singapore, sometimes leader of the world, sometimes pro this power, sometimes pro that power.

But he also fond of putting other countries down and praise himself and his govt.

He obviously enjoys that.

He just said these:

If the US keeps China out of the WTO, then
"They're (China) going to do reverse engineering, steal your (American) patents and where is the profit in that?"


In another interview he said:
"I think in the case of China, maybe another 20, 30 years ... India, maybe longer - 50, 60 years before their infrastructure catches up (with Singapore)." "

Oh sure.

Because he always likes to talk big like that, he had been fixed big-time. Suzhou Industrial Park saga is well-known.

According to the grapevine, Natsteel's takeover battle a few years back was also started by that big country working through a local tycoon to scramble up the original players' plans.

At that time the state press were mobilised to ferociously criticise that said tycoon for driving up Natsteel share price, which was undervalued by 30% during the initial sale.

You can guess who the original players were and how badly their interest in Natsteel were hurt thereby.

family man said...

I feel worried - Burma sounds so like us. Strong police state, no demonstration, Junta / PAP always in power cos that is the best there is....no other alternatives....so says the junta.....high pay for the military elites, promote military elites to become GLC elites, minister elites....and sons and daughters dressed like Christmas trees, on Elite scholarship in USA/ UK, to come back as Elite admin officers...

James Chia said...

So a junta which kills his own citizens is good for the country? He hopes that the leaders be retained but become more benevolent towards his citizens? Can a leopard change its spots?

Corriflute said...

It is so easy to misread MM Lee, so profound is his statement, that it sometimes take four decades to prove him correct, such is his tremendous foresight, with his vision so contrarian, that the shortsighted view it with mockery.

Anonymous said...

right. wrong is justifiable..=)).you guys are not crafty enough to be in politics. first, agree with your enemy and once you gain his trust, strike him down whilst he is still smiling from ear to ear.

count yourself lucky.his ruthlessness has made many 'wealthy' - for now.

Anonymous said...

many wealthy (his own crony, you mean?)...and many many more poorer and disillusioned.

If the top echelon in Singapore has been echoing 'Mee Siam Mai Hum logic' messages that are contrary to other members in the world, you know that they are really 'wise'. No wonder the Strait Times was scratching its head why the world is ganging up against Singapore.

So shortsighted to see the immediate Junta $$$$$$.
40 Years down the road, Yew are as smelly as them.

-------------------------------
Oct 11, 2007
Why is Singapore suddenly under siege?
SUDDENLY, Singapore seems to be under attack from many fronts - Indonesia will pile on the pressure on us after the abortive defence cooperation and extradition treaties turned acrimonious despite the diplomatic language used.

The smog will start to go up the PSI scale as Indonesia wants money for not burning down its forests. It refuses to ratify any bilateral framework to fight hot spots in Sumatra.

Commercial investments take on political overtones as our large amounts of money sunk in are held hostage, e.g., the charges of Temasek fixing telco prices in Indonesia.

Expect more harassment on granite and other bilateral matters.

Human-rights groups in Europe have started their campaign to smear Singapore's reputation as a financial hub by accusing it of money-laundering Myanmar junta generals' millions here. The Financial Times joined in the kill with similar misleading reports. Even Myanmar leaders seeking medical treatment here is criticised.

The Dow Jones is having a field day with ammunition on the above topic and fuelling anti-Singapore sentiments in the United Nations.

US investment banks are putting out suggestions that our economy is overheating and predicting less-rosy scenarios for Singapore.

I wonder why there is a sudden coalition of anti-Singapore forces.

Dr Lim Boon Hee

Anonymous said...

either he is the 'buddha' or the 'jesus christ' in the political world. or...

a brilliant devil - master in the voodoo art of legal trickeries.

but who cares, you got job that pays you well enough to 'have a life' right? lol

Anonymous said...

Corriflute said...

"It is so easy to misread MM Lee, so profound is his statement, that it sometimes take four decades to prove him correct,..."

Prove him correct in what? That Singapore has done better than Malaysia because of him? You see, you have been fooled and just sucking up to him like a blind bat.

No one man built Singapore but every Singaporeans have a part to play.

If there is anything over the last 40 years what he has proved is that he and his party could not recognise or refused to admit the CPF scheme was a lousy one.

About 15 years back an American investment company told him they can give us better returns than what he was paying to CPF depositors.

He got angry and wanted to prove he could do better.

This story was told by him with vehemence and arrogance in one of his egoistical National Day Rally speeches. Now what happens?

Prove what? Failure, dumbo.

Anonymous said...

Dear Corriflute:

You have mentioned that everyone has viewed MM Lee's wisdom with mockery.

