MM LEE: OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITYI am quite adamant that, by the time I am writing this, the majority of Singaporeans have by now been informed of Jame's Gomez's acquittal.
Well, it seems that cool heads have prevailed: Rather than punish James for what seems to be a pitifully trivial, petty offence, the police have decided to let him off the hook, for "threatening" a Elections Department officer over the missing forms saga.
That the furore generated by something so trivial, could be capable of askewing the whole GE is something one does not expect from a "First World Nation", if such a term is ever legitimate, but anyone with a shred of sanity left would no doubt let the matter rest with Jame's acquittal.
Not so, according to our MM, who seems to harbour some visceral opinions on the James Gomez saga:
James Gomez is still liar, dishonest despite stern warning: MM Lee
Saturday May 13, 6:17 PM
"CHINA : Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew says the attorney-general's decision not to prosecute Workers' Party member James Gomez does not make him less of a liar or less dishonest.
In a statement released from China, where he is currently on a visit, Mr Lee reiterated what he had called Mr Gomez earlier.
The Minister Mentor had said that Mr Gomez was a liar and dishonest and that Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim and the party secretary-general Low Thia Khiang did not act honourably by shielding him.
Mr Lee added that if Mr Gomez claims he is not a liar nor dishonest, he can go to court to clear his name.
Earlier on Friday, Mr Gomez had been let off with a stern warning for threatening an Elections Department officer, ending a three week long saga."
Apparently, someone needs to remind MM Lee that as long as a person is not guilty as charged, he/she is still innocent in the eyes of the law.
MM Lee seems to harbour an unnatural fixation on not just Gomez, but Mr Low Thia Khiang and Ms Sylvia Lim as well.
He claims that both of them "did not act honorably" by shielding him. Pray, tell me, what have they done to deserve such dishonour? Did they siphone millions from charity funds, like a certain "TT" did? Both Mr Low and Ms Sylvia have given their testimonies to the police. If there was something so "dishonorable" about their police statements, why is it that they weren't punished under the rule of law? Or at least "a stern warning" would have been in order? Where's the proof, MM Lee?
As usual, MM Lee rounds off his typical lampooning session with a "Come and sue me if you can" challenge:
"It is in the AG's authority to exercise his discretion, but his decision not to prosecute does not, in any way, make James Gomez less of a liar or less dishonest. I reiterate what I have called him, a liar and dishonest, and that Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang did not act honourably by shielding him. If Gomez claims he is not a liar nor dishonest, he can go to court to clear his name," said Mr Lee in his statement.
It seems to me that MM Lee seems a tad out of touch with reality here: By continuing with his vilifying campaign against Gomez, not only is he painting a very rif-raff image of himself, his statements simply do not coincide with the fact that Gomez has been cleared of all criminal charges. His criticisms directed at Mr Low and Ms Slyvia also does not seem to be reflected by the police, who have not, as of now, been charged with any wrongdoing during the whole duration of the Gomez saga.
And by constantly egging his opponents to sue him in court, he is not showing the magnanimity of a political leader cum founding father of Singapore.
Listening to our Founding Father gripe about the good ole days of "riots and communists" is boring enough, having to add the Gomez saga into his broken recorder will definitely not enhance the "nostalgic" effect of his propaganda of yesteryears.