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This fan should join Ravi in Woodbridge

In Uncategorized on 20/08/2017 at 2:05 pm

M Ravi has a fanboy Gilbert Louis who hates Dominic Joseph Thomson who was trying really hard to helpRavi cope. 

This is what Dominic Joseph Thomson posted on FB

ALTHOUGH HE HAS ON OCCASION EXHIBITED STRANGE ANTICS M RAVI IS NOT KNOWN TO BE A VIOLENT PERSON. HE HAS ALWAYS REPRESENTED HIS CLIENTS TO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITIES.

HIS BEHAVIOUR RECENTLY CAN ONLY BE FROM SOMEONE TAINTING HIS FOOD AND DRINKS. SOMEONE THAT IS CLOSE TO HIM AND OFTEN EATS AND DRINKS WITH HIM.

THAT SOMEONE IS DOMINIC JOSEPH THOMSON WHO IS NOW ATTACKING ME ON HIS TIMELINE. HE HAS BLOCKED ME SO THAT I AM UNABLE TO REPLY TO HIS FRIVOLOUS ACCUSATIONS.

MY SUSPICIONS ARE NOW CONFIRMED. THE ISD HAVE MANY WAYS TO DISCREDIT AN OPPONENT AND THEY HAVE RUTHLESSLY POISONED RAVI AS THEY DID TO ME DURING MY INCARCERATION.

PLEASE HAVE FAITH IN RAVI. HIS RECENT ACTIONS ARE NOT A TRUE REPRESENTATION OF HIMSELF. HIS CLOSE FRIENDS ARE PERPLEXED BY HIS CONFRONTATIONAL ATTITUDE.

Yes, if u go read Gilbert Louis’s FB wall, he really did make such accusations.

 And Gilbert Louis has a criminal record for assaulting his wife’s lawyer. His wife wanted a divorce but he claimed that the lawyer instigated the divorce. He was jailed for six years.

Finally, M Ravi in Woodbridge

In Public Administration on 13/08/2017 at 4:43 am

M Ravi was remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for two weeks on Saturday (Aug 12), after being charged over three incidents.

Ravi, 48, was charged on Saturday with two counts of causing public nuisance at Sri Mariamman Temple on Jul 31 and Aug 11 this year, one count of voluntarily causing hurt to lawyer Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss on Aug 8 and one count of causing hurt with a rash act to lawyer Nakoorsha Abdul Kadir on the same day.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/m-ravi-charged-with-voluntarily-causing-hurt-causing-public-9117538

When I wrote this about the ang moh tua kees’ mocking S’pore on our National Day for being a safe place, I had tot of citing the example of M Ravi’s one man-crime wave to point out that dissing our authourities on their lenient attitude towards Ravi was a better way of dissing S’pore. And then pointing out that the Guardian can’t because of it biases against the PAP. Sad. Sad.

Whatever, Gotham S’pore is safe. Our very own superhero gone rogue is in our very own Arkham. For those who are wondering, the Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane,called Arkham Asylum or juz Arkham is where many of Batman’s opponents are locked up for treatment.

M Ravi: Latest on attack on lady

In Uncategorized on 08/08/2017 at 4:40 pm

The following is being shared widely on FB. Seems Ravi filmed his attack on Ms Chong

Nash AK
1 hr ·
I initially did not want to post anything about this on Facebook but it seems there are people who are determined to twist the facts and cast aspersions on my firm and my colleague, Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss about what happened today morning at my firm. I set out below my personal knowledge of the matter.

At about 10.45 am today, M Ravi and three male thugs appeared at the firm’s door wanting to come in. I informed my staff not to open the door. I spoke to Ravi to ask what he wanted. He said I was being filmed and on FBLive. One of the thugs was indeed holding a camera phone apparently filming me.

Ravi then claimed he is going to sue me and the firm and wanted to serve papers on us. Later, he talked some nonsense including alleging corruption of the firm, AGC, Courts, etc. I told him that he can email me with whatever he needs to convey to us. He demanded I come out and speak to him but I refused. After a short while, he gave up, scolded me in highly colourful language using both English and Tamil vulgarities and left. I then went back into my room.

Within less than a minute, my staff came running to say that Ravi had done something and Jeanette was on the floor in the corridor outside our unit. I immediately went out and saw that indeed, Jeannette was on the floor and all her things were strewn all over the corridor. I saw Ravi standing over her and shouting at her while the three thugs were standing by.

When I walked up to Ravi, he told the thugs to “get him”, referring to me. I spoke to one of them calmly and warned him not to touch me. I assumed he was not stupid enough to assault me in front of another law office, Miranda Law, our neighbours, whose staff were watching the commotion.

When Ravi saw that his thugs did not do anything to me, he got even more agitated and started screaming and shouting incoherently at me, making all sorts of allegations. At one point, he came nose to nose to my face and shouting, clearly expecting an angry reaction from me, so that his three thugs who were surrounding me could do something. I did not react. In between his rants, I told him he should let Jeanette go to the office. I don’t know whether he even heard me. Shortly thereafter, he grabbed what I think was Jeanette’s handbag from the floor and threw it at my face and hit me squarely on the nose. Again, I did not react.

Jeanette then tried to get up and get her things but Ravi tried to stop her and shouted at her, claiming that she was taking his things. I was genuinely afraid he was going to assault her in front me, so I tried to stand between her and Ravi and told him as calmly as I could, to leave.

Ravi continued ranting and raving for another minute or so and finally left. His three thugs were witness to all the happenings and one appeared to be filming everything.

So there.

M Ravi goes really whako

In Uncategorized on 08/08/2017 at 3:02 pm

Lawyer and candidate the General Election 2015 and 2011, Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss posted on FB two hours ago

I was just physically assaulted by M Ravi. He was outside my office with 3 huge guys. I was approaching my office when he came towards me with the 3 guys. Then he spoke to me. I did not want to hear him, so I smiled and attempted to walk away, then he pushed me to the floor. I fell down. Then he took my handbag, briefcase and lunch bag and threw them at me. Then he told the 3 men that I had hit him, which I did not touch him AT ALL. Then he took my shoes and threw them at me. I stayed on the floor because I was shocked at his physical attack. Also because he kept ranting and making accusations, all the while kicking my things which have been strewed all over the corridor (my handbag was unzipped when I let it go when I was pushed to the floor). Eventually people who were walking to the toilet or who come out upon hearing his rants, saw me on on the floor and knew that I was being victimised. So they came and surrounded me and told me not to react to him. I wanted to hit back at him too (who wants to be victimised), but I knew that I could not when he was bigger than me and also had 3 huge men with him. So held my cool until M Ravi decided that he had enough (since now there were third parties around me) and he walked away, hurling remarks at me as he went. I am shaken. This happened 10 mins ago in the corridor outside my office.

More https://www.facebook.com/jeannette.aruldoss/posts/10203549350932205

A police report is expected to be filed

In another incident, WP’s go-to lawyer Peter Low is reported to have filed a report that M Ravi tried to burgle his office.

Looks like he’s on a one man crime wave.

The authorities should juz detain him and zap him with electricity. ECT is proven to work. But then his friends like Ms Teo Soh Lung and s/o JBJ would KPKB that he’s being persecuted.

M Ravi resumes posting

In Uncategorized on 07/08/2017 at 6:44 am

On 4th August, I heard M Ravi, was again in Woodbridge. I checked his FB and there were no postings since 1 August, giving credence to the story. Yesterday lunch time, I checked again and there were still no new postings. This morning (5.00am) there were several new postings.

Based on the latest postings, he’s still seems to be very sick.

Sad.

M Ravi’s right to be upset with AGC

In Uncategorized on 31/07/2017 at 10:26 am

Even though he’s a really sick superhero and needs medical treatment, he’s right to get agitated and angry with AGC. AGC looks like it’s gunning for him i.e. out to make sure he goes to jail, and then throw the key away.

