A time for forgiveness, a time to let go

The politics of Thailand centres around one man, a man god, the Thai King. He is not involved in politics but he is politics. Thaksin Shinawatra was one of his politics. The former Prime Minister, a people’s Prime Minister, has been criminalised and forced to exile from Thailand. Many politicians that were not in the right side, including Yingluck pending prosecution, were also charged and found guilty of whatever crimes the court could prosecute them.

The Thai people have thus been divided, and there were even talks of a breakaway Thai Republic from the power centre in Bangkok. This was found to be just wishful thinking. A better and less dramatic development would be to hope for a King’s amnesty to pardon all the political ‘criminals’. This has not happened and not much time is left for the King to have a change of heart and to leave a legacy of a divided Thailand that could precipitate in a final break up of the country when the King is passé.

In the last few days of the King’s reign and time, many Thais are hoping for a national healing, a time to forgive and to start a new chapter of national reconciliation. Would the King’s last act be an act of generosity and magnanimity for the good of Thailand? Or would he leave behind a Thailand in a state of tension and leading to a rejuggling of power and control, or worst, in his absence? The King is still able to make his last wish come true for the good or bad of Thailand.

Singapore may not exactly be in the same dilemma but shares a lot of similarities. Behind the façade of law and order and stability, many unseen forces are at work and waiting to happen. When there is still time left, would it be good that some kind of amnesty equivalent or mercy be shown to the fallen and the exiled that happened to be on the wrong side of the political divide?

Amazing Grace is a very power song to heal the wounds and cleanse the souls. An act of Amazing Grace can remove a big boulder on the hill top that was placed there strategically, and waiting to be rolled down the slope to flatten whatever on its path of fury and vengeance. There is an urgent need for healing, to bury the hatchet, to shake hands and let the past fade into history with minimal acrimony.

There is never a good time, never too late, to bring home our Singaporeans overseas who still believe and call this island home. Any time is a good time to bury the hatchet, bury the hate and bitterness of past rivalry. These are the things that one should not keep in the heart forever or to bring along to paradise.  Better to settle the debt in this world and go with a clean conscience, they say RIP, or it would be paid by the next generation. The sons and daughters of Singapore have a right to return to home. This honour and graciousness would be extended to them sooner or later. And many would like to take credit to bring joy to the hearts of Singaporeans, to see our long lost sons and daughter coming home, to be one of us again.

Goddess of Mercy too would put on a smile should there be an amnesty for all Singaporeans wanting to come home. Lay down the butcher’s knife, look back, the shore is beckoning. 

The time is now and here. 

Kopi Level - Yellow


Anonymous said...

"A time for forgiveness, a time to let go"

Return our CPF money (hostages) back to its rightful owners.
Without any strings attached like Minimum Sum.
Then we start to talk forgiveness and letting go.

You are negotiating with 'Retired' SAF Generals and Admirals.
They already said they want to fight us in every corner.
You talk forgiveness now before the General Elections.
They laugh at you and spit you in the face.

Anonymous said...

Another PAP MP blames Singaporeans for rat infestation:
"PAP MP Lim Biow Chuan has insisted that the rat problem at Bukit Batok is caused by residents leaving too much food for the stray dogs in the area and he said that the best solution is still for people to stop leaving food around."


Before this.
When Bishan MRT trains were vandalized in the last incident.
SMRT says it was an inside job.
Is this blaming Singaporeans again or not?
Did they retract and make an apology to Singaporeans after the two German kids were caught?


agongkia said...

Time to forgive Sinkies so call chia leow bees.
Time to forget Sinkies so call their money.
Cheongkong all the you know what money by raising the minimum sum and start with a new year of totally free medical , hospitalisation and healthcare for all Sinkies:-)

Raymond said...

Yea, and be careful who you vote for lest it be time for repentance. :)

Anonymous said...

Mr Chua
Does your amnesty and forgiveness extend to 2 legged white cockroaches?

Anonymous said...

How to forgive someone who has posted an open invitation to meet anyone opposing in him at a cul de sac, where he has a hachet and knuckle duster ready. Shouldn't he repent and apologise first?

Anonymous said...

latest Update:
he will meet you at the cul-de-sac with a walking stick and a male nurse. ambulance in the vicinity on standby.

Anonymous said...

Any minute now uncle Die_lah_Singapore who is full of himself - like a public toilet when the auto-flush failed - will be dumping his load.
You can hide behind all these gifs but you're still a stinker.

Anonymous said...

Singapore may not exactly be in the same dilemma but shares a lot of similarities.


Is the Sinkie opposition even ready to be govt? So where got similar?

And which country in the world does the opposition declare that they are not ready to be govt, u tell me lah?

Anonymous said...

It is shamefully uniquely Sinkie that the Sinkie opposition is not ready to be govt.

Hence daft, money no enough Sinkies deserved to be screwed hard, left, right and centre by the money loving PAP.

Anonymous said...

PAP MP and CASE President Lim Biow Chuan weighs in on the Jover Chew-type scams in Sim Lim Square:

"Everyone has to take some responsibility - make sure you do your due diligence and shop around. If something is too good to be true, it might be."

