Monday, July 21, 2014

Israel, a tragedy of history

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Roman Empire, which stretched from the British Isles in the West to North Africa in the East to the Mediterranean in the south, across the length and breath of Europe, before Christianity was pagan. They had all sorts of Gods and the Emperors themselves were Gods, and the people were required to worship them or else be fed to the lions in the arena.

Then comes Jesus Christ and Christianity which was becoming far too popular and widespread. Unable to subjugate the mounting numbers of Christians, Emperor Constantine, the Roman Emperor does the next best thing. Since he cannot subdue the growing numbers, he himself embraces Christianity in AD 300, moves the capital of Rome from Rome to a city which he built for himself, Constantinople at the mouth of the Bosporus, in Turkey, todays Istanbul, and renames his empire the Christian Byzantium empire with its seat in Constantinople.

You could say the problems of the Jews started from the day Constantine became a Christian. According to the Bible, it was Judas Iscariot, a Jew who betrayed Christ resulting in his crucifixion. And therefore the Jew was the enemy of all Christians, to be persecuted, discriminated and punished. Although wise historians would rightly argue that it was not just Judas who was to blame but also the High Priests in the Jewish temples whose tax revenue was diminished by the popularity of Christianity as well as the person who ordered the crucifixion, Pontius Pilate, the governor of Judea, it became convenient to blame it all on Judas and hang the Jew.

A student of history would realize that  the enemy of the Jew was historically never the Muslim Arabs, but the Christians. There were laws throughout Christian European nations that discriminated Jews. In England, Jews, were not allowed to hold professions. they were not allowed to be lawyers, doctors or the other professions. They were not allowed to own land. Only menial jobs such as musicians were allowed them. This was the case across Europe for centuries.

And then there was Theodor Herzl and the advent of Zionism. Herzl was a Austro Hungarian Jew, a scholar and journalist. In 1895 he writes the Der Judenstaadt (the Jewish State) in which he outlines his idea of Zionism, the idea of Jews returning to Biblical Palestine and argues that unless the Jews have a state of their own, they would forever suffer the curse of being a Jew wherever they are. He advocated the mass emigration of Jews to Israel.

In the meantime, the Byzantium Roman Empire with its seat in Constantinople, present day Turkey lasted from AD 300 to 1453, when Sultan Memhet II, the Ottoman Turk and Muslim sacked the Christian city of Constantinople and renamed it Istanbul in present day Turkey. And thence, the Christian Roman Empire becomes the Islamic Ottoman Empire again stretching across the length and breath of Europe, North Africa and all of the Mediterranean, the same extent as that of the Roman Empire.

Wanting to escape the persecution in Christian Europe, many Jews emigrated to the area we now call Palestine which was now under the Muslim Ottoman Turks. The Jews had no problem moving to Palestine. It was merely a case of Jews contractually buying land from the Arabs who were already there, and these contracts were honored by the Ottoman government. Therefore the Jews had no problem settling peacefully in Palestine under the Ottomans. Also it has to be stressed there was no discord between the Muslims and recently arrived Jews who lived with each other in perfect harmony as they have done for thousands of years. In fact the Jews were much more comfortable under the Muslim Ottomans than they ever were under Christian Europe.

There is a reason for this cordiality between the Muslims and the Jews. In Islam, the Jews, as are the Christians were considered people of the Book, meaning they worshiped the same God except their path to God were different. Therefore although the Muslims did not treat the Jews as equals, they were at least left alone as long as they paid their taxes.

As an example of the Muslims accommodating the Jews, Maimonides, a great Jewish philosopher, born in Cordoba Spain under the Islamic Moorish Caliphate was in fact the principle advisor to the Caliph, none other than a Muslim. He had no problems living under the Muslims. His problems started only after the Christian Crusaders invaded Spain resulting in his having to flee, first to Muslim North Africa and then to Egypt.

Everything began to change in Palestine in 1914, with the advent of the First World War. The Ottoman Empire began to crumble, with almost every subject state demanding independence. The Arabs living under the Ottomans were no different. King Hussein, the King of the Hejaz, present day Israel and Palestine too had ambitions of independence.