He posted on FB on at 3.00am on Saturday, after a meeting with the AGC on Friday:

At first they preferred 3 charges of criminal trespass on us. Then they dropped 2 charges. Today at the PTC they withdrew the remaining criminal trespass charge and guess what? They proceeded to serve 3 charges of HOUSEBREAKING!!!

Can you see the persecution? If convicted i would face mandatory jail which can extend to 2 years per charge. Mandatory means there’s no option for a fine. They want to jail me!

I need your support and help. Can you continue to donate for my legal fees and especially George’s?

Details are:

Posb savings 188-6776-22

All contributions no matter big or small is welcome. This is now very serious and I will need to spend for lot of resources to basically trying to get into my own office! They even tried to apply to remand me in IMH so they could prevent me from using Facebook, that was their argument. They are trying to silence me.

So please contribute as we need to prepare properly, make applications and pay for experts if necessary. It’s no longer a small simple case.

Wonder if the person who lodged the police report that led to the present charges, reputed to be a really good friend who had helped him but who Ravi then whose hand Ravi bit, is repenting his action? As are those who encouraged him to lodge report? They have good motives, I understand. They wanted (and still want) him to get mandatory medical treatment. He refuses to take his pills making his mental condition extremely unstable.

So maybe serious jail time for Ravi is the only way he can get the treatment he desperately needs.

It’s a dilemma worthy of a graphic novel.

Does he need to go to jail to regain his superpowers? Or are the cybernuts applauding his FB videos and verbal farts right that in his present state of mind (Conventional wisdom, as opposed to cybernut stupidity, believes M Ravi is in the manic extreme of bi-polarism*), he has even greater superpowers?

What do u think?


*The manic phase is characterised by:

  • Delusions (false beliefs) or hallucinations (false perceptions)
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritable mood
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Exaggerated, puffed-up self esteem
  • Rapid or “pressured” speech
  • Rapid thoughts
  • Poor attention span
  • Recklessness

https://www.healthhub.sg/a-z/diseases-and-conditions/49/topics_bipolar_disorder?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInJuhzfSx1QIVxgQqCh3atwV0EAAYASAAEgLC_PD_BwE

M Ravi: Money talks BS walks

In Uncategorized on 23/07/2017 at 10:28 am

Update: $6,011 has been received (as of 2.23 p.m. 22 July) to help M Ravi to set aside the foreclosure of his HDB flat

Here I reported that Uncle Leong had asked for donations to help Ravi pay off the arrears on his HDB mortgage

Please help M Ravi as he may become homeless, when he comes out of the hospital.

I would like to appeal to 7,452 Singaporeans to give $1 to POSB Savings Account 032-00582-9 (account of 73 year old L. F. Violet Netto who is the joint owner of the HDB flat).

Glad to know that his supporters are not the same people who refuse to help TRE and a publisher who wants to “Make S’pore Literature Great”. But I wonder about those who were egging him on on FB? Were they among the donors?

Here’s what Amos Yee (Remember him?) thinks of those who talk cock, sing song but who are unwilling to help with cold hard cash:

Interesting that Amos has denounced his activist “supporters”; denouncing them for talking the talk but not walking the talk: the activist friends would have happily let him rot in remand, while pontificating to society on the harm that being in remand would do him.

It’s nice to know that not all S’poreans are as cheapskates as the TRE cybernuts and the ang moh tua kees.

Let’s salute the real S’poreans. They realise that in S’pore, superheroes need to pay their bills.

But will Ravi thank the donors? He was planning to challenge the legality of the mortgage, arguing that the constitution allowed him to default on his mortgage. His grandfather wrote the constitution  isit? Juz like parly belongs to his grandfather?

 

Trials and tribulations of an anti-PAP super hero

In Uncategorized on 22/07/2017 at 5:23 am

In the comic books and movies, Batman sends the villians to Arkham, Gotham City’s Woodbridge.

In S’pore, M Ravi, the super hero of the anti-PAP brigade (sane and nutty) gets sent, for his own good, to Woodbridge for his bi-polar disorder. Really, it’s not an invention of the PAP administration that he has this problem even if one s/o JBJ had once upon a time implied that it was all a PAP plot.

It’s really good for him because in Woodbridge, he’ll be forced to take his medicine. He can’t throw his medicine away as he usually does.

Just as he’s getting treatment (finally) in Woodbridge for his bi-polarism, M Ravi is faced with losing his HDB flat over outstanding mortgage arreras of more than $7,000.

Human rights lawyer M Ravi has been hospitalised since 17 July (he is still in hospital).

On the day that he was hospitalised – he was supposed to appear in court as the bank mortgagee had sued to foreclose on his 3-room HDB flat, for the arrears of $7,452.

… “In the morning of 17 July 2017, Summons 2375 of 2017 was dismissed and judgement was granted to the Plaintiff”.

https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2017/07/21/m-ravis-hdb-flat-to-be-foreclosed-help-required/

Uncle Leong is asking for donations to clear the debt.

But TOC readers have already pointed out Ravi will need more money because he’s unemployed.

In S’pore, fighting for Truth and Justice is not as easy as in America. There are the mortgage and medical bills to pay.

Opposing FB views on M Ravi’s condition

In Uncategorized on 02/07/2017 at 1:42 pm

To my surprise the other Ravi posted on FB

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More at https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155007948268277&id=633378276&hc_location=ufi
I was surprised because he seems to imply that there is nothing wrong with M Ravi (My FB avatar had suggested that looking at M Ravi’s videos and posts, a medical examination was warranted) and he dissed someone who had helped M Ravi who then found himself being slimed by M Ravi. 
(Btw, P Ravi is wrong about M Ravi never having had a criminal conviction. It became public knowledge that he had a bi-polar problem in 2006 when he was charged and found guilty of causing a disturbance at a mosque. Someone on FB alleges that he was found guilty of rowing with a bouncer but I can’t find evidence of this conviction.)

To my greater surprise, after I posted this on the shameful conspiracy of silence around M Ravi’s mental health, Ariffin Sha, a Padawan (Jedi in training) took exception to what P Ravi posted

It is unfortunate that some people have so little political capital that they to go to such lengths to seek the endorsement of a person who needs medical attention (by his own admission) and his followers.

What M Ravi urgently needs now is professional help. As Alan Shadrakeputs it, “Ravi appears to have gone off the rails again but I hope he is given proper medical and psychiatric treatment instead of jailing him. That would be outrageous. When he takes his medications he’s in complete control – and brilliant. He did an excellent job representing me and it grieves me to see the problems he has again brought on himself. I  I hope the authorities treat him kindly and help his recovery.”

Now, I don’t think that P Ravi is trying “to siphon some fans off M Ravi’s fan bas”; but it’s nice to know that an anti-PAP activist (albeit a youngster) is willing to break ranks and speak out on the need for M Ravi to get medical help, rather than remain silent to try to protect his status as an anti-PAP icon.

Shameful silence as M Ravi’s cows come home

In Uncategorized on 01/07/2017 at 4:33 pm

Non-practising lawyer M Ravi was charged on Friday (Jun 30) with one count of criminal trespass “with intent to annoy”, for allegedly trespassing into the offices of law firm Eugene Thuraisingam LLP at People’s Park Complex.
Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/lawyer-m-ravi-charged-with-criminal-trespass-8990976

And this isn’t all. A lawyer reported on FB that the police are investigating his complaint that M Ravi beat him up badly. (Finally, someone stood up to complain that he was beaten up by M Ravi. Over the yrs, there’ve been allegations of such beatings, followed up by allegations of his “friends” settling matters so that Ravi’s public image is not hurt.)

He’s in for a rough time.

Whatever, his FB videos and comments seem at the very least to indicate that there should be a medical examination to determine if he’s ill again.

