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Monday, November 08, 2010

intelligence begets counter-intelligence

Osama bin Laden:
What you are proposing to do is outright dangerous. Your Home Ministry may use this as opportunity to detain you without recourse at his pleasure under ISA.
Lee Hsien Tau:
I am using an imaginary conversation with you to tell a story, a story which I otherwise find extremely difficult to tell. I have only tried this format once before in a class assignment during my third year in secondary school. The English teacher said it was mindless copying of western story writers’ style. Her reaction was very negative. I’ve forgotten what else she wrote. The entire assignment was struck off in red.
Osama bin Laden:
Nevertheless you understand that what you are doing is extremely dangerous. Your government does not tolerate even imaginary conversations with me ...
Lee Hsien Tau:
What I know from the news media is that the CIA admits their leads on your whereabouts have gone stone cold ...
Osama bin Laden:
Thank god for that. I don’t necessarily enjoy having daisy cutters dropped on my backyard on a regular basis ...
Lee Hsien Tau:
Don’t break into my conversation midway. It’s very difficult for me to continue from where I left off. I’m not a Muslim, never will be. It’s not that I don’t have Muslim friends before. But I find few of them trustworthy. You can say I am Christian, but not the congregating type. I don’t trust them either. It’s not that my own race is any better. Or the Yank expatriates in Singapore can be trusted. It’s the exchange rate influence ...
Osama bin Laden:
I’m losing you. What on earth has exchange rate got to do with our imaginary conversation being extremely dangerous for you?
Lee Hsien Tau:
For the past ten years, certain parts of my country’s government which I do not know for certain, but is extremely highly likely to be the Home Ministry, has been engaged in covert activities to my detriment, using as agents, probably with financial incentives, locals and foreigners alike ...
Osama bin Laden:
Alright. I get the exchange rate bit. Tell me; do you suspect that your phone line is being tapped right now?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Probably most of the time whenever I find the money to have a phone line the past ten years. It sure explains a lot of how they got to know of what I’m doing so damn fast.
Osama bin Laden:
I don’t tolerate expletives in whomever I’m having conversation with. OK. Alright. So we are having this imaginary conversation about me interviewing you about your imaginary interest to join my organization as an intelligence directive? Why not join the CIA or MI5 or Mossad.
Lee Hsien Tau:
They only recruit citizens, I believe.
Osama bin Laden:
No. They operate internationally, at least they engage in cross border operations and not necessarily because of the exchange rate influence ... sorry if I offend you ... they do require foreign operatives for such activities.
Lee Hsien Tau:
After ten years of not being able to find consistent employment, malnourishment, and no guaranteed place of stay, I am a living shell, not too different from the condition my father was in when he died, except that I can talk and limp around and I’m literate. I don’t think I can find gainful employ now in my condition. My mouth is full of rotting teeth, and they don’t ache. They just rot away silently. The CIA won’t waste money on me. I need knee operations for sure.
Osama bin Laden:
You think my organization has the money to spend on bringing you up to deployable specifications ...
Lee Hsien Tau:
If you find me useful ... your organizational goals dictate that you make decisions that are rarely based on financial considerations.
Osama bin Laden:
Why don’t you start from the beginning? Who did you offend in high office?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Not that I know of. And my father left without telling if he offended anybody in high office. He is the cowardly type. Goes to work early in the morning and comes back late in the evening, has too much beer and smoke, and goes to bed. Not much of a conversationalist. Does gripe a lot about a relative called Koh Thong to his wife. Never about politics at all.
Osama bin Laden:
Let me guess. In the absence of your father, your mother ruled the roost. She is extremely deceptive, and if she ever held any job, she could probably fit in quite nicely as head of the KGB, for example.
Lee Hsien Tau:
How did you guess?
Osama bin Laden:
You forget. We helped our fellow turbans kick the Cossacks back across the border. The KGB chief who became chairman of the Supreme Soviet ordered the Cossacks in.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yuri Andropov. When Brezhnev died, the one who had to make way for Konstantin Chernenko or somebody ...
Osama bin Laden:
Get on with your story.
Lee Hsien Tau:
When I was in secondary two, the coffee shop my father was operating at Chulia St had to close. The landlord sold out without informing the tenants. Because the housing board was after my father over being co-owner of the provision shop at Dunlop St where he worked the other half of the day that property was sold. The money he got for his share as well as his CPF was used to buy a walk-up apartment known as 10H Jervois Rd where we moved to from 10F Nile Rd. He did not find regular employ after that. His money lasted until the late eighties, and his mind deteriorated.
Osama bin Laden:
Go on.
Lee Hsien Tau:
I was being manipulated by my mother’s lies ...
Osama bin Laden:
Don’t bother to explain that part ... I can guess. Go on.
Lee Hsien Tau:
In the early nineties, around about the time Wong Kan Seng took over as Home Minister, this Koh Thong had come on visits. The impression was that my father approached this Koh Thong for help with the family finances, but my mother and sisters and brother were arranging things behind the scenes. The arrangement was my mother goes grocery shopping every morning, and my father met up with her later to help carry back the stuff.
Osama bin Laden:
So.
Lee Hsien Tau:
She was MIA on a regular basis. Gave vague excuses about my father not meeting up. Cast aspersions about his mind going and such.
Osama bin Laden:
And you swallowed that?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Do you know that sometimes it is easier to be gullible than to have to verify everything you hear. Come on, I am talking about family here.
Osama bin Laden:
So now you think you know better that you qualify to be an intelligence directive? This is an imaginary conversation but, what I’ve heard so far doesn’t qualify you for the job. A suicide bomber, maybe. Go on. By the way, how come you know so much? Were you not at work?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I was Air Force personnel for six years on my polytechnic diploma.
Osama bin Laden:
So you have no problems with guns. Know how to work a bomb?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I said I was Air Force personnel, but I had nothing to do with airplanes. I did read a lot about airplanes and rockets instead of what I was supposed to be studying during my polytechnic days, but ...
Osama bin Laden:
Know how to work a bomb?
Lee Hsien Tau:
This may be an imaginary conversation, but your line of questioning would really get me into trouble.
Osama bin Laden:
Why don’t you just answer the question? I may be interested in you after all, hypothetically anyway.
Lee Hsien Tau:
The closest I ever got to working in an airport is airport communications. Been up in the control tower and underground bunker and such. But prior to that, I was working with missiles, anti-aircraft stuff. So it is inevitable that I read up something on pyrotechnics.
Osama bin Laden:
Got charged for in-subordination, three times.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Twice. The first time was for seven day. You see I got this problem. Ever since the age of fourteen to fifteen, my face and ears has been hemorrhaging oil, it’s been the cause of all my problems. People think I have a work attitude, but ...
Osama bin Laden:
Your major thinks you have a bad attitude?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I think he’s nuts but I can’t tell him that or I would have gotten more than seven days. He’s a mechanical guy but fancies he knows more. He wanted my take on this rechargeable battery problem the Bofors 70 missile system was having. I may not have been concentrating on my studies during my polytechnic days, but everybody knows about this problem with rechargeable batteries, at least, it is well documented. I don’t have the authority, I’m just a corporal, and I don’t have access to a lab, so I gave him a one liner report. You should know. They haven’t solved the problem yet even with mobile phones commonplace.
Osama bin Laden:
I don’t know. I leave my battery recharging to the girls Gaddafi sent me. I don’t know what else to do with them. I am supposed to be holier than thou you know.
Lee Hsien Tau:
If I knew the solution, I’d be rolling in royalties. The major didn’t take kindly to my one liner. He commissioned SEEL to do a study on the subject. The cost was equivalent to my salary for a year. The multi-paged report can be summarized into my one liner. They got paid equal to my one year’s salary. I got canned with an attitude problem which eventually got me seven days. But I knew I had it coming. Cannot speak my mind, cannot don’t speak my mind. No authority to do what I am tasked. It’s a management problem. The major should know better. He drives. His car battery has the same problem. But because of its requirement and therefore design, it’s not that noticeable a problem. I’m just caught between a rock and a hard place. It’s like driftwood. Like when I was in primary school ...
Osama bin Laden:
What happened in primary school?
Lee Hsien Tau:
We were being lined up for something, then I saw the nurse, the needle, and the Bunsen burner and I took off. They caught me after a chase, did what they wanted, and I could only sulk for a week. I still get this impaling paralyzing pain on one or the other of my arms occasionally. I don’t think it is psychological, more like malnutrition.
Osama bin Laden:
This has nothing to do with our imaginary interview. Can we move on?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I got something to add. One year we were studying Malay. The next, we were studying history in Chinese.
Osama bin Laden:
What’s wrong with that? Driftwood?
Lee Hsien Tau:
That meant I had to see more of my Chinese teacher than I cared to. Every time she entered the classroom, I had to take my book and sit right under her nose. The problem is I cannot pen the Chinese characters as well as she does. That put me off learning the language. Then young as I was, I had a brain wave. I invented Hanyu Pinyin, my version, anyway. Know what I got for my inventiveness?
Osama bin Laden:
What?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Red hands, red arms and red legs. Humiliation in front of the class. Even my sister was introduced to the class. The only one left since I joined the school.
Osama bin Laden:
Let’s move on.
Lee Hsien Tau:
So after that the major transferred me over to the airport side. The captain there had a problem with one of his staff and made an example of me. Ten days inside. Filed a complaint when I was released. But you know how it is. Officers look after each other. It is not that officers that don’t do not exist. They quit. But they did modify my performance assessment when my contract ended.
Osama bin Laden:
So after that what did you do?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I fancied getting an education overseas. Saved as much as I could, but the pound kept appreciating ...
Osama bin Laden:
The exchange rate influence again?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Give me a break. What I had was enough for law in Wales, if I tightened my belt. I made it to Wales but u-turned.
Osama bin Laden:
Why?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Too damned cold. Would have been shaking all the time if I penny-pinged. I was shaking in the polytechnic library here because my mother wasn’t giving me food money.
Osama bin Laden:
The polytechnic canteen is subsidized, wasn’t it?
Lee Hsien Tau:
No money for me. My brother got all he wanted, but no money for me. Primary school, secondary school, polytechnic, I went empty till I got home.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. So you u-turned from Wales. Whereabouts in Wales? Cardiff?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup.
Osama bin Laden:
What did you do next?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I became a technician at SPH round about the time that JBJ was being sued.
Osama bin Laden:
So you saw what was going on at the paper?
Lee Hsien Tau:
You know what to expect. Sumiko Tan was typing away on her terminal with a bunch of people looking over her shoulders. I sometimes fancied myself as a sub-ed. At least I can spot Flying Falcon should be Fighting Falcon a mile off. But you can’t tell the sub-ed. They would think you’re way out of line.
Osama bin Laden:
Why not become one?
Lee Hsien Tau:
This may not be an 'obey all orders and no questions asked' organization, but they can fire you. I have too much of an independent streak to be a reporter in this country.
Osama bin Laden:
What next?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I was still there when the new prime minister took to organizing dancing on Orchard Rd.
Osama bin Laden:
That was within the two years you were at SPH?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup. One of the staff taught me a little software programming, I tried some to automate some repetitive work, and somebody erased it every time I went off duty.
Osama bin Laden:
Didn’t you have your own sign-on?
Lee Hsien Tau:
When I joined, there was apparently some office-politics going on. The one who decided to hire me got relegated. I guess I was never given my own sign-on for that reason.
Osama bin Laden:
So?
Lee Hsien Tau:
So I tried my hands at programming. You know when you’re not wanted. I managed to get hired at ABACUS which took me on at drastically reduced pay, which by the way, was a sore point at interviews thereon.
Osama bin Laden:
They sent you to USA on OJT.
Lee Hsien Tau:
ABACUS didn’t tell me the truth. Else I would have changed my savings into dollars and brought it with me. We weren’t learning much on OJT, I had no background in programming, my colleagues were saying they cannot be always ferrying me around.
Osama bin Laden:
Could you not have talked to the company?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Company was managed by SIA. Company would not have listened until I said I wanted to quit. Anyway it was better that I came back. I came back before desert storm. If I came back two years later, my father would still have died; I would still be fed information I cannot verify.
Osama bin Laden:
You mean you’re better off now?
Lee Hsien Tau:
At least I know how he kicked the bucket. I’ve suffered for my knowledge these past ten years, but I would not have it any other way.
Osama bin Laden:
What happened after you flew back before desert storm?
Lee Hsien Tau:
What else could I do? I applied for jobs, gave them to my mother and sister to mail and they removed the stamps and trashed the rest of them.
Osama bin Laden:
You knew then?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Of course not. I understood much later.
Osama bin Laden:
They prefer you not to be around, and when you were, they prefer you to be unemployed.
Lee Hsien Tau:
They were also worried about the savings I still had. What they were about to do cannot see the light of day, much less leave me room to engage legal counsel.
Osama bin Laden:
So you never got called up for interviews, and you never knew why. So what did you do next?
Lee Hsien Tau:
With my savings, I calculated that, all thing assumed to remain the same, if I enrolled for courses at ICPAS for subjects I was not confident in, self-studied the rest, I would have an ACCA qualification, and still have more than enough to handle whatever situation was thrown at me if thing did not go as planned.
Osama bin Laden:
So your mother and sisters and brother had designs on your father? So we are back to this Koh Thong coming home with your father?
Lee Hsien Tau:
10H Jervois Rd is part of what is known as Goldhill Mansions and is under private management. The management decided to move all the mail boxes to one location, and thereafter I was not able to open our mail box. My mother and sister controlled the keys.
Osama bin Laden:
You mean they took control of communications. Are you telling me the management is in on this? That’s a little hard to swallow.
Lee Hsien Tau:
The one who chaired the management was the one who eventually bought my father’s apartment. Somebody called Ow Koon Thiam.
Osama bin Laden:
That’s a little hard to swallow.
Lee Hsien Tau:
My mother is good at manipulating ...
Osama bin Laden:
You mean you’re a sucker at analyzing information till way after, that you never actually missed the eye signals, the slip of the tongue, the inconsistencies that an intelligence directive should have picked up on the go, because it could mean a daisy cutter dropping on his backyard, you just cannot depend on hindsight ...
Lee Hsien Tau:
Easy for you to say. I don’t have the kind of finances or the means you have. Like I said, it was easier to take thing as than have to verify everything you hear.
Osama bin Laden:
So this Ow was in on it.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Like I said, the family moved there from Nile Rd, and we lived there from the mid seventies to mid second month of 1995, I myself stayed till early March. This is a row of walk-up apartments OK. The apartments are owned, and the street level shops are rented. When we moved in, a rattan furniture operation occupied the shop downstairs. One night they vanished.
Osama bin Laden:
And ...
