cha-cha Part II - Dr CSJ, vs Mr MM Lee....

*(for more fun and laughter (and context as well), pls view Part 1 of this fantastic "almost-a-battle" first, as detailed in my blog entry here...)

And now, for Part II.

Part II of Chee Soon Juan's Letter & Questions to Lee Kuan Yew

Running down Singapore

Mr Lee then accuses Dr Chee of running down Singapore because of comments the latter made about the political system in Singapore in speeches and talks he gave while overseas. Criticizing the undemocratic system that has been put in place to keep the PAP in power, has nothing to do with criticizing Singapore. In fact, Dr Chee argues that it is the PAP that has been working against the interests of Singaporeans. To demonstrate this, Dr Chee wants Mr Lee to answer the questions below:

[On equating Singapore with the PAP]

1. Does the Plaintiff agree that the PAP is a political party that is not equal to Singapore and that criticizing the government formed by the PAP is not equivalent to criticizing Singapore?

2. [On Singapore’s dealings with Burma]

3. Did the Singapore Government, either directly or through one of the GLCs, ship, sell and/or re-export arms and ammunition to the Burmese government?

4. Did the Chartered Industries of Singapore ship, sell or re-export any of its products to the Burmese government?

5. If the answer is ‘yes’ to interrogatory 4, what are these products?

6. The US State Department has said that over half of Singapore’s investments in Burma “have been tied to the family of narco-trafficker Lo Hsing Han.” Does the Plaintiff dispute this statement?

7. If the answer is ‘no’ to interrogatory 6, are Singapore’s investments still tied in with Lo Hsing Han’s family or any other drug trafficker in Burma?

8. If the answer is ‘yes’ to interrogatory 6, has the Singapore Government written to the US to protest this statement?

9. Was any investment money from the Singapore Government and/or GLCs invested (through the Myanmar Fund) with Asia World, a company set up by Lo Hsing Han?

10. Was the Plaintiff aware that the son of Lo Hsing Han, Steven Law, had been freely moving in and out of Singapore despite being strongly suspected of being involved in drug production and trafficking?

11. Was the Plaintiff aware that the Singapore ambassador to Burma had attended the wedding of Steven Law?

12. [On the secrecy and non-accountability of the GIC]


19. [On the Suzhou Industrial Park project]

20. Will the Plaintiff urge the Singapore Government to reveal the accounts for the failed Suzhou Industrial Park project to allow Singaporeans to determine the losses that were incurred?

21. [On the non-publication of trade statistics with Indonesia]

22. Did the Singapore Government, during which the Plaintiff was the prime minister, agree with the Indonesian government in 1974 (then under Suharto) to not publish statistics regarding the two countries?

23. If the answer is ‘yes’ to interrogatory 22, why was such an agreement made?

24. [On the cost of building HDB flats]

25. Will the Singapore government direct that the accounts and books of the Housing Development Board (HDB) be open for public study so that a breakdown of the actual costs that go into the building of an HDB flat can be compared to the price at which they are sold?

26. Will the Plaintiff reveal the panel of law firms the HDB has been engaging in its conveyancing section since the HDB’s inception?

27. Will the Plaintiff reveal the number of HDB conveyancing cases handled by each of the law firms named in the answer to interrogatory 26?

28. [On the Chief Justice’s self-appraisal]

29. Did the Plaintiff know before he appointed Mr Yong Pung How as Chief Justice that Mr Yong had written the following statement: “Far from being distinguished in the law, I can only describe myself now as a working member of the business community, who had merely the good fortune to have a background in legal training, and some practical experience in this honourable profession before descending into the depths of the business world…My acquaintance with the law ceased as long ago as 1970, and before then had been confined almost entirely to Malaysia…I had never actually practised in Singapore…My final departure then from the profession in 1970 must be sufficient to allow judicial notice to be taken that I had neither the ability nor the inclination to persevere in the law.”?

30. If the answer is ‘yes’ to interrogatory 29, why did the Plaintiff appoint Mr Yong as the Chief Justice when Mr Yong himself categorically said that he was neither able nor willing to practice law, much less function as the Chief Justice.

31. [On the torture of ISA detainees]

32. Does the Plaintiff agree that detainees under the ISA in Singapore have been physically and mentally tortured?

33. If the answer is ‘no’ to interrogatory 32, will the Plaintiff call for a public inquiry to determine the veracity of the Government’s claims that ISA prisoners were/are not subject to torture?

34. [On lawsuit against Mr Tang Liang Hong]


39. [On the intimidation of journalists]


42. [On the incomes and assets of PAP ministers]

43. Does the Plaintiff think that it is right for PAP Ministers not to declare their incomes and assets to the public?
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*for the full text, pls refer to here.

2 HaHaas:

Blogger Matilah_Singapura HaHaa-ed:

"Matilah Singapura" is all about running down the cuntry.

There is little doubt that DIRTY HARRY is a ruthless, amoral Machiavellian thug. He openly admits it - wearing it like a Badge Of Honour. However other folks get all upset when the senile old bugger gets verbally attacked.

...which is why the comedy in The Island Paradise of The Vomitting Merlion is bound to continue entertianing the likes of me for many years :-)

Matilah - cha cha cha... Singapura - ha ha ha

Yep, has an infectious lilt about it.

Quick call Dick Lee!

Sunday, March 06, 2005 4:51:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff! Lim HaHaa-ed:

hmm, and where may i get my hands on a copy of this comedy? shucks, i havent seen it leh...

Sunday, March 06, 2005 5:23:00 PM  

Give Me a HaHaa!!!

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