Saturday, May 13, 2006

MM LEE: OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY

I 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.

9 Comments:

At 3:59 PM, May 15, 2006, Blogger Calamity Man said...

what can we say...? the man has done good but he needs to let go of the past and let his son do what he wants to do in leading singapore forward.

 
At 5:44 PM, May 17, 2006, Anonymous ykl said...

his continuous foray into the past in all his speeches showed he is no longer relevant. He is really living in the past. Sad to say, he should have given it up before this buries him.

Looks to me like MM Lee is out on a personal vendetta. Much like the old gang land stance - to get even. Completely clouded & not worth listening to - he is losing credibility every time he taunt others to sue him. Extremely puerile & "siao chi".

 
At 7:05 AM, May 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUGS BUNNY has this to say : Normally we rabbits eat lots of carrots. But its for health reasons. Now it seems that an old Goat is stealing our carrots. MM Lee by insisting that James Gomez is a liar made a fool of himself and in fact came across as a bully and a chauvinist. It's obvious he doesn't seem to like Indians. Well, too bad - honey - we are all Indians - and Singaporeans, first okay. Indians dont boast abt their Indian culture - we gave China the only religion that civilized them - this accdg to chinese scholars themselves. So please stop this racist, neurotic attacks on Indians or you might be assassinated...sorry, i was very hot. I cannot eat my carrots anymore. Maybe kailan wd be better. There is a book called DIRTY HARRY : The Dark Side of Harry Lee Kuan Yew. just go to the online petition for James Gomez ... click your name and place an order. No need to pay. When the writers and publishers get 20,000 signatures, they will print 20,000 books and sell maybe via the Internet. It costs only $25... The funds collected wd be mainly for the Workers Party and to help JB Jeyaretnam pay off his defamation suit ... the writers want him to challenge Lee Hsien Loong in Ang Mo Kio GRC with a workers party team - and drive the prime minister out of office with a 51% mandate ... please, support them ... they speak for Liberty and for the true spirit of democracy in singapore .... Thanks ....

 
At 9:25 PM, May 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not understand why James Gomez can be so forgetful that he can forget to hand in the document! Why create a loop hole and great opportunity for the party
to have a chance to bombard Wp. Afterall Wp is almost in the winning position!

 
At 2:40 AM, May 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LKY is defintely nt out of touch. U think u can fool the old man? He has taken on more serious men than James Gomez. Who on this world in his right mind is inviting a defamation suit? WP says leave it to the pple. If spore is indeed left to her pple and no elections be held, she would nt be where she is nw. Its nt tht WP wana leave it to the pple, if thts the case why contest GE? GE is contested with the hope of unseating PAP and formed the nxt govt. They left it to the pple for FEAR of the TRUTH surfacing in a law court.

 
At 2:49 AM, May 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only say u r a blind sotong. Fully unable to comprehend what will happen if he got his way. If there's no cctv to prove his lie. It's a deliberate attempt to set up the ED. If things hv gone his way, u think PAP still in power? Where will votes go? Unable to win in a clean way, he resorted to underhand methods. Either u r pro WP, hoping 1 day they will replace PAP or u r damn blind nt to c thru his motive. For someone this smart, it's hard to believe u dont know whats he up to. Hence u must be......

 
At 2:57 AM, May 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope today someone rape and killed ur wife and ur wife is pregnant, we will like to see how magnanimous u r in letting this murderer cum rapist off?. Furthermore if he's nt magnanimous, tht SDP printer would hv to pay tonnes of $$$ and issue a public apology thru the media. But all tht has been waived off knowing his financial ability. I hv nt seen someone tht magnanimous before.

 
At 1:23 AM, May 29, 2006, Blogger at82 said...

Hi Anon 2:40 AM, May 27, 2006, 2:49 AM, May 27, 2006, 2:57 AM, May 27, 2006

Hi, I guess you muz be wolong. ;)

I see that u have been leaving anon comments lately.

Anyway, see it isn't too hard to write properly isn't it?

Cheers and have a great day

 
At 10:22 PM, January 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I read in the press that JG needed not a permit (for minority race candidate for GRC const)to participate in the 2006 Election.

 

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