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中英文版)悼念林福寿医生(1931年2月21日——2012年6月4日)DR LIM HOCK SIEW (21 February 1931 – 4 June 2012)

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今天是已故林福寿医生仙世8周年。已故林福寿医生被李光耀不经审讯监禁了近20年。

Today is the 8th anniversary of the death of Dr Lim Hock Siew. Dr Lim was imprisoned for nearly 20 years without trial by the Lee Kuan Yew government.

我们悼念林福寿医生为了新加坡做做出的贡献与牺牲。我们同时牢不忘林福寿医生的家人为此而付出的艰苦与不幸的代价。

We remember Dr Lim’s contributions and sacrifice for Singapore. We also remember the hardships and miseries suffered by his family.

在纪念林福寿医生的时候,我们不会忘记那些于1963年2月2日在代号《冷藏行动》下笼罩在被捕受害者的黑暗岁月。

In remembering Dr Lim Hock Siew, we do not forget the other victims of Operation Coldstore which took place under the cover of darkness on 2 February 1963.

代号《冷藏行动》大逮捕行动是政府打着“国家安全行动”的幌子下进行的。在《防止公共安全法令》(新加坡独立后,李光耀改名为《内部安全法令》)下,于1963年2月2日凌晨时分,超过133名人在抄家搜查后被逮捕。被捕者是在莫须有罪名下被捕的。我们经常忽视了所有报章的报道此事件时,根本就没有提起在抄家搜查被捕者时没有寻获武器或者颠覆文件。事实上,被捕者根本就没有企图逃避被捕或者反抗被捕。为什么政府要假设他们具有潜在危险性,而必须把他们逮捕渐进起来?

Operation Coldstore is touted by the government as the biggest national security exercise. More than 133 people were arrested in pre-dawn raids conducted under the Preservation of Public Security Ordinance (PPSO). In noting the great number of people arrested, we often forget that in all the news reports, there was no mention of any weapon or subversive document seized from their homes. We can safely conclude that those arrested did not possess any weapon or subversive document. Indeed, they did not even attempt to escape or resist arrest. How can the government assume that they were dangerous and had to be put away?

林福寿医生是新加坡社会主义阵线的中委。他接到了在吉隆坡的好友的事先警告,一场即将到来的突击行动的安全理事会议正在吉隆坡举行。尽管如此他仍然家里。他在被捕时并没有进行反抗。同样的情况傅树介医生以及其他被捕者也是如此应对。假设他们果真是颠覆分子或者恐怖分子,他们怎么会不设法逃避被捕呢?

Dr Lim Hock Siew, a member of the Central Executive Council of the Barisan Sosialis was warned of the approaching raids by his friends in Kuala Lumpur where the Security Council meeting was convened. He remained at his home and did not resist arrest. So did Dr Poh Soo Kai and all the others. If they were real subversives and terrorists, would they not have attempted to escape?

对于人民行动党声称这些被捕者是颠覆分子和不效忠新加坡人。唯一拥有武器的是那些在抄家搜查的辜尔加兵团和数以千计的警方人员。最少在10名武装人员押走每一名被捕者。1963年代号“冷藏行动”大逮捕行动的策略是令人震撼和敬畏的。这样的策略至今仍然延续使用着。

It is completely ludicrous for the PAP to claim that those arrested were subversives and disloyal Singaporeans. The only people who possessed weapons were the Gurkhas and the thousands of police personnel involved in the raids. For every person arrested, at least ten armed personnel were deployed. Shock and awe tactic was used in 1963 and continues to be used today.

由于政府无法提出任何有关被捕者涉嫌颠覆的证据,至今没有一名被捕者被控上法庭。

As the government did not have any evidence of subversion against those arrested, none was put on trial.

在内部安全法令下,政府当局完全可以自由地滥用权力。它们可以毫无忌惮地逮捕终身监禁政治异议分子如林福寿医生等。

Under the ISA, the executive is completely free to abuse its

power. It can imprison political opponents like Dr Lim Hock Siew indefinitely. Detention can go on for life.

在林福寿医生被监禁的第10个年头,当局向提出了被释放的条件。他毅然拒绝了李光耀的要求。于1972年3月18日,他通过妻子陈宗孟医生从牢里带出了一篇声明。它在声明里拒绝了以“挽回李光耀面子”作为接受释放的任何条件。由于林福寿医生的坚决态度,他被继续监禁10年。

Into his 10th year of detention, Dr Lim Hock Siew was made an offer of release upon acceptance of conditions. He refused to accede to the demands of Lee Kuan Yew. His statement from prison released by his wife, Dr Beatrice Chen on 18 March 1972 showed that he had refused to “save the face” of Lee Kuan Yew by accepting any condition for his release. His character of steel cost him another ten years in prison.

在我们的法规中使用内部安全法令的危险在于:如果没有换掉政府和一个有效力的反对党,类似林福寿医生政治拘留者是会被遗忘和无限期被监禁在牢里的。

The danger of having the ISA in our statute books is that without a change of government and an effective opposition, detainees like Dr Lim Hock Siew will be forgotten and be left to languish in jail indefinitely. Are we therefore willing to let our government continue to abuse us with this law?

在林福寿医生仙世一个星期前,他给纪念光谱行动25周年组织者发来一则短信息:

A week before Dr Lim Hock Siew passed away, he texted us, the organiser of the event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Operation Spectrum:

“仅此建议你们在星期六举行的聚会上提出,坚决要求设立政治拘留者和废除内部安全法令的公共调查庭……”

“Suggest on your rally on Saturday u all press for the public inquiry on detainees and abolishment of ISA …”

1963年2月2日的代号“冷藏行动”大逮捕已经过了55年。我们至今仍然还在等待一个独立的公共调查听证会,以调查哪些被非正义逮捕监禁者。但是,我们仍然乐观地认为,总有一天政府会被换掉。对ISA受害者的严重不公正将得到纠正。

Fifty-seven years have gone by since Operation Coldstore. We are still waiting for an independent public inquiry for those who were unjustly detained. But we remain optimistic that change of government will take place one day and the grave injustice done to the victims of the ISA will be redressed.

感谢您,敬爱的林福寿医生,我们将永远铭记您为新加坡所作出的的牺牲和贡献。

Thank you Dr Lim. We will always remember you, your sacrifice and contributions to Singapore.

