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S’poreans standing as one to support Ng Boon Gay

S’poreans standing as one to support Ng Boon Gay

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“No one should ever go through what he went through.”

Boon Gay should be gay (as in happy) about the verdict

Boon Gay should be gay (as in happy) about the verdict

Singaporeans from all walks of life, race and religion have come forward to offer their support and encouragement to Ng Boon Gay, the ex-CNB chief who was acquitted on Valentine’s Day (of all days) of all charges of sexual corruption levelled against him.

New Nation interviewed more than 700 run-of-the-mill Singaporeans on the street and found that their reaction to Boon Gay is one of sympathy, empathy and telepathy.

All said that they feel for Boon Gay because he is nothing but an innocent man who had his world turned upside down by overzealous investigators due to false allegations that he is corrupted.

President of men’s rights group, AMARE (Association of Men for Action and Reaction), Akshun Bayday, said: “If Ng Boon Gay was a woman, everybody will be crying father crying mother by now that this is a gross violation of women’s rights, putting a woman and her chastity – or lack of – on public display in court and in the newspapers.”

“But as he is nothing but a straight man, I guess we were all thinking he was fair game. And how fair is that?”

Another true-blue Singaporean who felt for Boon Gay, Wu Ku De, said: “No one should ever go through what he went through. I cannot imagine how he made it through this year’s Chinese New Year visitations from relatives.”

Moreover, many unanswered questions linger over this case, marking a low point for CPIB that carried out the investigations.

The top 5 questions Singaporeans want answered about this case are:

1. Who was the anonymous whistle-blower in this case and will he/ she be punished for this false lead?

2. Why isn’t there a timeline showing how this case went from being uncovered to being investigated?

3. What recourse does Ng Boon Gay have now that he is found to be as innocent as an Easter Bunny?

4. Were the authorities overzealous in uncovering potential corruption?

5. How much of taxpayers’ money was wasted on this case? This case is like spending a lot of money to buy Toto Quick Pick and not winning anything.

How innocent is Anwar Ibrahim?

How innocent is Anwar Ibrahim?

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In the mind of Singapore’s most prominent gay rights blogivist, he most likely isn’t.

By Belmont Lay

To state it plainly, I only take a very superficial interest in the Anwar Ibrahim case in Malaysia.

Most of what I follow about the trial up to this point is predominantly about how the media there plays it.

So, one thing I want to share is this headline by The Malaysian Insider that I find exceptionally funny in light of the sodomy charges against Anwar:

Mind you, this is a real news site that produces real stuff relating to the real world, unlike say, New Nation, for example.

It is not everyday you find the media choosing to use the word “hardened” on someone right after a sodomy trial where the accused was hauled to court in the first place for penetration.

You really can’t help feeling the media people up north do cheekily take the mickey out of folks by coming up with writing like this.

On a more serious note, if you have any doubts about Anwar’s guilt or innocence, I can point you in the direction of Alex Au’s blog.

Au is the owner of Yawning Bread, and he is, in all likelihood, Singapore’s most persistent and ferocious gay rights blogivist.

If you, like me, have seen many news reports shared on Facebook since yesterday regarding the jubilation of Anwar supporters after his acquittal, you might think this is the majority view in Malaysia.

However, it is most probably not the case and it is healthy to get a dose of skepticism from Au’s blog.

He stated in a post more than one year ago in December 2010, when the earliest Wikileaks cables were released, the popular opinion that Anwar did have sex with his male aide and it was a trap set up by political opponents that Anwar somehow walked right into:

Furthermore, Au contends, Anwar’s accuser, Saiful Bukhari Azlan, “looks totally gay”.

Hey, I mean, a gay guy talking about another gay guy?

Ipso facto, I take it in good faith that Au knows what he is talking about.

Maybe you should too.