There seems to be a conspiracy of silence or denial by a group of anti-PAP activists (They are really, really very quiet) that usually cheer his every move, egging him on. Maybe they don’t want to him to get compulsorily* treated because of the stigma of him, an icon of the anti-PAP activists, going into Woodbridge.

I mean I never lived down voting for an ex-Woodbridge patient who was bi-polar too. The PAP dubbed him “mad” and “looney”, but I gritted my teeth and voted for him, a WP candidate,because of the “big picture”: the need for an Oppo. Not that it made a difference when the WP finally won a GRC: their MPs juz sat down, looked at their bank statements, grinned and kept quiet most of the time.

But as M Ravi has been charged with a criminal offence, there’s always the Mandatory Treatment Order that the court in its discretion can order. As in his autobiography written in 2014 or 2015, he said he didn’t take his prescribed medicine, he meditated instead, the court could, among other things, order that he be subjected to forced medication.

But if the court orders treatment of any sort, I’m sure these anti-PAP “friends” will scream that the state is abusing its power and that there’s nothing wrong with him.

Can the PAP voters that voted for Dr Tan Cheng Bock (25- 30% of the voters) ever support the causes that such people espouse? I doubt it.

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*I was wrong here to think his friends could apply for a  Mandatory Treatment Order. It’s only available in criminal cases. But there’s a separate civil procedure for compulsory treatment.

What are M Ravi’s friends doing?

In Uncategorized on 10/06/2017 at 12:15 pm

Finally M Ravi’s friends are admitting publicly (on FB) that he’s ill. And they are wringing their hands saying that he’s not listening to their advice to get medical help, and abusing them to boot for suggesting he sees a doctor.

Which begs the question why they not using the law to get make sure he gets treated? There are such things as Mandatory Treatment Orders. As many of his friends are lawyers, why are they not applying for such an order, instead of wring their hands in public?

M Ravi not alone

In Uncategorized on 24/05/2017 at 9:54 am

But first, it looks as though he’s not been taking his medicine and so is looney once more.

Two FB posts on the issue

I just watched M Ravi’s FB live. Wished he said more about his application on EP. But he got it wrong about Tan Cheng Bock being a Cabinet minister. And despite what anyone says about who can be PM, it’s up to the party in power to pick, as is the case in the Westminster system. His constant Tharman for PM refrain…I think it’s embarrassing for the poor man. I mean Tharman, not Ravi.

And

He appears to be entering one of his periods of mental instability … for example he just boasted about taking out an application to declare his bank mortgage void for uncertainty and unconscionable … He also criticised the Law Society of Singapore (not again …) I gave up listening after about 5 mins.

With enemies like him, the PAP doesn’t need friends. It can even afford MPs to go “rogue” after becoming ex MPs doing haram things.

Whatever, he’s not the only lawyer going bananas.

From NYT Dealbook

Law Firms Begin to Embrace Use of Therapists

By THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Big firms have long been reticent to openly address addiction and other mental health problems, but that attitude is slowly changing with some offering on-site psychologists.

M Ravi kanna “brainwashed” by ang mohs?

In Uncategorized on 18/05/2017 at 5:53 am

Ravi and our other ang moh tua kee lawyers kanna brainwashed by ang mohs like this?

China human rights lawyer Xie Yang ‘admits being brainwashed’

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39843680

Lawyers Like M (No, doesn’t stand for Mad) Ravi, Jeannette Chong and Teo Soh Lung  like this meh given their anti-PAP credentials and views on the rule of law? The first two got their law degrees in the UK.

A Chinese court says a prominent human rights lawyer, Xie Yang, has admitted being “brainwashed” overseas at his trial for inciting subversion.

It released transcripts in which he says he was trained in Hong Kong and South Korea to “develop Western constitutionalism in China”.

And while Mad Dog Chee, s/o JBJ and Kirsten Han are not lawyers, they do come across as having been brainwashed when they studied overseas what with their stance on human rights which 70% of the voters have no interest in. But to be fair to them, the cybernuts of TRELand also believe in these anti-PAP ideas even though they were educated in local (cha tor) neighbourhood schools.

 

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M Ravi posted on FB a few weeks ago

Just spoke with the Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre in Tanzania ( LINK )  which will be challenging the mandatory death penalty regime in the country. I’m honoured to be invited to be part of the legal team and to be working with the team led by lawyer Fulgence Massawe.

The Attorney General will be mounting a preliminary objection to the challenge to be heard next Monday. If we clear this preliminary objection, the matter will proceed to main hearing within 3 months and I will be attending the hearing to assist.

Looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience of mounting the challenge against the mandatory death penalty here in Singapore.

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The Chinese lawyer is now repenting:

“My actions go against my role as a lawyer,” he said in the video released by the Changsha Intermediate People’s Court.

“I want to take this opportunity to express to other rights lawyers my view now that we should give up using contact with foreign media and independent media to hype sensitive news events, attack judicial institutions and smear the image of the nation’s party organs while handling cases.”

Time for local apers to repent too? And worship the 9th Immortal by kow towing and burning incense.

M Ravi suffering a relapse?

In Uncategorized on 19/02/2017 at 1:26 pm

He sick again? Not taking his medicine for his bi-polar disorder? Relying on meditation only as he once did as he adnitted in his autobiography?

Below is a call by M Ravi for the “rights of animals to be protected by the law.”

I mean he and the usual suspects people like Tan Wah Piow, Goh Meng Seng, Teo Soh Lung and Kirsten Han are forever KPKBing that S’poreans don’t have the human rights that other countries accord their citizens and other residents.

Yet he now wants S’porean animals to have rights that he claimed in the past that humans living here don’t have? Something is not right?

His friends should be worried.

Time to Give Animals a Voice in Court

The culling of 24 free roaming chickens in the Sin Ming area hit the headlines this week. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (the “AVA”) stated that it had received over 200 complaints across the island about such chickens last year. The main complaints related to noise nuisance, but the AVA also explained that an unchecked roaming chicken population could increase the risk of avian flu, which is prevalent in the region. The National Parks Board agreeing with the culling argued about the risk to endangered native junglefowl.

However, some local residents were shocked at the chicken deaths, claiming that the animals were not intrusive and that residents had not been asked their opinion before the cull. The Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (“ACRES”), an animal protection group, responded that a more humane solution could have been found to killing the chickens, such as relocation or adoption. This case, and the increase in reported animal cruelty incidents, highlights the plight of animals in Singapore.

To any skeptics, my concerns have nothing to do with the fact that I am a vegetarian. I became more interested in the standing and rights of animals to be protected by the law, when I personally witnessed crow-culling and stray animal cruelty incidents. My concerns in trying to find a voice for these defenseless animals heightened when I heard about Chippy the macaque monkey which was subject to frequent abuse by the public. After months of petitioning for his rescue and release to a sanctuary in Wales in the UK, Chippy remained missing until this article appeared in August that Chippy had been “removed” for “rehabilitation”.

Legislation in Singapore currently provides for a degree of animal welfare. Animals should not be treated cruelly or be caused pain or suffering. The law also goes further, placing a positive duty of care on animal owners and those working in animal related businesses to ensure the well-being of animals in their care. Under the Animal and Birds (Amendment) Act 2014 (the “Act”), animal owners must take positive steps to find an animal that goes missing, and they must comply with codes of practice relating to animal welfare. However, it is only the AVA that can bring cases to court. In 2016, of 840 reported incidents of animal cruelty, the AVA only had enough evidence to take 104 cases forward. Of those cases that do reach court, few result in the fines or imprisonment provided for in the Act.

Besides the Act, section 428 of Singapore’s Penal Code also makes it an offence to kill, maim, poison, or render useless any animal.

It is important to recognise that current legislation falls shy of actually recognising express rights for animals and giving them the right to be protected by law.

