Ladies and Gentlemen,
I will be posting in this blog, the papers that have been mailed to me by Singapore Law Society in the disciplinary proceedings against me. As you can see, the Singapore authorities are reading this blog carefully and they know it's contents. Just to make sure they don't try to avoid the obvious, I am sending this letter to them by mail as well today.
Attorneys at Law
39737 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite A1
Fremont, CA 94538
Ms. Audrey Lim
Disciplinary Tribunal Secretariat
1 Supreme Court Lane,
Your Tel: Singapore 6332 4040 and Singapore 6332 4060
Your Ref: DT/SEC/12/2009
My ref: Singapore dissident www.singaporedissident.blogspot.com
Oct 12, 2009
Dear Ms Audrey Lim
Thank you for your letter dated Oct 8, 2009 informing me that a disciplinary tribunal has been set up to hear charges against me, that Mr. Toh Kian Sing , Singapore's Senior Counsel (defines a senior Singapore lawyer) and Mr. Tan Jee Ming, Advocate and Solicitor (the name for Singapore lawyers) are the members of this tribunal.
You have also asked me for the name of my lawyer. I will not be appointing a lawyer and will represent myself.
Earlier newspaper reports from Singapore's state controlled press had, while reporting on this case, said that "I will be invited to attend the hearing".
When I was repatriated from Singapore with my American passport last year, I was specifically informed by Singaporean Immigration Officers that I can no longer enter Singapore without a visa, that I would have to receive your government's permission in writing, which I assume is a visa, before I can enter the country. (Ordinarily US citizens are allowed to enter without a visa)
Since I was born there, it would be good if I can come to Singapore once more on a short visit, and look up some of my friends and visit the places I used to frequent as a boy; while I take care of this disciplinary matter as well.
Please let me know whether I have an opportunity to represent myself in these proceedings and will your Singapore Immigration Authorities give me a visa for this purpose.