I think it's also very good advice when it comes to which political party we should vote for.

Anonymous said...

I remember in the news some time ago that LKY and GCT already forgave Aung Juan Soon Chee by allowing him to pay only $30K damages, and not hundreds of thousands as earlier awarded by the court.

So Soon Chee was discharged from bankruptcy and can contest the coming GE. Hope he can win a seat, so poor thing. Aung San Suu Kyi already won in Mynanmar.

Anonymous said...

"We turned Singapore from a fishing village into a 1st world country in 50 years" ??

"With opportunities for our youth and retirement assurance for our seniors, Singapore will be the best place in the world to live, work and play." PM Lee


Is this too good to be true?
Should we follow PAP MP and CASE President Lim Biow Chuan's advice?

Anonymous said...

PAP MP and CASE President Lim Biow Chuan weighs in on the Jover Chew-type scams in Sim Lim Square:

"Everyone has to take some responsibility - make sure you do your due diligence and shop around. If something is too good to be true, it might be."

Anonymous said...

I think Teochew Ah Hia, as leader of the strongest opposition party, is also too good to be true for PAP.

Hope Ah Hia party won't spring a surprise or even shock on PAP by contesting 100% seats on nomination day.

Anonymous said...

Britain Posts 41 million wills, including Princess Diana.
This is real transparency in a real first world country.


Anonymous said...

Is the Sinkie opposition even ready to be govt?

Not a ghost chance if it's not led by a Hakka. Only Hakka are great bullshitters who can con all Hokkien or Teochew bumpkins.

In Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, the majority of ethnic Chinese are from Minnan (Hokkien) and Teochew group but none of them produced any great leader. Instead it's Hakka like Lim Teng Hui, Chen Shui-Bian and Ma in Taiwan, Thaksin and Apishit in Thailand and not forgetting the Hakka Lee family that continue to rule over all these Hokkien and Teochew bumpkins.

A Malaysian with relatives in Sinkapo.

Anonymous said...

The Middle eastern Jews are also brilliant and talented. They ruled by the guns.

Anonymous said...

@ December 28, 2014 1:43 pm
If LKY becomes a British citizen, does this mean his will will become public knowledge?

Matilah_Singapura said...

@ quote via 1244:

>>"Everyone has to take some responsibility - make sure you do your due diligence and shop around. If something is too good to be true, it might"

Matilah's interpretation:

"You cannot cheat an HONEST man"

Anonymous said...

Asshole, millions of honest men have already been cheated. What the fuck are you talking about?

patriot said...

Rumour has it that Francis Seow had passed on and that his Family has the Wish to have his body beoufhr home.

Is this Article writtened with the Above mentioned Rumour as the Purpose?

Anyway, no despot will allow any unrepented dissident around. Redbean's suggestion or plea wil not work.
If they can, they would want those that oppose them vehemently exile and remove.


patriot said...

who knows if Redbean could be invited to 'lim kopi' one day despite the Fact that he is not even an active member of any political party. And there are many others like Redbean and active at Hong Lim Park getting similar invitations.

Some Fb Members have been wondering aloud about the Absences of Leong Sze Hian, Han Hui Hui and Roy Ngerng.


Anonymous said...

Patriot, is this a warning to RB?

patriot said...

Dear Anon 8:59 am.

Me am ib no position to warn Redbean, however, having seen what happened to vociferous dissidents, Singaporeans WILL NOT BE SURPRISED to see DISSIDENTS GETTING TREATED TO 'LIM KOPI' AND EVEN OFFERED FREE LODGING, FOOD AND MEDICARE. SOME EVEN GOT BANKRUPTED.

I am just relating what most Singaporeans know. It is no great revelation. It can happen to anyone that is seen as a threat to the Regime. It is not uniquely Sin, they happened in most nations.


Matilah_Singapura said...

@ rb:

>> A time for forgiveness, a time to let go

No way lah, you're wishful thinking again. OK, I'll give you props for "good intentions" and at least you are capable of displaying some "basic humanity" -- but I don't know if it is fake or you're actually sincere. That one: up to you lah.

Lee Kuan Yew bury the hatchet? Please lah. He'll swing that hatchet and bury you lah...that's his nature---like it, accept it or fuck-off to some other universe.

Lee Kuan Yew is a man of his word lah: If you oppose him politically, he will not accept anything less than completely obliterating you--total destruction from which you cannot recover and thus no longer pose a "threat" to him politically.

There is no way in hell Francis Seow is coming back into Singapore--dead, or alive. If he comes in alive, he'll be arrested and carted off to jail, and they'll throw the fucking book at him in court.

Anonymous said...

Yew are right. Lee Kuan Yew will live forever and guard this place forever.

Matilah_Singapura said...

@ don't be a silly ass 116:

Please lah, keep it in the realm of reality.

In this case LKY doesn't have to "live forever", nor will he.

All he has to do is live longer than Francis Seow ;-)

Who will die first? Call up your bookie lah and bet -- put money where mouth is lah.


b said...

King or not, so long as they are humans, all made mistakessssss. All should forgive and let go and be happy. Unfortunately, most kings and lords suffer from gods complex and think that they are gods or demigods and that only folks made mistakes not them.