Animal campaign groups would like to see a change in the law so that they and other interested citizens have legal standing to sue on behalf of animals. At present, the rules of legal standing mean that such organisations have to prove that they have a ‘special interest’ in a case. However, it is difficult to prove this special interest when cases are being brought not for the benefit of the organisation but for the animals. The animals themselves do not have legal rights which makes them, effectively, voiceless. Other proposed solutions are a system of a so-called litigant guardian, as provided in some countries to children or the mentally-handicapped; or recognising animals as legal “persons” in the same way the law recognises companies.

The issue of legal standing and animals’ legal rights, so-called non-human rights, is not new. Globally, attitudes are shifting, but progress is slow. New Zealand granted basic rights to certain ape species in 1999 and their use in research, testing and teaching was banned. In 2002, Germany awarded animals rights in the constitution meaning that they must be respected by the state and that they have a right to have their dignity protected. The draft United Nations Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (“UDAW”) provides that animals should be recognised as ‘sentient’ beings and therefore afforded dignity and respect. However, the UDAW has not been ratified by the UN and remains a draft. Perhaps this is because countries are reluctant to recognise animals as having particular rights. Giving animals rights could raise difficult questions in relation to businesses handling animals, ownership, and so on.

Singapore is moving in the right direction on animal rights issues, with the 2014 Act. However, more change is required. The government should be encouraged to amend the rules on legal standing so that more animal cruelty cases can be brought, and not only by the AVA (which still remains cautious or unwilling to bring prosecutions) but also by interested groups and individuals.

When questionable actions are taken against animals by the AVA itself or by the government, there is no avenue to review or question their decisions. How does one appeal against state-sanctioned transgression against these voiceless entities? Will Singapore go down the Australian route so that organisations can argue for standing?

With so many netizens increasingly taking to social media to report and discuss various incidents of animal abuses in Singapore, we are finally progressing as an animal caring society. Surely animals deserve a degree of legal recognition and protection. Surely we human beings are best placed to stand up for the voiceless.

A free event entitled “Sentient Beings? Time to Give a Voice to Animals in Court” is being held on Sunday 5th of March 2017 to address the issues raised in this article and also to hear view from animal rescuers and animal lovers. The event hopes to generate dialogue on this topic to give members of the public an opportunity to share views. The event is organised by We Exist Consult and more information is available here.

M Ravi

An inconvenient fact for M Ravi’s groupies

In Uncategorized on 03/11/2016 at 7:30 am

There’s been the usual KPKBing by the anti-PAP activists and their cybernuts allies about M Ravi’s disbarment for another two years.


CJ Menon described Mr Ravi’s conduct as ‘reprehensible’ and ‘disturbing’, then asked: “Are we not going to hold a solicitor to the standards expected of him? … The whole thing may have been avoided if Mr Ravi had taken the doctor’s advice … Should we say because he has a medical condition, we punish him differently?”

And Justice Phang asked if Mr Ravi’s condition was being used as a ‘justification’.

“There is a wider public interest that cannot be ignored,” he said.

TOC

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They say that it’s not fair that because of his behaviour when he was mentally ill, he’ll be out of action for four yrs since he was stopped from practising law because of his illness.

Sounds really unfair, put it this way.

But let’s face a sad fact that doesn’t help the cause of those who want an end to the PAP’s hegemony. The anti-PAP activists and the cybernuts can be just as disingenuous and economical with the truth as the PAPpists.

Why don’t anti-PAP activists and the cybernuts  tell us that in his autobiography (published before he had the relapse that got him doing whacko things that then got him into trouble) he boasted that he was not taking medicine prescribed by his doctor for bipolar disorder.

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The medicine prescribed for this mental illness has serious side effects and it’s a fact that people who suffer from bipolar disorder really have to be disciplined to take their medicine regularly.

Side effects

  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Trembling.
  • Increased thirst and increased need to urinate.
  • Drowsiness.

Patients often try to avoid taking medicine because of these side effects that result from taking medicine for depression and maniac behaviour: these disorders are the opposite of each other, hence the term “bipolar disorder”. The medicine work againsy each other.

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PM Ravi boasted that meditation worked.

Well it didn’t did it? As the CJ pointed out, The whole thing may have been avoided if Mr Ravi had taken the doctor’s advice …

But he didn’t did he? In his book, he said he didn’t take the prescribed medicine, relying on meditation.

I’ve a friend who like me meditates. But because he suffers from mild depression, he still takes Prozac. Meditation helps those of us who suffer from high blood pressure. But I still take my SingHealth prescribed pills.

So let’s cut the BS that Ravi is blameless for his medical condition. He refused* to take his medicine and must accept the consequences of his actions, just like Amos and Mother Mary must accept the consequences of their actions.

Ravi, Mother Mary and Amos made their beds and must lie in said beds.

If Amos’s groupies want to blame anyone, they should blame Roy and New Citizen Han Hui Hui for Ravi going bananas.


*A good way to tell if Ravi again refuses to take his medicine is if he loses weight. Compare the pixs of him today with pixs of the time when he was ill. He was a lot more leaner. Another side effect of the medicine preceibed is weight gain.

Meng Seng plays with fire; links FTs to SGH tragedy

In Uncategorized on 17/12/2015 at 5:04 am

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Yesterday I read that  Goh Meng Seng’s People’s Power Party filed a report against Calvin Cheng.

I couldn’t help laughing because Goh Meng Seng and his People’s Power Party could be guilty of a “seditious tendency” under section 3(1)(e) of the Sedition Act because of a comment they made against FTs saying that they were responsible for the deaths in SGH.

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3.— (1) A seditious tendency is a tendency —

(a) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the Government;
(b) to excite the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore to attempt to procure in Singapore, the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter as by law established;
(c) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Singapore;
(d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore;
(e) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Singapore.

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Does Goh Meng Seng and his People’s Power Party have any evidence for this very serious and probably seditious comment linking FTs to the SGH tragedy. In a statement* he issued as Sec-Gen of PPP, after quoting from the Internal Review Report that there were serious lapses in the hospital’s staff whereby they have not adhered to established protocols as basic as hand hygiene which subsequently caused contamination to other medical equipment., went on

— Our hospitals have employed a substantial number of foreign healthcare providers over the decade.

—  It is apparent that MOH has allowed hospitals to employ cheap foreign substitutes from Third World countries instead of making the effort to look into the shortage of Singapore nurses seriously. Training and certification of nursing in these foreign countries may fall short of our expectations and this might have compromised the safety and standards of our healthcare system. This may well be the reason why SGH nurses have breached even the most basic requirement of hand hygiene.

(Emphasis mine)

Remember Ello Ello’s jailing for sedition?

The Sedition Act was used to bring a criminal charge against him, to the surprise of some, including self. In previous cases involving this law, it was about offending members of other races or religions. It was a point the defence made in arguing for a lower sentence, that his remarks did not exacerbate racial or religious tensions.

The judge said in response, “The local-foreigner divide has remained a challenging fault line in our society in recent times. Unlike the limited effect and reach of distinct racial or religious issues, this divide affects all and sundry, and cannot be regarded as any less delicate or sensitive in the current context,”.

So the Sedition Act can cover remarks that also pit “classes” – that is foreigner versus locals – against each other, and which had a potential for the eruption of violence.

The Act is not just about race and religion, but also about locals versus FTs is something that Goh Meng Seng, Gilbert Goh and their cybernut followers should think about before they start their mindless rants.

