Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Singapore opposition has made headway.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

With Lee Kuan Yew continuing to rule Singapore in his iron grip, we may well ask, whether the opposition has made any progress.

I think they have.

Lee Kuan Yew being unable to control the Internet, over the last decade or so, the opposition has been able slowly and steadily to expose the the rot within. This was not possible before.

For any political force to succeed, you first have to win the hearts and minds of the people. The rest, will follow. This is the established rule in any contest whether in war or politics.

Through the Internet, we have been able to show the corruption of the Lee Kuan Yew family and cronies. Million dollar salaries, total control of the press, complete lack of human rights, abuse of the Internal Security Act by detaining innocent people without trial, arbitrary police action, abuse of the courts and ad nauseum.

With the exposure of all this abuse of power, the average man in Singapore has not only lost respect for this administration, they find themselves helpless in the clutches of a dictator. This is not a good feeling to have. Those who can leave, leave, with as many as 1000 giving up their citizenship each year. Students abroad refuse to return. This administration is struggling to retain it's talent and finding itself unable to attract truly talented foreigners either.

Tell me which truly talented foreigner would want to make his home in a police state like this!

What is left in Singapore are second rate people with substandard ability and education. Foreigners primarily tend to use the island as a stepping stone to permanent residence in Western countries.

Try as they may, they are unable to hide the truth from Singaporeans and the world, which is that Singapore is simply a police state. If foreigners did not know that at first, they will know it by and by. And when they do, they too will leave.

And it is those lovers of freedom in Singapore and abroad who tirelessly write the truth of Singapore for Singaporeans and the world which has made this possible. And it is to them that credit is due.

Last year I was arrested and thrown in jail for 3 months for criticizing a Singapore judge on this blog. That action made headlines throughout the world, as showing Singapore as a place that throws even bloggers in jail. It is one thing to jail a person for contempt in the face of a court. Quite another to send him to jail for writing in his blog.

Yes, I was inconvenienced somewhat. But the damage I did to this dictatorial regime by provoking the government to act in the way they did was overwhelming. If I was hurt, Lee Kuan Yew and his government was hurt ten fold.

The truth is, Lee Kuan Yew and his government is hurting now, and hurting badly. They can try to put up a smiling face through their state controlled press, but the truth they know is something else.

You have, some ignorant quarters worshipping the masters. They know no better. Those who know are the ones who count. And it is they who are disgusted with Lee Kuan Yew and his island.

More and more people read this blog, and many other blogs who tell it as it is. And this hurts the boys at the top. And they don't like it one bit. And there is nothing they can do about it. They can try to go the Communist Chinese way and block websites, but if they did, it would hurt their pretence in being a information hub even more!

Stay with it, guys. Let the world know the truth. And let us see what the million dollar ministers will do next.

You recall Walter Woon, Lee Kuan Yew's Attorney General who reads every word that I write in this blog. I was arrested under his orders when he read what I had written in this blog in Singapore on May 29, 2008 about the woman Belinda Ang Saw Ean and her biased judgeship.

In an interview he gave to Singapore's state controlled press he justified giving the order to have me arrested because he did not want people going around criticizing his judges. Otherwise, he says, everyone would be going around doing what I did and Singapore's judiciary would be looked upon as a bunch of clowns.

I have 3 questions for him. One, am I not doing the same thing now by writing this, and are not Singaporeans reading this, since it can be read in Singapore. Second if in fact the Singapore judges are truly clowns, why should anyone not be permitted to say it. And third, why is it perfectly all right for an Australian to write that Judge Wisdom Law of Sydney is biased without the entire judiciary there losing respect?

And one final question to Walter Woon who I am sure has read every word in this blogpost. When I returned to California after my imprisonment in your island and wrote even more articles attacking your administration of justice, you told your newspapers that you were, to use your own words "looking into it"; meaning you were deciding what further action to take against me.

Recently the Law Society of Singapore had commenced disciplinary action against me to have me disbarred. Was that the action which you referred to? Surely if that is so, is it not an admission that Singapore Law Society is not an independent body but works under your orders?

If that was not the case, then my question to you is this. Are you still "looking into it"?

