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戈麦斯2015年10月9日关于诺贝尔和平奖颁布提名的结果的谈话:(中英对照)

诺贝尔

莫比尔会场提名海报

JAMES GOMEZ

新加坡的诺贝尔的提名已经让全世界知道新加坡黑暗政治的真面目!

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我们提名谢太宝博士为2015年诺贝尔和平奖的候选人是在新加坡独立50周年提出的。这是具有极其深刻的意义的。

尽管谢博士未能赢得这个奖。但是他的被提名已经引起全球其他国家的关注!——意味着全球的国家已经知道新加坡历史上最黑暗的一面了。

在新加坡独立50年的历史过程中,执政的人民行动党不断地使用内部安全法令逮捕和不经审讯的拘留了政治异议分子。

有一个人是遭受到最长期的痛苦——他就是谢太宝博士。在1966年,也就是他年纪25岁时,在内部安全法令下不经审讯下被逮捕和拘留长达23年。接着被限制于个人和政治上的自由被软禁长达9年。在他57岁那年,(当局)解除了所有限制条件下获得了释放。

在新加坡,除了使用内部安全法令下进行不经审讯的手段对付这种异己分子外,还是最大程度的使用指控诽谤罪对付政治异己分子。一个完整的架构去限制(人民)自由发表言论和集会自由。国家媒体受到完全的控制以及执政党把国家的机构利用作为其政治利益服务。选举制度不是独立的。立法在其他的方面是限制参与政治活动。当要成立一个团体时人民都会感到恐惧。以至于许多人感到不舒服甚至不敢批评或支持反对行动党的声音。

2015年已经被(政府)定位积极的叙述国家(历史)的活动和庆祝的日子。假设我们今年不通过提名谢太宝博士为诺贝尔和平奖候选人,事实上,SG50 的另一面的历史似乎已经被全球所忽略。

新加坡历史黑暗的一面是与内部安全法令以及其他法律手段牢牢地联系在一起。在过去的岁月了,有许多政治异己分子被捕和在不经审讯的情况下被拘留。(政府也)通过民事法律以诽谤罪名起诉政治活动分子破产。在2015年新加坡庆祝独立50周年之际,目前的活跃份子均以诽谤罪名被起诉和被法律裁决制止对这个政权发出反对的声音。

这些一系列的恐吓和控制已经对投多数票(给反对党)造成了长期的冲击。这也致使其50年来不受任何挑战下一党统治着新加坡。

在2015年的选举结果已经让许多人感到失望。人民正在尝试质疑的提出问题,议会选举的道路是否仍然是可行?是否是需要寻求另一种民主制度

在描述新加坡其他方面时,必须要注意到国家政治的本质和它兼容的精英网络。任何企图突出反面的叙述都经常受到被证实和否定的自我叙述。

这是让那些观察家在总结新加坡SG50庆祝活动剩余的月份是可以看到部分的事实——哪些人在大力支持(新加坡政府)的叙述新加坡历史时,却没有承认其黑暗历史和类似的类型参数将用于支持他们片面的叙述。

尽管谢太宝博士没有赢得本届诺贝尔和平奖。他的被提名已经引起全球媒体的关注。他已经为充实了新加坡独立50周年的历史做出了部分的平衡。

诺贝尔遴选委员会不会披露被提名者的名字直到50年后。这过时间节点是极其恰道的。因为到了那个时候是新加坡独立100周年了。就这个意义上而言,我们届时可以看到谢太宝博士的提名已经记录在2015年提名名单里了。

2015年提名谢太宝博士为诺贝尔和平奖侯选人将成为新加坡50年民主的时间胶囊里。

JAMES GOMEZ·FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015

Singapore’s Noble Nomination Highlights Dark Political History

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nomination of Dr. Chia Thye Poh on the occasion of Singapore’s 50 years of independence is highly significant.

Although Dr. Chia did not win the Prize, his nomination drew attention globally to the other Singapore – its dark political history.

Throughout Singapore’s 50 year history, the ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) has on numerous occasions used the Internal Security Act to arrest and detain without trial its political opponents.

One man had suffered the longest – Dr. Chia Thye Poh.  He was arrested in 1966 at the age of 25 and detained without charge or trial for nearly 23 years under Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA). He was subsequently subjected to a range of personal and political restrictions for another 9 years, interned first on the island of Sentosa then on the main island of Singapore. He was only released of all restrictions on 27 November 1998 at the age of 57.

In Singapore, add to the use of detention without trial under the ISA, a mix of defamation suits against political opponents, a regulatory framework that limits freedom of expression and assembly, a media environment with tight gatekeeping, the use of state institutions for party benefit, an electoral system that is not independent, and a slew of other contributing legislation that restricts political participation and you create a society where the majority have become politically cautious. So much so that many are uncomfortable even to voice out or support criticisms of the People’s Action Party.

2015 has been marked by activities and celebrations that promote a positive national narrative. The other side of SG50 is likely to be missed by many globally if it had not been brought to attention through Dr. Chia Thye Poh’s nomination this year.

The dark side of Singapore is intimately tied to the use of the Internal Security Act and other legal instruments. Over the years many have been arrested, detained without trial and bankrupted through civil law suits for their political activities. In 2015, as Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence, contemporary activists continue to be subjected to defamation suits and other legal sanctions as they speak up against this regime.

Such political intimidation and control has had a long-term impact on the voting majority and has allowed 50 years of uninterrupted single party rule in Singapore.

In 2015, a conservative election result has left many with a huge feeling of disappointment and has raised questions if the electoral path is still worthy of consideration or if another approach for a democratic system change should be deliberated.

In sketching the other Singapore, it is also important to note, given the nature of the city-state’s politics and its compliant network of elites, any attempt to highlight the counter narrative is often vilified and negated by a self-serving narrative.

This is what observers need to look out for in the remaining months of 2015 as Singapore wraps up its SG50 celebrations – who will be stepping up to prop up the Singapore narrative without acknowledging its dark political history and the types kinds of arguments they will use to support their one-sided narrative.

Although Dr. Chia Thye Poh, did not win the Nobel Peace Prize, his nomination attracted global media coverage and this has contributed somewhat towards bringing a slight re-balance to Singapore’s history on the occasion of its 50th year of independence.

The Nobel selection committee does not reveal the names of nominees until 50 years later and that’s just as well. In that regard, we can look forward to see if Dr. Chia Thye Poh is recorded in the list of nominees for 2015 when Singapore turns 100.

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination of Dr. Chia Thye Poh will be Singapore’s 50 year democracy time capsule.

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