May I know how you then explain his words? Can you please enlighten us on his true intent and the wisdom behind his words?

That being the case, it would also be good if you are able to name even a single politician that has wrong views or had made a mistake.

Please note, whatever name you give, I will tell you the following
"It is so easy to misread Politician X, so profound is his statement, that it sometimes take XX decades to prove him correct, such is his tremendous foresight, with his vision so contrarian, that the shortsighted view it with mockery."

-Chonghan

Corriflute said...

Dear all who disagree with what I said,

First of all my apologies to Lucky, sorry if I had turn your personal blog into a forum, but just as shit attracts flies...

You see, that's the incredible foresight I 'm talking about, the thought of this man is so incomprehensible that only history can prove him wrong.

But I also have to suppose that quote is nothing but a nice sound bite...

Tom Plate's interview

Q: Can I go back to your comment about Myanmar and the video that's getting out from the hand-helds, where, unlike Tiananmen in 1989, you cannot just pull the plug on all visuals. With regard to Myanmar -- and I realize anyone's guess is as good as anyone else's -- but did you see that it's plausible to ask China, as it did at the Six-Party Talks, in some way to work skillfully and work behind the scenes to assume a role in moving Myanmar forward out of the Middle Ages and maybe into the real world?

Lee: I'm not sure the Chinese have got that power. And in Myanmar, these are rather dumb generals when it comes to the economy.

Q: They are!

Lee: How they can so mismanage the economy and reach this stage when the country has so many natural resources?

Q: It's a gift!

Lee: It's stupid. So I'm not sure. The Chinese, they've tried, and, in fact, we have tried to talk them out of isolation. I tried through a general called Khin Nyunt. He's the most intelligent of the lot. I sold him the idea, or at least he bought the idea, that the way for them to go forward was to get out of uniform and do it like Suharto, form a party -- Golkar -- and then take over as a civilian party. But halfway through, Suharto fell. So, it ended up as the wrong advice, they back-tracked. Then they chucked Kyin Nyunt out.

Q: Timing is everything!

Lee: Meanwhile, I had advised several of our hoteliers to set up hotels there. They have sunk in millions of dollars there and now, their hotels are empty. But, you know, you've got really economically dumb people in charge. Why they believe they can keep their country cut off from the world like this indefinitely, I cannot understand. And you know, you need medicines -- they smuggle in from Thailand. It doesn't make sense.

We will see how it is, but whatever it is, I do not believe that they can survive indefinitely. Look, the day they decided to close down the government in Yangon and go into this Pyinmana, or whatever the place is called where there's nothing and they are putting up expensive buildings for themselves and a golf course -- and the top general had a lavish wedding for his daughter which was then out on YouTube -- the daughter was like a Christmas tree! Flaunting these excesses must push a hungry and impoverished people to revolt. But what will happen, I don't know because the army has got to be part of the solution. If the army is dissolved, the country has got nothing to govern itself because they have dismantled all administrative instruments.

For a full transcript of the interview with the great man:
http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=79541

Anonymous said...

The MM condemns the junta of Myammar for using violence against the people.

Third world dictators use guns. But first world dictators use legislation, control of people's money, vote-buying, consolidation of mass media, unions, big businesses under them.

Either way it is dictatorship. Only the methods are different but he end result is the same - exploitation of the people.

Now first world dictator condemns the third world dictator, his buddies to boot.

Sure if you are stupid enough to believe and worship him, go ahead.

Anonymous said...

Aiya, MM Lee is saying that the Burmese generals are 'dumb'(he actually wanted to use stupid), because they should have traded their No4 fatigue uniform for a WHITE uniform mah.....

but Burmese generals catch no ball leh...they prefer to play hardball when MM Lee already sunk millions into their land...

So now MM Lee got vested interests with the generals, but he still wants them to call the shot mah, wait hor his millions might become ash leh.

flakes said...

"corriflute: It is so easy to misread MM Lee, so profound is his statement, that it sometimes take four decades to prove him correct, such is his tremendous foresight, with his vision so contrarian, that the shortsighted view it with mockery."

On the contrary, sometimes it takes only 2 decades to prove MM Lee wrong. Remember he was so visionary and sure that without the stop-at-two policy Singapore is going to have a over-population problem ? Most were convinced by his long range thinking .... well, 2 decades later, do you still agree ?

Anonymous said...

Well, naturally MM Lee won't admit that he screwed up on the Stop-At-2.

He has already made that over-population come true; it's now part & parcel of your life that you have to squeeze the trains/buses/lifts and having long queues with people from you know where.

No need to do NS ones. Come here Jiat Song ones.

Anonymous said...

When one does not agree with Harry, that makes the person either an English or Chinese chauvinist or simply Communist.