They could be targets of sedition charges when they rant and rave about FTs. But I’m sure Ravi (if he ever gets back his licence to talk cock, sing song in court) will argue that  Goh Meng Seng, Gilbert Goh and the cybernuts have the constitutional right to threaten FTs, instead of relying on the defences according by s3(2):

Notwithstanding subsection (1), any act, speech, words, publication or other thing shall not be deemed to be seditious by reason only that it has a tendency —

(a) to show that the Government has been misled or mistaken in any of its measures;
(b) to point out errors or defects in the Government or the Constitution as by law established or in legislation or in the administration of justice with a view to the remedying of such errors or defects;
(c) to persuade the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore to attempt to procure by lawful means the alteration of any matter in Singapore; or
(d) to point out, with a view to their removal, any matters producing or having a tendency to produce feelings of ill-will and enmity between different races or classes of the population of Singapore,

if such act, speech, words, publication or other thing has not otherwise in fact a seditious tendency.

But Meng Seng couldn’t care less about going to prison. He has seen the publicity that Roy, New Citizen Hui Hui and the other hooligans, and Amos Yee can generate by breaking the law.

Ipdate on 21 Dec at 11.5am)And guess what? Amos calls Goh Meng Seng and gang “retards” for being in favour of the law that got Amos into trouble.

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*Text of part of rant: The Internal Review Committe has stated that there were serious lapses in the hospital’s staff whereby they have not adhered to established protocols as basic as hand hygiene which subsequently caused contamination to other medical equipment. We suspect that this is a symptom of a bigger fundamental problem of MOH’s Human Resource policy.

Our hospitals have employed a substantial number of foreign healthcare providers over the decade. This is due to various reasons which include increasing demand of hospital care due to explosive population growth in the past decade. We also learn that many locally trained nurses have left the industry due to unfavorable shift work schedule.

Nursing is a professional job but apparently the salary scale for nurses in Singapore is only half of the salary scale paid by Hong Kong hospitals. It is apparent that MOH has allowed hospitals to employ cheap foreign substitutes from Third World countries instead of making the effort to look into the shortage of Singapore nurses seriously. Training and certification of nursing in these foreign countries may fall short of our expectations and this might have compromised the safety and standards of our healthcare system. This may well be the reason why SGH nurses have breached even the most basic requirement of hand hygiene.

 

Ravi pleads guilty, blames hypomanic episode

In Uncategorized on 14/12/2015 at 1:46 pm

But tribunal is not moved and cuts him no slack. Case referred to panel of three High Court judges who can really terkan him (or as the cybernuts, Ravi’s groupies, and ang moh tua kees say, “Fix him”: fine or censure him.

Last week’s M Ravi’s attempt to escape more severe punishment in a disciplinary case failed. He had appeared before a Law Society tribunal on four charges and pleaded guilty to the four charges of misconduct.

One charge was hooliganish behaviour at the Law Society premises, a video clip of which was posted online. Another charge was making nasty, vicious statements against the Law Society president and his family members in a Facebook post. The last two other charges were about false allegations made by Ravi about two lawyers in February.

Psychiatrist Munidasa Winslow, his doctor, testified that Mr Ravi suffered from bipolar disorder and a hypomanic episode from mid-January to late February.

His lawyer, Mr EugeneThuraisingam said that he had shown remorse, apologised in April to the people affected and was prepared to pay $10,000 as a penalty to the Society or one of its pro bono schemes. He was also taking steps to prevent a relapse. (Is he taking his medicine? In his autobiography, he boasted that he refused to take his pills preferring meditation Now I meditate a lot but there’s a limit to what meditation can do.)

Dr Tommy Tan, a psychiatrist called by the Law Society, said Mr Ravi’s mental condition did not serve to excuse but to mitigate the acts complained of against him.

M. Ravi will be dealt with by a court of three High Court judges. The tribunal recommended the move, saying that it had no power to fine or censure Ravi as he was being dealt with as a non-practising lawyer. It said that in the case of a non-practising lawyer, its task is limited to finding if the charges are sufficiently serious to have it referred to the three judges.

Ravi was charged as a non-practising lawyer as he was suspended in February because his fitness to practise was impaired by his bipolar disorder.

ST reported:

The tribunal, in its report released yesterday, said a prima facie case had been established against Mr Ravi since he had “pleaded guilty to the four charges and his mental condition as per the evidence of Dr (Tommy) Tan (a psychiatrist) does not exculpate him for his various acts of misconduct but are mitigating factors only”.

Eugene Thuraisingam argued that the case did not justify being referred to the Court of Three Judges as the offences were due to Mr Ravi’s mental condition. [Go bananas is licence to play havouc and get away with it isit? Hmm, lessons for Amos?]

But lawyers … for the Law Society countered that the case was sufficiently serious to be referred to the Court of Three Judges, pointing to the scurrilous statements he had made.

The tribunal held that it had no power to order any sanction or to accept Mr Ravi’s offer to pay $10,000, and that its role was to report to the Chief Justice if the case was serious enough for disciplinary action.

These ang mohs should sit down and shut up. Even his doctor and M Ravi himself said he was ill.

Finally, his claim of getting his practicing cert back should make this bunch of Canadian lawyers*** sit down and shut up. A Canadian NGO has asked LawSoc “to discontinue disciplinary action against internationally known human rights lawyer M. Ravi and to take all steps necessary to ensure the reissuance of his practising certificate”.

TOC summarises their arguments http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/08/the-case-of-m-ravi-lrwc-issues-call-for-law-society-to-remain-impartial-from-government/

The arrogance of the Ang Mohs is astounding. As the LawSoc pointed out the Canadians want due process to be ignored. They think we still under ang moh rule isit?

***A bunch of M’sian lawyers also made a similar call.

Related post

Why Ravi went bananas: blame Roy, Hui Hui and other young hooligans

“Free Our CPF” hooligans made M Ravi ill?

In Uncategorized on 30/10/2015 at 4:32 am

On Oct 22, M Ravi, who was suspended from legal practice in February this year because of the state of his mental health, said in a statement to the press that his application for a practising certificate has been given in-principle approval. I was happy for him but found it strange that he also said he would hold a rally* on Saturday (Oct 24) because he was planning to contest the upcoming elections for the Law Society of Singapore’s (LawSoc) president.

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said on 24 October that Ravi’s application was still under review as “not all issues in relation to his fitness to practise have been addressed”.

“Contrary to (Mr Ravi’s) statements, the Attorney-General has not written to the Registrar to issue Mr Ravi a practising certificate that is subject to conditions,” said a spokesperson. “It is the understanding of the AGC that neither has the Law Society of Singapore given final approval.”

As Ravi never responded, I checked around. It soon emerged that he is still a sick man.

To recap: Ravi was previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder and LawSoc was informed that his psychiatrist, Dr Munidasa Winslow, had diagnosed him as being hypomanic. Hypomania is part of bipolar disorder and characterised by a distinct period of elevated or irritable mood.

The court had ordered that Mr Ravi would need a medical report from Dr Winslow or another psychiatrist approved by LawSoc to certify that he is fit to practise, should he wish to apply to lift the suspension. Before LawSoc moved to have Mr Ravi suspended, the lawyer’s conduct in public on several occasions had caused concerns even among his friends.

This incident reminded of something I was told earlier this year.

After I wrote this, a friend, a social activist who knows Roy and Ravi emailed me to tell me that it wasn’t Roy’s conduct that caused Ravi to get a relapse. He said M Ravi was very upset by Roy’s behaviour but this did not mak him sick.

The behaviour of Roy, H3 and the other  young hooligans at Hong Lim Green triggered the relapse. They refused to listen to his advise on how to conduct themselves after the rally. Roy and H3 blogged about what had happened contrary to his advice to keep low profiles. They also wanted him to work for free. There is also the allegation that I heard from another source that he had specifally advised Roy and H3 that disrupting the YMCA event was a red line they should not cross.

This story** http://themiddleground.sg/2015/10/17/cpf-protestors-trial-crossing-swords-or-crossing-line/ about the antics of New Citizen Han Hui Hui and other  “Free Our CPF” hooligans*** makes the stories credible.

Finally, his claim of getting his practicing cert back should make this bunch of Canadian lawyers**** sit down and shut up. A Canadian NGO has asked LawSoc “to discontinue disciplinary action against internationally known human rights lawyer M. Ravi and to take all steps necessary to ensure the reissuance of his practising certificate”.