 


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(中英文版)新冠状病毒在监狱里的防疫措施 Covid-19 measures in prison

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为了抑制病毒的传播新冠状病毒的散播,章宜监狱对新进来的囚犯进行了隔离措施,以免发生传染给狱中服刑的囚犯。新进来的囚犯不得离开牢房,必须被囚禁14天。

To curb the spread of the virus, Changi prison has implemented segregation measures to prevent new inmates from interacting with the old ones. New inmates are not allowed to leave their cell and have to be confined for 14 days

监狱的条规约定,每一个囚犯每天允许有1小时的防风时间。放风的院子是一个室内的空地。它可以让囚犯在这里进行运动、观看电视、阅读旧报纸和彼此交谈。基于防范病毒的传染,囚犯所有的这一切权利都被取消了。

Ordinarily, everyone is allowed one hour of yard time. Yard is an indoor space where everyone can exercise, watch TV, read old newspapers and socialise. But fears about the virus has resulted in a suspension of this privilege

如果不是因为樟宜监狱牢房惨淡狱中日子的话不准,囚犯在院子进行防风活动将会是更加容易忍受。我们的牢房空间是狭窄的。它只能容纳4个人,没有多少空间能够让我们在里面活动。因为没有风扇,只有天花板上的一只抽风机,牢里的空气流动是极其的差。唯一的窗口是安装了铁丝网,阻挡了窗外阳光的射入。在劳力的所有活动,包括了厕所、沐浴间和进餐都是在牢房里进行的。食物是通过牢房门底部的一个洞口送进来的。

The denial of yard time would’ve been easier to endure if it wasn’t for the fact that prison cells at Changi are dismal. The space that we were in was so small that it could fit 4 of us exactly without much room left to move around. Air circulation was poor because there were no fans, save for a vent above the cell door. The only window was covered with a huge wire net which sealed off almost all of the natural light. All activities including toilet, shower, and meals were done in the cell. Food is given to you through a small opening at the bottom of the door

预防提供给囚犯睡觉的就是一张铺在硬水泥板的草席。只有预防提供的书籍供你阅读,你别无选择。个人是不允许拥有自己的阅读物。因此,我最终为自己写不得不好的小说感到痛苦。在牢房里,犯人是不准使用手机的。更人感到糟糕的是,和我一共用一部手机的可怜的越南籍囚犯,他们不会说英语或者任何新加坡的语言。

You are only given a thin straw mat to sleep on the hard floor. Personal books were forbidden. Only prison books were allowed and you’re not provided a choice of what to read. So I ended up suffering through badly written crime novels. In mates are also not allowed to make any phone calls. It was even worse for the poor Vietnamese guy who shared the cell with me for 2 days as he spoke no English or any of our local languages

我完全可以理解,在监狱这样的环境下,为了防止疫情的散播所米啊面对的压力。当每一个人都在狭窄的空间彼此间的距离就那么贴近。但是,住在禁闭空间对囚犯的心理上述一种折磨。因为牢房里,因为牢房里没有自然的光线,以及无所事事。这是不合人道的。 是不是在无法安排不同的犯人在放风时段的工作上,让他们在院子可以互相轮换和安排。这样的安排即便不是每一天,隔天也行?我们曾经想狱方提出这样的要求,但是,他们回答说,无能为力。

I can understand the pressure of preventing an outbreak in an environment such as the prison, where everyone is living in such close proximity to one another. But the psychological torture of living in a closed space for the inmates, with no natural light and almost nothing to do, is inhuman. Isn’t there a way to rotate and schedule yard time for different inmates even if not everyday but on alternate days? We made these suggestions but was told nothing could be done.

由于我的刑期是7天,因此我没有被送去隔离14天。不幸的是,我的牢友必须经历这样的折磨过程。就如猪一样被关在围栏里再关一周的折磨。

My sentence was for 7 days, so I wasn’t subjected to the full 14 day confinement. Unfortunately, my fellow inmates have to endure the torture of being cooped up like pigs in a pen for another week


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(中英文版)新加坡民主党答复人力部要求纠正信息的通知 SDP REPLIED TO MOM Correction Notices

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新加坡民主党就人力部要求更正相关的三个信息做出如下的答复:

尊敬的杨莉明部长,

您于2019年12月14日来函,事关要求更正3则刊载在网上的文章信息通知事宜。我党答复如下。

帖子1:

您来函中所提及的2019年6月8日文章说:“新加坡民主党的建议是建立在新加坡越来越多的专业人士、经理、执行人员以及技师(简称“PMET”,下同)群体在新加坡越来越多之际”。

我们上述信息来源是依据《海峡时报》于2019年3月15日的报道的一则信息:本地“PMET”被裁员人数增加了。”(Straits Times (ST) report “PMETs make up rising share of retrenched locals” (15 March 2019)).

依据《海峡时报》报导:

“在去年被裁退的专业人士、经理人员、执行人员和技术人员(PMETs)中,每4个人当中就有3个是属于本地人,或者占被裁退人数的百分之76(%)(这包括了新加坡人民和永久居民)。这个比例数据最少是过去10年最高的。这个数据从2017年的72%提高到今年的76%。这显著地高于常住居民劳动力的份额,约占57%。”(“Professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) made up about three in four or 76 per centof the locals – Singaporeans and permanent residents – who were retrenched last year, the highest figure in at least a decade. It rose from 72 per cent in 2017 and is significantly higher than the share of PMETs in the resident workforce, which is about 57 per cent.”)

《海峡时报》所引据的数据来源于人力部本身,包括了以下标志性的数据:PMETs被裁退的人数占了本地被裁退人数的比例越来越大。(“PMETs make up growing share of locals laid off”)

众所周知,《海峡时报》是受政府所控制的报章。就我们而言,我们完全没有理由质疑它所刊载的信息是属于来自政府的虚假信息。基于此,人力部应该直接向《海峡时报》发出更正错误信息的要求。假设《海峡时报》声称其信息来源是来自人力部,或者这是它们对有关信息的理解是不正确的信息,我们乐意就此同时更正我们在声明里进行更正

于2019年10月3日,雅虎网站也引述了新加坡发展银行高级经济分析员Irvin Seah先生的话。他说,“与被裁退员工的数据相比,PMETs 继续占据了相当大的比例”(DBS senior economist Irvin Seah was quoted, saying: “PMETs continue to form a much larger share of retrenched workers compared to their proportion in the workforce.”)

第2篇文章:
于2019年11月30日,我们做出的如下的声明:“本地的PWETs被裁退的人数已经增加了。”(“Local PMET unemployment has increased”.

2019年6月13日出版的《商业时报》报导说,“在第一季度里,更多的工人被裁退——那是由于被裁退者当中很多是属于PMETs领域的”。它说,“根据人力部的披露,2019年第1季度被裁退的人数高于同期相比的数据。这些被裁退的劳动力主要是来自PMETs领域”(“More workers were retrenched in Q1 – here’s why most of them were PMETs”…… (13 June 2019)  “Retrenchment in Q1 2019 is up from the previous quarter, and most of those who were retrenched were professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs), a report by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has revealed.” 与此同时其他保障,诸如《海峡时报》和《今日报》也同时做了类似的报道。

关于第2季度裁员报道,雅虎网站头条头版标题是:新加坡的PMETs失业人数继续攀升。(“PMET unemployment in Singapore continues to climb”)它报导说,PMETs失业人数从1440人,攀升到1680人。这个数据占了当地失业人口的比例越来越大。( “PMET unemployment in Singapore continues to climb” stated that the “number of PMETs who lost their jobs increased from 1,440 to 1,680, making them the bulk of those retrenched.”)

