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(中英文版)为新加坡未来的政治组织起来 ORGANISING FOR FUTURE POLITICS IN SINGAPORE

Tan Wan Piow on December 31, 2018

https://forsea.co/organising-for-future-politics-in-singapore/

这告诉了我们世界局势是什么样子的呢?

这就意味着在数码时代,像新加坡的独裁者再也无能垄断资讯传播工具,他们也无能依靠对媒体的控制来影响人们的想法。因此,疯狂地将异议新闻标榜为伪造,并颁布法令将发表在社交媒体的自由言论定为犯罪。

这是新的战斗前线。新加坡执政党人民行动党虽以自己处于尖端科技的前头而自豪,但它仍然深陷在类比时代设计的社会控制的政治泥沼之中。

因此,2019年城市新加坡最大的一场博弈将是李显龙总理对多产的社会评论家和博客梁实轩的诽谤案件。长期观察新加坡政治的人士都知道,审理诽谤案件的法庭已经成为这个岛国的政治处决场所。对于一名政客而言,在诽谤诉讼之后破产就等于一个人的头被斩了!

和以往不一样,过去民众只能无可奈何叹叹息罢了,恐怕批评言论会以藐视法庭这一古董法令被刑事起诉。现在却发生了前所未有的情况。

据社交媒体报道,总理的弟弟李显扬,不仅捐款给梁实轩的战斗基金,他也是第一个捐款者。原本是新加坡第一家庭中的兄弟姐妹之间的家庭纠纷已经变成了公开的政治问题。李显扬的儿子李绳武,哈佛大学的一名研究员,因藐视法庭的指控而流亡国外,这一案件还未审理。

将李显扬的干预视为新加坡新政治的先兆可能还是为时过早,但这种敢于公开挑衅既定秩序的行动只会让那些胆怯而且不敢动摇上下有序的人得到鼓励去仿效。那些曾坐在墙头上随风动摇的新加坡人已开始对过去12个月里许多社会活动家无端端被迫害感到不安。

当考虑到大选必须最迟在2020年举行,李显扬的行动可说是发生在李显龙最糟糕的时刻。在政治上更为世故的选民会期待一个在数码化时代能够管好政治的政府,而现在的当权精英们却无法办得到。

数码科技是把双刃的利剑。毫无疑问,人民行动党将利用所有一切的资源,更进一步遏制异议者的成长。为了反抗它们,我们必须超越电脑键盘,反对派势力也需要逾越传统的山头界线,带来适合数码时代的变革。

我们的人数,至少在数目上,从来没有变的更多,但我们的权利却萎缩了。如果我们不能在下一回会得胜,随着人工智能以指数式的增长下,国家对我们的控制将超乎我们的想象。

让我们开始组织起来吧。

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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

转载自:

SpSonSsoSredS

 https://www.facebook.com/wahpiow.tan/posts/1305220316281030?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAEaoxuosnKrEHSB-t8M7f5U8fACaSnAcbkttAbsdVwOcIYuSeBH2lUhhG-04fg2H__JhqUro1uakB5xKozZ5EaDbsWa-chkx-PXAyfMIONgCa79426YZwuuPkUO4I3Jg6DsQ-yeMhlZ_MQ6aewPBD0nRnUt9ZLPL-zphouE8sug7EiQkIwiWI&__tn_

 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……

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

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

神父和报账

 

 


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(中/英文版)新加坡伊拉克政策如泥浆般的清澈 SINGAPORE’s IRAQ POLICY WAS CLEAR AS MAD

新加坡伊拉克政策如泥浆般的清澈

陈华彪

作者:陈华彪  翻译:万章2016年7月10日

随着齐尔克 (Chilcot) 报告书在星期三发布,英国前副总理约翰彭仕国 (John Prescott)现在相信参与伊拉克战争是不合法的。他过去曾投票赞成参与战争。另一位英国前内阁成员也指控东尼布莱尔 (Tony Blair) “歪曲事实”。英国星期日周报(2016年7月10日) 也同时揭露东尼布莱尔目前为开启伊拉克北部供应天然气的石油与天然气新输送管的受薪顾问。

齐尔考特报告

正当齐尔克报告继续在英国成为头条新闻,亚细安中大力吹嘘参与伊拉克战争的新加坡政治当权者却出奇的一声不发。

在2003年,以伊拉克拥有大规模毁灭性武器(WMD)为根据以及萨旦胡先 (Saddam Hussein) 即将部署这些武器,小布什 (George W Bush)呼吁入侵伊拉克,新加坡政府很快的的加入支持他的行列。