At this point, the Ottomans under the persuasion of a man named Enver Pasha persuades the Ottomans to join the War on the side of the Germans, on hindsight a terrible mistake. By an uncanny coincidence, the British at this time who were fighting the Turks became aware that across Arabia, under their feet there was a sea of oil, worth a treasure.

So the thinking was, if the British could driver the Turks out of Arabia and Palestine, they would have all that wealth in oil.

So they send an Englishman, Thomas Edward Lawrence, commonly known as Lawrence of Arabia to convince the Arabs that if they would allow the British to help them drive out the Turks, they would give them independence. Of course the British had no such intentions, but we are not sure whether Lawrence too was part of this betrayal. The British arranged a treaty between Sir Mark Sykes, British civil servant and Francois Georges Picot, a French civil servant in Paris in 1916 and plan to divide the entire Middle East between the British and the French. King Hussein and his Arabs got nothing.

Anyhow the British manage to kick the Turks out of Palestine in the war which ended in 1918. Just before it ended, a man named Arthur Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, makes that fatal statement that was the beginning of all the Arabs and the Jews problems. That statement is the famous Balfour Declaration. In 1917, Arthur Balfour declares that in consideration of all the help the Jews, and in particular the financial help received from the British Jewish banker Rothschild, he will give a homeland to the Jews in Palestine.

Mind you, his promise did not extend to giving them a country. All it said that Jews from anywhere in the world are allowed to come and settle in British controlled Transjordan, within a small area set aside to be called Palestine.

You can imagine what followed. All the persecuted Jews from across Europe were heading in refugee ships to sea ports on the Mediterranean coast of Palestine. Naturally as too many were coming, the British had no choice but to renege on their promise and began turning these Jewish refugee ships back principally to Cyprus where they were detained.

Now the British themselves became the brunt of the hatred both of the Jews for stopping Jewish immigration and from the Arabs unhappy that too many Jews were allowed to come. As a result from 1918 to 1947, the British found themselves having to fight both Jews and Arabs.

Lawrence at this time was clearly against creating this Jewish homeland. He correctly predicted then that the Jews in this so called homeland would only be able to survive through the use of continued violence and force which we see today.

In 1947, unable to contain the problem any longer, the British hand over their Palestine mandate over to the United Nations which becomes a UN mandate until 1948. In 1948, the Americans table a motion at the General Assembly in the United Nations for partition and the creation of a Jewish State. Through some arm twisting and threats of economic sanctions, many countries initially opposed to partition eventually come around and on May 14, 1948 at midnight, the state of Israel is born.

And ever since then, Israel has not had a single day of peace. And I reckon they never will.

This is how I see it. The Balfour Declaration should never have happened and secondly the state of Israel should never have been created. The Jews should have been allowed to come to Palestine but they would have to live among Arabs in a secular state with all races living in harmony, as it was so for millennia. By creating a Jewish state and the resultant deportation of thousands of Arabs from their homes where they lived for millennia, you simply leave no prospect whatsoever of peace.

And this is what you see today. Continuous bloodshed, war and violence, which has gone on since 1918 and which will go on for another hundred years and more.

And today, there simply is no solution. Too much blood has been spilled to satisy the Arabs for any settlement.

Today every single Arab no matter where he lives, bitterly hates Israel. And the Jews have only themselves to blame. It is because of what they have done to the Arabs. In 1948, with the creation of Israel, thousands were deported from their homes in which they have lived for thousands of years, leaving them to live as refugees in today's Jordan or the occupied West Bank. In 1967 war, they have occupied the West Bank, land which does not belong to them and not only continue to occupy it in violation of UN resolutions, they continue to build settlements there to take it permanently. And as for Israel itself, a country which did not exist before 1948, a country which was created by fraud and deception of the world powers, Britain and France.

In 2003, I travelled to Jordan in my client's interest. In Amman, I met my client's father, an old man who was kicked out of his orange grove in Haifa, within present day Israel, in 1948 by the Jews at gunpoint. He tells me, no matter how long he lives, he is determined to get his orange grove back! He will never rest until that happens!