雅虎的报道也引述了新加坡发展银行高级分析员Mr Irvin Seah的评论说,PMETs领域人员在被裁退后的6个月重新回到工作岗位的人数仍然是持续的低(“persistently much lower”)。

我党的声明是建立在已经公开的信息而做出上述的评论的。

第3篇文章.

于2019年12月2日,我们刊载的图标信息里做了如下的声明:本地PNETs 的被雇佣率已经在减少中(Local PMET employment has decreased)。我们的这个说法是与第2篇文章一样的情况。与此同时,较低的PMTEs回返工作岗位数据表明,失业和受聘用的PMETs的人数绝对数据将会增加。

但是,这个将会增加的数据不会在现在出现,因为2019年尚未结束。今年受聘用的PMETs人数将会增加的定论说法是为时过早。对这样的结论我们表示质疑。

您诚挚的,

新加坡民主党副主席

陈俩裕


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(中英文版)谁畏惧覃炳鑫博士?Who’s Afraid Of PJ Thum?

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我不认为覃炳鑫博士是叛国者。

如果真如国会议员谢建平所说的,覃炳鑫博士是一名“外国代理人”,他必须提出确凿的证据。如果证据确凿,覃炳鑫博士现在是必然被捕了。

如果是有确凿的证据,他面目的惩罚——必然是更加严厉的。

他要求马哈蒂尔医生“领导”民主与人权的运动,那是愚蠢(见网址: stupid)和无稽之谈(见网址:pointless)。

无论如何,这不是等同于邀请马哈蒂尔医生直接“干预”新加坡的内政。事实上,根本就没有证据证明,马哈蒂尔医生与覃炳鑫博士之间有敲定任何的计划去推翻我们的民选政府。即便是马哈蒂尔医生理解覃炳鑫博士的说法——在面对镜头前面,任何的政治家都一样带着微笑的脸孔的。

至于覃炳鑫博士的所谓“祝贺新加坡节日”,这是完全无需争论的假议题。每一个人对新加坡的祝愿都有不同的看法。

实质的问题是,有关单位对覃炳鑫博士的兴趣。

四名新加坡的社运活跃分子一起到马来西亚,只有一个人回到新加坡。对于新加坡政府来说,这是他们所关注的问题。

克里斯蒂.韩小姐在社交媒体上更加的积极的。范国瀚更是采取了激进的立场(见网址:much more radical stance)(他的其中一个行动我是不赞同的),但是。在这四个人当中,他们似乎只对覃炳鑫博士感到兴趣。

谢建平在发表的帖子原文里只突出了覃柄鑫博士一个人(覃炳鑫博士和他朋友)(PJ Thum and friends)。过后整个星期,我们啥都不再听到了,只有听到一个“雷声”(Thum-der)。各个官媒社交媒体都在煞费苦心地在挖掘所谓的历史的具有恶意的“证据”。前大使比拉哈里·考西坎(见网址:Bilahari Kausikan)已经对对覃炳鑫博士的指责已经造成了诽谤性

即使覃炳鑫博士的老仇人善木根部长也借此契机参加进来。他以在法律上具有保护或者类似于适当模糊地说

“我想,非常清楚的,这意味着什么?

善木根的这个说法,为什么不用与马哈蒂尔医生见面的其他人身上?

假设我是克里斯蒂.韩,我不会感到不自在,同时我也不会理会政府把焦点集中在覃炳鑫博士的身上。当四个人以同样的身份与马哈蒂尔医生一起见面——共同把马哈蒂尔医生视为是当前越来越专制的东南亚国家的灯塔?为什么就(谢建平)就职挑覃炳鑫博士来说事!

一个最为简单的解释就是:

那就肯定是他们痛恨覃炳鑫博士在国会蓄意散播网络虚假信息特选委员会听证会上揭发了有关1963年2月2日“冷藏行动”逮捕事件。

无论如何,我不认为,国会会采取敌意的态度去解释一切。覃炳鑫博士不仅仅是在反对行动党的花园里的众多反对者。他是在新加坡政坛上,存在着的一个罕见的独特的性格的人:行动党的叛逆者。

仔细想一想,覃炳鑫博士拥有完美的资格成为行动党的一位部长,他是精英学校(英华中学)毕业的学生、罗德奖学金得奖者(a scholarship holder (Rhodes))、 常春藤联盟以及在牛津大学及哈佛大学受教育(Ivy-League plus Oxbridge-educated (Harvard/Oxford) ),同时,他是一名奥林比克运动员(an Olympian to boot (Splash).

更为重要的是,他是一个男性华族。

我感到惊讶,我们过去是否见过这样具有才华的人吗?在总理李显龙和侯任总理陈振声

可以找到,覃炳鑫博士要做的是,迅速地键入新加坡武装部队成为一名将军,然后,他

将会很好地被安插到目前政府的领导层里。

事实上,我会进一步地说,他在政治上比起(行动党)第四代国家具有吸引人的魄力。表面上至少是这样的。他的讲话比起陈振声更加具有说服力,注意点绝对是可以肯定的。他的言行举止比起王瑞杰更加是年轻化。

从外表上看,几乎是没有竞争可言。假设您回顾过去马哈蒂尔医生与他握手的,就可以明白“象征”是的意义了。您将会知道,他所焕发出的优雅和自信心,显示了自己的极大特权。

对于那些对这种廂破灭的年轻一代来说,覃炳鑫博士可能就是一位可靠的反对现有体制的人物。

综合上述,我相信,

这就是为什么他们把焦点都集中在覃炳鑫博士的身上。由于他具备了行动党在寻找政治候选人的所有条件。同时,对于行动党而言,这是一个威胁。同时,这也是他们想象中要我们寻求的政治代表人物。

简单地说,覃炳鑫博士已经威胁到了(行动党)政府。因为他已经是一名属于反对党的部长了。

老话所说。假设您无法摧毁一个人身上无可挑剔的毛病,那么, 就质疑他对新加坡的国家忠诚。

不忘来时路。覃炳鑫博士过去站在那个地方,现在他仍然是原地不动的。

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(中英文版) 我感激共产党人和其他人协助我的逃亡…… I thank them all, communists or otherwise……

Screenshot_2018-08-31 Exiled Singapore activist meets Dr Mahathir(1)

作者:陈华彪

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 我感激共产党人和其他人协助我的逃亡…… 

可以预见地说,只要我的名字出现在聚光灯下,那些人必然就会提起有关我逃亡以及与“马克思主义阴谋”关连的问题。这当中有些是无辜无知的,但是其他的则不是。

最新的攻击是在《关闭TRS网站》(Shut Down TRS)里。他们提到了共产党协助我逃亡的。

好的。是不是共产党协助我逃亡,你们去判断吧。

当年我是24岁,也就是于1976年,我服完政治性迫害刑期后我开始计划进行逃亡了。

1987年,当行动党政府上演一场大骗局和虚假新闻的大合唱为了向国人证明他们逮捕的22名爱国知识分子与“马克思主义阴谋”有关,同时,指明我是这个“阴谋”的“幕后主脑”。

