Apparently Dr Chee celebrated his 50th birthday recently, with the launch of a new book to pay for his ‘offer’ to settle his bankruptcy cases with our PAP leaders for $30,000 when they have been awarded more than $600,000.
Apparently he wishes to do this so he can lead the SDP in contesting elections in 2016, something he cannot do if he is still an undischarged bankrupt then.
Yet his leadership apparently is still all about ‘speaking out’ against the Government.
I can’t help but lament the great waste of such a talented and passionate man. 20 years in the wilderness. Bankrupted, sued, jailed, condemned as a political gangster. He took it all like a man. Yet, he has no ambitions to lead the country, no wish to be the next PM, no desire to see the exit of the PAP.
Fighting almost half his life. And all he wants is to speak out till the Govt changes. But he doesn’t want to change the Govt, he doesn’t want to fight an election to not just be an MP, but to fight for the right to govern Singapore.
Is it worth it? What he went thru? All just for a chance to speak out?
Are there real political leaders out there, from other than the PAP? People who want to actually change things, throw out the old order, bring in a new order. Not just speak out? People like Gandhi, who threw out the British and led India to independence. Or Mao, or Castro, or George Washington?
The point is, if you’re willing to suffer 20 years and counting, you are really made of stern stuff, and you must have big dreams. No one suffers 20 or 30 years just to be someone’s checker and balancer.
Or does this not apply in Singapore?