When the Burmese generals allow the protests to even break out, they are dumb.

When he does not allow Singaporeans to enjoy the good life, he will remind you of his sole directed and written stories and that he is doing it for their common good.

When he finally gets to close his eyes forever, the whole world will have peace at last.

Anonymous said...

To Corriflute, the Chapter on MM Lee and his family(all involved in the politics and commerce of Singapore) has yet to conclude. It may take sometime, years even decades, to substantiate an enigmatic character like MM Lee.

The Fate of Singapore too has proven to be difficult to confirm for its' viability. As you can see; talks of Singapore merging with Malaysia have been widely broached again and there must be a reason. Is there really a calibre that could keep Singapore viable by itself? And for how long? saintmoron

Anonymous said...

So long as the MM is alive, the Malaysians are not likely to want a merger. He has always been a pain for them. Even now he is mocking the M'sia govt.

This is what he said :
"We are a standing INDICTMENT of all the things that they (Malaysia) can be doing differently."

"If they would just educate the Chinese and Indians, use them and treat them as their citizens, they can equal us and even do better than us and we would be happy to rejoin them."


Everyone knows his ambition was to rule M'sia but it would have been tragic if had succeeded given with his style of government.

He would have managed only to create turmoil over a larger area on earth through his fear-infested aggressiveness.

This was the remark in the ending chapters of the book Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore by TJS George:

"Singapore is led by a man whose subjective reactions are so forceful that he can turn a difference of opinion between nations which ought to be perfectly manageable into a potential war situation..."

Having lived under his tyrannical rule for over 40 years I think Singaporeans can agree to that.

So LKY dream on about merger while you are still around. Who knows you might yet achieve it before your last goodbye.

Robert HO nric S0197974D said...

RH:
1. Let me provide simple reasoned proof why regime change is EASY in a dictatorship but DIFFICULT in a true democracy.

2. In a dictatorship, the entire governing system is bastardised into a travesty, as in Singapore, such that THE ENTIRE SYSTEM OPERATES TO THE WHIMS OF JUST ONE MAN.

3. Thus, change that man and the entire system will happily function business as usual. And because LIE KY has had totally corrupted the entire system since 1959 -- boy, that's pre-historic! -- by corrupting EVERY SINGLE INSTITUTION IN THE COUNTRY FROM THE HDB TO CPF TO NS, you don't even need a genius to replace him. Even his idiot son will do and everything still functions.

4. In a democracy, changing the regime is easy by ballot BUT THE INSTITUTIONS ARE ALL INTACT AND QUITE INDEPENDENT AND WILL SURVIVE EVEN A BAD NEW REGIME and in fact, can thwart a bad regime, as we are seeing the better institutions in America, thwart the Bush evil.

5. Thus, as long as the Americans succour LIE KY LHL PAP and allow him to continue to torture me and family, preventing us from what God wills us and our destinies, I will never lift a finger to help the Americans out of their self-inflicted mess in Iraq. In short, depose or China. No other choice. China has to agree because my ideas will impact them.

Anonymous said...

People in power will never admit they were wrong. They say circumstances were different or it was an honest mistake, never wrong. Don't ever expect them to admit their mistakes. Many things in Singapore were implemented and overturned after a couple of years, eg the population policy, casino, F1, etc. Yet they always trumpet that they can think ten year ahead. Believe it?

Anonymous said...

Watch this frightful documentary. I recall what LKY said about how he would shoot to maintain order in Tiananmen - now we know why the junta must always be there - like the PAP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UqQaizM15Q


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2goTVC5g3M&mode=user&search=

Anonymous said...

i am not sure whether this vocal lot knows what they are talking about. granted, most sound intelligent and even put forth well researched arguments. however, substance,direction and vision? zilch - my take.

the not so obvious culprits that's holding lots of money and power is the key to liberation for the 'losers'. they can help start a new course but none see the potential and perhaps, the know how to do it?

hope to read more along that line but meanwhile....let's enjoy the good things and thank the man for playing the...well...adversarial role?

Anonymous said...

George Bush said," If you are not with me, you are with the terrorists."

I guess in S'pore, "if you are not with LKY, you must be stupid."

That is why there's so many testicles carrying sycophants and scaredy cats in Uniquely S'pore.

With the junta's brutality and LKY famiLee's investments in Burma, it looks like he is caught in cul-de-sac with his pants down without his knuckle-dusters. Hey, since when does GIC or Temasek belong to common S'poreans? We PAY FOR IT, THEY PLAY WITH IT!!!

Lots of S'poreans especially the over 55 are sick and tired of his big mouth and forked-tongue. Post fifty-fivers are seeing the beginning of the end!

