Thursday, December 04, 2008

Why we cannot respect human rights in Singapore...

AG Walter Woon warned that human rights activists treat human rights like it is a form of religion. To our govt, these activists are like religious fanatics - they have to be monitored closely and arrested if they break one of the many laws that contain their activities. With a superior system of govt in place, there is really no need for human rights in Singapore. The PAP govt will safeguard your interests so who needs this obsolete outmoded concept of human rights.

The public servants at NLB was really terrfied when they found its logo on the posters of U60SG an event celebrating the 60th anniversary of UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) in Singapore. It was removed from all the softcopies but it was too late to remove from the hardcopies which were already printed. I hope our public servants are more vigilant next time.....and not get involve with these religious fanatics next time.

The main problem with the UDHR is that it incompatible with our system of govt. Remember our system has evolved under the PAP govt to be superior to that what they have in any other country - that is why only the PAP is able to change it because nobody else can change it by copying the best practices from somewhere else.

There is no way for the UDHR to be adopted in Singapore, here's why:

Article 1
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

If we are suppose to treat everyone with equal dignity how is the govt going to warn us about evil opposition members without humiliating them?

Article 4
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Singapore is famous around the world for its treatment of domestic helpers otherwise known as maids. Our govt has refused to require the inclusion standard clauses in the such as giving the maid a minimum 8 hours of sleep per day, 1 day off per week and limits on salary deductions in the employment contracts. Giving the maid 3 meals a day was a requirement added in 2006, it took the govt sometime to realise that that the maid needs 3 meals a day like other human beings.

Article 9
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

How is our govt going to protect us from Marxist Conspirators if it respects this? How is our govt going to protect us from evil men like Chia Thye Poh if it doesn't have the ISA to detain people without trial and sometimes without comprehensible reason?

Article 10
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Singapore adheres to this as long as nobody wears kangaroo T-shirts into court.

Article 12
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 12 is okay except members of the opposition especially this person called CSJ who has been called a liar, cheat, psychopath, gangster, madman etc. Once you can't appreciate the grand achievements and the great ideas of the PAP, I guess you don't deserve any honour and should have your reputation smeared and destroyed.

Article 13
Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

If your surname is Chee and have to attend a course in Stanford, you have no right to leave the country[Link]. Our govt spend millions on branding Singapore as a hip and happy place, we simply can't allow people to leave the country and give foreigners a different impression of Singapore. Article 13 is definitely not suitable for Singapore.

Article 20
Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 30 conflicts with our illegal assembly laws that requires a permit for 5 or above to gather....by default not granted if you want to associate with evil opposition members.


Article 21
Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

Everyone in Singapore knows that elections are to show support for estate upgrading. Our leaders are selected for us through the PAP selection process and we can't freely choose our leaders unless we are willing to live in a degraded environment without lift upgrades, covered walkways and blue dolphin fountains.

Article 24
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Maids?

16 comments:

yamizi said...

I remember my manager made a colleague of mine to come back to office even though she had worked through the night and left around 7am that morning.

Reason:- she needs to tap her staff pass, if not manager would put her as late.

I think that colleague in the end take it as apply urgent leave for the day.

lol

Singapore!

Anonymous said...

Human Rights are for show only. Do you really think the States also practice Human Rights to 100%? If they believe so, why the f*** they are always in war? kill 5 person to free 1 person?? WTF? As long as we live in this dog-eat-dog aka "human-eat-human" world. No such thing as Human Rights!! Dont know what our President thinks.. Oi! President! Say something leh?!

Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, has anyone compare the case of the kangaroo T-shirt with the poster of the white elephant at the MRT station?? One was taken as an insult to the system (jailed) and the other was taken as a innovative way with a touch of humor to bring a message across(warning)...

Anonymous said...

"Human Rights are for show only."
"No such thing as Human Rights!! Dont know what our President thinks.. Oi! President! Say something leh?!"

