While we are all eternally grateful when three lawyers came forward to act pro bono for a little boy clamped in hand cuffs and ankle shackles, their long winded press statement is fast providing fodder for conspiracy theorists across the island. Lawyers are supposed to sally forth with a vigorous defence, not throw their clients under the bus before court is even convened. The horseshit is embedded in paragraph nine:
"9. We would state categorically that we – the Defence Counsel – disapprove of what Amos Yee has posted."
The elements for the done deal are clearly spelled out in 10(d): "To advise him on the sentencing options including those that specifically deal with young offenders."
This being the birth place of kiasuism, it is easy to argue that the esteemed solicitors are just protecting their rice bowl. Not too recently, the law society had just flexed their muscles, resulting in one lawyer being neutered on the grounds of mental incapacity. Meanwhile the head of the Singapore National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) also recently wrote that her daily exercise regime consists of running up and down her 20 metre office corridor 800 times to complete her quota of 16 kilometres.
Before you rush to join those who flew over the cuckoo's nest, there's more food for thought. Suppose the three wise men had simply answered the call of duty to salvage the country's soiled human rights reputation. Which means Public Service Stars (BBM) are in order, in time to make it for the national day honour list. Considering what grab-loot leaders are getting away with these mad days, those awards could be more useful than what degree mills can offer.