Another anecdote which has some similarity comes to mind. Ho Chih Minh was reported to have told a French Army officer just before the fall of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. He said "For every French soldier who dies, 10 Viet Minh will die. But in the end, we will win and you will lose". As was said, the Viet Minh Army defeated the French, a far superior force in Dien Bien Phu, 1954, Vietnam, resulting in the Armistice.

I fear the same could be said by the Arabs to Israel.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California, USA
Tel: 510 491 8525

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Singapore Prime Minister's defamation lawsuit against blogger. The Prime Minister disgracefully misrepresents the law

Ladies and Gentlemen,

You know what is happening in that disgraceful defamation regime of that island city state Singapore where the rulers stay in power entirely through their Kangaroo Courts by suing anyone that criticizes them.

I am not sure if they are registered in the Guinness Book of records for the most defamation actions by rulers against their own citizens, but if it hasn't, it should.

With such a disgraceful record of almost daily defamation actions to silence their citizens, one can only assume that their rulers are so insecure that the only way they re-assure themselves is through these  daily defamation lawsuits.

This is a country that stays in power through fear, force, violence, threats and intimidation against their people; one such weapon being the all too frequent defamation of character lawsuit.

The Prime Minister, the son of Lee Kuan Yew who started this disgraceful career, disgraces himself, the island republic and their judiciary whom every single citizen considers no better than Kangaroo judges.

The brief facts are as follows. Roy Ngerng, a Singapore citizen had written in his blog Heart Truths among other things that the state retirement funds are being misused and not accounted for and the Prime Minister is himself responsible for this.

Consequent therefore, the Prime Minister just like his father, as expected, commenced a defamation lawsuit before his courts, which always finds in his favor, against Ngerng.

Please see Singapore's state controlled newspaper article of May 29, 2014, "PM Lee commences suit against blogger Roy Ngerng"

Following an outcry from all the free countries in the world including the respected Economist magazine pointing out the disgraceful conduct of this tin pot tyrant suing his helpless citizens into submission, the Prime Minister wrote to the Economist trying to justify the unjustifiable.

In that response he disgracefully misrepresents the law to justify his cowardly action. Please see Singapore's state controlled Today newspaper article of June 19, 2014, "Blogger Roy ngerng case: PM Lees' Press Secretary issues response to Economist article"

I attach Prime Minister's response here in full:

SIR – I refer to the article “A butterfly on a wheel” (June 13th). You referred to an “alleged ‘serious libel’” by Roy Ngerng. This is not an allegation. Mr Ngerng has publicly admitted accusing Lee Hsien Loong, the prime minister, of criminal misappropriation of pension funds, falsely and completely without foundation. After promising to apologize and to remove the post, Mr Ngerng did the opposite; he actively disseminated the libel further. This was a grave and deliberate defamation, whether it occurred online or in the traditional media being immaterial.

What is at stake is not any short-term positive or negative impact on the government, but the sort of public debate Singapore should have. When someone makes false and malicious personal allegations that impugn a person’s character or integrity, the victim has the right to vindicate his reputation, whether he is an ordinary citizen or the prime minister. The internet should not be exempt from the laws of defamation. It is perfectly possible to have a free and vigorous debate without defaming anyone, as occurs often in Singapore.

The Prime Minister disgracefully puts forward a lie and a complete falsity both on the law and the reality of today's world of Internet.

He says

"When someone makes false and malicious personal allegations that impugn a person’s character or integrity, the victim has the right to vindicate his reputation, whether he is an ordinary citizen or the prime minister."

This is a complete misrepresentation of the law and a complete misrepresentation of the reality of today's world of free speech. The law has been clearly set out throughout the free world which follows the principles of  the Supreme Court case of New York Times vs Sullivan.

The principle is that there are 2 sets of standards when suing someone for defamation; one for a public figure (in this case the Prime Minister) and another for an ordinary citizen.

An ordinary citizen when suing another has the burden of only showing that the defendant was at least negligent and the Plaintiff suffered a loss of reputation.

On the other hand the standards for a public figure are completely different. His burden is monumentally higher.

In order to succeed, he has to show in addition to the falsity of the charge, a malicious intention on the part of the defendant as well as actual loss and damage.