Lee Hsien Tau:
My mother sometimes cannot refrain from showing off. They never can anyway. She said that the owners borrowed from multiple banks and made off ...
Osama bin Laden:
Your mother is illiterate; did you ask who supplied her with the information?
Lee Hsien Tau:
No point asking, she’ll drum up something to cover her over-indulgence in herself.
Osama bin Laden:
So this Ow rented the place vacated by the rattan operation that vanished after they committed bank fraud.
Lee Hsien Tau:
No, they bought the place.
Osama bin Laden:
How did you know they bought the place? Let me guess. Your mother told you.
Lee Hsien Tau:
She also told me this isn’t the only property this Ow owns, that he is two timing ...
Osama bin Laden:
Did you for once ask how she knew? Where she obtained her information?
Lee Hsien Tau:
No. You might as well ask if it’s true.
Osama bin Laden:
As I understand it, you mother is given to lying, so is it true.
Lee Hsien Tau:
I verified it as true later.
Osama bin Laden:
Look, if I let you join my organization, I might as well have a daisy cutter dropped on my backyard. Just as well that this is an imaginary conversation that we are having. How did you verify it?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Can we cover that when we come to it?
Osama bin Laden:
OK. So this Ow came into the picture with intentions you were unaware of. Straight away?
Lee Hsien Tau:
We will never know, unless he tells us. What I can say is that Koh Thong came into the picture with intentions I now know of.
Osama bin Laden:
So what was their plan?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I’d like to keep this simple, or we could go on and on.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. Tell it as you like. Your mother tried whatever means possible to make you unhappy with your father, probably even make him unhappy with you, and still manage to starve him at the same time.
Lee Hsien Tau:
How did you know?
Osama bin Laden:
You said you never had money for lunch at school from primary school to polytechnic and you never complained to your father. She must be one smooth talker.
Lee Hsien Tau:
She tried whatever means possible to keep him in bed, still able to engineer occasional outings for him on his own only to have him brought back by the cops ...
Osama bin Laden:
To create an impression ... Wait a minute. Did you not say earlier that your mother went MIA and father went out never to meet her ..?
Lee Hsien Tau:
That was earlier. They hadn’t started Operation Must Die then.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. So when they launched operation must die, he was preferred to stay lying down.
Lee Hsien Tau:
My mother and this Koh Thong would still be happier if I wasn’t in the picture. So when the opportunity came ...
Osama bin Laden:
You went AWOL?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Don’t keep jumping the gun on me. Sometimes it helps but sometimes it doesn’t. We are having an imaginary conversation to enable me to tell a difficult story, you know.
Osama bin Laden:
Alright. But if this wasn’t an imaginary conversation, I wouldn’t have you in my organization. I cannot have intelligence directives operating by hindsight ...
Lee Hsien Tau:
Slip-ups always happen. No plan is perfect.
Osama bin Laden:
It’s not your slip-ups I’m concerned about. It’s the opposition slipping up that you’re failing to catch. That I worry about.
Lee Hsien Tau:
When my air force contract expired, I was required to supply three names that cannot be family for clearance to sensitive areas, and my then colleagues wouldn’t help.
Osama bin Laden:
You mean that for six years that was never asked of you, but when you were leaving, the premises became too sensitive for you to enter?
Lee Hsien Tau:
This is something beyond me. My circle of known acquaintances revolves around immediate family and present colleagues. My mother made sure of that ...
Osama bin Laden:
OK. We can skip that. I can tell you don’t have girlfriends. If you had, she would have caused problems. If you hadn’t, she would have made it out to seem like it was a problem when it was necessary that it would appear to be a problem.
Lee Hsien Tau:
You seem very conversant with psychological warfare.
Osama bin Laden:
That I am. I am what two George’s cannot help bushing around.
Lee Hsien Tau:
I cannot produce one, much less three. I cannot produce one now in my present situation to help me god.
Osama bin Laden:
We’ll come to that later. What has producing names got to do with you going AWOL?
Lee Hsien Tau:
If I could produce three names, my reservist would be done there where I was last deployed.
Osama bin Laden:
At the airport. Your prior attitude wasn’t a problem. Your problem with management wasn’t a problem?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Actually no. I take it as water under the river. Reservists attached to our unit don’t do anything. They go for tea-break, lunch, tea-break again, and then they go home. They don’t even need to go to sensitive areas. All they head for is the canteen, and the game machines. I was expecting the same. On the other hand, this ex-colleague of mine called Tan Cheng Kok had no problems with management. Did as he was told. Went off to Scotland to study and never wanted to come back. Cited reservist duty as a problem.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. Never mind. So you didn’t have clearance.
Lee Hsien Tau:
My reservist ended up in an F-5 unit.
Osama bin Laden:
Tiger squadron?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup.
Osama bin Laden:
That’s not sensitive?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Well, somebody seemed to think the same, so they canceled the transfer without actually canceling the transfer. So when I showed up for reservist duty, she apologized for the oversight, but did not allow me to leave.
Osama bin Laden:
So this is a sensitive area that they feel you shouldn’t be allowed into, cancelled it without actually doing it, tried to cover themselves when you showed up by insisting you stay.
Lee Hsien Tau:
All she needed to do was pay me my bus-fare out of her own pockets, and I would have been happy to forget everything. My ICPAS classes were starting that very night. You understand why this guy had no problems, went off to UK and never wanted to come back. I am kind of like a nail that keeps standing up. Nails like me get hammered. If I get the opportunity to go to the UK now, I’d brave the cold, I’d never come back.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. You stayed?
Lee Hsien Tau:
But I was transferred soon after to a rapier unit, and asked to show up.
Osama bin Laden:
Isn’t there a period between reservist recalls?
Lee Hsien Tau:
When your mother needs a fix, your mother needs to be fixed.
Osama bin Laden:
Don’t be lewd or we end this imaginary conversation now.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Military installations being sensitive, their whereabouts are not common knowledge, besides being prone to be moved around in land scarce Singapore.
Osama bin Laden:
Just keep your English simple. I don’t see the need for you to turn snobbish. The Queen’s not very likely to take you in just because you can speak her dialect, not in your present circumstances anyway.
Lee Hsien Tau:
OK. I mean I don’t know where to go. And you can trust me; I’m not going to spend taxi-fare going there. They are not going to recompense me much as I’m unemployed.
Osama bin Laden:
You officially went AWOL.
Lee Hsien Tau:
My mother was delighted. Here was an opportunity, presented on a platter, to take me out of the picture, when the time was right. Meantime she could act protective of her cub.
Osama bin Laden:
When the time was right, she called the cops.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup. Holed herself up in her room till the cops came.
Osama bin Laden:
So you were charged for in-subordination twice and once for reservist AWOL.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup. I was prepared to go all the way this time. Court-martial and all. But the major knew me from my air force days. I was told by the manpower officer all I would be getting is a $75 fine in addition to the free haircut I was already given, if I pleaded guilty. Why is it that I am always guilty? I’d kiss the Queen’s feet if she let me come.
Osama bin Laden:
So you pleaded guilty?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Would you not plead guilty? My problems with the military are nothing compared to my problems with the Home Ministry. Besides, I could come back tomorrow with the fine, and here’s $20 for taxi-fare home.
Osama bin Laden:
So your mother paid the fine for you?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup. Military men wouldn’t do her bidding, but she knows some Home Ministry men that would.
Osama bin Laden:
How did she come to know some Home Ministry men?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Don’t know. But you might want to ask Koh Thong. You might want to ask how she came about the information I mentioned earlier.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. Then what?