事实上,行动党政府知道,我能够成功逃亡教会是扮演着不可或缺的角色的。已故主教Yap Kim How已经在后来公开和私下的场合里承认了这个事实。

我在抵达泰国曼谷时,我从教会取得了机票。这一切是由亚洲教会理事会(the Council of Churches of Asia )的已故 Rev Oh Jae Shik所安排的。在当年,当我和未来的太太抵达曼谷机场后,我们登上了一架飞往阿姆斯特丹的班机。当时是已故 Rev Dave Eichner在机场确定了我们的安全离开。

在抵达伦敦时,我的第一站就是首先向英国教会理事会表达对他们我的支持与敬意。

总部设在日内瓦的世界教会理事会的瑞典知识分子和神职人员Rev Lester Wikstrom特意飞来伦敦为我的安全逃出新加坡表示祝贺。

假设我从曼谷逃亡的计划失败的话,Rev Lester Wikstrom是负责我逃亡计划的后备方案执行者。被暗杀的瑞典总理已故奥尔夫帕姆 Olof Palme当时瑞典外交部长。他已经负责安排了我到瑞典驻泰国曼谷大使馆寻求政治庇护。同时他拟定的详细计划还包括了我在斯德哥尔摩的住宿细节。

在抵达伦敦时,基督教学生运动组织已经为我们安排了住宿事宜。我们住宿地点是在戈尔德斯绿色(Golders Green)的一栋半独立式住宅,后来又转移到刘易舍姆(Lewisham)一座维多利亚式的大宅邸

假设这些协助我逃亡的人都是“马克思主义者”或者是“共产党员”。那也行。事实上,他们都是社会民主主义主义者和基督教徒。

至于共产党人,在新加坡,自1930年开始,他们就是新加坡和马来西亚的社会与政治运动的一部分。他们为新加坡和马来西亚的政治活动所做出的历史贡献仍然需要予以公平的评价的。

当您需要逃出独裁者李光耀的魔抓时,就会有许多人主动出来予以协助的。

我衷心与诚挚那些协助我进行逃亡的人,其中包括了共产党人和其他人。

神父和报账

从《关闭TRS网站》(Shut Down TRS)快拍下载的帖子(左)

已故主教Yap Kim How(右)

 

 I thank them all, communists or otherwise……

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Predictably, whenever my name is in the limelight, there are those who would raise issue of my escape and the Marxist ‘links’. Some are innocently ignorant, others not so.

The latest is this attack in Shut Down TRS. They mentioned about the communists helping my with my escape.

Well, communists or not, let you be the judge.

I made my escape in 1976 after a period of political imprisonment. I was 24 years old.

By 1987 when the Government orchestrated the big lie and faked news about the Marxist Conspiracy to justify the arrests of 22 intellectual patriots, and named me as the mastermind, they knew that the Church had played a big part in making my escape possible.

The late Bishop Yap Kim How had belatedly admitted to it, in private and in public.
On arrival in Bangkok I collected our air tickets from a church, arranged by The late Rev Oh Jae Shik of the Council of Churches of Asia. At Bangkok airport when my future wife and I boarded the plane to Amsterdam, the late Rev Dave Eichner was there to ensure our safe departure.

Upon arrival in London, our first port of call was to the British Council of Churches to thank them for their support.

Rev Lester Wikstrom, a Swedish intellectual and clergy at the World Council of Churches based in Geneva flew to London to congratulate us for the safe escape. Rev Lester was instrumental in laying out a Plan B should I run into problem in Bangkok.
The late Olof Palme, the assassinated Prime Minister of Sweden was then in the foreign ministry. He had arranged for me to seek asylum at the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, and laid out the plans to the last detail including accommodation in Stockholm.

Upon arrival in London, the Christian Student Movement provided us with accommodation in a big semi-detached house in Golders Green, and later a huge Victorian mansion in Lewisham.

And if they too were Marxists or communists, it’s fine. They were good social democrats, and Christians.

As for the communists, they too were part of the social and political fabric in Singapore and Malaysia since the 1930s. The history of their political contributions has yet to be fairly appreciated.

When you were on the run from a dictator like Lee Kuan Yew, many came forward to help. I thank them all, communists or otherwise.

Photos:
1. Screenshot of a Facebook attack.

  1. The late Bishop Yap Kim How

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(中英文版)道歉与辞职APOLOGISE AND RESIGN

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行动党国会议员谢建平,也是国会《蓄意散播网路虚假信息》特选委员会成员。他改编和重新贴上Fabrications about the PAP (FAP) 的无稽之谈(见附件1网址),对四名新加坡年轻人的爱国忠诚质疑。这四名年轻人是:覃炳鑫博士、克丽丝玎.韩小姐、范国汉和刘敬贤(见附件2网址)。

《Fabrications about the PAP (FAP)》201991日在它的脸书网站上张贴了一则帖子:、《为什么无用的新加坡反对者一直把新加坡出卖给对新加坡有兴趣者外国人》(“Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?”

在当天晚些时候,谢建平在自己的脸书网页上指控说,这个集团在与(马来西亚)马哈蒂尔医生见面时,要求他干预新加坡的政治。他特别提起覃炳鑫博士的祝贺(马来亚)独立节日快乐和张素兰对最近在马来西亚柔佛州新山举行的一个有关“新加坡可以复制另一个马来西亚”的研讨会的视频评语。

几天后,他就不实指控张素兰是新加坡民主党党员一事,向新加坡民主党做出道歉。但是,他并没有向这4名青年人和张素兰做出道歉,或者删除这则具有侵犯他人的帖子。

谢建平是非常清楚获悉有关四名青年人与马哈蒂尔医生会面的的情况的。因为在他发表毫无事实根据的指控前,覃炳鑫博士、刘敬贤和克丽丝玎.韩小姐已经在自己的博客网站说明与马哈蒂尔医生见面的情况了。

《海峡时报》在同一天以《活跃分子邀请马哈蒂尔出席有关民主的会议》为标题,报道有关与马哈蒂尔医生见面的信息。这是一个具有误导性的标题。(见网址:https://www.straitstimes.com/…/activists-invite-mahathir-to…

是陈华彪和西山胡丁.拉昔邀请马哈蒂尔医生于2019年到伦敦出席这个民主会议。

假设他们是国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会成员。应该其着模范作用的表率。他们必须是核实四名新加坡年轻人所说的有关于与马哈蒂尔医生见面的事实,而不是错误地指控这些年轻人。

山姆根,身为部长,也是国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会成员之一,黄永宏也是另一位部长,同时,另一位是前外交部官员Bilahari Kausikan等人 ,不止选择附和谢建平毫无根据的指控。同时,也参与进行了散播虚假信息、未经确认和误导性有关四名谢建平青年人与马哈蒂尔医生见面的报道。他们这样的行为是对无辜的新加坡公民的伤害。

四名年轻人与马哈蒂尔医生见面根本就不存在着任何的错误或者是非法定问题。行动党属下青年团本身也邀请过中国共产党作为贵宾到新加坡。新加坡总理李显龙也在马来西亚大选过后不久(2018518日),越过长堤对马来西亚进行正式官方访问,与总理马哈蒂尔医生见面。

一些年轻人马哈蒂尔医生一起拍照并不存在着对新加坡不忠,或者是属于叛国者的行为。在独裁者金正恩访问新加坡期间,一些部长 通过自拍形式与他合拍。

谢建平了拒绝新加坡人要求他对有关的指控进行澄清并删除有关的帖子。

随着谢建平的不确实和具有性误导性的信息的散播,让我们质疑地注意到,由克丽丝玎.韩、覃炳鑫博士和范国汉三位共同致函给总理李显龙提到了有关山姆根部长的作为。这是对一个好政府的原则的践踏。一个被指控为罪犯者咋能成为调查者、或者是扮演裁判者判决这些行为属于触犯法律?