In other words he has to show that Ngerng had a personal grudge, ill will or evil intention against the Prime Minister when he wrote the article. Secondly the Prime Minister has to show that he has actually suffered a quantifiable monetary loss or that citizens have actually begun to disrespect him or hold him in contempt or ridicule consequent to Ngerng's article. And those persons have to be named. None of this has been proven or satisfied in the Singapore Prime Minister's case.

Anyone who understands the basis of any free society knows that in the case of a public figure suing for defamation, a balance has to be found between the virtue and the paramount need for public debate  in a free society against protecting the reputation of the public figure.

Additionally, the burden in such cases against the public figure is even greater than otherwise, when the issue involves a matter of public interest and controversy.

Here Ngerng was talking about state run retirement funds, something which touches every single citizen in his country.

He wasn't saying that the Prime Minister had committed adultery or had taken an up skirt picture of a woman on an escalator, which he may or may not have.

No developed or respected country's Prime Minister would think of ever suing a private citizen for talking about the country's state run retirement funds, because no respected country would want to muzzle their private citizens engaging in free debate on government policies that affect their lives and that of their fellow citizens.

I can assure you that the American President, the British Prime Minister, the Australian Prime Minister or any other respected leader of the free world would stoop so low as this to sue a citizen for showing an interest in the way he is governed.

But I know of some state leaders who would; Kim Jong An, the beloved leader of North Korea, the former Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq and the present president of Syria, Bashar al Assad.

The Prime Minister has argued that he has to sue Ngerng in order to protect his reputation. In fact it is the other way round.

By suing him, it raises serious doubts whether the Prime Minister has indeed embezzled monies from the state run retirement fund; because why else does he find the need to sue.

Only a guilty person would see the need to resort to a court action in circumstances where he knows the Kangaroo courts would find in his favor.

There are many other possibilities why the Prime Minister may be corrupt; perhaps if the  courts were independent, he may not have sued, not knowing the result of such an action? He may be suing only because he knows beforehand he will win in his courts.

If he knew that the ordinary Singaporean did not suspect him of embezzlement, perhaps he would not have sued? Perhaps because he knows that the average Singaporean indeed believes that he is corrupt, that he finds the need to sue?

I can write in my blog if wanted to that President Obama is corrupt, that the British Prime Minister is corrupt and the Australian Prime Minister is corrupt as many times I want, without any fear of being sued.

Why, because they know they are not corrupt and so do their citizens. Indeed if I were to have said this, no one would have even batted an eye. Not in the Singapore Prime Ministers' case. Perhaps he is corrupt after all.

And most importantly the Singapore Prime Minister is not going to sue me. Why, because I live in the United States and his defamation action would not have the predicted result as in Singapore.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean In Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am now on Facebook.

My address

I have done this principally to spread Singapore Dissident even further and wider.  So if you don't see much activity from me on it, chatting and doing the various other things it can do, please forgive me. I rather talk to people the old fashioned way which the human race always did in the past, meaning physically in person; not incognito behind a computer screen.

As to the many things Facebook can do, on whether it is something good, I have my reservations. The whole idea of having this wide network of so called friends on cyberspace, chatting with them on the Internet and doing all sorts of things to them and with them, when you will never see a single one of them let alone have a friendship like humans traditionally do, appears weird, and in fact perhaps even an unhealthy path to take.

I fear too much of this, would lead one to live not in this world but the next.

Which leads me to an anecdote I once read in the "Last Lion, Winston Churchill", which I confess is not entirely related to this post. Pardon the digression.

In 1914, when the British were fighting the Turks in Palestine, too many of their soldiers were dying at the front. To boost the numbers joining the British Army, they put up large posters all over England to attract recruitment. One such poster probably in Manchester, carried the words "Join the British Army and see the World". It seems one young man who knew better added the world "Next" before the word "World". So the poster now read, "Join the British Army and see the next World". They would probably be killed and go to Heaven!

Thank you

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Singapore's PAP government gives the island population a complete blood transfusion. Locals totally disappear and foreigners completely take over.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thanks to Singapore's rulers and their policies, the island population is now fast reaching total extinction. The locals are disappearing due to a multitude of factors, the principle ones being an almost zero birth rate, a fast ageing population and an ever growing emigration rate to the West. And if you threw in the fact that already the local population stand no more than perhaps 2 million at most, and as these forces continue to change the population's make-up, frankly, it is not going to be long when there are no locals left.