Lee Hsien Tau:
The buyer was a willing party to the contract, of course, on condition he was informed when the government was moving to cool property prices ...
Osama bin Laden:
How did you know that?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I have no definite proof here but something I found out post event ...
Osama bin Laden:
What about the seller?
Lee Hsien Tau:
The lawyer acting for the seller signed on his behalf, and my mother got the proceeds. My youngest sister acted as the fall-guy.
Osama bin Laden:
Your youngest sister’s not that stupid?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Not if she was reassured the case would never come to court.
Osama bin Laden:
The lawyer is four years into her practice, she wouldn’t take the risk.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Not if it had to be her, and nobody else.
Osama bin Laden:
She has a sister who is a judge.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Only a court registrar at that particular point in time.
Osama bin Laden:
I suppose if I asked you if you knew where she stayed, you’d tell me where?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I never bothered to find out.
Osama bin Laden:
Can I ask how you find out what you know already?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Can we talk about that later?
Osama bin Laden:
Go on.
Lee Hsien Tau:
To allay further suspicion on my part, the buyer was made out to be last resort, there being no other offer.
Osama bin Laden:
You mean they went through the procedure just to allay your suspicion?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Not acted out just for me. If it should come to pass ...
Osama bin Laden:
OK. Never mind. So the contract was made. What next.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Operation must die was started.
Osama bin Laden:
You mean owner must die.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Owner had an opportunity to die naturally earlier.
Osama bin Laden:
If the owner died earlier, the contract couldn’t be made.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Owner had an opportunity to die naturally earlier after the contract was signed. Owner wouldn’t be allowed to die before then. Not even if Allah wanted to take him.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. Your mother wouldn’t let him. So why it was your father had an opportunity to die earlier?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Much as my mother wanted to keep him in bed, he wouldn’t stay in, even in his malnourished condition. He tried to walk and gravity keeps pulling him to the floor. With knockout punches. The floor is more effective than Mike Tyson sometimes.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. So he was suffering from internal bleeding in his head. Was that why he couldn’t talk?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I don’t know for sure. I don’t know anything about brains. But he got feverish, and had to be warded. He was operated on.
Osama bin Laden:
He survived the op?
Lee Hsien Tau:
You can’t keep a good man down, but he still couldn’t talk. She was cursing out loud that he didn’t die in the op. Operation must die started in earnest.
Osama bin Laden:
No food?
Lee Hsien Tau:
He was being fed oatmeal with Bovril stirred into it. She ate what she cooked herself to hide the fact that he was not allowed to eat. The hospital provided diapers (paid of course; nothing is free in Singapore) but she wasn’t using them on him. Said he complained it itched. She wanted him to defecate in bed so the stink would keep me away.
Osama bin Laden:
So when did you notice he was being starved.
Lee Hsien Tau:
She got sick of eating oatmeal.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. Go on.
Lee Hsien Tau:
When the contract was signed, Koh Thong bought 45 Tanglin Halt #09-283, and offered free occupation. Of course he claimed to have bought it earlier.
Osama bin Laden:
Of course you found this not to be true much later.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup.
Osama bin Laden:
If this were not an imaginary interview, I would in Donald Trump’s voice say you’re fired, and our conversation would end here.
Lee Hsien Tau:
So I told Koh Thong that my father was not being fed ...
Osama bin Laden:
And he told you to feed him.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup.
Osama bin Laden:
I would not want you in my organization, even if you offered to be a suicide bomber. This is for your benefit, or your Home Ministry would lock you up and throw away the key.
Lee Hsien Tau:
He chocked on the oatmeal. I was the one feeding him. My mother and sister took their own sweet time, but I rushed down to see the body. The cops said they wanted to interview me later. You must know how I felt then.
Osama bin Laden:
Go on.
Lee Hsien Tau:
My mother and youngest sister eventually came, and had my second sister in tow. My second sister pretended to call father. I made certain remarks, I can’t remember what, and they made off.
Osama bin Laden:
So ...
Lee Hsien Tau:
I was looking for the lifts, SGH is actually a labyrinth if you don’t know your way around, and came to a pillar. My second sister’s voice was asking if I was to be given something. From behind the pillar you cannot see the seats there nor who was occupying them. I should have stayed out of sight to hear more.
Osama bin Laden:
They cannot see you from behind the pillar?
Lee Hsien Tau:
No. I didn’t stay out of sight, and I chose to confide in Koh Thong.
Osama bin Laden:
Do you want to end the conversation herewith?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Please let me go on.
Osama bin Laden:
So did the cops come after you?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Nope. They didn’t want to talk to me, but asked to talk to my youngest sister instead.
Osama bin Laden:
Did you ask her why?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Of course I did, but would she tell me if she knew the reason.
Osama bin Laden:
Did you ask for an autopsy? If one was done, they would have found out that he had nothing in him.
Lee Hsien Tau:
My eldest sister and brother in law made specific request that I not ask for one. She was a nurse once at the same hospital.
Osama bin Laden:
If you had not vacated your father’s flat, they couldn’t possibly use legal means ...
Lee Hsien Tau:
They would just have used the cops. They seem to have these guys on call.
Osama bin Laden:
You expect me to believe that. Lee Kuan Yew would swear on his deathbed that he has a clean government installed right now, if not forever.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Of course you’re right that they couldn’t possibly use legal means to evict me. Otherwise there wouldn’t be the need to buy the Tanglin Halt flat. My sole occupation of it would contravene then housing board regulations and underpaying property tax by half.
Osama bin Laden:
Maybe this Koh Thong didn’t know better.
Lee Hsien Tau:
This Koh Thong occupied the master bedroom at 71 Faber Green which is in his eldest son’s name. This son of his stays under the same roof and worked in the housing board as a branch head for twenty years. Are you telling me his son don’t know better either.
Osama bin Laden:
So you’re saying that the problem your father had earlier with the housing board emanated from Koh Thong?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I don’t know. But we can assume that even at Nile Rd, my mother was secretly communicating with Koh Thong. Boy, the damn hole must stink.
Osama bin Laden:
How would you know? Sorry, I couldn’t resist that.
Lee Hsien Tau:
I came out of that one. Look, you might as well say that my problem with the Chinese teacher emanated from Lee Kuan Yew? When people work behind the scenes, it becomes more difficult to find the truth, but if Lee Kuan Yew wants to, he can find things out, just like he did the pr-pilot.
Osama bin Laden:
Why can’t you?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I’m prevented from doing so, unless I go to court. There are so many laws in place to stop me prying. Without resorting to deceit, I wouldn’t have known my father was suffering from Parkinson and dementia because his wife chose to hide it from me. The law doesn’t take into account such a possibility. That’s why my mother and Koh Thong had to be very careful not to raise my suspicion, when I still had some savings left.
Osama bin Laden:
But Koh Thong couldn’t keep himself from letting you know?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup. He kept my correspondence to stop me from graduating too early.
Osama bin Laden:
So you finally connected your mother with Koh Thong?
Lee Hsien Tau:
You don’t have to be truly brilliant to connect them if they put it like that to you.
Osama bin Laden:
So Koh Thong cannot let you stay on at Tanglin Halt?
Lee Hsien Tau:
It has served its purpose. It didn’t matter what lock I installed. The place was legally his.
