In a lengthy post taunting the hackers who targeted him, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that his “dark state secret” was not taken:
“I don’t know what the attackers were hoping to find. Perhaps they were hunting for some dark state secret, or at least something to embarrass me. If so, they would have been disappointed.“
According to the authorities, only the data record of dispensed outpatient medicine were copied by the hackers. The Singapore dictator said that there is “nothing alarming” in his medication.
The Singapore Prime Minister who is notorious for legalised corruptions has in recent years incurred public wrath for new regulations banning Singaporeans from withdrawing their CPF retirement sum.
As the Chairman of GIC, Lee Hsien Loong funnels CPF funds into the sovereign wealth fund company to cover up overseas investment losses by lumping it with the national reserves and labelling the total as “government funds”. An estimated S$245 billion is believed to be “borrowed” from the CPF funds, to supplement the national reserves. The CPF funds is officially valued at S$368 billion, but the amount of national reserves is hidden. Lee Hsien Loong’s official excuse is that making public the amount would subject Singapore to currency manipulation by foreign exchange traders.
According to political analysts, Singapore would likely head for a similar regime change in its next general election like Malaysia. Anti-personnel sentiments targeting Lee Hsien Loong has been gaining momentum in recent years, like as it was for former Malaysian PM Najib Razak.
Lee Hsien Loong has been solely responsible for several relentless tax increases from GST to water prices. The dictator PM has also been spending excessively in million-dollar ministerial salaries, billion-dollar projects and bailout of collapsed state-owned companies. Singapore is currently also in debt – for the first time in 4 decades – to fund a new airport terminal and a trading port.
Aside from its economical woes, Singapore’s political development has also been severely hampered by Lee Hsien Loong’s direct intervention. Although Singaporeans have been largely tolerant of undemocratic election practices like a media blackout day, they were angered for the first time by the Presidential election process of Halimah Yacob. Halimah Yacob, a former PAP MP of 20 years, is an Indian, who had to be “certified a Malay” despite having an Indian father and adopting the “Indian” heritage prior to her election. Lee Hsien Loong sealed her election by disqualifying her two other Malay candidates.
Petty crimes like vandalism and website defacing in recent years have also targeted the ruling party elite and specifically Lee Hsien Loong. The opposition from within in the PAP has also called for the stepping down of Lee Hsien Loong, with former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong commenting that it is “too late” to find a successor.