The reason for these unhappy trends are many and obvious, decisions all made by a government who felt no need to consult their citizens.  These are problems unique to dictatorships, like Singapore's which lack the moderating effect of citizen participation.

I am sure no one has any doubt what Singapore is, just a one man one party dictatorship. During it's short history of 50 years, first Lee Kuan Yew and now his son, the Prime Minister are convinced they alone have all the answers and it's people a bunch of dummies. So anyone who thought otherwise has to be removed. And that is exactly what they have been doing.

They decided that they needed to grow the economy. So they brought in all and sundry companies to come in and do business.

Having done that, they need workers to run these businesses. So they bring in any number of foreigners to work these foreign businesses, so much so that foreigners exceed locals and the ratio is widening daily.

At they same time, they educated their locals. But education causes them to think. And thinking citizens would begin to question this sort of government. Remember, it is a government which has no free press, no independent judiciary, no right to speech, expression or assembly, unlimited police powers, a defamation regime, where government support is rewarded and opposition is punished.

Why do you think I am so against the Singaporean system? It is because I have had an education, thanks to the Lee government. If I didn't, I would perhaps be happy to live in my ignorant bliss; in Singapore's state owned housing, listen to his state owned TV, read his state owned newspapers, and live my life quietly under Lee Kuan Yew and his son. So you can see they have made a monumental mistake in my case. It would have been far better for them had they not educated me at all.

As a result of the education, which like me, the government is providing to the entire island, the average Singaporean today is naturally disgruntled. He wants to leave for the West, where he can be free. He is not happy being told that he should only read state controlled propaganda, the reason why the island has one of the world's largest emigration rates. Neither do they want to have any children; the world's lowest fertility rate and the world's fastest ageing population. And if you considered there are only about 2 million natives left, you are talking of a total extinction of the Singaporean race happening within the decade.

And the Singaporean government is now in big trouble. This is why.

Changing the identity and character of a population is a dangerous thing. It has unintended consequences.

Singapore prefers to take in immigrants from China. Lee Kuan Yew publicly claims that the Chinese are better humans because their civilization goes far back thousands of years. In truth I think the reason is because they are easier to control. Can you imagine how difficult it would be for a dictator to control 2 million Australians!

The Chinese from China even though they look like the Singaporean Chinese are a very different animal. China officially is a Communist state. Communist states have no religion. Today with Deng Shou Peng's policy of "making money is glorious" you have a Communist state with a capitalist market place. They are a people inherently without a moral base based on religious values. If they are nice, it is simply good manners, nothing more. And their main concern is to make money, never mind how it is made.

Singaporeans on the other hand do not have a Communist past. You could be a Christian , Moslem or Hindu, or otherwise but you had some religion, even though people are becoming less religious. Even so, you can imagine a Singaporean to be a far more moral or gracious person than the average Chinese immigrant. You can see the damage being done to society by their increasing presence, today already the majority.

These immigrants do not have a background of any civil rights unlike Singaporeans who have the benefit of British traditions of parliamentary democracy, albeit much diluted with the one party dictatorial rule.

The Chinese on the other hand had none at all. In the past they lived under an Emperor and after that under one Communist leader or the other. Their idea of life is to obey your government and complain only if your pocket is affected. All the protests and demonstrations by workers that happen in China everyday are not based on any demand for civil rights, but because they were not paid.

The Indian immigrants from India have no interest in sinking any roots in the island. They may stay for a while and move to Australia if they can. So are the Filipinos who would much prefer to be in America but will make do for the moment in Singapore. You can earn more in Singapore than the Philippines. You can imagine how much loyalty or patriotism they would have to their temporary Singapore home, whereas the ones who really care for their country, native born Singaporeans have all been so much alienated by their own government, they are dying to leave for the West.

