It finally happened! A Singaporean youngster has bravely spoken ill of Lee Kuan Yew in a manner that no one has ever dared to do so before! That too ONLY AFTER Lee Kuan Yew died!
No SINGAPOREAN DARED to speak ill so openly against Lee Kuan Yew when he was still alive or even kept alive by the life support machines!
Amos Yee is gonna be famous or infamous as his case might be for the many expletives he spews out against Lee Kuan Yew and his supporters in the video above!
Lee Kuan Yew during his lifetime was notorious for suing the hell out of his political opponents and driving them to their death!
J.B.Jeyaretnam was the leader of Singapore's Workers Party! He was sued and made a bankrupt by the late Lee Kuan Yew! J.B.jeyaretnam died a broken hearted man. Because of none other than Lee Kuan Yew!
He likened obedient Singaporeans to be like trained dogs! Phew!
Having said that, the late Founding Father of Singapore has accomplished something that not that many people in the world have managed to do.
If we are to look back in History, Singapore was a backward struggling South East Asian port when the British granted independence to it. Singapore merged with Malaysia in 1963 but due to it's wish to have equal rights with the ruling Malays, Tunku Abdul Rahman didn't concede to such demands and promptly cut off all ties to the island state.
Left with no natural resources, Singapore under Lee Kuan Yew at that time could only rely on the abilities of their first Prime Minister to lead them out of the sorry situation they were in.
It was Lee Kuan Yew's stoic resoluteness that brought the island republic out of the doldrums and gradually turn into the first world richest nation it is today.
Yes, Lee Kuan Yew was harsh. Yes, he wielded a big stick which he used to knock some sense into those who tried to mess with his plans for his island state. Yes, he was a dictator.
But if he didn't dictate the island's couple of million residents into the disciplined republic it is today, youngsters like the recently arrested Amos Yee would not have got the education and knowledge that he has with him today.
Educated yes. Admirable? No!
Amos Yee is wrong and he needs to learn his lesson. Apriil 17th this year, he'll learn about his fate.
As a Malaysian citizen who loves my country very much despite all our shortcomings and realizing what Singapore as my immediate neighbor has come to achieve under Lee Kuan Yew's hard rule, I can only wish all Singaporeans to prosper further and be our good neighbors forever.
Singaporeans must never forget how Lee Kuan Yew struggled all his life to make your republic what it is today. He is your nation's builder, whether you like it or not. He was tough because he cared for you and also his family. He who spares the rod spoils the child!