Osama bin Laden:
Where did you find your belongings dumped?
Lee Hsien Tau:
You know, when you need a flat from the government to stay in, dirty as you might expect such places to be, they would shove the regulations at you, and even if you were to qualify, you would have to follow the queue. But if you need such places for illegal activities, the keys seem so very much readily available.
Osama bin Laden:
So your belongings were dumped at an overpriced government rental flat?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Koh Thong paid for it. I didn’t. We don’t know for sure if he really came out with a single cent.
Osama bin Laden:
You probably could tell who took the credit for that deal?
Lee Hsien Tau:
And whereabouts he stays if you want to know.
Osama bin Laden:
That’s not important. What is important is your pocket suddenly sprung a leak.
Lee Hsien Tau:
I thought it was important to finish my studies first. But my mind was weighed down with my new found knowledge. And they made my finances leak faster by making me need to move from place to place. Sometimes I moved to evade them, but they knew where I was just the same. When I tried to make a stand ...
Osama bin Laden:
Let me guess. Cops made you move.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Yup.
Osama bin Laden:
Surely you went to the cops when they broke into the Tanglin Halt flat you were occupying then? That your mail was filched?
Lee Hsien Tau:
The cops said that if the mail was important to me and to no other, no crime was committed.
Osama bin Laden:
Which cop?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Ko Poh Koon. And the cop that said that Koh Thong was welcome to break into his own flat was shy to give his real name, so he called himself Jasvinder Singh.
Osama bin Laden:
You decided that offence was the best defense?
Lee Hsien Tau:
When I was staying at Kum Hing court, I went on a few counter-raids. But they are in a superior position. My counter-raids were counter-productive.
Osama bin Laden:
So you went for covert ops?
Lee Hsien Tau:
From the ICPAS notice board, I gathered that IRAS needed temp staff. So I tried my luck. I was led right to the fourteenth floor, if I remember correctly. The department was called ARC2 under a Dorothy Guan. Most of what I know came from there. I went in without much knowledge of Windows but had to learn fast and on my own. I knew I couldn’t be there for long.
Osama bin Laden:
Because the cops were after you?
Lee Hsien Tau:
No. If I thought I was wanted, would I intentionally work in a government department?
Osama bin Laden:
They were digging up on Tang Liang Hong at that time.
Lee Hsien Tau:
I had no interest in Tang Liang Hong. I had specific targets of my own. Besides, we were told from the start, no checking on PAP and IRAS staff.
Osama bin Laden:
Were you given names you weren’t supposed to check? You can’t possibly know all the IRAS staff? Tang Liang Hong wasn’t PAP?
Lee Hsien Tau:
This is an opportunity of a lifetime. I know not to shoot myself in the foot. From here, you can verify if certain information were true, if somebody was fibbing to you. I went back to Jervois Rd just to find out the name of the company that Ow owned so I could connect to what I was looking for. And to connect to who owned the flat in between what was ours and the shop Ow owned. So on and so forth. Connections that somehow exploded exponentially that I felt I could use a few temp staff myself.
Osama bin Laden:
It all came to an end?
Lee Hsien Tau:
It had to. A couple of days into my temp job they’ve already planted one or two cops in my midst, I believe.
Osama bin Laden:
So why don’t they just arrest you there and then?
Lee Hsien Tau:
It would look better if I filched money, and not information. Money would be just another crime. Information would cause a scandal.
Osama bin Laden:
You were handling cash?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Mostly cheques, which I made sure were crossed, and cash which I referred to the counter staff. They tried to make me do a side line which I wisely also steered clear of.
Osama bin Laden:
So what did they arrest you for?
Lee Hsien Tau:
For my earlier counter-raids. One of the cops planted in my midst later drew a gun, was chased all over the island and finally shot himself when cornered, I believe.
Osama bin Laden:
Did you ever find what you were looking for at IRAS?
Lee Hsien Tau:
No, it was never captured in the computer system. Nor the computer system at the Land registry, when I checked later.
Osama bin Laden:
Another covert op?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Like hell. Would they allow two covert ops in a row? The information could be bought anyway if you are persuasive enough.
Osama bin Laden:
Why need to be persuasive? Is it illegal to buy the information?
Lee Hsien Tau:
No. But the information was not captured in the computer system. You are dealing with red tape here. You have to persuade them the information exists. Then you have to persuade them you have cause to buy them.
Osama bin Laden:
How did you suddenly know so much about property?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Met somebody behind bars called Solomon George that forged a signature to get a bank loan. We had many conversations together.
Osama bin Laden:
Didn’t they make sure you two never met?
Lee Hsien Tau:
yle="font-family:Verdana;font-size:82;color:blue;">You cannot arrange too many things without exposing your interest. Pure luck we were even sent to Changi together. Yard time was spent mostly sharing newspapers.
Osama bin Laden:
So you two arranged to meet when you came out?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Nope. He knew that when I came out, I would find out that he fibbed a little to me inside.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. That’s not important. So you arranged to meet with somebody else?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Nope. Somebody did try for 23 days to program me to meet him when I got out, but disappeared from prison after frustrating himself.
Osama bin Laden:
You were not programmable? Why would people bother?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I still hadn’t exhausted my savings; therefore I presented a clear and present danger.
Osama bin Laden:
This is definitively more interesting than 911. You are a dead man.
Lee Hsien Tau:
I am a walking shell now. There is not much difference between me and a dead man. What do I care?
Osama bin Laden:
OK. So Solomon George told you to go to the Land registry. Did you find what you were looking for?
Lee Hsien Tau:
I told you the information wasn’t captured in the computer system. Not at IRAS, and not at the Land registry.
Osama bin Laden:
OK. So Solomon George wasn’t available for a free consultation. So what made you continue digging? Don’t you ever give up?
Lee Hsien Tau:
Look, they never let up chasing me around the island trying to exhaust me financially. I am amply persuaded to try to understand why.
Osama bin Laden:
You ever involve yourself in politics. You said you were a nail that stood up.
Lee Hsien Tau:
Up to now, I am not that type of nail. I’ve never crossed a PAP politician.
Osama bin Laden:
So you got your information when?
Lee Hsien Tau:
2000 at the Land registry, after chatting with a nice young lady. I think it proper now to detail where I’ve moved around the past ten years.
Osama bin Laden:
OK.
Lee Hsien Tau:
  • 45 Tanglin Halt Rd #09-283 (1 yr) 1995/6
  • 106 Commonwealth Crescent #06-196 (2 day) 1996
  • Hotel Strand (1 month) 1996 June
  • Budget Stay (2 wk) 1996
  • Kum Hing Court, Tomlinson Rd (2 month) 1996
  • Hotel Strand (3 wk) 1996 Dec
  • College Green, Dunearn Close (3 month) 1997
  • Changi Prison (6 month) 1997
  • Budget Stay (2 wk) 1997
  • 9 Selegie House #06-22 (9 month) 1998
  • 32 Belimbing Avenue (18 month) 1998/2000
  • 7 Puay Hee Avenue (3 month) 2000
  • (14th floor) Lock Cho Apartments, Jalan Raja Udang (2 day) 2000
  • 543 Woodlands Drive 16 #03-03 (3 month) 2000
  • 398H River Valley Rd (1 wk) 2000
  • Queenstown Remand (6 month) 2000/2001
  • 398H River Valley Rd (10 month) 2001
  • 2 Delta Avenue #09-44 (6 month) 2002
  • 91 Tiong Bahru Rd #06-22 (2 wk) 2002
  • Hotel Amber (2 day) 2002
  • (16th floor) 151E King’s Rd (1 month) 2002
  • 66 Marine Drive #03-190 (14 month) 2002/3
  • Osama bin Laden:
    Some of the addresses are not complete.
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    What do you expect? Sometimes I don’t get to stay more than a few days. Sometimes I don’t get my mail, so I don’t remember.
    Osama bin Laden:
    So you passed your studies at?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    32 Belimbing Avenue. Where my savings also ran out.
    Osama bin Laden:
    So you sought work with?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Teo Eng Tian & Co. I first went to Teo Eng Tian & Co when I was at Kum Hing Court. Answered an ad. Worked there about a month.
    Osama bin Laden:
    You went back there?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Yup. Called up begging for a job. Teo Eng Tian has since gone all holy. Christian stuff all over his office. Christian songs playing. Made it a condition that I attended church with him or else no work. Baptized me with holy water and all that.
    Osama bin Laden:
    Something strange going on?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    The only familiar faces now were the boss and his wife, Rani, who was now the receptionist, and the courier guy. The receptionist knows a lot about the boss, and told me things such as that boss was someway or other related to Chiam See Tong and so on.
    Osama bin Laden:
    You were making calls to your mother?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Not from the office. I wasn’t making nuisance calls as such. My mother won’t talk to me. But sometimes, she couldn’t resist the urge to boast ...
    Osama bin Laden:
    But you were receiving nuisance calls at the office?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    I was employed on $50 a day typing work, and tasked to pick up the phone should the receptionist somehow not do so. I picked up two calls claiming that nuisance calls were made from the office and lots more silent calls after that. The lady from fifth floor doing company secretarial work picked up a couple of the calls on my behalf and made noises into the phone. Next thing I know, the boss’s secretary was claiming that her insurance friend was complaining to her about hearing strange noises when he called up. This was nuisance calls war.
    Osama bin Laden:
    This is not important.
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    I took a day off without asking, went to the Land registry and chatted with a nice young lady for two hours.
    Osama bin Laden:
    Where you finally found what you were looking for?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    The lawyer acting for my father made a mess of the forgery.
    Osama bin Laden:
    So back at the office?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    I sensed what was to come. I had been there eight months. One Friday, the receptionist and courier guy were told to stay behind when we all left the office. I contacted the receptionist over the weekend, and she said she was fired. I got the pink slip Monday morning.
    Osama bin Laden:
    They were throwing intelligence operatives at you?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Before I passed everything I could sit for, the intelligence operatives made contact at ICPAS. The first one I can identify ...
    Osama bin Laden:
    When she made a mistake she couldn’t cover?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    They don’t have a tag identifying themselves as intelligence operatives. Her name was Yong Shie Kim. My things were moved to the first governmental rental flat by Koh Thong and company. Yong Shie Kim supplied me another operative whose face looked a bit like Yeo Chow Tong to help in my move to the hotel and then like in the spy movies, he then no longer answered to pager or phone number.
    Osama bin Laden:
    What mistake did she make?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    I was never taken to task for my activities at IRAS. The cop that did his duty for my counter-raids avoided that altogether. You know, when I was at IRAS, I did my fair share of actual work. That meant I had to make more use of the printer than could have been avoided. The cop wasn’t blind. He went through my stuff at College Green.
    Osama bin Laden:
    You told him your stuff was at College Green?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Which meant the next time I was in jail, I kept my mouth shut. Not that they won’t know then. But they have to pretend they don’t know.
    Osama bin Laden:
    What mistake did Yong Shie Kim make?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    She remarked I made nuisance calls from IRAS.
    Osama bin Laden:
    They threw another intelligence operative at you?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    He probably wasn’t number two. He is a Filipino called Rolando Ontal Gacasan. He probably stays at Toa Payoh. When I was studying no more, intelligence operatives have to make contact at my place of stay. Rolando had to pretend to move-in. He seemed friendly and very hardworking.
    Osama bin Laden:
    How did he give himself away?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    That was much later. When I was kicked out of Belimbing Avenue, Rolando was still there. I moved to Puay Hee Avenue. From there I frequently walked to Belimbing Avenue. The owners at Puay Hee were Hindus. Same like the receptionist. But they talked more Indian than English, which was my only language, unless you consider a bit of conversational Mandarin as qualifying ...
    Osama bin Laden:
    This is not important.
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    This is important. When the name Koh Thong came up in conversation between Hindu mother and daughter, the name Koh Thong has no Hindu equivalent. I set a simple door trap, the owners tried to come into my room in the night, I made a fuss about it, and then I had to move again. The daughter was following instructions written on a sheet of foolscap. The first instruction said to deduct $50 off my deposit. She prevented me from seeing the rest.
    Osama bin Laden:
    You went to engage the services of Chiam & Co?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    I shouldn’t have, after what was said to me by the receptionist, but I couldn’t find another willing lawyer.
    Osama bin Laden:
    When was that?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Just before I had to move from Puay Hee Avenue, I found temp work at Texas Instruments. Because I also sent a lot of e-mail to Lee Kuan Yew, I had to show up at CPIB where the lady officer couldn’t make me sweat. Because the CPIB didn’t want to do anything, because the cops didn’t want to do anything, because the law society didn’t want to do anything, I had to take what Chiam & Co offered.
    Osama bin Laden:
    Which was a cull de sac move intended to stall?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Something else was being planned by Koh Thong. Rolando introduced me to another Filipino operative; a lady that they claimed was staying at Woodlands Drive 16. A maid. I did ask why a maid should be staying on her own but, Rolando told me not to ask too many questions. The maid didn’t come home after the first few days.
    Osama bin Laden:
    So you got suspicious?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    I couldn’t avoid getting suspicious. Pictures of me in my room were being couriered to Texas Instruments every lunch time for about two weeks.
    Osama bin Laden:
    So you moved out of there pronto?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    I don’t have much money, I couldn’t get a refund. I moved out as quickly as I could. As would be expected, the lady operative abandoned her mobile phone numbers. Rolando asked me through e-mail why I never return the keys to the Woodlands Drive place. I called him a double-agent.
    Osama bin Laden:
    So he went un-contactable. What was Koh Thong planning?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Chiam & Co pretended to help me. That was a stalling move. A stalling move requires a convenient way out.
    Osama bin Laden:
    You expect me to believe Chiam See Tong is involved in all this?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    IRAS' database was useless in many respects. You cannot expect me to try my luck at NRO? They don’t take temp staff over 30 anymore. Not at the NRO anyway.
    Osama bin Laden:
    So what was the convenient way out?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Koh Thong’s son went to the cops claiming that the e-mails I sent him threatened his life. His father got his lawyer to try to nullify the civil action Chiam & Co had helped me file.
    Osama bin Laden:
    This is a little elaborate isn’t it? You don’t have much of a war chest to speak of? Why on earth couldn’t they just laugh the whole thing off over a few kegs of beer? If Chiam & Co misled you what could you do? The cops not going to do anything, the law society not going to do anything, the court’s not going to do anything, no lawyer’s going to do anything ...
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    Make me kind of regret u-turning from Cardiff?
    Osama bin Laden:
    Where were you arrested?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    I went to the airport cargo terminal for an interview. Texas Instruments told me my services were no longer required.
    Osama bin Laden:
    So you pleaded guilty?
    Lee Hsien Tau:
    They were hoping I did. Chiam would have just claimed I couldn’t keep myself out of jail. He actually did mouth this lame excuse at the end.




