TOC summarises their arguments http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/08/the-case-of-m-ravi-lrwc-issues-call-for-law-society-to-remain-impartial-from-government/

The arrogance of the Ang Mohs is astounding. As the LawSoc pointed out the Canadians want due process to be ignored. They think we still under ang moh rule isit?

An aftertot: meditation is not enough. In his autobiography, Ravi says he doesn’t take the medicine prescribed (Medicine is problematic). He relies on meditation.

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*The rally never took place it seems. I heard his friends had to restrain him.

**Do read it for some laughs. I had been told of some of the antics but found it impossible to believe at the clownish behaviour until I read this piece. Example:

Two mothers of the performers were the first witnesses to take the stand asserting that their children had been traumatised by the protesters. Han had asked them a series of questions including their understanding of the Constitution and their views on freedom of speech. She also asked why the mothers brought their children there knowing that a highly-charged CPF event was taking place at the same time, and the extent of physical, emotional or mental trauma the children faced.

Questions for other witnesses, who included members of the public and representatives of NParks and the police, also turned on whether both concert and protest organisers had been informed of each other’s event taking place on the same day, why NParks did not alert the five other speakers who made applications to speak at Hong Lim Park before the event, and the lack of proper demarcation for the two concurrent events at the Speakers’ Corner lawn.

And the defendants shouted and cried as the cross-examined the witnesses.

***Roy betrayed them by pleading guilty.

****A bunch of M’sian lawyers also made a similar call. They too should sit down and shut up.

WP faces early test: tiger or mouse?

In Political governance on 18/09/2015 at 4:16 am

WP may soon have the chance to walk the talk of being a check on the PAP administration. But will it take it? Or prove that it’s the Worthless Party?

Let me explain.

Ms Lee Li Lian, Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong and Mr Leon Perera from the Workers’ Party have been elected as Non-Constituency Members of Parliament (NCMP), the Elections Department (ELD) announced on Wednesday (Sep 16). (CNA).

We know Ms Lee will not take her seat. She has said that she won’t because she as an incumbent was rejected by the voters. (Btw,makes Lina Chiam look opportunistic, in accepting the post after GE 2011, given that her husband, the MP before the election, wanted her as his successor?)

The WP said that should Parliament resolve to fill the vacated NCMP seat left by Ms Lee’s decision not to accept the NMP Post, that Associate Professor Daniel Goh would fill that seat.

The ELD  said: “The Attorney General is of the view that if any NCMP declared to be elected under Section 52 of the Parliamentary Elections Act fails to take and subscribe before Parliament the Oath of Allegiance under Article 61 of the Constitution at the first or second sitting of Parliament during its first session after the General Election, then Parliament may at its discretion declare that seat vacant. Parliament is not thereafter obliged to declare that seat be filled by the next succeeding candidate.”

The AG’s view is supported by Dr. Jack Lee who argues that if an opposition candidate declines to take up an NCMP seat, the parly may not be obliged to offer that seat to the next eligible opposition candidate.

This has thrown up a very interesting debate as to the legal obligations of Parliament to fill the NCMP seats. Besides Dr Jack Lee, Professor Thio Li-ann has also been reported as taking the position that there is no legal obligation on Parliament to offer the seat to the next eligible candidate. In contrast, Professor Kevin Tan argues that article 39 of the Constitution, read with section 52 of the Parliamentary Elections Act obliges Parliament to offer the seat. He is quoted as saying that “The seat cannot be left vacant. A combined reading of both provisions makes it clear that Parliament must have nine members who do not form the government.”

http://singaporepubliclaw.com/2015/09/16/must-an-ncmp-seat-be-filled/

If parly refuses to fill the seat, surely the Wayang Party should ask the court to decide if the AG’s interpretation of the law is the correct one. True the WP left it to  a part-time cleaner to ask the court to decide on whether the PM had the unfettered discretion in calling a by-election when it (the WP) would have been the beneficiary of such an action (Think Yaw’s vacating his MP’s post). M Ravi the lawyer who argued that the PM didn’t have unfettered discretion, said that the WP’s MP lawyers were “cow dung” for not supporting him.

Maybe that was WP Low practising non-action? https://atans1.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/low-shows-the-usefulness-of-non-action/

But since then, the WP has been going to court to row with the government on the need to get a licence from NEA to hold a trade fair, and with the MDA on whether an independent accountant should be appointed to supervise the disbursement of monies to the AHPETC.

And should the WP go to court, it has a good lawyer. Peter Low, WP’s go-to lawyer, is a highly respected lawyer in legal circles (unlike M Ravi: Ravi’s understanding of the law is problematic to many lawters, though not his bravery). Peter Low like Ravi works almost for free.

Perils of only reading TOC/ Will Ravi change mind again?

In Humour on 01/09/2015 at 4:45 am

A little light entertainment with a nasty dig at the NSP and its president.

Must skim MSM, cannot rely on New Media

Reading only TOC and other anti-PAP new media outlets can make an otherwise intelligent person look silly.

Mrs Chong-Aruldoss (I know her) representing the Chiams’ Party (Yip it’s her blood, and that of P Ravi,that the Chiams are feasting on to keep alive) questioned why the findings of the AGO’s annual audit on public agencies were “met with muted responses” from the Government.

Huh? The constructive, nation-building media* were full of reports. And from personal experience, I know, govt bodies work themselves into a frenzy whenever the AGO criticises them, unlike the WP who are as yaya papayas as Amos Yee, when the AGO ticks it off; saying  it accepts that the AGO is professional and independent. but then gives it the finger by ignoring it. In govt departments and agencies, not being mentioned by the AGO is an impt KPI for senior officers.

Ms Sim from the PAP rightly pointed out that the agencies’ reactions have been swift after the report was released. They have owned up to lapses and cases of non-compliance, and have taken action to rectify the lapses. All the monies were accounted for and no public funds were lost. 

(CNA)

*Here’s a story about that parachutist extraordinaire (Three GEs, three GRCS, three different parties): A few yrs ago he criticised the mainstream media for biased news reporting of a non-political story. I emailed him, saying that actually the ST carried a very fair report, it was MediaCorp that didn’t. He emailed back saying he only read the free stuff. And blogged on that basis.

I lost all respect for his views after that.

Will M Ravi change mind again?

Later today, we’ll know if he will really be standing in GE 2015.

When I read that M Ravi was in the RP’s line-up for AMK, I couldn’t help but think that he joined the wrong party. Given the flip flops (think the decision to stand in Fortress Kate Spade and the strange issue of rowing over a permit  http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/03/nsps-back-track-on-presidential-appeal-in-need-of-reason/) of the No Subtance Party, he’d be really suitable to be a candidate for the National Stupid Party whose president claims that it was the fault of his lawyer and banker that he once a upon pleaded guilty to charges of corruption.

However as a young man with no legal experience, I took the professional advice of both my lawyer and bankers, who explained that as this was a technical breach of the law, it was far simpler to plead guilty, pay the fine and move on with life.

I remember clearly the urge to stand up and clear my name in court, as the charges not only frightened me but also went against every grain of what I stood and stand for morally. However, I deferred to the advice of my legal and financial advisors. In hindsight, I wish I had not done so.

Sorry for the digression. Back to M Ravi. Earlier on 12 August M Ravi had said he wasn’t standing as a RP candidate in AMK*.

And earlier this year, Ravi announced that he planned to stand in AMK, fielding a team of independents including New Citizen Han Hui Hui.

He then said he had allocated $1m to fund the campaign, will this money be available for RP’s fight in AMK?

In February this year M Ravi, publicly said ” he has set aside $1 million, saved over the years, for his campaign” – See more at:http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/opposition-veteran-lawyer-take-polls-position#sthash.ox58eIpv.dpuf. He planned to take on the PM in AMK GRC in the next GE, if the s/o JBJ’s party didn’t contest AMK.

