Ladies and Gentlemen,
The recently held elections came as a pleasant surprise, not only to me but I am sure to many others.
Lee Kuan Yew's PAP's electoral majority has been reduced to the lowest number for decades, a mere 60% with the opposition's 40%.
Not just that, Aljunied GRC with Lee's Foreign Minister and other PAP big wigs dislodged as well as the Hougang Constituency retained by the opposition, which means 6 Opposition people in Parliament.
What this means, in the Singaporean sense, where it was unthinkable even for one opposition candidate to be elected, is simply a miracle but I am glad to say, it will be not just one miracle this time, but it going to be the norm in the future.
The tide has finally turned. The Singaporean is no longer the timid soul that Lee and his friends in high places can merely dismiss.
Now whether they like it or not Lee Kuan Yew and his bully boys have to tread carefully and not just dismiss them as mere "digits" as he has done for the last 52 years.
I personally take credit for this victory by my actions in the past, this blog Singapore Dissident which I guarantee will continue and my future actions which will continue to expose their injustices, rousing Singaporeans even further.
I want to thank Singaporeans who have made this possible and I promise the people of Singapore that I will continue with this blog as well as in any other way to resist and expose Lee Kuan Yew's tyrannical dictatorship which I am sure at the rate it is declining will fall in no time, when a new beginning will emerge with a truly independent and free Singapore.
I am sure Singapore Dissident has hurt Lee's regime and is at least in some way responsible for this opposition victory. It is impossible to tell to what extent Singapore Dissident has contributed to this but I am sure it has.
Singapore Dissident is available to the Singaporean reader through the Internet. Unlike many other blogs which are equally critical, many appear anonymous hiding the author's identity.
This fear to identify oneself, reduces the effect of these blogs although it must be said that they do contribute to the political dialogue.
Singapore Dissident on the other hand, because it is written openly with the name address and other particulars of the author stated for all to see, is far more effective against this regime for the following reasons.
Firstly, because this dictatorship relies on the fear factor in Singaporeans, when Gopalan Nair openly writes his criticism without fear, the regime becomes helpless against this new phenomenon.
Of course Gopalan Nair can do this because he is beyond the borders of Singapore making it difficult for Lee to employ his dirty tactics to destroy him, but still, as Singaporeans get to read what he writes, thanks to the Internet, the damage to the Lee Kuan Yew company is devastating.
Second, the contents of Singapore Dissident is a permanent record of it's writings which makes what has been said in it's pages, available for Singaporeans and people all over the world in perpetuity. It's pages are copied and distributed and recorded not only in Singapore but all over the world.
Third, the accusations that Gopalan Nair makes in them, such as a corrupt dishonest Singapore judiciary being ever beholden to the Lee Kuan Yew family rather than the law; the shameless recent spectacle of Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean shamelessly abusing and distorting the law in cohorts with Lee Kuan Yew's lawyer Davinder Singh to punish Chee Soon Juan are facts which anybody who is aware of Singapore's pathetic dictatorship will be fully aware.
Gopalan Nair is openly stating facts which are true which are there for all to see, which is what hurts this oligarchy the most as it is difficult to ignore what he says.
I am overjoyed with the outcome at these elections. And I hope this momentum towards freedom and democracy continues without a hitch.
I believe it is the duty of everyone who can in some way contribute to democratic change in Singapore to do his part. Change may be slow or fast, it does not matter, but what matters is for one to persevere against tyranny, against injustice and against corruption as is Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore.
I am not sure who it is who said these words but I believe in them, "Speaking against injustice is itself a noble act".
I understand from speaking to many in Singapore that the people have changed, they are no longer the timid souls that they were in the past.
Many are willing to openly declare their support for the opposition because the Lee regime have stopped persecuting and victimising opposition supporters as they did in the past, by dismissing them from their jobs and destroying their futures.
I believe they have stopped their dirty tactics because far too many Singaporeans are today openly declaring their opposition to them, making it impossible to punish everyone. You could say, they have simply ran out of ideas.
And with the emboldened Singaporean in the new Singapore, I would urge you to now engage in peaceful civil disobedience to accelerate the change to democracy. Remember these actions are completely lawful under the Constitution.
These are some of my ideas that may be useful. 1) Wear Tshirts with the words "I am an Opposition Supporter" or "Down with the the Singapore Dictatorship", or "I voted for the opposition" or something along those lines. 2) Sell these T shirts openly in public places 3) Accept donations to print these Tshirts and other political work. It may be illegal under Lee's law to accept donations but just go ahead and break that unjust law 3) Hold public protests without permits 4) Make speeches in public without permits 4) Do anything you have to do which you know is morally right even if they are illegal under Lee's unjust laws.
I am sure if a few of you did this, many others will follow and the movement will take off. Remember there are many smart people out there in Singapore who are aware of these injustices and who would be prepared to act.
Remember, as in all democratic movements for change, it only takes a handful of people for it to turn into a flood. In Yemen, the democracy activists started of with a lone woman holding up a placard in Sa'ana, which has become what it is today, hundreds of thousands. And the only reason why the lone woman protester became hundreds of thousands was because justice was on her side.
Justice is on the side of the Singapore opposition, not the Lee Kuan Yew family. Please don't forget that.
And lastly don't be taken in by these statements from the government that Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chock Tong have resigned from the Cabinet. I can tell you this. As long as Lee Kuan Yew is alive, he will still continue to rule over you. Nothing is going to change.
It is you who has to seize power. Lee Kuan Yew is not going to give it to you, as long as he is breathing.
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