One thing must be certain. Lee Kuan Yew, the strongman of
This time it is the well known
The facts are not very important since whichever way one looks at it, this is not something which anyone, let alone the Prime Minister of a country would find actionable; but then Singapore is not any country and neither is Lee Kuan Yew's son, any Prime Minister.
It appears that the Peoples Action Party, the ruling government of the Lee's had sold some computers to an organization which is in fact owned by them, for their sale to housing associations, which therefore smacks of conflict of interest, nepotism, corruption or one or more of these unacceptable practices.
I am not really sure whether I have got the facts right here but really, whichever way one wants to scrutinize it, it really would fall within the realms of normal legitimate criticism, which one sees daily around the world.
Not so for the very delicate son of the
He unfortunately cannot tolerate even the slightest unfavorable comment.
If you did not know, the father and son here hold the world's record not only of the largest number of defamations actions against their political critics, they are also the proud holders of the dubious record of not having lost a single one.
If you were wondering why they behave like this, it appears once they said to reporters that if someone were to criticize them he has to sue, because if he did not, he would lose his authority to rule! He said this is how the Emperors of China were, as he is!
Of course I have not considered the record of Adolf Hitler in this litigation game, but I suppose Hitler just murders his opponents instead of wasting time suing them.
But then, how could they? I mean how could they ever lose any case in their
Lee Kuan Yew’s son has not just engaged in nation wide conflict of interest; it is downright corruption and criminal beach of trust, which in any other jurisdiction would cause them to be jailed and the key thrown away.
Here is the story for you from their state controlled newspaper "PM Lee to take legal action against Alex Au for false allegations" http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/pm-lee-takes-action-against-blogger-alex-au-20130104
Since the poor victim in this case knows that he would lose even before he steps into a Singaporean courthouse when the Lee family sues, Alex Au is reported to have sensibly done the right thing by immediately apologizing, unconditionally confessing that he had no right to utter such nonsense about the great Lee Kuan Yew's son and I am sure if it was demanded of him, danced the foxtrot, sang the Man on the Moon and gone on all fours like a monkey if required.
You must understand that in
Do they or do they not know, I do not know one way or the other, that the world looks upon them as a bunch of clowns, simply clowns.
Only a clown and a coward would want to sue someone merely for criticism, rig the courts and predictably obtain a judgment award.
Only someone who is actually corrupt would want to force his people to say he is not.
I remember having read New York Times William Sapphire correctly describing the actions of Lee Kuan Yew and family as an "extortion racket", a very correct description I must add.
When you appoint corrupt judges to abuse the law to extract judgment awards against political opponents, it is indeed an "extortion racket".
Poor Alex Au has and will be sued again and again if he refuses to be silent.
But this blog by Gopalan Nair writing from
But with one difference.
He will not sue Gopalan Nair in
He knows the outcome before a California Court is uncertain to say the least.
He could of course sue me in
There is a word for people like the Lee Kuan Yew family, father and son.
It is coward.
Only cowards beat up helpless citizens as Singaporeans are within
Outside the island, the Lees are no better than monkeys.
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