If the Lees who thought they knew everything used their heads, they would have known that educating Singaporeans was the worst thing they could ever do. It would have been far better to keep the average Singaporean illiterate if they hoped to rule forever; which I think they do. At least they would have had to deal with one less trouble maker like me, a thorn on their side for decades.

I guess they aren't that clever after all. From the way things are moving in that island, I expect total disorder within a few years, occasioned by a totally different type of population, who do not behave the way expected of Singaporeans. Unfortunately I don't see any good coming out of it, simply because there won't be any Singaporeans left. After all only Singaporeans would care to bring about a better Singapore and there won't be any left.

Of course, if things hold, in the long run these new immigrants  and their descendants could develop a new Singaporean identity, but any new identity formed from a Communist Chinese base, would be far inferior to the character and identity of native Singaporeans of today. In any case the long run is not going to do any good if you are going to collapse in decade if not less!

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Tel: 510 491 8525

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Lee Kuan Yew's Singaporeans. A thoroughly brainwashed people. Boring, submissive, servile and obedient.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singaporeans on the whole are a strange society of people. Compared to others in the world they would in fact appear weird.

In conversation, they wouldn't have any strong views about anything important, and even if they did, they would prefer to keep it private.

It is as if they have an intense desire to remain incognito. They would rather be in the woodwork than out of it.

It is as if an entire island full of people appear determined not to be noticed but rather remain hidden in the crowd.

They appear as if to prefer obscurity to publicity and actually look down at and consider foolish the handful of their fellow citizens who dare to publicly state who they are and what they believe.

Their entire lives are spent trying to impress their superiors.

It is their superiors who will decide their careers. By extension they make sure they please their ultimate masters, the Prime Minister and his government.

They never question their masters and by extension every other master along the line to their supreme masters the Prime Minister, his family and his government.

They fear, questioning their masters would not only retard their career prospects, it may even get you sued for defamation or even arrested. Not worth challenging their masters. Much better to agree, even if you disagree, to save your future.

One reason why the average Singaporeans is so obedient is because he is afraid of his own shadow. You never know who is watching you and who may be reporting your behavior.

The vast intelligence network of the Prime Minister, the ISD, is everywhere. They know it.

Anyone expressing independent views and thoughts may end up left behind. Punished. Demoted. Stripped of his livelihood, his assets.

Why take the risk. Better to do as you are told and please your bosses and the city state's rulers.

This fear and the need to be silent and hidden rather than in the open stunts innovation, and enterprise.

If you are only capable of following, you will never have novel ideas. Singapore can never produce a Bill Gates, only Yorkshire Terriers. Like obedient dogs waiting for the master's orders to jump.

Singaporeans were not so boring naturally.

They are the product of 50 years of behavior training by the present Prime Minister's father Lee Kuan Yew.

Lee Kuan Yew was unfortunately far too smart for anyone, at least that was what he thought.

He felt a suppliant submissive society is what he needs to create his miracle island.

And he went about creating it with gusto.

Teachers were told to discipline their students if they showed any thinking different from the party line.

Civil servants were told to carry out the ruling party's orders, favor ruling party supporters and disadvantage anyone with independent ideas.

Workers were ordered to support the ruling party and condemn any opposition. This resulted in job promotions and advancement.

Judges who ran their Kangaroo Courts routinely punished anyone who criticized while government supporters breezed their way to the top.

All this behavior training was sufficient in the island to produce the most afraid, most obedient, most submissive society anywhere outside North Korea.

Lee Kuan Yew and his son and their ruling PAP party have successfully and irretrievably destroyed the minds of the average Singaporean and literally made him a dummy incapable of even a single independent thought.

This sort of a society may provide stability and a forced peace upon the land.

But it will not produce a spontaneous independent thinking innovative and enterprising society. It does not produce rational thinking human beings. It produces Labradors.

As a result in todays' competitive world, Singapore island economy would be completely left behind those in other countries who are not afraid to think or to offend their Prime Minister.

You can see what I have said by how they live. They appear to have lost all ability for normal reasoning. Take these examples.

By law they are not allowed to even peacefully protest, assemble or demonstrate except at a secluded location where no one ever goes called Hong Lim Park. This prohibition is nonsensical. Yet no Singaporeans is prepared to protest the rule, not one, where any human anywhere else would have done it without batting an eyelid.