    There was no Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration of the Estate of Koh Wing Chye. An allegedly valid Will would only be produced by his wife, Lim Swee Ying, if she were compelled by a Court. Meanwhile, she exhausted all underhand means available to avoid being brought to Court. The man died destitute, his property sold a couple of months ahead, starved into submission. Who you take for a wife is very important. If you marry a whore, you'd bet she'll take care of you in your later years.









    This was probably the only instance Chiam See Tong really represented me. When this letter went out, the possible counter-parties to a lawsuit were alerted, and Chiam See Tong was bought over.




    Yap Kok Kiong is a lawyer who doesn't really care how he comes by his money. He has been let off by the Law Society of Singapore a couple of times. It's always useful to network. Naturally, he kept an eye blind to the fraud and forgery committed by his erstwhile partner in his law firm, Hoo Sheau Farn. One could even suspect he approved going by the number of times he was hauled in front of the Law Society Disciplinary Committee. Maybe he didn't see that there could be any harm with Hoo Sheau Peng headed for the Court Bench.




    What was so damned important about the letter from K. K. Yap & Partners were the attachments. It was necessary to buy Chiam See Tong over straight away because the signatures on the acknowledgements of receipt of settlement arising over the sale of property differed from those on the transfer document, where lawyer Hoo Sheau Farn bore witness, even though both were allegedly signed on the same day of 8th of December, 1994. Both sets of signatures also differed from Koh Wing Chye's usual. The man had a simple signature, but he was consistent, and he never changed it over the years.



















    Hoo Sheau Farn. The bitch has a sister sitting on the Court Bench.




    Signature of Koh Wing Chye in November 1961.




    Signature of Koh Wing Chye in June 1991.




    Signature of Koh Wing Chye in August 1991.




    Koh Wing Chye was diagnosed with senile dementia and Parkinsonism in October 1994, just before the sale of his property in December 1994. He was at the mercy of his wife. She wanted him out of hospital the same day he was admitted. She started starving him soon after his property was sold. I tried to feed him when I realised his wife wasn't. He choked almost straight away. He died before morning could break on 31st of January 1995. The man never saw his money.




    This was what Lim Swee Ying bought with some of her ill-gotten gains.




    This is what the murder was all about. Note the free gift to Koh Cheong Soon in November 1996, her love-child with Koh Thong.




    The buyer was Ow Koon Thiam alias Oh Koon Thiam, the next door neighbour from 10-F Jervois Road.




    In one short year, Ow Koon Thiam made close to half a million dollars. Were there any prior arrangements between him and Lim Swee Ying?




    When I sent a barrage of e-mails to Lee Kuan Yew, the CPIB called me over. During the interview I was accused of harassing the Old Fart, but I kept a straight face. Then I was shown a Will, purportedly of Koh Wing Chye's, by Miss Tracy Lai of the CPIB, but I was denied a copy. After that, I was dismissed. The Will was purportedly made at Irene Ng Lee Ling & Co. Always use a retiring lawyer's name when you fake a Will.




    The CPIB involved in a cover-up?
























    Cannot get hold of the Will, therefore don't know who to sue, and therefore any-oh-how sue? Not according to Chan Fook Meng whom I consulted much later. What Chiam See Tong said to me was he didn't want to appear in the case sheet, so he'll help me sue but in my own name. What he meant to do was to lead me by the nose. Never use a lawyer who doesn't want to appear in the case sheet.


































    Koh Thong actually paid me $500 x 12 = $6,000 by cheque. I have recovered cheques totalling $4,500.





















































































































































    Koh Thong wasn't a concerned uncle as he alleged. For all my life until 1992, I never saw his fuck face. As I've always understood, this guy wasn't on speaking terms with Koh Wing Chye. But from 1992 to 1994 he visited Koh Wing Chye occasionally. This I believed was engineered by Lim Swee Ying. How Mrs Koh Wing Chye got so close to Koh Thong is a mystery to me. Lim Swee Ying needed to hand over the sold property. She initially tried to get rid of me by calling Wong Kan Seng's goons who then handed me to the military police for AWOL. This didn't work out when the C.O. of the reservist unit I was attached to knew me by face, and offered to release me for a $75 fine. So Koh Thong had to show his hand to find me accomodation. He actually went out of his way and bought a 2-room flat just to get me to move. Why would a man do something like that for somebody else's wife that he apparently wasn't too close to, unless there was something going on behind appearances. And I didn't ask Koh Thong for money. He gave me more than the $500 x 5 or 6 <= $3,000 he claimed. There's proof of at least $4,500.









    Koh Thong claimed I stayed in his 2-room flat for 5 or 6 months. I actually stayed there from March 1995 to February 1996. My mail had to be addressed to his son, Koh Chong Huat's semi-detached property where Koh Thong stayed, and driven over to the flat from time to time. After the first month, there was zilch. That was when I started smelling a rat. Koh Thong initially alleged $166,666 from the sale of Koh Wing Chye's property was bequeathed to me, hence the $500 x 12 = $6,000 monthly interest. I finally realised Koh Thong and Lim Swee Ying planned together to give me nothing. When a neighbour told me someone was accessing the flat when I was out, I added locks of my own. Koh Thong wanted the flat back, but wouldn't give me my $166,666 he allegedly was holding. Never trust somebody who pops up out of nowhere, even if he's rich, for he could be screwing your mother. Koh Chong Huat was HDB Bukit Merah Branch Head, and Koh Thong knew he was breaking then HDB rules by not living in his flat. In February 1996, when he failed to get me to leave by cutting off the water and electricity to the flat, he broke his way in, and moved my belongings to a HDB rental flat at Commonwealth Crescent. I can't guess how he managed to get hold of a HDB rental flat for such a purpose. Sure I took the law into my own hands. Who wouldn't under such circumstances, especially when Wong Kan Seng's goons are as corrupt as their boss. The I/O that prosecuted me was only interested in nailing me. The I/O even went so far as sending me to IMH for psychiatric evaluation. In February 2007, Ko Poh Koon finally landed in Court on 10 counts of corruption and two counts of cheating, for which he was fined $1,500. I may have been jailed 4 months in 1997, but my conduct was better than Wong Kan Seng's 27-year veteran goon, and I dare say, better than the Old Fart himself.














    Koh Thong spent $56,000 to buy a 2-room flat in November 1994, preparing to help Lim Swee Ying accomodate me.









    The 2-room flat was sold after the minimum required 3 years. Once the objective was achieved, it was surplus to requirement.




    I managed to get into IRAS to check on Koh Thong and Lim Swee Ying et al. You can actually check on T.T. Durai, Shi Ming Yi, or even the Old Fart himself. Of course you might get yourself jail-time checking the Old Fart.




    You look at this information and the next, and you'd say to yourself, there's no way Koh Thong or Koh Hoon Yee would need a 2-room flat, just as would Shi Ming Yi.




    Tan Hui Huang, Mrs Ow Koon Thiam alias Oh Koon Thiam departed on 21st July 2008 from cancer.




    Koh Wing Chye was murdered by Koh Thong and Lim Swee Ying et al. Did I ever mention Koh Siow Kin is a whore? Well, her husband, Tan Kian Seng is no better. That's not to say Koh Siow Ling, Koh Siew Mei and Koh Siew Lee are excluded. It's like Macbeth and the famous witches. Tan Zhi Ming died in an untimely accident; see next.




    Never think karma won't come and get you. This was pure evil 17-years in the making.




    Blame his parents for the way he went?




    Every time I mention the Will, trouble starts to stalk me.




    Old Fart has his summary judgement. But that is not available to the rank and file. Koh Thong and Lim Swee Ying cannot honestly present themselves in Court. So they had Koh Chong Huat make me a wanted man. This is the classic Justice Bao and Water Margin story-line. Only thing is what we have is a Kangaroo Court.




    Oum Prakash Singh is another Wong Kan Seng's goon.




