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回顾马克思阴谋事件

23/05/09

作者/来源:新加坡文献馆

1987年5月间人民行动党政府利用内部安全法令先后逮捕了多名天主教的神职人员和天主教组织的社会工作者。当时出任新加坡律师公会主席的萧添寿也在这起事件被内安法令拘留。萧添寿並不是所谓的马克思信徒,他是被拘留者的辩护律师。而当年律师公会也正在反对李光耀对新闻业所制定的一些新法规。所以从整体来看1987年的政治事件是李光耀为了维护人民行动党政权而采取的政治手段。

马克思阴谋事件是近代新加坡政治历史上的另一宗政治清算案件。李光耀的目的是要借用这一政治过程来重新规范宗教的‘合法’社会活动范畴,以防止类似菲律宾马可斯独裁政权倒台的事件在新加坡上演。当年在菲律宾天主教神职人员动员人民力量把极度专制极度贪腐的马可斯政权推翻另建人民政府。

激发这起事件的新加坡内在因素是李光耀要为他的政治接班人进行一场政治考验与演习,因为事发时间就正好是在新加坡政权交替时间表的前夕。李光耀有一套独裁论:独裁和交媾一样,第一次干时会不自然因为有道德上的羞耻感,干了第一回之后就会变得轻松自在。另外,李光耀也多次感叹新一代政治领导缺乏在政治大海中游泳的实践经历。因此,从这两点来看,马克思阴谋也可以视为是李光耀为新加坡新一代领袖设计的一套政治破身演练。或许这一经历也解释了李光耀的首选人才陈庆炎为何不愿意出任新加坡总理一职。

今年的5月21日一群人士包括当年的受难者出席了在芳林公园的一场追忆话动,並在会场上宣读了萧添寿的一篇短文:耻辱的一天

萧添寿 耻辱的一天

作者/来源:萧添寿 http://yoursdp.org 新加坡文献馆译

1987年5月21日是当代新加坡历史里的一个耻辱日子。

在那一天,时任总理(sic:国务资政)的李光耀傲慢与愚蠢的在他的年青同僚面前展示了他对新加坡政治的无所不知与无所不能;他命令顺服的内安局新头子执行扫荡行动逮捕22名无辜的年青男女新加坡专业人士与社会工作者,罪名是他们是危险的马克思主义信仰者,有意以暴力推翻人民行动党政府以建立一个马克思主义的政府。

事实上,他们只是普通的新加坡老百姓並不是什么马克思信徒。这22各年青的男女既没有受过军事训练也没有任何的武器在手,他们将如何去执行这一个艰巨的推翻政府的行动?这个问题直到今天还没有一个解释! 这只是李光耀想象中的虚构无稽之谈!实际上,他们都是十分关心社会正义的一群人士。

李光耀经常以共产党的托辞借口去对付他的政治对手以消除对方的威胁。国际共产主义日益势微,因而在前些年李光耀改以西欧共产主义的名堂对付一些专业人士。如今国际共产主义更是大势已去,所以李光耀那敏捷的头脑开始在马克思主义的标签上打主意。

1987年5月21日,22名年青的男女在意图推翻政府以成立马克思政府的罪名下被逮捕。这是非常严重的罪名。没有枪械,没有子弹,政府拿不出任何形式的武装配备来证实这些恶毒的指控。由此点来看,一个人可以合理的去推测李光耀的这种超越了常理的想象力是不正常的想法。

为何没有任何一个马克思信徒在法庭上被定罪?因为,从来就没有任何证据。政府从来没有拿出证据来证实李光耀危言耸听的指控,除了那些在威逼下签署的招认书之外。我们都知道这些招认书就如同一张废纸般的毫无值价。这群被捕者在另一份文件上联名表态谴责政府利用内部安全法令去对付无辜的新加坡人,並要求成立调查委员会去进行调查探讨在1987年的逮捕事件上是否有人违犯了法纪。

Francis Seow: A day of ignominy
Thursday, 21 May 2009

May 21, 1987, will long remain a day of ignominy in the history of modern Singapore.

It is the day when Lee Kuan Yew, then Senior Minister, in an arrogant but foolish display before his young cabinet colleagues that he was omniscient in national politics, instructed the supine new head of the Internal Security Department to commence Operation Spectrum leading to the arrest and detention of 22 young innocent Singapore men and women professionals and social workers on the pretext that they were dangerous Marxists, who had planned to overthrow his PAP government through violence and replace it with a Marxist government.

They were, in truth, no more Marxists than the average Singaporean. How those 22 young men and women without military training and/or hardware were going to accomplish this monumental task was not spelt out – to this very day! It was all a figment of Lee’s overwrought imagination! They were in fact caring men and women with a keen sense of social justice.

Lee Kuan Yew has often used the pretext of Communism to move against perceived political opponents so as to neutralize them. As Communism began to wane world-wide, Lee Kuan Yew switched to labelling his political opponents as Euro-communists in the arrest and detention of several other professionals some years earlier. Communism is now passé. So his agile mind began to conceive possible opponents as Marxists in its place.

On May 21, 1987, twenty-two young men and women were arrested on the allegation that they were trying to overthrow the PAP government through violence and replace it with a Marxist government. These were, and are, serious charges. No guns, no ammunition, no armaments of any kind whatsoever were ever seized or produced to substantiate this fetid allegation. One can rightfully conclude that Lee Kuan Yew is a sick person with over-wrought imagination.

Not a single Marxist was ever tried in a court of law. Why? Because there was never any evidence. No evidence was ever produced to substantiate Lee’s grievous allegations, except for the statements of the detainees obtained under duress from the detainees. And those, as we know, are not worth the paper on which they were recorded.In a separate statement, the group expressed their outrage of the use of ISA against innocent Singaporeans and called for the setting up of a commission to investigate any wrongdoings in the detention in 1987.

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