By law, they are entitled to a free press. Yet the Prime Minister has hijacked and controlled the entire press. Yet no Singaporean dares to protest this abuse while anyone anywhere else would have been up in arms throughout the island to change it.

The Malays, who by the way are the original natives of the island have a much greater right to the place than anyone else.

Yet they are relegated to the most menial of jobs and are not allowed to even do national service in the army or even handle firearms.

They are all confined to the SCDC, civil defense force whose job is just to put out fires. Yet they simply accept this without complaint, whereas any other red blooded Malay anywhere else would have run amok and burnt the entire island down including the Prime Minister.

The Internet including this blog Singapore Dissident is full of anti PAP critics. Yet not a single once is prepared to give a name to what he has written and remains anonymous, whereas any person any where else would not only write but would be proud to put his name to it.

Lee Kuan Yew made sure that democratic representative institutions never took root in the island; while his lapdog citizens on their part took no attempt to change things either.

The average Singaporean is totally ignorant of parliamentary democracy or what it means. He is afraid of the government and keeps his ideas to himself. He is afraid of the courts because they could punish him anytime for whatever reason. He is afraid of the police because he believes they have a right to do anything to him.

In the end, the Singaporean is a person who appears to speak English, or a terrible Singaporean form of it, who can write and read English but who does not know anything about his rights because he believes he has none.

This submissive mindless obedience destroys the mind.

Children are brainwashed this way into being dummies, incapable of independent thought.

The longer they live in the Singapore, the more dumb they get.

Many Singapore students leave the island for the West in their early 20s after they have finished national service.

It is too late for them to move to the West. Their minds have already been destroyed.

They cannot compete with the independent thinking confident young men and women in America or the West. As a result most of them end up living the way they did in Singapore, boring uneventful obscure lives.

This sort of mindset always results in failure in the West. They cannot think and neither are they confident.

They suffer from an inferiority complex thinking that only Lee Kuan Yew or his Son have any ability and they have none.

If you want your child to be saved from Lee's brainwashing, you have to take your child out when he is little. Coming to the West in your 20s is useless. You might as well stay behind in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore and please him as a condition to life. Disgraceful but necessary in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Singapore Prime Minister buries head in the sand facing mounting citizen anger

Ladies and Gentlemen,

For the last 50 years history of the one party state of Singapore first under Lee Kuan Yew and now his son the Prime Minister, the unquestionable rule has been that the rulers are sacrosanct. No one is allowed to question them under pain of defamation lawsuits, arrest, intimidation under an all pervasive fear. It was fear alone that has managed to keep them in power so long. And they hope today that fear will again do the trick.

And in order to enforce this fear among their citizens, their Internal Security Department, not dissimilar to the Soviet KGB uses large numbers of clandestine undercover agents, both official and unofficial to permeate every layer and level of society, in the schools, the civil service, in the professions, to identify and report daily to the Prime Minister on who is and who is not towing the government line. And what actions are recommended against so and so for disrespecting him.

With the passage of time, greater education and awareness among the newly empowered Singaporean society far too many people are simply not willing to act dead and roll over to please the powers above. Manifesting this, we have seen increasingly frequent protests by citizens wearing T shirts with anti government slogans and showing open defiance. I am sure for the Prime Minister who never expected his citizens to turn against him so boldly, these daily reports of the ISD of more and more people showing open disrespect disheartening.

The truth is that almost daily, you have anti government graffiti, protests and agitation in the island. With a state controlled press and media, the Prime Minister realizing that any publicity given to these disturbances would only encourage even more anti government agitation, he orders the media not to report these instances of civil disobedience, which only buys a temporary respite from the certain collapse of his regime run on fear and repression.

The Prime Minister has buried his head in the sand. Instead of trying to deal with the angry Singaporeans, he has no other idea than that of his father, which is simply to continue persecuting those who criticize him in the hope that somehow, they will still be cowed into submission. He should realize that the days of threatening his citizens into submission are simply over. Singaporeans have become a demanding population. They want answers to their questions and they won't be silenced simply by threatening then with defamation lawsuits.