作为总理的吴作栋,副总理兼国防部长陈庆炎及外交部长贾古玛教授集体的唱着来自小布什和布莱尔准备好的歌纸里的调子。

2013年3月14日, 美国入侵伊拉克前六天,贾古玛在国会宣布新加坡乐意削弱联合国安理会的权威,支持在没有联合国授权下入侵伊拉克。

贾古玛

“在9/11之后,伊拉克拥有不合法的WMD是个不能被接受的风险。倘若没有被解除武装的伊拉克能够逃脱,这将对全世界的极端组织发出个不良的讯号。安理会无法对第二项决议达致共识不能作为不采取行动的藉口。”

贾古玛曾是位法学教授,并且想必是内阁中的法律智囊。可是他并非武器专家。他应当知道联合国武器稽查员Hans Blix 和七百名职员并不支持伊拉克囤积WDM的任何说法。

新加坡支持美国侵略伊拉克达到歇斯底里高潮时正是总理吴作栋在2003年作出那臭名昭著的声明

“对每个人是很明显的,除非那个人带着眼罩,这是一场消除萨 旦胡先的大规模毁灭性武器的战争。”

在声明发表的那一刻,美国在国际上是被孤立的,并且有两百万人在伦敦游行抗议这场战争。

吴作栋

同样的,现任总统陈庆炎,在2003年是副总理兼国防部长,捉紧他在2003年4月对美国亚利桑那州进行官式访问这一时机誓言对美国的拥护。陈庆炎在他的演讲中说:

“开发与扩散大规模毁灭性武器对国际次序造成巨大风险,不能坐视不理。新加坡认识到美国为首的联军在伊拉克所做的重要性,也支持联军尽力解除伊拉克武装的。”

陈庆元

齐尔克报告发表后,现在我们都知道总理吴作栋对萨旦胡先拥有WDM的观点是如泥浆般的清澈,而且是在没有作好应对战后余波下就发动战争。

新加坡的外交和国防政策似乎只是根据亲山姆大叔这一幅有色的眼镜。他们是东尼布莱尔在发动战争之前写的一张私人备忘录给小布什说”无论如何,我会和你站在一起”的翻版。这是齐尔克报告中揭露的许多真相之一。

小布什和东尼布莱尔给吴作栋和行动党部长提供的”真实”证据都是错误的。

齐尔克报告的另一项对真象的揭露应该让作为美国和英国啦啦队长的新加坡政客更为尴 尬,报告提到萨旦胡先将化学剂装在玻璃容器捏造出来的说法是由1966年的电影《绝地任务》(The Rock) 得到灵感。

齐尔克报告中叙述道:

“有人指出玻璃容器在化学武器的使用并不典型,有一部受欢迎的电影《绝地任务》错误的将神经化学剂描写成装在玻璃珠或球型容器内。

秘密情报局 (SIS) 承认有关使用玻璃容器来装化学剂的问题和《绝地任务》中描绘的情节有相似之处。”

当吴作栋将新加坡扯入支持伊拉克战争时,只在国会中解释说这是为了国家的利益。在齐尔克的报告之下,他有责任对新加坡人民解释为什么削弱联合国安理会的权威来支持没有联合国授权下的战争是为了新加坡国家的利益?

他也应该解释,

支持并唆使一场造成二十万伊拉克人丧命及毁掉他们国家的战争怎么会是符合新加坡国家的利益与合乎道德?

陈庆炎作为总统,

应该解释2003年支持战争怎么会是为了新加坡国家的利益,当按照齐尔克报告书,那时可以预见到这将造成英国面临恐怖主义的风险更为增加。

总理李显龙也应该解释

目前ISIS风险的加剧是否与新加坡支持伊拉克战争有关系?

除非新加坡能为这一目光狭隘的亲美伊拉克战争政策洗脱干净,它将来有关舒缓因涉及中美的南中国海域紧张局势的政策将会被人以怀疑的态度来看待。

Singapore’s Iraq policy was clear as mud

陈华彪Tan Wah Piow   10th July 2016

Following the Chilcot Report last Wednesday, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Britain John Prescott now believes that the Iraq War was illegal. He had previously voted in favour of the war. Another former UK Cabinet Minister also accused Tony Blair of “twisting the facts”. Meanwhile, the Sunday Times (7.10.2016) reveals that Tony Blair is now acting as “paid adviser on a new oil and gas pipeline that could help unlock natural gas supplies in northern Iraq.”