Let’s put this $1m fighting fund into perspective:

— The 170 candidates who took part in the General Election 2011 spent some $5.5 million on the polls: so Ravi is planning to spend 18% of that amount in just one GRC;

— PM’s AMK team team spent $340,905 in that yr (second highest*), so Ravi is planning to spend 3 times more than PM’s team (he has to be careful not to run run foul of the $4.00 per voter that any party is allowed to spend); and

–. surely his relatives will vote for him? “He said he picked the six-MP constituency because 25 per cent of its residents are his relatives, saying he has Chinese and Indian roots. The GRC had about 179,000 voters in the last polls. – See more at:http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/opposition-veteran-lawyer-take-polls-position#sthash.ox58eIpv.dpuf  It seems Ravi has a low opinion of his many AMK relatives seeing that he plans to spend so much money. Surely, they’ll vote for “kaki lang”, “countryman” for free?

https://atans1.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/analysing-ravis-1m-amk-election-fund/

*Statement on Candidacy

Following my presence in a recent walkabout in AMK GRC with the Reform Party (RP) and a short interview I gave, speculation has been rife that I will run as a candidate for the RP.

I knew Mr J B Jeyaretnam, the founder of the RP, both as a friend and a colleague at the Bar. He was a man who always fought for the common man and dedicated a life of service to his fellow man. I am indeed honoured to have worked with him. He set up the Reform Party before his passing and it’s indeed wonderful to see his work and vision carried on by Kenneth in trying circumstances.

I am grateful that Kenneth allowed me to volunteer my services in some small way. I have seen his dedication and commitment to the people of AMK GRC. I see the same spirit in Roy Ngerng in wanting to serve the people and being the voice for the under-privileged in society.

I have been a lawyer for 18 years and I have always tried to serve my clients to the best of my ability. It’s a calling I take very seriously.

These few days, I have given considerable thought as to what my role and service to society must be. It is to the calling of service to the legal and judicial system but most of all a calling of service to my clients who depend on me to fight for them.

It is therefore prudent and crucial that I continue to maintain my focus on this and serve my clients diligently when I resume my legal practice shortly.  It is here that my focus and service must lie.

Accordingly I have decided that my service now is best rendered in this role.

I thank the Reform Party for allowing me to witness its work and outreach up close.

I wish them, and Roy Ngerng, well in their service to the public.

Thank You,

 

 

 

 

 

AMK: RP’s dream team?

In Uncategorized on 12/08/2015 at 4:30 am
 Updated on 13 August at 6.00pm: On 12 August Ravi issued a statement that said he wasn’t standing
Nathan:

@ Webex, my dream GRC team for Reform Party contesting in AMK GRC.

1 Gen-Sec Kenneth Jeyaretnam
2 M.Ravi*
3 Roy Ngerng
4 Leong Sze Hian
5 Han Hui Hui**
6 Gilbert Goh

This is just a makeshift RP GRC team subject to last minute changes by the Reform Party. Their primary objective is to provide choices for the residents of AMK in the upcoming GE. In this all round team, you have An economists and financial business management professional, a lawyer, a statistician and social activists all with proven track records. It’s for the AMK’s residents to decide whether it’s going to be the RP or PAP in a month or two from now.

Footnote: the issue of losing election deposits can happen to PAP candidates, just as well as the opposition. Don’t forget this.

Rating: +18 (from 18 votes)
The above appeared on TRE.
Watch and wait. With Roy, Ravi, Hui Hui and Ravi’s $1m AMK election fund (see below), Kervyn Lim will have to try harder. Game on.
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My notes:
*M Ravi has been seen in the area with Roy and s/o JBJ. Looks like he and Roy have kissed and made up. If he stands TeamRP will have access to his $1m AMK fund. m-ravi-reform-party
In February this year M Ravi, publicly said ” he has set aside $1 million, saved over the years, for his campaign” – See more at:http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/opposition-veteran-lawyer-take-polls-position#sthash.ox58eIpv.dpuf. He planned to take on the PM in AMK GRC in the next GE, if the s/o JBJ’s party didn’t contest AMK.

Let’s put this $1m fighting fund into perspective:

— The 170 candidates who took part in the General Election 2011 spent some $5.5 million on the polls: so Ravi is planning to spend 18% of that amount in just one GRC;

— PM’s AMK team team spent $340,905 in that yr (second highest*), so Ravi is planning to spend 3 times more than PM’s team; and

–. surely his relatives will vote for him? “He said he picked the six-MP constituency because 25 per cent of its residents are his relatives, saying he has Chinese and Indian roots. The GRC had about 179,000 voters in the last polls. – See more at:http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/opposition-veteran-lawyer-take-polls-position#sthash.ox58eIpv.dpuf  It seems Ravi has a low opinion of his many AMK relatives seeing that he plans to spend so much money. Surely, they’ll vote for “kaki lang”, “countryman” for free?

**This is what TOC reported about New Citizen Hui Hui.#ReturnOurCPF protester Han Hui Hui turned up a little later in the evening. Although not a member of RP or a resident of Ang Mo Kio GRC, Han said that she had been volunteering with various opposition parties since 2011, and since October last year had specifically focused her energies on Ang Mo Kio as a constituency anchored by the prime minister.When asked if she would be joining Ngerng’s campaign team should he be fielded as a candidate, Han remained vague, saying, “At the end of the day I just want to help Singaporeans.”

Where Roy will stand/ No more $1m fight PAP fund

In Uncategorized on 06/08/2015 at 5:03 am

I was planning to post that Roy was going to join RP. But ST pipped me to it.

It’s no big surprise as s/o JBJ has been courting Roy for some time. They met in London (where s/o JBJ has a house) earlier this year.

But I can report that he’ll be leading a team in AMK GRC. He’ll take on PM and his campaign theme will be “Return our CPF”. Taz Roy the cybernuts’ hero.

Ah well, the $1m fighting fund of M Ravi will not materialise.

In February this year M Ravi, publicly said ” he has set aside $1 million, saved over the years, for his campaign” – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/opposition-veteran-lawyer-take-polls-position#sthash.ox58eIpv.dpuf. He planned to take on the PM in AMK GRC in the next GE, if the s/o JBJ’s party didn’t contest AMK.

Let’s put this $1m fighting fund into perspective:

— The 170 candidates who took part in the General Election 2011 spent some $5.5 million on the polls: so Ravi is planning to spend 18% of that amount in just one GRC;

— PM’s AMK team team spent $340,905 in that yr (second highest*), so Ravi is planning to spend 3 times more than PM’s team; and

–. surely his relatives will vote for him? “He said he picked the six-MP constituency because 25 per cent of its residents are his relatives, saying he has Chinese and Indian roots. The GRC had about 179,000 voters in the last polls. – See more at:http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/opposition-veteran-lawyer-take-polls-position#sthash.ox58eIpv.dpuf  It seems Ravi has a low opinion of his many AMK relatives seeing that he plans to spend so much money. Surely, they’ll vote for “kaki lang”, “countryman” for free?

Anyway given that s/o JBJ  wants to contest AMK, it’s understandable that M Ravi is stepping back. Pity about the money though. No point asking M Ravi to fund Roy given that he has problems with Roy which he voiced in a video earlier this year (Do google, pls). They also rowed publicly

Ngerng said he had given Mr Ravi the S$29,000 on Jan 22 and had received a receipt for it. But Mr Ravi had not processed the payment to Drew and Napier by Feb 2, and Ngerng said he was handed back the money to pay Mr Lee’s lawyers directly. He said he was unaware of the letters sent by Drew and Napier to Mr Ravi on Jan 30 and Feb 3. 