Oh yes, Lucky Tan, please censor this gudo's remark because he doesn't deserve human respect because he says there is no such thing as human right.
So please, Lucky Tan, satisfy this gudo and make his statement true and show him it doesn't take a president to give human right. All it need is just Lucky Tan to censor and remove this gudo's comment.

Gudo,
if Lucky Tan remove your remark, I will agree with you that there is no human right and that HR is a show. Otherwise, PLEASE SHUT THE FUC#@#$K UP !

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between "human rights" and "righteousness"

"Human rights" may not necessarily lead to "righteous" actions or behavior eg. political or religious mischiefs can be conducted under the guise of freedom of expression. Potentially, it can do great harm to the country if "unbridled rights" were given free reign.

On the other hand, how does one resolve abuses of power to curtail transparency, expose etc?

Perhaps a correct vision should suffice?

Without the right vision, our people will perish.

Anonymous said...

It'll probably do you and your cause some good if you do not blindly oppose what the government does and support all that any from the opposition do.

The government's no angel; neither is its policies all wrong. Opposition figures sometimes also get over-board and do in-appropriate things.

Stay with truth at all times. Criticize both the government AND opposition figures when they act inappropriately and give praise when its due.

It doesn't help if you demonize the government all the time.

Anonymous said...

Please do not justify the fact that other government are no better and therefore Lucky has no right to call for human rights....

Yes , no government is perfect but they cal try to be more humane...better than others....less autocratic...more open...more acceptable to ideas...more human right....allow more freedoms......without which there cannot be any real democracy. A governement that try to do it best... just like all humans have weakness, but we can all try to be better humans....

Lucky Tan,timely brave of you to bring up this subject and I hope who do know what they are talking about -stop.

Anonymous said...

Lucky,

You forgot to mention that NS is slavery in disguise to serve the interests of PAP dogs.
For the vast amount of time spent on protecting foreigners in Singapore, the PAP dogs reward you with peanuts only.

Anonymous said...

Human rights are NOT for show in USA! The United States lead the world in the degree of human rights enjoyed by its CITIZENS!

Criticising how it violates the human rights of FOREIGNERS will not help stem the tide of emigration of Singaporeans (or the whole world) to the United States.

So, anon of 7:42pm, forget it. Your ball-carrying attempt is pathetic. It's a loss cause!

Anonymous said...

Singapore violates 29 of the 30 human rights articles. But it does respect article 14. ha!

N. L. Boon said...

it's "terrified", not "terrfied"!

Onlooker said...

Uniquely Singapore mah.

wincent said...

I agree there are a lot of leisure activities one can take up in singapore. Just count the number of singapore tourist attractions and you will know that Singapore ain't that boring a place.

Anonymous said...

Human Rights are for show only in Western countries. I agreed fully! Look at ourselves, we couldn't even do it for show here.

Jansen said...

Opportunities... yes there's a lot of opportunities in Singapore but rights... I think no...I've seen so many foreigners who have been victimized and abused by local employment agencies, charging them exorbitant fees and receiving unjust compensation much lower than the prevailing amount assigned by the law. Besides, most owners of these agencies are Chinese who look down and humiliate foreign applicants. They think of themselves as some sort of a god or obnoxious lord. It;s time that their government investigate this humiliating and unfair treatment to expats.

Anonymous said...

Its really sad for me to see how my fellow Singaporeans are suffering back home.Being away for a decade has shown me what I've been subjected to all those years back home...brainwashing by the so called govt. Put fear in the people and they will follow what u say. Fear makes people follow! Its psychological. Make them fear of losing their peace, material and so forth, and they will follow! Make them think they are happy, make them think all is well with us at the helm and all is well. They are churning money for us!...The Ruling Family, the Iron Claw Family, one down few more to go before FREEDOM from the captives! Get it people? Listen to Bob Marley: Get Up Stand Up...U'll get it!