Death Threats against Singaporeans Embolden

One Month after Edz Ello, Death Threats against PM Lee

The curtain of silence over the earlier death threats against Singapore and Singaporeans appears to have emboldened others to do the same. This time, death threats are directed at Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.  It was reported that the Singapore Police have started investigating after Facebook posts showing photographs of bullets were addressed to PM Lee.  No further details were provided by the Police.

It has been just over 1 month after a Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) nurse posted inflammatory threats to “kick out Singaporeans” and “prayed for Singaporean deaths” on his Facebook on 3 Jan 2015. Also discovered was the pattern of derogatory anti-Singapore and anti-Singaporean remarks on the TTSH nurse’s Facebook [ID: Edz Ello] after the expose of his inflammatory death threats against Singaporeans.

After the hospital had wrongly placed the nurse on administrative duties, pending purported police investigations of the death threats instead of the standard HRM practice of suspending the Staff during the police investigations as well as an Internal Inquiry, TTSH changed its mind and decided to dismiss the nurse on 9 Jan 2015. 

The current status of the nurse, who is a foreigner, whether he is remanded in Police custody for his own safety (and Singaporeans’), or still at large in Singapore, is unknown. The Singapore Police has not reported the outcome of its purported investigations into Edz Ello’s death threats against Singaporeans.  

No information is available at this point as to whether the latest death threats against PM Lee are related or associated directly or indirectly with the earlier ones on Singaporeans by Edz Ello, and whether his friends or accomplices or co-conspirators are involved.

No death threats should be trivialized or given cursory dismissal.  Neither should they be “laugh away” as a Singapore politician had suggested. The politician scolded the more than 2,000 Singaporeans who reacted angrily to Edz Ello’s post and chided them as “petty”, “insecure”, “thin-skin”, too sensitive and “easily offended”.   

Would Mr Calvin Cheng, who was a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) from 2009-2011, now also accuse PM Lee of being “petty”, “insecure”, “thin-skin”, too sensitive and “easily offended” and advise PM Lee to “just laugh it off” the latest death threats instead of wasting Police resources to investigate them?

A month ago, a bartender was indicted on a charge of threatening to kill United States House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink.  The bartender formerly worked in the same country club as the Speaker.

Investigations into the 2 Tsarneav brothers who set off two bombs that killed 3 and injured 260 more people at the Boston Marathon on 15 April 2013 found notes threatening the deaths of Americans.

Our collective national response to any national death threats to our leaders or any Singaporeans must be resolute, unambiguous, decisive and categorical.  In these times of social media, it may seem stupid that our “enemies” would want to announce its threats so openly and ubiquitously; but it takes a clever and extremely intelligent adversary to proclaim its intention loudly in the hope that we would not take him (them) seriously, especially on a social media as petty and inessential as Facebook.  

Choose wisely, people.  Our earlier silent and dismissive response to Edz Ello may have sent the wrong message of weakness, indifference and indolence.  Our new message in response to fresh death threats against PM Lee must not make the same mistakes. 

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Anonymous said...

Actually hor, I also think should laugh it off lah, although I don't like former NMP Calvin.

Because the internet, being what it is, covering the whole wide, world, the threat might not even be made by a Sinkie!

And how can you go after the whole, wide, world, u tell me lah? It's not like a little red dot of 700 sq km but with almost 100 MPs taking care, u know.

Virgo49 said...

Why the craven (cave in) did not ask LhL just laugh in off???

See what he gets. Dare or not??

Taste of own medicine

Anonymous said...

It started with the IB thinking that they can threaten anyone and be above the law, untouchable. Now others also can play the same game. You threaten people, people threaten you. You laugh away or not laugh away, people will also follow you. You leader mah.

Follow the leader.

Anonymous said...

" Are Singaporeans so easily offended? Please. Have more of a backbone and thick-skin. Have more confidence in ourselves.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital has said that the account of its Filipino staff was hacked but even if it wasn't so what? Are you going to go on a frenzied witch -hunt just because some foreigner called you a loser on the Internet ?

I am not going to mince my words: only losers get offended when people call them losers.

I am getting sick and tired of people getting into a frenzy every time a foreigner mouths off something offensive on the Internet.

Are we such a petty, insecure people that we have to demand blood whenever someone decides to insult us on the internet?!!

Singapore is a great place and Singaporeans are a great people. No Facebook or Twitter insult will change that. Believe in that and these perceived insults will be like water off a duck's back.

Laugh if it off. A great nation would. "

Calvin Cheng.
( Is he a card carrying PAPig? )
4 Jan facebook post.

Anonymous said...

Per Calvin Cheng's advice.
I wonder if PM Lee is laughing yet?

Anonymous said...

"laugh it off. A great nation would."
Calvin Cheng

PM Lee laughing:


Lee Kuan Yew laughing:


Roy Ngerng laughing:


Singaporeans laughing:


patriot said...

Imagine You are a Ruler or a Leader and You incur so much wrath from others. Fuck, even if You are paid billion dollars, what's the Point?

Here in Sin, Rulers and their Families got and get swear, curse at and threaten.
Ex-Minister Yeo Ning Hongs' Mother got blamed for having him as her Son and he himself got threatened. Maybe that why he left politic.

The Founding Father Of Sin and his Family are being wished to die by assassinations. Now his Son, the Current Ptime Minister is being consider a monster that has to be or ought to face the Bullet.
Looking at History, few rulers were hated so much that attempts were made to kill them. Most corrupted rulers were dealt with by Law. Marcos, Suharto, Estrada, Zou Young Khang, Chen Sui Bian etc were legally punished. None died at the hand of assassin.

Singaporeans should and must jave the SAME FAITH IN OUR LAW. That is, if anyone is guilty of any crime, the Law shall be used to deal with the Offenders. Although political assassination happened from time to time, it is not something to wish for.

Politicians have to be benign, preferably benevolent and not be hated. To be hated to the EXTENT THAT DEATH IS WISHED UPON THEM IS REGRETABLE TO SAY THE LEAST.
Whilst they are in power, they are quite safe with the Protection of the State Machinery, what if they are no more in office and professional and hire killers are plentiful from other countries?
Worry about safety for oneself and family members will haunt 24/7. How to live and end in peace?


Anonymous said...

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Anonymous said...

Former NMP Calvin Cheng laughing:


Anonymous said...

Everybody is laughing.
So why is the police wasting taxpayers money with an investigation??

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Karmic forces are working overtime lately. Everything that got threw out came flying into the window again.

Virgo 49 said...

That's why Patriot, why have so much monies when three generations of your family are been cursed???

Same goes for those who cheat or con others. Beware of retributions.

Oh it would not happen to me for i am already saved by believing in HIM.