行动党不负责任的虚假指控和散播虚假信息,已经造成了对无辜的公民的伤害,以及在人们当中制造分裂是不负责任的。

谢建平和山姆根身为也是国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会成员,他们是不应该进行散播虚假信息。他们这样的行为是不负责任的。他们必须辞去也是国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会的职位,以及向四名年轻的新加坡人和张素兰道歉。我们要求他们承认自己犯下的错误。他们必须纠正错误和辞职。

 

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一、《为什么无用的新加坡反对者一直把新加坡出卖给对新加坡有兴趣者外国人》(见网址:“Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?” https://www.facebook.com/…/a.24573592214…/1844558165600183/…

二、见网址:https://www.facebook.com/SeahKianPeng/posts/1816993741712245?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARC3YiW05VkPTQzPmp7Utk6XWzsvviY3CKWzCuB8MkYMM9wJXUA6jV1Xq-exyo1FvVFVgT8NC15X0T8bKJi3W-BwOmUl1UpKJ3-vTLqy504gcyNUZPmbnPLw9x8a7QWKr3K4me-qKXM1yt7D-EguL-ruUBDZFdqSg7_c4QxortN5aFgjvvAKfg&__tn__=-R

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 [1] See “Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?” https://www.facebook.com/…/a.24573592214…/1844558165600183/… )

[2] https://www.facebook.com/SeahKianPeng/posts/1816993741712245?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARC3YiW05VkPTQzPmp7Utk6XWzsvviY3CKWzCuB8MkYMM9wJXUA6jV1Xq-exyo1FvVFVgT8NC15X0T8bKJi3W-BwOmUl1UpKJ3-vTLqy504gcyNUZPmbnPLw9x8a7QWKr3K4me-qKXM1yt7D-EguL-ruUBDZFdqSg7_c4QxortN5aFgjvvAKfg&__tn__=-R

Quotes from the various people involved who blogged about their experience in KL. 节录有关涉及事件者叙述系在吉隆坡与马哈蒂尔医生见面的情况:

覃炳鑫博士于2018830日在脸书网页上发表了有关与马哈蒂尔医生的见面:(见网址:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105206868076431&set=a.529313958421&type=3&theater

今天我与马来西亚总理敦马哈蒂尔医生见面。我要求他领导推动东南亚的民主、人权、言论自由已经获取信息自由的运动。我同时表达了促进新加坡人民与马来西亚人民之间更加紧密的关系。我赠送给他一本书籍:《与神话共舞》(“Living with Myths in Singapore”)( August 2018 PJ Thum posted on facebook about meeting Mahathir

I met with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir today. I urged him to take leadership in Southeast Asia for the promotion of democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, and freedom of information. I also expressed hopes for closer relations between the people of Malaysia and Singapore, and presented him with a copy of “Living with Myths in Singapore”. (见网址:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105206868076431&set=a.529313958421&type=3&theater)

831日,覃炳鑫博士在网页上发布 了一则祝词帖子,“祝贺穆迪卡节日快乐”(Selamat Hari Merdeka以及祝贺新加坡人民“第二次非正式独立日快乐”(wishes the people of Singapore a “happy unofficial independence day” )(见网址:(https://www.facebook.com/pjthum/posts/10105207399551351?__xts__[0]=68.ARB_n3LaIGQqeooHQXnA0_FUnV23gP_GwIfFX8h1xBLifyYcXNI7UCdst9w7ZnBIIV1RgzEXgz8_KDOc4csFQ40y3ZTJEoWxwwZKYY3CrRx084qoxsSOE6tRa2xCi3h06ZxOew4c6eUUffJmBvVdu0Jnje3rTcLqV9-LRE2GO3dYqjetovQLhxU&__tn__=-R

刘敬贤在同一天在自己的网页上发表了他与马哈蒂尔医生见面的帖子:

也许是一下幼稚,不知道已知或者未知的议程,但是,今天不要错过在近距离观察一个人的机会。尽管可能产生的视觉敏感度。他本来就不是一个受争议的政治家和领袖。但是,看到他使用太极似的招式巧妙的解决棘手问题总是令人着迷的,以及奇怪混合的变化?(主要的是?)他的思想和观点的连续性。(
A little naive perhaps, with known and unknown agendas everywhere, but didn’t pass up the chance to observe the man up close again today, despite the possibly sensitive nature of the optics. He’s never been an uncontroversial politician and leader, but it’s always fascinating to see the adroitness in batting away tricky questions with practiced taichi moves and the strange mixture of change and (mostly?) continuity in his thoughts andoutlook.(
见网址:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156500116471181&set=a.10153472443236181&type=3&theater)

克里斯蒂.韩小姐在自己的博客谈了与马哈蒂尔医生的见面:

我与马哈蒂尔的见面——出于好奇和好管闲事的内心太——我并不会认为会产生任何惊天动地的结果和顿然的觉悟。这一切进一步加强了我在思想上的看法,我们不可以依赖某一个个人的力量去“拯救民主”,或者是把永久性和具有意义的一个国家的改革。民主不是一种商品交易。它不是可以通过买卖获得的。它是一个经久不息的运动。它是一种让我们所有人一次又一次通过斗争主渠道渴望的东西。(My meeting with Mahathir—which I attended out of curiosity and sheer kaypoh-ness—didn’t result in any earth-shattering revelations or heart-stopping epiphanies. All it did was reinforce in my mind that we can’t rely on any one individual to “rescue democracy” or bring lasting, meaningful reform to a country. Democracy isn’t a commodity that can be acquired; it’s an ongoing project, an aspiration that all of us need to fight for, over and over again. (见网址:https://www.kirstenhan.com/bl…/2018/8/…/80-minutes-with-dr-m)

201891日,克里斯蒂.韩小姐在自己每周新闻网站发表了一篇澄清有关《海峡时报》的报道文章。

与《海峡时报》刚刚相反的是,陈华覃柄鑫、范国瀚、刘敬贤和我都不是代表一个集体(组织)。陈华彪和马来西亚人权活跃分子希山胡丁是邀请马哈蒂尔医生出席他们计划组织的一个会议,并在会上做主题演讲。这一切与在场的其他人都没有任何的关系。(On 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 Kirsten opens her weekly newsletter with a clarification of The Straits Times’ report

Contrary to The Straits Times’ report, Tan Wah Piow, PJ Thum, Jolovan Wham, Sonny Liew and I did not present ourselves as a collective. Wah Piow and Malaysian activist Hishammuddin Rais extended an invitation to Dr M to speak at a conference that they plan to organise, but that doesn’t actually have anything to do with the rest of us. (见网址:https://wethecitizens.substack.com/p/19-that-awkward-moment…)

 

APOLOGISE AND RESIGN

PAP MP Seah Kian Peng, a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods adapted and reposted unfounded allegations from “Fabrications about the PAP (FAP)” [1] to attack and question the loyalty of four young Singaporeans, namely Dr PJ Thum, Kirsten Han, Jolovan Wham and Sonny Liew. [2]

FAP posted an article “Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?” on their facebook page on 1 September 2018.