80+ Granny always advise, "Don't 'twa kung' and 'how lian', there's always pay back time!"

Talk so big about Stop-at-2 and nature vs nurture. Look at all the FT's and some of his grandchildren now.

Soon, very soon, the chutzpah shall end.

Over55OverTheHillButNot6FtUnderYet!

Anonymous said...

>> "i am not sure whether this vocal lot knows what they are talking about. granted, most sound intelligent and even put forth well researched arguments. however, substance,direction and vision? zilch - my take."

I agree, how could writers who provided what you call "intelligent and well research arguments" ever have what you call substance, direction and vision?

You should visit opposition parties' sites instead for these. I am sure they already got it all worked out for you.

If not your idea might find a ready audience. Give it a try. Good luck.

Robert HO nric S0197974D said...

http://i-came-i-saw-i-solved-it.blogspot.com/2007/08/remember-lie-kuan-yew-as-he-wants-to-be.html
15 August 2007
Not nominated for a Nobel so LIE KY gives himself many others

http://www.google.com.sg/search?hl=en&q=LEE+KUAN+YEW+AWARD+PRIZE+BOOK+MEDAL+SCHOOL&btnG=Search&meta=

1. There are at least half a dozen [url above] "LIE Kuan Yew" Awards, Medals and Prizes that the Great Man has given himself to honour himself, just in case his PM son cannot stay on long enough to honour him. Never take chances when it comes to idol worship. Must make sure you enshrine yourself while still alive. A kind of Living God Singaporeans can only speak of in hushed, reverent tones and worship the very grounds he walks on. [To criticise or even doubt the GM is blasphemy].

2. So, let us try to name some of these:

LIE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF ELECTION-RIGGING POLICY WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON STUFFING BALLOT BOXES

LIE KUAN YEW AWARD FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR THE ALSO RAN [LEE HONG YI GOT ONE -- AS USUAL, UNDESERVEDLY, THAT IS, RIGGED]

LIE KUAN YEW WATER PRIZE FOR THE HYDROCEPHALUS

LIE KUAN YEW LAW AWARD FOR COMPLIANT, CORRUPT, JUDGES

LIE KUAN YEW LAW AWARD FOR TOTALLY BYPASSING AND CORRUPTING THE RULE OF LAW, REPLACING IT WITH RULE BY CRIMINAL METHODS

LIE KUAN YEW JURISPRUDENCE AWARD FOR ESTABLISHING THE LEGAL PRINCIPLE OF TIT FOR TAT BY VANDALISING MY TYPEWRITER, FAX MACHINE[S], AIRCON[S], FRIDGE, WASHING MACHINE[S], COMPUTER[S], CAR -- PUNCTURING TYRES, SCRATCHING THE PAINTWORK, SMEARING SHIT INNUMERABLE TIMES, ETC, ALL FOR MY WRITING CRITICAL ARTICLES OF HIM ON THE INTERNET

LIE KUAN YEW BIOTECHNOLOGY AWARD FOR PLANTING VICIOUSLY VIRULENT VIRUSES INTO OUR FOOD AND DRINKS SO I, MY SON AND MY LITTLE NIECE BECAME EXTREMELY SICK, MANY, MANY TIMES IN THE LAST 15 YEARS

LIE KUAN YEW EXCREMENTAL AWARD FOR MAKING ME AND MY LITTLE NIECE SO CONSTIPATED I BLEED AND SHE CRIED IN PAIN AND AGONY

LIE KUAN YEW EXPECTORATION AWARD FOR MAKING MY LITTLE NIECE COUGH SO BADLY FOR SO LONG, MUSCLES WERE TORN IN HER CHEST, CAUSING CHEST PAIN

LIE KUAN YEW COLLECTIVE AWARD FOR COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT OF MY WHOLE FAMILY WITH TORTURE BY TELEVISION EVEN THOUGH I AM THE ONLY ONE CRITICISING HIM

LIE KUAN YEW HOME SANCTITY AWARD FOR GOING WAY, WAY, OUT OF HIS WAY TO TORTURE ME AND MY FAMILY USING TAXPAYERS' MONIES, INCLUDING BUYING THE FLATS ABOVE OURS, EACH AND EVERYONE OF US, EVERYWHERE WE LIVED SO AS TO HAVE ROTATING TEAMS OF SECRET POLICE ABUSING US 24 HOURS A DAY, USING VERY EXPENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE EQUIPMENT

LIE KUAN YEW COURTESY AWARD FOR HAVING HIS MEN FOLLOW ME WHEREVER I GO, TO PASS HOKKIEN OBSCENITIES AT ME, AS WELL AS OTHER DEEPLY OFFENSIVE PERSONAL ATTACKS

