Chee’s closing submissions in the defamation trial

29May08

Transcript of Chee Soon Juan’s closing submissions in the assessment of damages for defamation of Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong, courtesy of yoursdp.org:

Unlike reputation, character cannot be bought: Chee’s closing submissions

Can [Lee Kuan Yew] not grasp the fact that no amount of wealth and power can hold back the silent voices forever? When he is no longer with us in this world, no amount of suppression can hold back the vehemence of his critics.

I hope he takes the little time that he has left to ponder what I have said and to turn from his ways. It is not too late.

Over the last couple of days in court I have observed, as have many here, how those around him treat him with such servitude that made my hair stand on end. For whatever reason, they go out of their way to show him their subservience.

They are doing him a disservice by not telling him that he needs to amend his ways if he so desires to uphold his integrity. Maybe he has chosen to surround himself with these yes-people. Either way Mr Lee is moving in life’s wrong direction.



One Response to “Chee’s closing submissions in the defamation trial”

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    Re: Chee’s closing submission

    “I hope he takes the little time that he has left to ponder what I have said and to turn from his ways. It is not too late.”

    Wow, what a way to win friends and influence people, especially in the Asian context.
    Both being asian, Chee obviously intended, and knew LKY side would understand, the not-too-subtle wish for LKY’s demise.

    Chee just keeps on digging…



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