Singapore: Falun Gong Practitioners Send Open Advice to Lee Kuan Yew
(Clearwisdom.net) Under invitation from Lee Kuan Yew, Chinese official Li Lanqing will go to Singapore to receive a honorary doctorate in literature from the National University of Singapore on July 6, 2006. Falun Gong practitioners sent an open advice to Lee Kuan Yew regarding his invitation and some recent incidents. Their letter is as follows:
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew,
According to a report titled "Li Lanqing Becomes First Chinese to Receive Honorary Doctorate in Literature from National University of Singapore" on May 3, Li was under your invitation.
It has been seven years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. Lawsuits have been filed around the world against the chief perpetrator Jiang Zemin and his followers for torture, crimes against humanity, genocide, libel and inciting hatred. Li Lanqing, as head of the CCP's Gestapo organization 610 Office, has been sued in the United States, France, Belgium, Taiwan, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Chile, Holland, Japan, Sweden and other countries. In addition, Li Lanqing, together with Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing, Bo Xilai and some other officials, are on the watch list of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). If anyone on the list attempts to enter Canada, a prompt investigation can take place.
Since July 20, 1999, the CCP has been utilizing all state apparatus, including radio, TV, newspapers, the public security system, the judiciary system, jails, police, the military, secret agents, the educational system, and diplomacy to engage in an unbridled persecution of Falun Gong. A self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square was staged to deceive people. Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have died from the persecution and countless practitioners have been forced to leave their homes to avoid further persecution.
In March, the media exposed the CCP's shocking crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Chinese forced labor camps and police hospitals, including armed police hospitals, collude with intermediary organ-selling agencies to commit collective crimes of live harvesting Falun Gong practitioners' livers, kidneys, corneas, hearts and other organs before the bodies were tossed into crematoriums. Many people know that live organ transplant has become a large lucrative business in China in recent years. However, they don't know living bodies of Falun Gong practitioners, who were illegally detained and ready to be killed, have become the basis of this business!
Such atrocities are still happening today. The role of the 610 Office is the equivalent of the Gestapo. It is not only a shame of National University of Singapore but also a shame of the Singapore people to award a murderer of Falun Gong practitioners with an honorary doctorate!
We have witnessed your role of assisting the CCP with the persecution of Falun Gong to please the evil regime in the past few years. You have expressed your standing at interviews and openly made distorting comments about Falun Gong. Slandering of Falun Gong in government-controlled media has deceived countless Singapore people. The two unjustifiable lawsuits against Falun Gong by the police in 2001 and 2004 have put the crime of assisting with persecution on the shoulders of many innocent policemen, prosecutors, judges, attorneys and government officials who hadn't learned the true story.
During the lawsuits against two Falun Gong practitioners in April 2004, Falun Gong practitioners spent five months patiently clarifying the truth to you and related departments and advised you not to make a great mistake. You ignored it. Falun Gong practitioners further clarified the truth through the courts. A simple case went through a tough trial of fifteen days. However, you regard Falun Gong practitioners' patience, kindness, compassion and tolerance as weakness. You acted arbitrarily and missed another chance to position yourself and Singapore well.
Without much evidence provided during trial, the Subordinate Courts ruled that all the defendants were guilty and fined them the maximum amount. Two practitioners were even sentenced to prison. The practitioners appealed to the Supreme Court, where your good friend and then chief justice Yong Pung How evaded important points in answering the defendants' lawyer's appeal and made a ruling based on politics.
During May of last year, Falun Gong practitioners gathered in front of embassies of Singapore across the world to support two practitioners holding hunger strikes in Changyi Women's Prison. The practitioners warned "Singapore, don't be an accomplice of the CCP". However, only The Epoch Times covered this event in Singapore. Other media in Singapore under the control of the government and yourself kept silent.
If you did not trade Falun Gong for better relations with the CCP, practitioners would forgive your mistake with compassion and tolerance. Unfortunately, your behaviors during last more than one year are disappointing. Your trusted Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng slandered our truth-clarification activities. Foreign Minister Yong-Boon Yeo slandered Falun Gong to flatter the CCP.
During the last year, Falun Gong practitioners have contacted police and government officials with various means and helped many of them know the truth and not participate in the persecution of Falun Gong. We were offered a little better environment to some degree, which helped many predestined people understand the truth about Falun Gong.
But recently, the situation became tense again. As we get closer to Li Lanqing's visit to Singapore, things have gotten worse. Police and the certificate issuance department put pressure on Falun Gong practitioners at the same time. In recent days, police took photos or video footage of practitioners, forcefully took away posters and interrogated practitioners in police stations. The police department dispatched many armed police to places where there were only one or two practitioners.
Not long ago, police told us that each person could carry two poster boards. Now a new police officer told us that each person could only carry one poster board. There is no such law governing the number of posters one could carry in Singapore. It seems that the police is making up laws and regulations for Falun Gong arbitrarily.
For those practitioners holding Chinese passports who participate in truth-clarification activities, the Singapore government exerts pressure through denying issuance or extension of their certificates. For those who continue the participation, the Singapore government has resorted to suddenly canceling their residence permission and repatriating them. The government has done this to family members of Falun Gong practitioners after pressure and intimidation against the practitioners have failed.
Minister Lee Kuan Yew, all Falun Gong practitioners and righteous people around the world are watching you. Taking initiative to participate in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is a great crime, and it will bring you a bad reputation forever. Even if you do not care, we still advise you to think of your family, and also respect the well-being of those police officers and government officials and keep them from committing sins.
It has been several years that Falun Gong practitioners have been tirelessly clarifying the truth, yet many people in Singapore still have misunderstandings of and discriminate against Falun Gong. Your attitude towards Falun Gong plays a major role in this situation, because in this country, your attitude shapes the law, the policies, and directly influences the orientation of the media.
However, with your present influence over the country, you are also the one who is able to correct this mistake. So long as you no longer insist on your above mentioned way of handling things, no longer coerce government officials to commit crimes against Falun Gong, no longer forcibly deprive Falun Gong practitioners of our legal rights endowed by the Singapore Constitution, and allow practitioners to enjoy a free environment for truth clarification, the Singapore people's misunderstanding of Falun Gong will be abated, and there will be a great positive impact on the people in Singapore.
We once again hope that you will think it over and change course.