LIE KUAN YEW EXEMPLARY AWARD FOR PERSONALLY SETTING THE EXAMPLE AND EGGING ON PERSONAL ATTACKS ON ME BY HIS MEDIA AND 15,000 PAP MEMBERS AS WELL AS ENTIRE GOVT MACHINERY

LIE KUAN YEW ENERVATION AWARD FOR 15 YEARS OF MODERATE TO VICIOUS SLEEP DEPRIVATION THAT TURNED MY URINE DARK BROWN FROM STRESS AND SLEEPLESSNESS AND OFTEN RENDERED ME TOO TIRED TO DRIVE SAFELY, ONCE EVEN FALLING ASLEEP WHILE DRIVING VERY FAST ON AN EXPRESSWAY

LIE KUAN YEW NERVE AWARD FOR RADIATING MY RIGHT UPPER ARM NERVE TO CAUSE SHARP PAIN EVERY NIGHT AND PROBABLY PERMANENT DAMAGE REDUCING THE EFFECTIVE USE OF MY RIGHT ARM

LIE KUAN YEW PSYCHOLOGY AWARD FOR SURROUNDING ME WITH HOSTILE SOUNDS EVERY DAY FOR 15 YEARS IN A TOTALLY ENVELOPING WEB OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE STRESS TO DERANGE MY MIND, THEN DELIBERATELY ADDED PSYCHOTIC ELEMENTS INTO MY MEDICINAL TABLETS TO CAUSE EVEN DEEPER DISTRESS AND PHYSICAL SIDE EFFECTS

LIE KUAN YEW CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD FOR MOST PERSISTENT BUT MOST USELESS CHOREOGRAPHY OF INFANTILE PANTOMIMES DIRECTED AT ME USUALLY WHEN I DRIVE, NOW IN ITS 15TH YEAR

LIE KUAN YEW LOSER AWARD FOR LOSING A FIGHT WHICH NO ONE ELSE WOULD HAVE LOST, AGAINST ONE ISOLATED MAN UNDER 24 HOUR OBSERVATION AND WHO CAN BE HURT ANYWHERE AT WILL WITH JUST A PUSH OF A BUTTON

LIE KUAN YEW LOSER AWARD FOR GOING FROM HERO 15 YEARS AGO TO -100 AND HEADING FOR ABSOLUTE 0 NOW WHILE I WENT FROM 0 TO HERO IN THE SAME TIME

LIE KUAN YEW PARLIAMENTARY AWARD FOR THE MOST STUPID, UNREASONABLE AND VICIOUS LAWS IN THE WORLD

LIE KUAN YEW FINANCE AWARD FOR THE MOST EFFECTIVE KLEPTOCRACY IN HISTORY

LIE KUAN YEW FINANCE AWARD FOR AIDING, ABETTING AND CO-PROFITING FROM LAUNDERING DRUG MONIES FROM MYANMAR DRUG LORDS LIKE LO HSING HAN, WITH WHOM HE CO-INVESTS IN MANY VENTURES

LIE KUAN YEW PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD FOR THE BEST PR IMAGE PRACTICES OF ANY GOVT IN THE WORLD SINCE 1959

LIE KUAN YEW POLITICS AWARD FOR THE MOST EFFECTIVE SUPPRESSION OF POLITICAL OPPONENTS

LIE KUAN YEW JUSTICE AWARD FOR THE BEST USE OF COMPLIANT JUDICIARY TO BANKRUPT POLITICAL OPPONENTS

LIE KUAN YEW POLICE AWARD FOR THE BIGGEST USE OF THE SECRET POLICE TO ENTRENCH HIS REGIME

LIE KUAN YEW TERMINATION AWARD FOR POLITICAL MURDER [AT LEAST ONE, MR CHAN HOCK HUA]

LIE KUAN YEW HANGING AWARD FOR HAVING HANGED THE MOST PEOPLE DURING HIS REIGN [THOUSANDS HANGED ALREADY, MOST FOR POSSESSING SMALL AMOUNTS OF BANNED SUBSTANCES]

LIE KUAN YEW CANING AWARD FOR INSTITUTING THE MOST MANDATORY CANING SENTENCES FOR THE MOST OFFENCES, INCLUDING MANY VERY LIGHT ONES LIKE OVERSTAYING

LIE KUAN YEW LONG-SERVICE AWARD FOR STAYING IN POWER THE LONGEST TIME, AND STILL CONTINUING

LIE KUAN YEW LONG-SERVICE AWARD FOR LONGEST POLITICAL JAILINGS WITHOUT TRIAL OR CHARGE

LIE KUAN YEW HUMANITARIAN AWARD FOR EXTENDED, EVEN FATAL, BEATINGS AND TORTURE OF POLITICAL OPPONENTS WITHOUT TRIAL OR CHARGE