齐尔考特报告

While the Chilcot Report continues to make news headlines in the UK, the Singapore political establishment which was the Iraq War’s loudest advocate in Asean is strangely muted.
In 2003, the Singapore government was quick to rally around George W Bush'[s call for the invasion of Iraq based on the claim that the country was in possession of weapons of mass destruction, and Saddam Hussein was about to deploy those weapons.
Goh Chok Tong as Prime Minister, Tony Tan his Deputy PM and Defence Minister, and Prof S Jayakumar the Foreign Minister collectively sang from the same hymn sheet prepared by the George W Bush and Tony Blair.

On the 14.3.2003, six days before the United States invasion of Iraq, S Jayakumar announced in Parliament Singapore’s willingness to undermine the authority of the UN Security Council by supporting an invasion of a country without a UN Mandate.

“ Iraq’s possession of illegal WMD is, post 9/11, an unacceptable threat. If Iraq gets away without disarming, it will send a very bad signal to extremist groups across the world. The fact that the Security Council cannot reach consensus on a second resolution cannot be taken as an excuse for inaction.”

贾古玛S Jayakumar was a Professor of Law, and presumably the legal brain in the cabinet. But he was not a weapon expert. He ought to know that the UN weapon inspector Hans Blix and his 700 staff were not supportive of any claim that there was an arsenal of WDM in Iraq.

Singapore’s support for the American’s invasion of Iraq reach such hysterical height in 2003 that Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong made the now infamous remark that

“It is clear to everyone, unless that person wears blinkers, that this is a war to remove the weapons of mass destruction from Saddam Hussein.”

吴作栋

At the time when the remark was made, United States was internationally isolated, and 2 million people had marched in London protesting against the War.
Likewise, Tony Tan, now the President of Singapore, but in 2003 was Deputy PM and Minister for Defence took the opportunity during his official visit to Arizona, USA in April 2003 to pledge allegiance to United States. Tony Tan said in his speech:

“The development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction pose a grave threat to international order that cannot be ignored. Singapore recognises the importance of what the US-led coalition is doing in Iraq, and supports the coalition’s efforts for the immediate disarmament of Iraq.”

陈庆元

After the Chilcot Report, we now know that Premier Goh Chok Tong’s view on Saddam Hussein’s possession of WDM was as clear as mud, and the war was waged without any preparation to cope with the aftermath.

Foreign and defence policies of Singapore appear to be based on a blinkered pro-Uncle Sam doctrine. They mirrored the position of Tony Blair who, before the launch of the war, wrote a private memo to George W Bush stating “I will be with you, whatever.” This is one of the many revelations in the Chilcot Report.

Whatever “factual” evidence George W Bush and Tony Blair fed to Goh Chok Tong and the PAP ministers, they were flawed. Those Singapore politicians who were the cheerleaders for United States and Britain should now be even more embarrassed by another revelation in the Chilcot Report which stated that a faked claim about Saddam Hussein holding chemical agents in glass containers was inspired by a 1996 action movie, The Rock.

The Chilcot report states:

“It was pointed out that glass containers were not typically used in chemical munitions, and that a popular movie (The Rock) had inaccurately depicted nerve agents being carried in glass beads or spheres.

“The questions about the use of glass containers for chemical agent and the similarity of the description to those portrayed in The Rock had been recognised by SIS.”

When Goh Chok Tong committed Singapore to support the Iraq War, it was explained in Parliament as done in the interests of nation. In the light of the Chilcot report, it is incumbent upon him to explain to the Singapore people why it was in Singapore’s national interest to undermine the authority of the UN Security Council by supporting a war without a UN mandate.
He should also explain how it was to Singapore’s national interest, and ethical, to aid and abet a war that resulted in the death of 200,000 Iraqis, and the destruction of the country?
Tony Tan as the President, should explain how it was to Singapore’s national interests in 2003 to support a war when, according to the Chilcot report, it was foreseeable at the time that it would result in the increase of the terrorists threat to Britain?

The Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong should also explain whether Singapore’s support for the Iraq War is linked to the current heightened ISIS threat?

Unless Singapore comes clean on its blinkered pro-American Iraq War policies, its future policies over the unfolding tensions in the South China Seas involving the United States and China could be viewed scepticism.