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Former ISD director questions “facts” in PM Lee Hsien Loong’s condolences letter to late Lim Chye Heng

Mr Yoong Siew Wah challenges Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s facts on Late Lim Chye Heng in a letter, questioning the accuracy of the PM’s Condolences and historical account of Lim’s role in ISD

Mr Yoong was the Director of Singapore’s Internal Security Department (ISD) from 1971 to 1974.



My dear Honourable PM Lee Hsien Loong,

I read with interest and not a little mystical your magnificent condolences on the late Lim Chye Heng, former director of the Internal Security Department.

I think Lim Chye Heng would be flummoxed and embarrassed, if he were alive, by some of your high praises for which he had no part nor even full knowledge.

How you obtained your so-called facts is so fictional and questionable that it befuddled the mind, and it’s not likely from the ISD.

Lim’s career in the Special Branch had been almost wholly in the section dealing with the Chinese student pro-communist activities.

He had never played any part or even had full knowledge in the suppression of the underground communists or the CUF led by Lim Chin Siong. Richard Coridon was the officer who led the government battle against the communists.

Lim was ably supported by Ahmad Khan, Bill Teoh Kah Chay, Wong Yik Wah and my humble self. Lim Chye Heng was never involved. George Bogaars was the outstanding Director of the Secret Branch, who drove the final nail into the coffin of the communists.

So, how on earth could you have concocted in your mind that Lim Chye Heng was the star officer in the battle against the underground communists and the CUF?

If you have any doubts, you can always verify them with ISD. When Lim Chye Heng took over as Director of ISD in 1975, the communist threat had already been eradicated.

You are very kind in attributing all these remarkable achievements to Lim Chye Heng, and your motive behind it is only known to your kind self.

But as a prime minister, don’t you think that it is important to be objective and sensible in your sermon to the public? Do you not think that what you have been babbling to the public and the outside world will have an important perception of your sensibility and sincerity?

I think quite a sizeable number of Singaporeans are flabbergasted by this perception, not to mention the outside world.

I am doing this not out of any ulterior motive but first to stimulate you out of your somnolence so that you do not make a fool of yourself in and out of Singapore by your concoctions.

My apology if I rattled you, but I am doing what I believe to be for the common good.

May God bless you.

A plebeian injustice survivor, Yoong Siew Wah

The above letter was sent by Mr Yoong Siew Wah to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s email address. Mr Yoong was the Director of Singapore’s Internal Security Department (ISD) from 1971 to 1974. He was Director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in the 1960s. He runs a blog, Singapore Recalcitrant.

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I salute Mr Yoong in his gutsy comments against the pm and also his knowledgeable insights of the ISD in which he was formerly a director himself. He dared to speak the facts without fear. Cheers for the model characteristics that you possessed.

Shame should be the final arbiter,yes?

lol. only after retired then got ballz to “fuck” the Dragon Loon.

The problem I see is that like LHL, the next expected PM resides also in the same multiverse where facts and fiction are intertwined to suit the PAP’s narrative.

The solution lies at the ballot box!

Let’s be understanding, Respect for All. Remember in his world, mee siam has hum.

When election results under his terms are getting historical LOWS for pap, he attributes it to Free Riders. This clearly indicates the state of his mind, and his concept of Self-Worth.

Oh let’s not fuss over loong making a fool of himself. He’s pretty good at making a fool of himself already. From Taiwan to china (lecturing china publicly over SCS fiasco, our Terrex detention@ HK fiasco, wink wink), lecturing and criticising the US in public interviews, to the shocking dinner event where he publicly humiliated china in front of US business crowd. and so many more.

perhaps a sign of dementia?
selective memory loss?

No big deal, lah. This is the era of wayanging and kelonging under the Dishonorable One. They also make sure they are exempted from Pofma.

Well … there goes his pension 🙂

I believe in our PM Lee. This former ISD old Fart is too old. He cannot remember things correctly. Just ignore him.

Why blame Loong? His script writer wrote this for him and he read it aloud. Only shows his disinterest in long serving Public Servants.

Considered “royalty” by virtue of his ancestorial lineage, as his “old man’s”, the one and only, … founding father of all fathering fathers of SillyPore, … the dishonourable one with a golden spoon would be excused for using the late Queen E’s favoured line of, … “recollections may vary” !!!

Then again, YSW would be fully aware that the dishonourable one and his party do have this habit and preoccupation of, … rewriting history !!!

Will POFMA be slammed on Loong? I hope to strike Toto 1st Prize.

If what said were true than whatever that were deliberated earlier can only be done by a guy with a really troubled and confused mindset.Truly unbelievable!!So sad to see many rather unusual things have happened and continue to happen in our once Sunny Singapore…🤔🤔🤔🤔

This administration has no Facts to show. Everytime ppl ask them, they skirt around the issues … Just Overlord can liao …

His frame of mind is deteriorating – I speculate recent spate of negative events, viz Keppel Corpn Corruption, Ridout Bungalow rent scandals and exoneration, quarrels with nephew and bro and sister, has got the wheels in motion where he was being taken advantage of by people out to sabo him, for their personal benefits. They probably can see thru, Loong’s shelf life expired, he can be played and toyed with, and these people took advantage of opacity, or even might be Loong’s indecisiveness to propel themselves since it could be, now is the time.
This is my theory.