Later the same day, Seah alleged on his facebook wall that the group who met Dr Mahathir had asked him to interfere in Singapore’s politics. He drew attention to Dr P J Thum’s Hari Merdeka comment and to Teo Soh Lung’s one-liner during a livestream of the forum held in Johor Baru recently.

A few days later he apologised to the Singapore Democratic Party for his unsubstantiated allegations but did not apologise to the 4 young Singaporeans and Teo Soh Lung, nor did he remove the offending post.

Seah was fully aware of what happened at the meeting with Dr Mahathir because Dr P J Thum, Sonny Liew and Kirsten Han had blogged about their meeting before he made his unfounded allegations.

The Straits Times on the same day reported about the meeting with Dr Mahathir with this misleading headline: “Activists invite Mahathir to conference on democracy”. (https://www.straitstimes.com/…/activists-invite-mahathir-to…)

It was only Tan Wah Piow and Hishamuddin Rais who had invited Dr Mahathir to a conference in London in 2019.
If they had been exemplary as members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods and checked what the four Singaporeans had said about their meeting with Dr Mahathir, they would not have accused the young Singaporeans of wrongdoing.

Shanmugam, a minister and also a member of the Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, Ng Eng Hen, another minister, as well as a former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan, chose not only to echo MP Seah’s unfounded allegations but also to spread falsehoods, misinformation and disinformation about the four Singaporeans. They have acted irresponsibly against innocent citizens.

There is absolutely nothing illegal or wrong for Singaporeans to visit Dr Mahathir to discuss and exchange opinions on politics. The PAP’s youth wing have themselves been invited guests of the Communist Party of the Republic of China. Our own Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had also crossed the causeway to meet Dr Mahathir shortly after the latter took office again as Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Taking photographs with Dr Mahathir is not disloyal or traitorous conduct on the part of the young Singaporeans. Several ministers have taken wefies with dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

But despite clarifications and calls from Singaporeans to withdraw his post, MP Seah has refused to do so.

As misinformation and disinformation spread, we note with disbelief that the written complaint against MP Seah and Minister Shanmugam from Kirsten Han, P J Thum and Jolovan Wham and addressed to PM Lee Hsien Loong was referred to Minister Shanmugam. This violates all the principles of good governance. How can an alleged offender also be the investigator or arbiter on whether such an offence has been committed?

It is irresponsible of the PAP to falsely accuse and spread disinformation that hurt innocent citizens and divide the populace.

As members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, Seah Kian Peng and Shanmugam should not spread falsehoods. They have acted irresponsibly. They should resign from the Committee and apologise to the young Singaporeans and Teo Soh Lung. We urge them to admit their mistakes and do the right thing and resign.

Function 8
11 September 2018

[1] See “Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?” https://www.facebook.com/…/a.24573592214…/1844558165600183/… )

[2] https://www.facebook.com/SeahKianPeng/posts/1816993741712245?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARC3YiW05VkPTQzPmp7Utk6XWzsvviY3CKWzCuB8MkYMM9wJXUA6jV1Xq-exyo1FvVFVgT8NC15X0T8bKJi3W-BwOmUl1UpKJ3-vTLqy504gcyNUZPmbnPLw9x8a7QWKr3K4me-qKXM1yt7D-EguL-ruUBDZFdqSg7_c4QxortN5aFgjvvAKfg&__tn__=-R

Quotes from the various people involved who blogged about their experience in KL.

30 August 2018

PJ Thum posted on facebook about meeting Mahathir (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105206868076431&set=a.529313958421&type=3&theater)

I met with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir today. I urged him to take leadership in Southeast Asia for the promotion of democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, and freedom of information. I also expressed hopes for closer relations between the people of Malaysia and Singapore, and presented him with a copy of “Living with Myths in Singapore”.

On 31 August he posted “Selamat Hari Merdeka” and wishes the people of Singapore a “happy unofficial independence day”
(https://www.facebook.com/pjthum/posts/10105207399551351?__xts__[0]=68.ARB_n3LaIGQqeooHQXnA0_FUnV23gP_GwIfFX8h1xBLifyYcXNI7UCdst9w7ZnBIIV1RgzEXgz8_KDOc4csFQ40y3ZTJEoWxwwZKYY3CrRx084qoxsSOE6tRa2xCi3h06ZxOew4c6eUUffJmBvVdu0Jnje3rTcLqV9-LRE2GO3dYqjetovQLhxU&__tn__=-R)

Sonny Liew on the same day wrote about his meeting with Dr Mahathir:
(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156500116471181&set=a.10153472443236181&type=3&theater)
A little naive perhaps, with known and unknown agendas everywhere, but didn’t pass up the chance to observe the man up close again today, despite the possibly sensitive nature of the optics. He’s never been an uncontroversial politician and leader, but it’s always fascinating to see the adroitness in batting away tricky questions with practiced taichi moves and the strange mixture of change and (mostly?) continuity in his thoughts and outlook.

Kirsten Han blogged about her meeting with Dr Mahathir:
(https://www.kirstenhan.com/bl…/2018/8/…/80-minutes-with-dr-m)
My meeting with Mahathir—which I attended out of curiosity and sheer kaypoh-ness—didn’t result in any earth-shattering revelations or heart-stopping epiphanies. All it did was reinforce in my mind that we can’t rely on any one individual to “rescue democracy” or bring lasting, meaningful reform to a country. Democracy isn’t a commodity that can be acquired; it’s an ongoing project, an aspiration that all of us need to fight for, over and over again.

On 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 Kirsten opens her weekly newsletter with a clarification of The Straits Times’ report (https://wethecitizens.substack.com/p/19-that-awkward-moment…)
Contrary to The Straits Times’ report, Tan Wah Piow, PJ Thum, Jolovan Wham, Sonny Liew and I did not present ourselves as a collective. Wah Piow and Malaysian activist Hishammuddin Rais extended an invitation to Dr M to speak at a conference that they plan to organise, but that doesn’t actually have anything to do with the rest of us.


