In less than 5 months after he lost the General Election in May this year, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak is now facing over 30 charges of criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and corruption charges. The freshly-pressed charges proved one point: legal corruptions only work when you are in power.
The same applies to Lee Hsien Loong, who is now no longer on talking terms with his best friend after he lost power. When Najib Razak was in power, the Malaysian corruption bureau, police and judiciary were all closing an eye to the then-Prime Minister’s crimes. The same can be said to Singapore’s system, the CPIB, police and judiciary are similarly silent as Lee Hsien Loong is still in power.
There have been numerous established cases pointing to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for being similarly guilty of multiple legal corruptions, that would open him up to a similar prosecution like Najib Razak.
1) Corruption of CPF and public funds
Lee Hsien Loong openly corrupt by sitting himself as the Chairman of the sovereign wealth fund company handling CPF funds and the national reserves. Already drawing the world’s highest-paid political salaries of S$2.2 million a year excluding bonuses, the dictator Prime Minister draws a second undisclosed salary from his GIC chairman position. His wife Ho Ching, who sits as the CEO of Temasek Holdings, is similarly complicit in the obvious conflict of interests. The corrupted Prime Minister manipulates the Finance Ministry depressing CPF interest rates, and raising CPF Withdrawal Age and Minimum Sum, endangering the retirement of 3 million Singaporeans. Elderly retirees are been forced back into the workforce because their CPF funds are restricted from withdrawal and its returns actively depressed.
The most dangerous part about the funds is that no one knows how much there are left in GIC and Temasek Holdings. The government accounts has never been audited since their inception some 44 years ago. An unaudited account of 44 years is going to dig out a lot of skeletons, as compared to 1MDB which was only set up 8 years ago. Just last week, it was revealed that US’s Goldman Sachs profited 10% in commission from raising funds for 1MDB. How many such incidents are there with GIC and Temasek Holdings?
2) Abuse of power against father’s will
Corrupted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong blatantly committed abuse of power by convening a special government committee to overturn his late father’s will. The move has been publicly condemned by his siblings, who revealed their brother’s intent to milk Lee Kuan Yew’s political capital. A personal family feud getting Parliament’s intervention is literally an abuse of power, and the ministers sitting in the select committee like Law Minister K Shanmugam should similarly be charged for abuse of powers.
3) Abuse of power against political opponents
Just last month, 3 Workers’ Party MPs had to spent S$1 million in legal fees – from their own pockets – defending themselves in a civil lawsuit. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong however dipped his hands into the town council funds of Punggol, Aljunied, Hougang and Pasir Ris residents to file the civil suit. The corrupted dictator refused to announce how much was spent, but an estimation is no less than S$2 million considering that two top law firms with senior counsels for prosecution were hired.
All Singapore need is PAP to lose power, and Lee Hsien Loong will lose his immunity. The legal corruptions that he created, like millionaire ministerial salaries, will naturally tumble down and Singapore would again be put on the right course of history.
The General Election is coming in 2019 and Singaporeans need not look far to see what a Singapore without PAP would be, they just need to look across the Causeway.