The rule of law is the ruler's law and others are given no ground to address their grievances. Men make law and the very men abused the law they created !
The recent China bus drivers strike open up the heaven for many to see how a problem not properly resolved can escalate to cause greater repercussions not only to the company but to the government itself and affecting the general public.
The lopsidedness of the issue surfaced like a sore thumb when Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stepped in to stamp off it as 'illegal strike.' The truth of the matter was a long drawn dis-satisfaction of the drivers' working and living condition and pay structure.
Yet the law of the government came hard on them and one was jailed for 6 weeks. And to add insult to injury, the very day SMRT said it will not increase the PRC drivers salary after the court;s sentence !!
Twenty-nine drivers were immediately deported home with no grounds for appeal.
Four is waiting their fate. Power dictates, just or unjust!!
How imbalance can the law be when dealing with ordinary people..The full weight of the law crushed them into nothingness.....!!!
We must look at the strike issue rationally. Yes! we do not cordon "strikes," What is legal and what is illegal strick in this context of one-sidededness..But when grouses fell on death ears of the management for a long time without proper action, what would we do if we are in their position....???
Singapore government failed miserably in this aspect using their draconic laws to silent dissent (like those years of political storm - to silence the opposition). And the so-called 'illegal strike' was just a peaceful protest and walkout from work !!!
How would the world of human view this episode unfolding in First World S'pore under the monopoly rule of PAP for 52 years ?? Whatever they say and do must be right, who can say otherwise when they are not enough alternative voices in parliament !
The compassion of a being is not through the might of control and command. It is through the understanding of the emotional needs and upheaval of peoples' troubles to amiably assist in solving the impasse without using the might of power on 'lesser mortals.' Is there a compassionate law in the eyes of PAP???
Our government has become more dictator-like with their authoritarian rule. S'poreans obey under great duress but cannot do anything...except exercise the VOTE wisely !!!
This strike episode is an eye-opener for all S'poreans...and the world to see the imbalance of justice in a First World S'pore...
Our government is walking on a tight rope day by day...if not they would not have taken pains to have national conversation for feedback..PAP's popularity is at all time low if a Gallup poll will to be conducted !!
WE SEE THE DARKER SIDE OF SOLE POWER OF CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT AS THEY CLING PRECARIOUS IN POWER WITH MORE ATROCIOUS POLICES AND ARROGANCE !!
NB...SMRT'S DESMOND KUEK SHOULD BE SACKED FOR BEING BELOW PAR AS CEO enjoying his vacation overseas when the strike blew out of proportion disrupting the public...
patrick lee song juan (leesjuanpat)