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(中英文版)克里斯蒂.韩、覃炳鑫和范国瀚致函 李显龙和张有福投诉谢健平的指责 Kirsten Han and Pingtjin Thum, Jolovan Wham have sent letters of complaint to Lee Hsien Loong and Charles Chong about Seah Kian Peng’s allegations

 

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本中文翻译内容如与英文原文又是哦出入均以英文原文为最终解释权。特此说明。

公民运动分子克里斯蒂.韩小姐及范国瀚先生,与历史学者覃炳鑫博士共同致投诉函给国会《蓄意散播虚假信息委员会》特选委员会主席张有福先生和人民行动党领导人兼总理李显龙先生。他们投诉一名人民行动党国会议员谢健平先生,特也是是国会特选委员会《蓄意网络散播虚假信息》特选委员会成员之一。投诉信至谢健平先生在个人脸书网页上发表一则指控上述三个人的帖子。谢健平指控这三个人企图邀请马来西亚总理马哈蒂尔医生“干预我们(指新加坡)的内部事务”。他们三人认为,谢健平先生的指控是不负责任的。

投诉信说,谢健平先生在其脸书网页发表的帖子已经铁一般的事实说明,这种蓄意谬误和误传的延续的危害性。这是特选委员会在解决网络撒播虚假信息问题上首先必须要遏制和从根本上根除的目标。

克里斯蒂.韩在上载这篇投诉信的同时发表如下的帖子:(见网址:Kirsten Han

鉴于谢健平是人民行动党国会议员和是国会《蓄意散播网络虚假信息》特选委员会委员之一,我与覃炳鑫(见网址:Pingtjin Thum及范国瀚(见网址:Jolovan Wham已经分别写了两份信给国会《蓄意散播网络虚假信息》特选委员会主席张有福(见网址:Charles Chong,)以及人民行动党中央委员会(见网址:People’s Action Party)秘书长李显龙(见网址:Lee Hsien Loong,)。投诉信的内容是有关谢健平对我们的指控。(见网址:Seah Kian Peng‘s

谢健平先生对我们的严重指控是毫无根据的。他在脸书网页发表的帖子,已经造成了在线上的群狗狂吠的效应以及网上霸凌行径。——尽管谢健平过后呼吁网民要以文明的态度发表评论意见。但是,他并没有删除发表指控我们的帖子、或者为此提供实质性的证据,他的指控已经造成外界对我们进行人身攻击了。

他所发表对我们的指控有关帖子被行动党的脸书网页、主流媒体、行动党党员和特选委员会委员,诸如律政部长善摹根(见网址:K Shanmugam Sc. )等肆无忌弹地扩大了。

高居权力职位者在对外发表任何声明必须承担自己应负的责任。任何做出毫无根据的指控造成引发对个人备受语言上的虐待是非常不负责任的。

我要求张有福先生和李显龙先生重视此事件,同时,在特选委员会与人民行动党开展推动发表负责任言行与承担责任的工作。

Kirsten Han

Pingtjin Thum, Jolovan Wham and I have sent letters of complaint to both Charles Chong, chairman of the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, and Lee Hsien Loong, Secretary-General of the, about Seah Kian Peng‘s allegations, which are unbecoming of a PAP MP and a member of the Select Committee.

Mr Seah made serious accusations without substantiation. His Facebook post dog-whistled to online trolls and unleashed abusive online harassment—although he’s since called for civility, he has not retracted his claims nor provided evidence, and his allegations continue to provide fodder for personal attacks.

His accusations have also been amplified by the PAP Facebook page, the mainstream media and other members of the PAP and Select Committee, such as Law Minister K Shanmugam Sc.

As people in positions of power, there should be accountability for public statements made. Making baseless accusations that triggered abuse against individuals is highly irresponsible.

I urge Mr Charles Chong and Mr Lee Hsien Loong to look into this matter, and take leadership in promoting responsible behaviour and accountability within both the Select Committee and the PAP.

流亡在英国的前新加坡学生领袖陈华彪就投诉信也发表了简短的评语:(见网址:Tan Wah-Piow

团结起来,我们是可以回击的!

我们不允许他们在1963-1974年和1987年-2018年期间最优秀的一代被欺压的历史事件重演!

一切腐败行径都必须到此为止!

Tan Wah-Piow :United, we can fight back.

We should not let them destroy the best of this generation, as they did in the past.
1963- 1974- 1987 – 2018

The rot must stop here!

 

 

以下是克里斯蒂.韩小姐、范国瀚先生以及覃炳鑫博士三人

发表的投诉信中文翻译及英文原件扫描本。

 

201895

查理.张先生

国会《蓄意散播网络虚假信息》特选委员会主席

事项:关于特选委员会成员行为的投诉信

尊敬的查理张先生,

我们给国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会写这封投诉信。

201891日,谢健平先生脸书网页上发布了一则帖子说,“覃炳鑫和他们的朋友(包括了克里斯蒂.韩、刘敬贤和范国瀚)与马哈迪医生见面时,要求马哈蒂尔医生把民主带进新加坡。同时说,新加坡是马来亚的一部分。”

他在帖子里指控,覃炳鑫博士邀请马来西亚总理马哈蒂尔医生把民主带进新加坡,以及要求马来西亚总理“干预我们的事务”。

“对我来说,这是非常清楚不过了,覃炳鑫并不 祝愿新加坡美好”。

谢先生的评论暗示,覃博士不仅仅是不祝愿新加坡美好,而是表现出摧毁新加坡的主权。他通过快拍把覃博士是在在脸书的帖子为举例“证明”。他说,覃博士“要求(马哈蒂尔)领导推动东南亚的民主、人权、言论自由和资讯自由”,覃博士也表示希望“新加坡和马来西亚人民之间的关系紧密”。

谢先生并没有提供任何参考资料说明(覃炳鑫博士要求马哈蒂尔医生)把民主引进新加坡、或者任何要求干预新加坡的事务以支持自己的说法。

谢先生也借题发挥说,覃博士于831日在脸书网页里祝贺新加坡人民“非正式的国庆日”祝词:“他祝贺马来西亚人民默迪卡节日快乐”(SALA MAT HARI MERDEKA )。谢先生说,覃博士的祝词等于是宣称“新加坡是属于马来西亚(马来亚)的一部分”。

事实根本就不是那回事!我们的首任总理李光耀于1963831日宣布了“独立宣言”时说,“这意味着是英国结束在新加坡的统治。”

这是在无限上纲上网!把祝贺新加坡人民“非正式独立日快乐”描绘为是表达今天新加坡是马来西亚的一部分!