Unless he does something to arrest the path Singapore is taking with their emboldened citizens, and stop burying his head in the sand and hoping the problems will just go away, the growing unrest will grow like a cancer and bury the Prime Minister sooner than he thinks.

The days of terrorizing Singaporeans with Internal Security Department thugs are over. No one is afraid of the bully boys anymore.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525

Singapore Prime Minister disgraces himself and his country by firing blogger Roy Ngerng from job.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

After Singapore blogger Roy Ngerng recently accused the Prime Minister of misappropriating  state run retirement fund, CPF, clearly with sufficient justification as shown by mismatched interest rates and the total lack of transparency on where the missing money went, he was naturally sued for defamation for which Prime Minister has achieved international notoriety.

Not satisfied with having sued him despite an apology, he has gone on to fire the poor Ngerng from his job in a state run public hospital. Please see the report of the state controlled newspaper Straits Times of June 10, 2014.

Although the hospital naturally says that he was fired for incompetence, we all know what the actual reason is, punishment for daring to criticize the Almighty Prime Minister as is seen from Singapore's shameful past with other political victims.

JB Jeyartnam was disbarred, Chee Soon Juan was fired from his professor position, and John Tan, the Vice Chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party was dismissed from his professorship at Cook University, Singapore, to name a few.

It always works like clockwork. First there is defamation action. Then the humongous damages. Then bankruptcy when you cannot pay. Then making you jobless. This is the shame of the Prime Minister's one party state.

Mr. Prime Minister of Singapore in doing so has not only disgraced himself but has also disgraced his country.

If you were not aware of the dirty business of the Singapore rulers, their principle tool to silence dissent, is the use of defamation lawsuits which, by the way, they always win, thanks to their Kangaroo court judges who double as PAP politicians.

Once Singapore rulers have set eyes on a victim to be destroyed, it is a forgone conclusion, not only of their victory but also the damages, usually several hundreds of thousands intended not so mush to enrich the plaintiffs, since they are already multi millionaires, but principally to destroy the victim and the consequent chilling signal to everyone else not to mess or else.

They are once again killing the chicken to frighten the monkeys.

I am sure the bookies are not going to take any bets on the outcome of the Prime Ministers lawsuit. If there is any betting, it can only be on the quantum; whether it is $200,000.00 or $300,000.00.

I am not sure what the Prime Minister thinks he gains by all this, but surely anyone with a head can see the damage he is doing to himself and the reputation of Singapore by his actions.

To sue a private citizen for criticizing him on a matter of pubic interest and controversy, the state run retirement funds is telling the world that there is no right to free speech whatsoever in an absolute dictatorship.

It shows him as a disgraceful and cowardly dictator and Singapore as nothing more than a banana republic with a Chinese feudal emperor.

If the Prime Minister's plan was to silence dissent through fear and terrorizing his people, if he has any brains, he should by now know that it simply is not working.

The people are being emboldened, despite the terror tactics of the Prime Minister.

Only a few days ago, there was not only a huge crowd of Singaporeans at a protest at Hong Lim Park, the only location allowed for protests, they were also holding up signs and placards in open defiance, directly attacking him and his government, such actions unheard of in the fear ridden island's past.

In fact we should thank this totally clueless Prime Minister for his actions.

Thanks to him, we can expect even more Singaporeans to oppose him, even more Singaporeans to add the flood of emigration to the West, even more citizens to bad mouth the government and their one party dictatorial rule and most importantly add to the increasing numbers of protests against their high handed authoritarian rule.

In this way, the ruling PAP party would soon find the island simply ungovernable and high time to say adios to the Prime Minister and his dynasty.

We are all indebted to blogger Roy Ngerng not only for standing up and facing the punishments thrown at him but for fearlessly daring to speak at the very protest held in his support even though he knows that it will only enrage the infallible Prime Minister even more to order his Kangaroo judges to add a few more zeros to the quantum of defamation damages.

The Singapore Prime Minister is not only a bully. He is also dumb.

And by the way, he is also a coward. He won't sue me because he has no confidence of winning in any court outside Singapore. He only does when he is sure to win. I live in Fremont California and not in Singapore. I am not an easy target.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525