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Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Balraj Naidu, & Singapore’s Reform Party

The revelations below were sent to us as a comment to our last post, Singapore terrorist Balraj Naidu sentenced to prison in USA, where you can see the original. This comment may shed light on the relationship between the Jeyaretnams and Balraj (aka Baldev) Naidu, and why he wanted to change his name.

Kenneth Jeyaretnam

Kenneth Jeyaretnam

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So, Balraj Naidu has finally been nailed in the US for his reach within the terrorist circle, the bane of civilized humanity. A thorough research into the Reform Party’s development since its birth on 11 July 2008 will reveal his contrasting relationships with the Jeyaretnams, first the late J. B. Jeyaretnam and later Kenneth Jeyaretnam that would be of interest to readers here. He was a “still water runs deep” kind of a fellow that had a chilling twist about it.

Soon after the Reform Party become a registered political society, he [Balraj Naidu] applied for a Deed Poll with J. B. Jeyaretnam to get his first name “Balraj” changed to “Balldev” without being able to offer a compelling reason. He was a client of J. B. Jeyaretnam in a cheating case and frequently visited the latter’s office at 18A Smith Street, which later became the Reform Party’s headquarters. On one such visit he slipped a signed cash cheque for S$340K unnoticed in his case file and claimed later that it was inadvertently done. J. B. Jeyaretnam wondered if it was a test or an enticement. There were numerous other instances that led J. B. Jeyaretnam to suspect Balraj Naidu was up to something amiss. I understand that, had J. B. Jeyaretnam not expired on 30 September 2008, Balraj Naidu would have been removed from the party’s Central Executive Committee.

Balraj Naidu’s partnership with Kenneth Jeyaretnam was even more eventful. You may have read a letter in the Today Newspaper on 19 April 2010 from the ex-Chairman and Vice-Chairman, two co-founders of the Reform Party, its surviving leaders in the wake of J. B. Jeyaretnam’s departure, refuting Kenneth Jeyaretnam’s allegation in an exclusive interview that was published in the Today Newspaper on 8 April 2010 about their “poor management” before he “took over.” To date, Kenneth Jeyaretnam has never responded to the points they raised, obviously fearing there would be a disastrous backlash. One of those unequivocally referred to foul play at the Reform Party’s headquarters on 26 April 2009 that saw Kenneth Jeyaretnam ‘become’ its Secretary-General. Incidentally, both of them, along with another Central Executive Committee member, stepped aside instead of fighting back that would have spilled out to the public to dissolve the party prematurely.

A “Gang of 4” spearheaded by this scoundrel Balraj Naidu executed a rowdy coup d’état that saw Kenneth Jeyaretnam seize the post of party Secretary General that day. The other three who formed the gang were Edmund Ng who was awarded the post of Chairman, despite his total absence from the Reform Party’s caucus since J. B. Jeyaretnam departed, till he resigned last week. There was also the landlord of Reform Party’s headquarters, James Teo, who broke the door-lock securing the office in the absence of a tenancy agreement with the Reform Party. For this, Kenneth Jeyaretnam gave him the Treasurer’s post. The third one was another misfit, co-founder of Reform Party and its initial treasurer, Ms Amy Liu who had resigned from the party 6 ½ months earlier after failing to put the Reform Party in quandary with the law by deliberately mishandling its funds. It is interesting to note that all these three, including Balraj Naidu, were legal clients of J. B. Jeyaretnam seconded to make the numbers to form the Reform Party. It seems Balraj Naidu had revealed in the raucous [meeting] of 26 April 2009 that he had sold a “property” to finance Kenneth Jeyaretnam so he had the right to make him Secretary General. I wonder whether this is why Kenneth Jeyaretnam publicly pleaded after Balraj Naidu’s arrest that he is an innocent family man, a loyal confidant of his late father and that the whole of Reform Party would stand firmly behind him.

So, we have Balraj Naidu, the common factor in two causes—killing two birds with one stone as it were—trying to defeat a sovereign Government by providing arms to its enemy, an outlawed terrorist group and partaking in the overthrow of a legally elected management team of a Registered Singaporean Political Society by unconstitutional means. He was found guilty by the Baltimore Court and has been sentenced to a 5-year prison term in the first instance. The irony is that, in the second instance, Kenneth Jeyaretnam and the Reform Party would be incriminated, not him!

2 comments to Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Balraj Naidu, & Singapore’s Reform Party

  • Political SalesMan

    Thank you very much “admin” U has help to summarise the whole comment into one book.I wiil print and distribute in the market for viewer.Hope Singaporean will aware what’s happening in our Society.Be aware and not be con by this Double First Idiot. The more he tell lie his nose will grow longer (Pinnochio)

  • Political SalesMan – Glad to hear you are spreading the news. We look forward to any further contributions you may have!