LIE KUAN YEW CIA AWARD FOR HOSTING CIA ABDUCTEES FROM "RENDITIONS" IN SINGAPORE JAILS FOR TORTURE AND IMPRISONMENT

LIE KUAN YEW AWARD FOR BEST PRACTICES IN NEPOTISM

LIE KUAN YEW AWARD FOR BEST PRACTICES IN CRONYISM

LIE KUAN YEW INSTITUTIONAL AWARD FOR CORRUPTING EVERY SINGLE INSTITUTION IN THE STATE

LIE KUAN YEW HYPE AWARD FOR HYPOCRISY AND BEST FALSE IMAGE OF ANY PUBLIC FIGURE

LIE KUAN YEW INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR SERVING BRITISH [TO BECOME PM] AND AMERICAN INTERESTS [STILL CONTINUING]

LIE KUAN YEW PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AWARD FOR CREATING THE MOST DOCILE, MOST FEARFUL, POPULATION

LIE KUAN YEW INTEGRITY AWARD FOR TRUTHFULNESS IN MEDIA [CURRENTLY RANKED ALMOST BOTTOM AT 154th IN THE WORLD]

LIE KUAN YEW GYMNASTIC AWARD FOR BENDING OVER FORWARDS TO AMERICANS

LIE KUAN YEW HUMAN RESOURCES AWARD FOR SYCOPHANCY AND NO REAL FEEDBACK LEADING TO STUPID POLICIES

LIE KUAN YEW RESPONSIVENESS AWARD FOR TAKING THE LONGEST TIME TO REVERSE FAILED POLICIES

LIE KUAN YEW I.Q. AWARD FOR BEING THE MOST INTELLECTUALLY ARROGANT WHILE BEING THE LEAST DESERVING OF IT

LIE KUAN YEW POKER AWARD FOR TELLING THE BIGGEST LIES WITH THE LEAST EFFORT

LIE KUAN YEW HONESTY AWARD FOR TOTAL DISHONESTY

LIE KUAN YEW DO GOODER AWARD FOR ARRESTING 22 TOTALLY INNOCENT ALLEGED 'MARXISTS' 1N 1987 WHILE ADMITTING THEY WERE MERELY "DO GOODERS" CATHOLICS AND SOCIAL WORKERS

LIE KUAN YEW PUBLICITY AWARD FOR THE WORLD's BIGGEST AND LONGEST PUBLICITY STUNT

LIE KUAN YEW PERSONAL AWARD FOR SELF AGGRANDISEMENT

LIE KUAN YEW ORATORY AWARD FOR SAYING ONE THING WHILE DOING THE OPPOSITE

LIE KUAN YEW FICTION PRIZE FOR HIS 2 NOVELS IN MEMOIR FORM

LIE KUAN YEW WRITING PRIZE FOR BEST GHOST-WRITTEN MEMOIRS

LIE KUAN YEW ORATORY PRIZE FOR BEST GHOST-WRITTEN SPEECHES, ESPECIALLY THOSE BY ALEX JOSEY

LIE KUAN YEW EUGENICS PRIZE FOR GRANDFATHERING 1 ALBINO AND 1 AUTIST

LIE KUAN YEW FATHER IN LAW PRIZE FOR CAUSING THE SUICIDE OF HIS DAUGHTER IN LAW

LIE KUAN YEW EDUCATION PRIZE FOR BREAKING THE RULES TO ALLOW LIE HSIEN LOONG TO TAKE 3 YEARS TO PASS HIS A LEVELS, TAKEN OVER 2 EXAM YEARS, AND STILL GOT MEDIOCRE RESULTS

LIE KUAN YEW SCHOLAR PRIZE FOR GIVING ALL 3 OF HIS CHILDREN, PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIPS, THOUGH THEY NEVER TOPPED ANY COHORT, SCHOOL, STANDARD OR EVEN CLASS

LIE KUAN YEW GENETIC PRIZE FOR PASSING ON HIS STUPIDITY TO ALL HIS CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

LIE KUAN YEW MERITOCRACY PRIZE FOR TOTALLY CORRUPTING THE INSTITUTION OF MERITOCRACY, LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE

LIE KUAN YEW COSMETIC PRIZE FOR LOOKING GOOD FOR SO LONG THANKS TO TOTAL MEDIA CONTROL

LIE KUAN YEW PRIZE FOR LONGEVITY THANKS TO VAMPIRIC REGULAR BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS FROM HIS BROTHER-CONTROLLED BLOOD BANK