    When summary judgement is not available to you, and you cannot present yourself in Court, make him a wanted man. Better still, make him a wanted mad man. Destroy him altogether. This is more advanced than in Justice Bao's time where there was no mental asylum.









    Stalk him all over the island, so he has no fixed place of abode, so he can't present his case in Court.




    Yik Tze Kong is a corrupt lawyer. He offered me a copy of the Will, knowing I was a wanted man. And he wanted my address.




    Yik Tze Kong went one better. Who said Yik Tze Kong cannot try a summary judgement knowing I was a wanted man.









    Of course Yik Tze Kong tried a summary judgement based on a technicality. Order 6, Rule 2(f) of the Rules of Court says if you have no fixed place of abode, you can't sue anybody even if your life depends on it. Especially if you are also a wanted man.







































    This is Chiam See Tong leading me by the nose. By then I was in remand. I can't file a reply whilst in remand. He then never ever meant to move the case further than this. In fact he waited for it to lapse.
































































    I was sentenced on 26th February, 2001 with a fine of $6,000, in default, 30 plus days jail-time. When I was coming out of jail was known. Lim Swee Ying changed her lawyer on 28th February, 2001. Guess why? It's the Will all over again.



















    Yik Tze Kong never proceeded with the summary judgement once I was in remand. It would abort the criminal case. Even for a Kangaroo Court, that would be too obvious.





































































    Ow Koon Thiam alias Oh Koon Thiam tried to silence me. It didn't work.






























































































































    7 Comments:

    At 9/07/2006 09:48:00 AM, Anonymous sun tzu said...

    With foreknowledge, costly mistakes can be avoided, destruction averted, and the way to lasting victory made clear. Subtly, very subtly, do not neglect the use of intelligence.

    Spies are the most important asset, because on them rests an army's ability to march. It is the essence of strategy.

    Those who do not have information of the enemy because they begrudge a hundred pieces of gold or an official promotion are the cause of inhumanity.

     
    At 2/07/2007 09:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ST February 3, 2007
    By Elena Chong

    A former police officer was charged in court yesterday with 10 counts of corruption and two counts of cheating involving a total of about $12,000.

    Ex-senior station inspector Ko Poh Koon, 48, whose services had been terminated in January 2005, allegedly accepted free dinner and entertainment from businessmen Joseph Teo Kee Lip and Albert Teo Teck Hee when he was with the Secret Societies Branch, Criminal Investigation Department.

    This was allegedly in exchange for providing 'protection' to a Nigerian associate of the two Teos, and for help on police matters.

    In September 2004, he allegedly lent Mr Albert Teo $20,000, but said it came from a friend. He told Mr Teo, 38, that the friend wanted $10,000 in interest and convinced him to hand over $5,000 as part payment. The following month, Ko is said to have lent Mr Albert Teo $5,000, but wanted $2,000 as interest.

    Ko has applied for time to make representations to the Attorney-General's Chambers. He faces a fine of $100,000 or five years in jail or both for corruption. The penalty for cheating is up to seven years in jail and a fine.

     
    At 5/14/2007 10:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Some people have connections. These people work within another law. They are privy to invisible dealings with the AG's.


    TodayOnLine
    14 April 2007
    Leong Wee Keat
    weekeat@mediacorp.com.sg

    A FORMER senior station inspector was fined $1,500 on Friday after he pleaded guilty to conducting himself in ways prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the police force.

    Ko Poh Koon, a 27-year veteran of the force, accepted $2,000 worth of free dinner and entertainment from businessmen Albert Teo and Joseph Teo while he was attached to the Secret Societies Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department.

    He was treated to dinner and nightclub entertainment between May and June 2004 for the "police protection" of the Teos' Nigerian business associates, and for help and information on police matters.

    Originally charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Ko, 49, was given a reprieve when the charges were reduced, falling within the Police Force Act.

    Under the latter, the maximum penalty he faced for each charge was a fine not exceeding $500 or three months' jail or both.

    In Ko's mitigation plea on Friday, lawyer Shashi Nathan argued that Ko "never corruptly accepted any gratification" and never benefited financially. Ko also did not compromise his duties or position as a police officer, nor caused any harm or detriment to police investigators.

    Ko had joined the police force in 1976 before he retired in 2003. He was later re-employed by the force, and his services were terminated in January 2005.

     
    At 4/24/2009 08:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    a repeat offender to be let off again?



    ST December 08, 2006
    By KC Vijayan

    Yet another lawyer has admitted to touting for business, this time by handing out shopping vouchers to property agents in exchange for conveyancing work.

    But lawyer Yap Kok Kiong, 42, was spared a fine or disciplinary action. A disciplinary committee appointed by the Chief Justice to look into the case found there was "no cause of sufficient gravity" for Mr Yap's case to be referred to a court of three judges for further action.

    It is understood that the committee's report is being considered by the Law Society, which will decide whether to accept its recommendation and close the case, or refer it for further action to a court of three judges specially convened to hear matters against lawyers.

    The committee said it had reached its decision after taking into account Mr Yap's various contributions to the community, the circumstances of the offence and his agreement to pay the $18,000 for the hearing costs.

    The lawyer of 16 years' standing and managing partner of KK Yap & Partners gave shopping vouchers valued at between $10 and $50 over a 15 month period from December 2001 to several estate agents who recommended conveyancing clients to him.

    He said they were meant as gestures of appreciation in lieu of small gifts or hampers, which other businesses were known to give to clients.

    It was pointed out that the number of such vouchers given out were small compared to the 1,729 files opened by the firm during that period.

    He said he stopped the practice in March 2003 after learning from an estate agent that several of them had misconstrued the practice as an entitlement for referring work to the firm.

    But a year later, the Law Society received an anonymous complaint about Mr Yap's handouts, sparking an investigation.

    A check by the Straits Times revealed Mr Yap had been reprimanded by the Law Society on a previous occasion.

    According to the January 2003 issue of the Law Gazette, he was then probed by a disciplinary committee for offering to refund half the cost of legal services to some owners of a private estate earmarked for collective sale, if he was retained by any of them in the purchase of new property. He also paid $7,000 in hearing costs.

    At least three other lawyers from different firms have been investigated in relation to the recent spate of alleged misconduct involving property deals.

     
    At 4/24/2009 08:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    When dad isn't dad, and dad isn't too bothered, dad may end up suffering for it



    One father in every 25 may unknowingly be raising a child he thinks is his own, but was in fact sired by another.

    A British medical team from John Moores University in Liverpool, led by Professor Mark Bellis, reviewed more than 50 years of research and conference findings into 'paternal discrepancy', the situation where the supposed father is not the biological father. Their study is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

    The findings vary widely: Where a man suspected he was not the father, tests in the United States and Europe found paternal discrepancy in almost 30 per cent of cases. But where the father had no reason to doubt his paternity, and tests were conducted for other reasons, rates were far lower, and an average of 17 such studies gave a paternal discrepancy rate of a little under 4 per cent.

    The authors warn that increasing use of genetic testing for diagnosis, treatment and identification is likely to boost the rates of paternal discrepancy, making the need to determine the true rate more pressing.

    Causes of paternal discrepancy include infidelity, a change of partner or, very occasionally, an error in artificial insemination.

    At present, the report says, there lack proper disclosure policy for those working in the healthcare and criminal justice systems, and support services for those affected.

    The authors argue that as advances in genetic techniques allow paternal discrepancy to be discovered, clear guidance is needed on when and how it is disclosed.

    This is underscored by the potential of the discovery to lead to violence, wreaked families, and affected health of all involved. - AFP

     
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