Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kuan Yew Bio 5: Kuan Yew the "socialist"

Today, Lee Kuan Yew is seem as an ultra right neo liberal whose rhetoric is often euphemism for slavery. Ironically, he was a socialist few decades back.

Lee Kuan Yew said
PAP aims to bring a peaceful and orderly transition from the colonial order into a free independent and socialist society.
The Straits Times, 16 April 1959, Page 7

No other party except the PAP could call itself a socialist party in Singapore. If anyone called himself a socialist he must be in the PAP.
The Straits Times. 4 May 1959, Page 4 

We fight those who obstruct us in achieving our aim of a democratic socialist Malaya.
The Straits Times, 5 May 1959, Page 1

PAP for a democratic non-communist socialist Malaya.
The Straits Times, 26 May 1959, Page 1

PAP was primarily of a democratic socialist stand.
The Straits Times, 29 May 1959, Page 16

We believe in a non-communist socialist Malaya.
The Straits Times, 2 June 1959, Page 1

a socialist government to bring about changes towards a more just and equal society.
The Straits Times, 1 January 1960, Page 1

improvement of party cadres' grasp of the socialist theory
The Singapore Free Press, 5 January 1960, Page 1

and many many more ad nauseam...etc

More than 50 years later, PAP promise has not yet materialized 
The society Lee Kuan Yew promised under the dream of socialism are

  • security of employment, 
  • compensation in re-settlement for attap dwellers, 
  • assistance of local manufacturer,
  • national health insurance, 
  • free education.

see this for more detail. Unfortunately the check has been bouncing back until now. These days, Lee Kuan Yew promised us something even more fabulous. He promised spurs inside our hide.

Besides, Singaporean are made to slave in order that GIC and Temasek will have monies to prove their talent in gambling again and again despite much loses. The poverty of Singapore today is largely created by PAP.

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