LIE KUAN YEW HEALTHCARE PRIZE FOR BLOOD AND ORGAN PRIORITY, OVER ALL THE REST OF THE WAITING LIST

LIE KUAN YEW FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRIZE FOR BRIBING FOREIGN LEADERS TO BE NICE TO HIM, ESPECIALLY SUHARTO AND THAKSIN

LIE KUAN YEW STRATEGY PRIZE FOR DOING AMERICA'S DIRTY JOBS IN THE REGION

LIE KUAN YEW GEOPOLITICAL PRIZE FOR SECRETLY SENDING MONEY, TRAINING AND WEAPONS TO SOUTHERN THAILAND MUSLIM INSURGENTS TO KILL, MAIM AND BLOW UP INNOCENTS

LIE KUAN YEW COPYCAT PRIZE FOR CONSTRUCTING AN ECONOMY AROUND GOVT COMPANY MONOPOLIES INSPIRED BY SOUTH KOREAN CHAEBOLS

LIE KUAN YEW MENTORING PRIZE FOR TEACHING AND INSISTING THAT HIS SON AND CRONIES ALL COPY LIKE HIM

LIE KUAN YEW RIGHTNESS PRIZE FOR DISALLOWING HIS SON AND CRONIES FROM DEVIATING EVEN SLIGHTLY FROM HIS LONG LAID DOWN POLICIES

LIE KUAN YEW OPENNESS PRIZE FOR DISALLOWING HIS SON AND CRONIES FROM EVEN QUESTIONING HIS POLICIES

LIE KUAN YEW CONFIDENCE PRIZE FOR DISALLOWING HIS SON AND CRONIES FROM EVEN DOUBTING HIS POLICIES

LIE KUAN YEW SME PRIZE FOR SUPPRESSING SMEs TO PREVENT TOO MANY ECONOMICALLY AND THEREFORE POLITICALLY INDEPENDENT, SINGAPOREANS

LIE KUAN YEW POPULATION CONTROL PRIZE FOR THE MOST NUMEROUS AND MOST EFFECTIVE SCAMS TO IMPOVERISH SINGAPOREANS WHILE ENRICHING GOVT COFFERS

LIE KUAN YEW REAL ESTATE PRIZE FOR CORRUPTLY ACCEPTING ILLEGAL DISCOUNTS IN BUYING MULTIMILLION DOLLAR LUXURY CONDOs

LIE KUAN YEW PRIZE FOR GENEROSITY FOR GIVING THE AMERICANS US$3 BILLION IN 2005 FOR 'NUCLEAR COVER', THAT IS, FOR NOTHING, TO BE INCREASED AND REPEATED EVERY OTHER YEAR OR SO

LIE KUAN YEW PRIZE FOR GENEROSITY FOR GIVING OUR VERY FEW QUALIFIED WELFARE RECIPIENTS S$290 A MONTH, ENOUGH FOR ONLY 2 MEALS A DAY

LIE KUAN YEW PENSION PRIZE FOR GIVING HIMSELF, HIS SON, etc, STATE MINISTERIAL PENSIONS ON TOP OF REGULAR MULTI-MILLION PAYS

LIE KUAN YEW LINGUISTIC PRIZE FOR THE TERM "MARKET SUBSIDY" TO EXPLAIN WHY WE ARE STILL 'SUBSIDISED' WHEN WE PAY S$300,000 FOR A HDB FLAT THAT COSTS ONLY S$30,000 TO BUILD

LIE KUAN YEW MILITARY MEDAL FOR SPENDING THE MOST MONEY PER CAPITA TO BUILD THE BIGGEST REGIONAL ARMED FORCES TO EXTEND HIS CLOUT AS A POWERFUL ALLY OF AMERICA TO DO ITS BIDDING

LIE KUAN YEW HISTORY MEDAL FOR THE MOST DISTORTED LIES IN STUDENT TEXTBOOKS

LIE KUAN YEW CONFIDENTIAL MEDAL FOR HAVING THE MOST STATE SECRETS AND ALLOWING ONLY THE MOST FAVOURABLE INFORMATION ON HIMSELF AND HIS GOVT

LIE KUAN YEW TRANSPARENCY MEDAL FOR RELEASING THE LEAST INFORMATION ON HIMSELF AND HIS GOVT, EXCEPT THE MOST COMPLIMENTARY ONES

LIE KUAN YEW I.T. MEDAL FOR THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SUPPRESSION AND CONTROL OF INTERNET CRITICISM

LIE KUAN YEW GHOST WRITERS MEDAL FOR HAVING THE BIGGEST TEAM OF GHOST WRITERS PENNING HIS SPEECHES AND MEMOIRS

LIE KUAN YEW RESEARCH MEDAL FOR READING THE MOST THINK TANK REPORTS, MOSTLY AMERICAN, AND REGURGITATING THEM ENDLESSLY, BACK TO AMERICANS WHO DON'T READ THEM

LIE KUAN YEW ANALYST MEDAL FOR THE BIGGEST POSTURING AS A CHINA EXPERT WHEN HE IS MOSTLY QUOTING CHINA ANALYSTS

LIE KUAN YEW IDEAS MEDAL FOR NEVER HAVING A SINGLE ONE IN HIS ENTIRE LIFE


3. So, dear Readers, do take the trouble to remember LIE Kuan Yew, alleged to be Singapore's Founder. Which cannot be. How could he Found Singapore when it was never Lost in the first place?