But in an email to the media today, Mr Ravi claimed that the blogger had “not been at all timely” in paying Drew and Napier even after the S$29,000 had been refunded to him. Mr Ravi claimed the money was refunded to Ngerng at the latter’s request, “in the presence of many other persons”. (CNA 6th February)

Interestingly, M Ravi dismissed Roy as being too impetuous for his AMK slate.

Related post:

https://atans1.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/analysing-ravis-1m-amk-election-fund/

NSP has Kervyn Lim to attract attention, now RP has Roy. But you won’t hear the cybernuts sliming RP or Roy. They have been in full cry against NSP and Kervyn. Double standards again.

Too bad for s/o JBJ that Roy and Amos yee have fallen out. Imagine a Amos Yee video in support of Roy and s/o JBJ. But I’m sure New Citizen Han Hui Hui will be voicing her support for Roy and s/o JBJ. Remember she danced on the graves of dead children: http://anyhowhantam.blogspot.sg/2015/06/the-looney-fringe-han-hui-hui-mocks-mt.html.

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*Highest was in Sembawang, Yishun. Looks like the PAP was concerned about Northern bit of S’pore in 2011, throwing money there. The funny thing is that in both GRCs, the PAP faced really weak opponents. Shouldn’t the money be better deployed in Aljunied? Oh I forgot, the PAP wanted to fix BG Yeo, while helping PAP Lite.

Amos: A changed boy/ Why M Ravi went “bananas”/ Misreped again and again

In Uncategorized on 30/04/2015 at 5:24 am

Update at 5.30 am 1 May: Not bailed: in remand until Monday https://atans1.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/amos-in-remand-again/

(Update at 2.40pm: What can I say? I forgot to check his Facebook page, website before I posted LOL this morning. Let’s hope he doesn’t go to court earting a banana. I’d be a right Charlie ((((((.)

(Update at 4.55pm: Phew he wasn’t eating a banana and was dressed in smart casual. 

And no, I’m not the guy in red who slapped him. Bet you the ang moh tua kees and their cybernut allies will be screaming that he should have had police protection. And that it was all a plot to intimidate him.)

(Update at 5.20pm: Yup, political figures are suggesting that it’s a disgrace it happened outside court. Thinking about it, maybe he needs to be in remand until his trial because his life is in danger?)

Amos Yee will appear in court today for a pre-trial conference.

I’ve been told, he’ll no longer be a ya ya papaya eating a banana to show that he doesn’t give a hoot about the law. And no, my source is not my Morocco Mole who once told me that WP would support the PAP’s immigration white paper. https://atans1.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/wp-will-vote-for-the-white-paper-moley/ 

Seems his parents gamble in refusing to bail him paid-off. His spell in remand has sobered him up considerably.

I also understand that his lawyers will be asking for a postponement of the trial because they want to make representations to the AGC along the lines that he has repented (an apology is being drafted) and that the time spent in remand (four nights and three days) is more than sufficient punishment as a consequence.

Hopefully a fair and reasonable deal can be struck so that the only fruscos will be those ang moh tua kees and their anti-PAP cybernut allies who want him to be martyred for the anti-PAP cause; and those who want him hanged or caned for insulting Harry. All three groups are equally deserving of the scorn of reasonable people.

Though given his past behaviour (before remand to be fair), he could prove today that I’m talking cock about a changed boy. He may decide to revert to a ya ya papaya to secure the approval of the mob, and stick a finger into his parents’, bailor’s and lawyers’ eyes.

But if he remains quai chye, those who saw him as a human rights poster boy because he insulted the memory of one Harry Lee will spin a different tale.

Humans right activist, ISD detainee and 2011 SDP MP candidate wrote on her FB on 23 April : And at the pre trial conference last Friday, he was also handcuffed and led out of Court No. 17 into the holding area for alleged adult offenders. I am told he looked terrified.

So poor Amos spent several days among alleged adult offenders. I am told he is banging the wall and going crazy. He is apparently autistic.

Well going by the way he behaved when he was finally bailed last Tueday, by a Christian, not by a human rights wimp activist or an anti-PAP activist, it doesn’t look as though he was “nuts”or terrified. Here’s him waving.Image result for amos yee + pre-trial conference

Btw, it seems one Ng Kok Lim cannot help but misrepresent me. In his second latest BS* on TRE he claimed I sympathised with Amos Yee, quoting me out of context, and saying I too didn’t help Amos. He conveniently left out the link I put in the article he selective choses quotes from: that he should be caned. Err that sympathy? But then that point disturbs the narrative of the misrepresentation,

*In his latest piece, he shows that he read a lot of my pieces, yet quotes and misrepresents me, Chin Peng and the Plen extensively. (He makes Roy look like a paragon of truth on CPF when it’s a fact that Roy admitted that he lied about PM stealing our CPF**. M Ravi had a problem explaining to the court hearing the case why this admission shouldn’t be taken into account by the judge.)

Yet Ng cannot point to anything I wrote  over the years that called certain leftists “communists” as he alleged when he screamed: CI is making the same unqualified smearing of the Lefitsts by the PAP by labeling them as communists like those in Cuba and so on. Where is CI’s proof that the leftists were actually communists? https://atans1.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/seek-truth-from-facts-tre-commentators-dont-misrepresent-me/

I ask him again: Where did I ever call the Coldstore detainees “communists”?

Ng may have wished I called some leftists “communists”, but where’s the proof?

**https://atans1.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/roys-defence-has-me-confused/ Since then I’ve been told that one of the reasons why M Ravi went “bananas” and had to stop practising law, was Roy’s refusal to listen to his advice.

Double confirm, Ravi is as sick as a parrot

In Uncategorized on 13/02/2015 at 4:46 am

And he provides the evidence: his doctor’s letter.

Those who have watched this film* (starring, produced and directed by M Ravi) will see him kicking up a fuss as he hands over his letter to the Law Soc disputing its banning him from practice until his doctor certifies he is fit to practice. He says his doctor has certified his fitness. .

Sadly (unless the ST is lying, which I doubt very much), the text of the letter indicates that the doctor is concerned about his mental state.. That he uses said letter to “prove” that he is well, shows how mentally unstable he is: he cannot understand its contents.

A medical report which he attached showed that he was reviewed by senior consultant psychiatrist M. Winslow on Feb 2 – the day he held a press conference to announce he would challenge PM Lee in Ang Mo Kio GRC in the next election.

Dr Winslow’s review showed he was in a “hypomanic” phase of his bipolar disorder. During this phase, the sufferer is understood to feel or act abnormally happy, energetic or irritable.

In his medical report, Dr Winslow said: “I would like to have had him in hospital under observation, however he is not agreeable at this time and has promised to take adequate rest and follow up with all medications.”

Dr Winslow gave him medical leave until Feb 6, when he appeared in the High Court to represent a client in an appeal. In the case, Mr Ravi alleged that the judge had breached his duty and he would refer the matter to the Chief Justice.

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/lawyer-m-ravi-makes-scene-law-society-office-20150211#sthash.yRtozG7t.dpuf

The anti-PAP cyberbuts cheering him on should be asking how did ST come by the letter? If it came from any other source than m Ravi, then they are justified in carrying on raging and flaming.

If it came via him, it double confims his mental state. My sources say he handed a copy of the letter to a ST reporter. Now if he were “fit to practice law” as he claims to be, why would he give ST the “smoking gun” proving he is mentally sick?  It’s because he is ill that’s why.

Related post: https://atans1.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/analysing-ravis-1m-amk-election-fund/

*Btw, Do watch the film. It’s beyond parody. The gal is so spastic: she tries to open a door but ends up switching off the lights etc. With a groupie like this, M Ravi doesn’t need enemies.

There are two more videos on Youtube: One where he says when he becomes PM everything will be free (OK I  exaggerate: at least healthcare) and we all have to learn Tamil

The other is a rant about Roy, TOC and TRS.