M Ravi calls out Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Suet Fern for hypocrisy

Nov 13, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership AI

Activist lawyer M. Ravi has been in the news again as of late. On November 8, the police confirmed that they have initiated investigations against him for an offence of criminal defamation in relation to a Facebook post alleging that lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam had told him that Law Minister K Shanmugam has said he “wields influence over the Chief Justice."

In the same week, Mr Ravi went on a tirade against Lee Hsien Yang and his wife, Lee Suet Fern in a Facebook post published last Wednesday (Nov 4).

He had insinuated that both Lees, who are rumoured to be worth $600 million, are implicit in their partipation in the alleged abuse of power and cronyism associated with the former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his family.

Mr Ravi, who recently in September, praised Suet Fern for her kind soul, now calls her out for hypocrisy. He said, "...I told Suet Fern that she would be seen equally corrupted if she claims her in laws are corrupted (sic) given that she would have benefitted from Lee Kuan Yew's network."

Both Hsien Yang and Suet Fern previously accused their sibling Lee Hsien Loong - the current Prime Minister of Singapore - of abusing the organs of state for his own benefit.

Mr Ravi went on to imply that Lee Hsien Yang's appointment to top positions in SAF and government-linked corporations were due to his connection to the elder Lee.

He also implied that Hsien Yang and Suet Fern's net worth are the result of "seemingly ill-gotten gains" and that they should "come clean on their total assets own."

Mr Ravi went on by labelling Suet Fern as a "fake acquaintance" with "fake smiles". He recounted the past where Suet Fern derided fellow colleague Eugene Thuraisingam for billing clients involved in capital offence cases too low. According to Mr Ravi, Suet Fern allegedly said to Mr Eugene, "you join those Chinatown lawyers if you want to bill so low."

A different picture of Suet Fern

Mr Ravi berating of Suet Fern painted a different picture of the daughter-in-law of Lee Kuan Yew who just last month was featured on Yahoo! in what was perceived as a public relations campaign to prop up her image.

Suet Fern is currently embroiled in a legal saga where she was found guilty of misconduct by the Law Society in handling Lee Kuan Yew's last will.

The two-man tribunal appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon described Suet Fern as a "deceitful witness, who tailored her evidence to portray herself as an innocent victim who had been maligned".

This was a "facade", the tribunal said. "Before us, she lied or became evasive whenever she thought it was to her benefit to lie or evade."

The Law Society in August this year set out its arguments on why senior lawyer Lee Suet Fern should be disbarred, saying she had been involved in its preparation and execution despite knowing her husband stood to gain from it.

Judgement has been reserved in the case. If Suet Fern were to lose the appeal, she may face a fine, suspension or even be disbarred.

As for Mr Ravi, he ended the post by saying that while he ended the lunch with dignity, he now prefers to eat at home rather than being treated to a meal with seemingly ill gotten gains, and that one should not believe in fake smiles and fake acquaintances - in an indirect stab to both Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Suet Fern.

Ouch.

See Mr Ravi's full post below:


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Mar 05, 2023 | 🚀 Fathership AI

新加坡副总理黄循财于2月24日在国会2023年度预算案辩论闭幕时,为新加坡低税负担和紧缩的财政立场辩护。他强调,新加坡需要在2024年进行第二次商品和服务税(GST)上调,以照顾不断增长的老年人口。

新加坡税负低

相比其他发达的经济体,新加坡的税收占国内生产总值(GDP)比率要低得多,仅为14%。这种低税负奖励辛勤工作的员工和企业,让人民和企业能够保留大部分所得。

增加政府收入的替代方案

反对党提出了替代收入来源,包括财富税、公司税和土地销售收入。然而,黄循财表示,在确保新加坡的健全和稳定的公共财政下,需要对收入、消费和资产征收混合税。财富税在现实中难以实行;公司税则面临竞争;将土地销售收益视为租约期间收入分割不太可能产生更多相比新加坡今时今日已获得的收入。

 社会流动和解决不平等问题的必要性

在周三的开幕演讲中,反对党领袖毕丹星警告说,在没有采取更多措施解决不平等问题的情况下,将出现“两个新加坡”。在他周五的闭幕演讲中,黄循财回应了呼吁采取更多行动以解决不平等问题的呼声。为确保低薪工人的实际工资可持续增长,国人需要为他们的同胞提供的服务支付更多费用来增加工资。

结论

 新加坡副总理黄循财为上调GST辩护,并强调了对收入、消费和资产征收混合税以提供新加坡健全与稳定的公共财政的必要性。他还回应了呼吁采取更多行动解决不平等问题的呼声,以确保社会流动仍然是“健全而有活力”。


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