--
RH: MY ACQUAINTANCE, A FORMER POLICE INSPECTOR, AND HIS LAWYER FRIEND, EYEWITNESSED LEE KUAN YEW RIGGING THE 1997 CHENG SAN GRC ELECTION. READ MORE AT MY BLOG ENTITLED "I CAME, I SAW, I SOLVED IT" :

http://i-came-i-saw-i-solved-it.blogspot.com/

[ALSO AT THE ABOVE BLOG, LIE KUAN YEW's LIES, WRONGFUL JAILING, TORTURE AND BEATING TO DEATH OF INNOCENT POLITICAL PRISONERS]

READ ALSO MARTYN SEE's INTERVIEW WITH ME AT:

http://singaporerebel.blogspot.com/

MY ARCHIVE OF WORKS AT:

http://i-came-i-saw-i-wrote-it.blogspot.com/

Posted by Robert HO nric S0197974D at 10:46 AM

Labels: Not nominated for a Nobel so LIE KY gives himself many others

Anonymous said...

Who is LKY to say that "Regime Change not the answer for Myanmar".

On what moral grounds does he deemed it fit for him to prescribe what is good for other governments on how to run their countries?

This should be for the Myanmar people to decide and we as outsiders should support their aspirations for their country to be runned by a civilized government.

Again, this truly reflects LKY's hypocrisy, practicing double standards of preaching how others should run their country but not accepting others when Singapore are critisized for its lack of basic human rights and freedom of speech.

I have absolutely no respect for a person who practices double standards!!!

Anonymous said...

LKY is the boss of the world mah... or so he thinks.

After all he is constantly invited here and there by heads of states and international press to give talks and interviews.

They are probably just using him to say things which they would rather not say ... somewhat like a court jester of the world lah.

I must give credit to BG Yeo for this insight as to why other bigger countries likes to hold Singapore up as an example.

He said something to this effect that may be it is because Singapore is just too small and hence harmless for such usage.

So LKY goes shooting his mouth out but in the end when the big American guy says raise your left hand, he would just say yes and do it. Now raise both your feet, he would do it if that is possible.

It is the reason he supports the US in the Iraq war despite UN opposition; it is reason he had an American CEO replaced a local guy about 7 years back only to make a mess of it and yet by his own edict still gave him a million dollar bonus.

It is the same reason he is now helping the American banks here to sell their credit cards to students.

He had to be so pro-American now because the American press used to "hamtam" him for this and that.

Now all the American press can forget their democratic rights in criticising him as before. They are paying up by the hundred of thousand dollars for defaming him and his son even before going to court.

Of course there is a cost to Singapore and his political power: PAP must always do what the big guy instructs.

An American stooge talking big, that's all.

Anonymous said...

If Lee Hsien Loong really wants to help his father, he should not continue to perpetuate his legacy which is built on :

1) suppression of public criticism

2) weak national fundamentals - lack of accountability and transparency, lack of social welfare, control of people's savings, purely revenue-based governance (that what LKY means by pure pragmatism), open house for foreign worker ... so forth.

If he being a Christian is seeking divine guidance, he should have faith that turning back the wrongs of his father's works is possible. Without faith, nothing is possible.

PM Lee will then leave behind a name which shines bright for posterity because he is capable of correcting vast political errors.

Otherwise he will leave behind less than nothing and worse once his father dies, his legacy may be forcefully dismantled to his own immediate family's detriment.

Please do not think all that now support the LKY system are fools and forever sycophants. They are just bidding their time.

When the tide turns they will turn with it.

Be wise LSL.

Anonymous said...

I am somewhat disappointed at this piece of entry. I have always liked this blog, and is a regular reader, but I do not like what you've done in this entry.

Obviously you've only posted the negative comments from MM Lee, but failed to post the criticisms he shot at the junta. You did not even make a passing comment on that.

I believe in being fair, and having both sides of the story but you are obviously being very biased, prejudiced and skewed on this topic.

I hope you will review on this, and seek to improve yourself on this point.

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