Singapore’s Human Right And Left.

In Singapore, whenever people talk about Human Rights nowadays, it is almost certainly going to drag in the SDP (Singapore Democratic Party) folks. Recently, we have another opposition wannabe involved with this thing called Human Rights, and who else would it be but our law hero Ti Lik.

It is rather interesting when Gleechoo suggested that maybe I should write something about it. Alright, no problem. Actually, Human Rights is a pretty deep subject unknown to the laymen, and those politician-wannabes; how not to be convoluted is just about the same as how to be convincing… Which is actually the essence of Human Rights.

Perhaps allow Professor Elfred to tell Singaporeans one story:

Long long ago, in a far far away land, two big big men met at a small small place… The one with the big big guns pointed to the man with the big big brain and loud loud he yelled, “This is a robbery, you may not say anything, but whatever you said will be taken like farting…”

The big brain did dump alot of reasons why he should not be robbed and so on and so forth, but the big gun took his stinking underwear nonetheless. Just before the big gun got to run away, a lady with big big boobs appeared and bounced the big gun back to the crime scene. The lady said she was the goddess sent to stop the crime. So the big brain was saved.

The above story is about Human Rights. Like it or not, it is.

If we go by dictionary, this crap called Human Rights is defined as the rights of individuals to liberty, justice, etc. If we go by political version, it is the Rights to which people are entitled by virtue of being Human; universal and fundamental Rights. If we go by MM Lee, it would have to be a very very long and probably really convoluted session with me; but we can sum this up in his roar of the 60s: Singaporean Singapore.

But we have to stick this in our minds because Mr Lee is aging, and… our discussion is based on when he is still around with us. Human Rights in Singapore is like the perception of the same old man by Dr Chee and by Sudjono Hoemardani, the latter found Mr Lee friendly, outspoken and kind. Dr Chee may be going to protest on this… Anyway, with this we go into Human Rights.

Human Rights is like United Nation, there is this by right and there is that by left. Of course, Professor Elfred will go into more practical aspects of this thing called Human Rights as well.

Human Rights By Right You Are Right.

(Hang on… Got a show, man. Politics is important… Yeah yeah, but the show is more important!!! Hahahahahaha…)



  1. gleechoo
    Posted April 12, 2008 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Hello there Professor Elfred!

    Sorry, this dumb-dumb still cannot fathom what human rights is…even with your little anecdote.

    What is ‘by virtue of being human’? Too abstract lah! What is human to one might mean something else to another! The older I am, I realise everything is relative…i.e. accord to day and age, space and place!

    Hey you need to educate dumb-dumbs like me. Cheerio.

  2. Posted April 13, 2008 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Human rights in Singapore is this, the richer you are the more ‘equal’ you are, isn’t it?

    You can say that the poor is left to their own peril, the rights to diminish as Human. Unless the govt is awake, who will bother about public’s rights?

    And don’t become lazy, you need to make some efforts to entertain your guests here. Have some respect for the visitors’ rights of being replied. *LOL*

  3. Daisy
    Posted April 19, 2008 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    Your show is going on forever!
    Nice blog you have here. But your update speed has to be ‘nicer’.

    You’d lose readers like this.

  4. Posted April 19, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Movies? I suppose they are those Chinese movies like Red Cliff and Three Kingdoms that recently have been coming out? Can’t believe that this year I have such an important year and yet all these interesting Chinese movies are released. What bad timing…

  5. Posted April 20, 2008 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    wad rights? singapore and human rights cannot go on the same page…hahahahaha…..maybe just maybe change is inevitable and much needed.

  6. coolguy
    Posted April 21, 2008 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    Alright! Here is my Rights– The rights to pee left and right, the rights to peep left and right, then I got a slap, because she said I am no human.

    If there is something that has to be changed, don’t ever change me.

    I am cool.

  7. Judy Lim Mei Qin
    Posted April 25, 2008 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Hello! I am thinking on this topic as well.
    I guess it concerns all Singaporeans.

  8. Posted December 4, 2008 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    Hi all!

    It’s an old issue that never gets out-dated precisely because most are selfish… even of those who championing such courses.


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