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I wish to convey my feelings about the Singapore-Burma drug link. After researching on this topic on the net, I am very sure the link is true.
The S’pore Government can deny, but the information and write-up about this matter is supported by lots of evidence from the US as well as Burma side. Whilst the S’pore Government denied this matter with short letter and lame answers without evidence to back up what it is saying.
Actually, by supporting the Burma’s military regime, it is supporting their drug trade. Because the Burma’s military regime is known to protects its drug lords and supporting their drug business. The fact that S’pore government supplied to Burma guns and weapons is even more outrageous.
And all it does is to deny and said Burma and Singapore investment is necessary.
Why is the Government hanging small-time drug peddler like Mr.Shanmugam s/o Murugesu.?
“Singapore’s economic linkage with Burma is one of the most vital factors for the survival of Burma’s military regime,” says Professor Mya Maung, a Burmese economist based in Boston. This link, he continues, is also central to “the expansion of the heroin trade.”
Singapore has achieved the distinction of being the Burmese junta’s number one business partner – both largest trading partner and largest foreign investor.
More than half these investments, totaling upwards of $1.3 billion, are in partnership with Burma’s infamous heroin kingpin Lo Hsing Han, who now controls a substantial portion f the world’s opium trade.
The close political, economic, and military relationship between the two ountries facilitates the weaving of millions of narco-dollars into the legitimate world economy.”
And why are there such a high death execution rate of around 420 people (mostly of drug-trafficking) since 1991. Is the Government hiding the information?
The death penalty: A hidden toll of executions
Is it because the Government is using the death penalty as a means of social control than to achieve some sort of crime-eradication objective?
Studies have shown that the poor and uneducated are disproportionately represented among those executed. Is the Government marginalising the less educated and less fortunate to maintain the pure pool of intellectually and financially capable individuals?
I understand why Dr Chee and his party is fighting so hard. There is much injustice done by the PAP’s side to maintain its power that many Singaporeans are not aware of.
Biased legislation and media manipulation are used to maintain political hegemony. Books that wrote about these can be found here (of course they are not sold in Singapore):
The Media Enthralled: Singapore Revisited by Francis T. Seow
Lee’s Law: How Singapore Crushes Dissent by Chris Lydgate
To Catch A Tartar: A Dissident In Lee Kuan Yew’s Prison by Francis T. Seow
How the Government uses its law against its opposition enemies:
More about PAP’s hidden system can be read from these sites:
The Government is much too bright to have a traditional old-fashioned goose-stepping police state. Instead of tanks in the streets, we have a sophisticated, modern government, who gets the job done working behind the external face of benevolence – no tanks needed.
“Too long have we lived under an high-handed regime which treats its
citizens like kids, digits, and peons.
A system which and snuffs out political opposition ruthlessly; which numbs
its citizens with propaganda and curtailed alternative perspectives; which
explains its actions with excuses dressed as pragmatic justifications; where
certain groups of people accrued a dispproportionate amount of power and
It is sickening to see objective, rational and critical alternative views
being curtailed because of direct high-handed intervention or coerced
self-censorship. It is sickening to see history being whitewashed and
written as HIS story. It is sickening to see the restricted availability of
information for my fellow citizens. It is sickening to adhere to the rules
of the critical dialogue discourse, using tact and subtle language, for fear
of incurring the wrath of the Powers to Be. It is sickening to see and live
in the carefully constructed environment that breeds ignorance and apathy.
It’s increasingly hard to believe that the official stance of “opening” up