更为糟糕的是,谢先生的指控已经扩大到人民行动党的官方网页,以一名国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会委员、律政部长山慕根。他说,(覃炳鑫博士)以咨询方式邀请马哈蒂尔医生领导推动东南亚区域的民主与人权。新加坡是处于马来西亚范围内,相等于,覃炳鑫博士是要求马来西亚总理干预新加坡人的政治事务。这更是进一步无限的无限上纲上网。

谢先生的评论也已经被主流媒体利用来进行批评了。

令人感到遗憾的是,谢先生选择忽视他的帖子在我们的社交媒体引起的影响。在谢先生发表帖子之前,范国瀚和克里斯蒂.韩已经发表了他们(与马哈蒂尔) 会面的看法,并清楚阐明了,不管马来西亚目前的发展情况,他们远远地没有得到马哈蒂尔医生的赞赏。事实上,克里斯蒂.韩在自己撰写的帖子里已经说明了,这场会面在我的脑海里已经进一步确认:“我们不可以依靠任何个人力量去拯救民主、或者是带来一个持久与有意义的改革到另一个国家。民主并不是商品能够在进行交易过程获得的。这是一项进行中运动。它激励着我们必须不断持续的进行争取。”

令人惊讶是,谢先生并没有领会这个核心问题。或许他是急于下结论的缘故。

令人遗憾的是,谢先生的指控已经引起了煽动叛国的罪名了。有人在网上呼吁逮捕、监禁我们,甚至是把我们处以死刑。

我们把这些在各个网上发表的威胁性言论呈现如下:

201893日,谢先生终于在他的脸书网页上跟进了一则帖子,呼吁网民要在进行讨论时要“得体”。他同时也为自己在原帖子里,把张素兰与新加坡民主党联系在一起,指张素兰仍然是新加坡民主党党员的假设是错误而做出了道歉。

无论如何,谢先生并没有收回他对那些与马哈蒂尔医生会面的人的指控。——指控他们邀请马哈蒂尔医生把民主带进新加坡和新加坡是马来西亚的一部分的说辞。他不顾公民社会的一再呼吁。他指控内容的帖子已经被社交媒体利用来进行对我们的辱骂、人身攻击和威胁人身安全了。

无可辩驳的事实是,类似于国会《蓄意散播网络虚假信息》特选委员会的成员谢先生和山慕根先生本人在对我们进行公开的指控时,就没有提供足够有力或者是确凿的证据。事实上,这就是一个特选委员会寻求解决虚假信息最好的现例。

这一段闹剧也重点说明了过去提出我们提出的,对付网络虚假信息言论的方案和处罚措施也必须是适用于政府本身。这可以说明政府本身可能也会是虚假信息或者错误信息的来源。

阁下身为国会《蓄意网络散播虚假信息》特选委员会主席,我们要求阁下率先推动对发表言论采取负责任态度和实事求是有确凿证据基础的讨论问题。我们要求特选委员会正视这个问题,并考虑把这个问题作为是处理新加坡对付虚假信息的一部分。

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(中英文版)亚洲人民争取民主的斗争潮气蓬勃方兴未艾 The fight for democracy in Asia is alive and well

转载自 https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2018/07/06/the-fight-for-democracy-in-asia-is-alive-and-well/

这篇评论文章是亚洲自由和民主党(CALD)成员们撰写的系列文章的一部分。它是为了纪念自由与民主政党组织在亚洲成立25周年。

在过去10年,亚洲价值观在儒家思想的幌子下,已经被区域国家独裁者避开了主要来自西方的拒绝批评非民主为不民主的工具。

反对来自西方的批评的最狡猾是新加坡前总理、已故李光耀和马来西亚的马哈蒂尔医生在他第一次担任马来西亚总理的时期。

随着区域性的独裁者的下台——从亚洲组北段的国家南韩朴正西,到亚洲组南端的国家印度尼西亚的苏哈多——这些亚洲政治文化的独特性似乎是诱人的。

但是这些独裁者的的下台并不像一些国家是通过暴力革命的,主要是通过和平的手段实现的。它揭穿了非民主——请注意——这是我们亚洲人的理论。

台湾、菲律宾、南韩、印度尼西亚、缅甸、蒙古、泰国等亚洲国家推翻专制政府建立了民主制度。

社会的进一步改革运动可能是受到了限制,例如目前发生在缅甸和泰国的例子就是一个在倒退的现象。但是,亚洲国家朝向民主化的趋势是大势所趋的。

 

以最新的例子来说,当然马来西亚在一党专制统治的61年后,马来西亚人民以自己的力量推翻了国阵政府的统治。

那么,这一切是不是说明亚洲人民抛弃了亚洲价值观,采纳了西方价值观吗?当然,不要忘记了,在过去两个世纪里,亚洲的大部分地区都英国殖民主义的统治下苦苦挣扎。由于这一历史原因,亚洲人民对自由概念与普遍性的选举制度已经不会感到陌生。它已经深根在这些国家人民的思想里。

事实是,不管人类生活在世界的哪个角落,他们总是在寻求超越他们的前辈的。但是在某些问题上,同样不可避免的,他们将会向专制者展示自己的实力和寻求自由。

无论如何,为了不要简单化这样的说法,让我举出导致亚洲专制政权全都走向衰亡是存在着各种原因的。在菲律宾和印度尼西亚,导致马可斯和苏哈多专制政权倒台的原因是由于经济困境所造成的。在台湾和南韩,是由于受过高深教育的新兴中产阶级日益增长不满军人专制统治政权所造成的。

即便是如此,这些国家发生的革命也不是自己爆发的。他们是经过无数年持续不断的社会运动,以及某些个人看到了 国家必须进行改变而付出的牺牲,更为重要的是,他们鼓起勇气站出来,冲冲击着当权者的统治牢笼。

区域性的组织,如亚洲自由与民主党理事会。它是一个内涵了政党(包括执政党和反对党)承诺推进亚洲民主化进程的组织。它长期以来就站在最前线坚持争取民主的进程。

同样地情况,最近在马来西亚出现的“509”变天事件。他们是不断通过展开“烈火莫熄”运动和向贪污腐败及滥权枉法的斗争,在今年赢得了这个历史性的胜利的。

这是一场经历了20年的斗争的结果。他们看着反对党领袖和活跃分子遭受骚扰、惨无人道的虐待和被捕入狱。最终他们像其他国家的人们一样,迎来了自己国家的民主。

最具有讽刺性的是马哈蒂尔医生。他是领导马来西亚这场起义推翻国阵纳吉政府的领袖。在1995年时马哈蒂尔医生还说,亚洲对民主的排斥来自“东方思维方式”

新加坡总理李显龙不愿意也不可能去阅读这些国家的猜谜游戏似的历史。他在最近接受美国有线电视网首席记者克里斯丁安曼普(Christiane Amanpour)的独家采访时说,

他否认行动党的统治是具有压制性的。他坚持说,新加坡的政治情况是人们通过投票赞成的。

当然,他并没有提到,他必须通过修改总统选举法令,以便行动党提名的人选成为唯一的候选人。那就是新加坡有选举和公平的选举。

对于独裁者或民主人士来说,亚洲人民争取自由民主的趋势已经是不可逆转了。这已经没有什么秘密可言了。渲染民主理想不适合亚洲人民的观点已经暴露无遗了。

这就是为什么争取民主的斗争运动是那么的潮气蓬勃方兴未艾。

徐顺全博士是新加坡民主党秘书长和亚洲自由和民主党(CALD)的前主席——他是反对新加坡执政党人民行动党的。新加坡人民行动党自1959年开始上台执政。他被新加坡人民行动党过去和现任的总理起诉破产。