Now my dear Walter Woon, try not to pretend that you did not read this blog post. We know you did. You did read the May 29, 2008 blog post about the now famous or infamous Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean anyway, did you not?

Gopalan Nair
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this is PAPies strategy to place his 3rd generation neopotism to be next PM. Having problem finding right people would mean good chance of placing putting his grand son on the throne.

How to keep the blood line in throne also need strategy.

Anonymous said...

I think Mr LKY greatest regrets is to help produce more powerful PCs and hard disks. PCs manufacturing has had help make Singapore prospers indeed but it can also backfire you if you are naughty boy. More poweful PC means better Internet Technologies which in return improve communications, connections and more publish articles in this www. thing.

What does www. means? World wide web right, and what is a web? Web are sticky things spin by spiders. Once you are trapped in this sticky web there is no way you can get out, you are stuck and waiting to be eaten. You have to take in all the good and bad things published about you, your family and etc. Gone are the days you only read what the Newspaper editors want you to know. You become the editor and publish your article. No point suing everyone for defamations if too many people have written bad things about you .... hahaha

Therefore, if he has another chance to live over again, I think he will destroy this electronic and the Internet Technology than to embrace it .... hehehehe

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Singapore to be criticized at UN Human Rights Council
September 11, 2009

The Liberal International (LI) has submitted a written statement to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council citing human rights violations in several countries including Singapore and Burma, according to a report on the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) website


Philip Jeyaretnam appointed as member of PSC
By Dylan Loh, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 24 November 2009 1849 hrs






Looks like international criticism on PAP have began to take effect .The latest news was that Singapore Government appointed Philip Jeyaretnam ( son of late opposition leader JB Jeyaretnam)as a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC).

They are trying to show to the whole world '' Look ,your criticism on PAP Government for using high hand method ,casting doubt on the judiciary system with regard to opposition members and their family is baseless .We are now appointing the son of the late opposition leader(which we make bankrupt for several time ) as a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC). ''

Will PAP succeed in their attempt(appointing son of late opposition leader JB Jeyaretnam as a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC). )using this as a solution to stop international criticism ,remain to be seen .

Since its not possible for the opposition party to have a fair contest in the GE ,opposition parties in SG should boyscott the next GE , show to the whole world how bad the political situation in SG is .

Wed Nov 25, 04:13:07 AM PST

Anonymous said...

Dear Gopalan,

Appreciate your articles.
I sincerely hope to hear from you how much effect would the new citizen population affect the next election?

Could new citizens reside in opposition wards?

Could boundaries be redrawn?

Sincerely
talent yet to fly

mycroft said...

Anon 4:33, Philip Jeyaratnam has never shown the slightest indication that he shares his father J.B.J's political views on LKY and the PAP junta. He is very much the comfortable, elite, Singapore establishment figure. He sits on the board of the NKF and his recent stint as President of the Singapore Law Society passed without that boat ever being in danger of being rocked. A safer pair of hands it would be hard to find.

For what Gopalan Nair has to say about the Law Society, simply scan the very recent archives of this blog. PJ is best described as a 3-wise-monkeys kind of guy so I don't see what kind of brownie points PAP could hope to win for appointing this son of a JBJ.

"...opposition parties in SG should boycott the next GE, show to the whole world how bad the political situation in SG is."

Before you even think of suggesting that the opposition boycott elections in protest at the PAP's high-handedness, please urgently check your Singapore history circa 1960. Nothing would delight the MIW and in particular its octogenarian tyrant more than to see history repeat itself.

That is exactly what the opposition Barisan Socialis did then, disastrously leaving the field clear for a clean sweep by PAP and giving them a Parliamentary licence to play God. We the people (including poor Chia Thye Poh who was immediately locked away for 32 years) have been paying a very painful price for that fateful decision to boycott the election all those years ago and we're still in the hole 50 years later.

Anonymous said...

PAP has become a rotten apple with full of worms insides. It takes a general to kill a general in war game. Only a trusted general can have access to vital information or get close to a dictator to kill him.

Perhaps this is Philip JBJ clever move. Your father may be a good figther but lack strategies which cause his demise, and as son you try not to do the same. Inflitrate and become one of the worms inside the rotten apple will certainly split the apple into pieces and gather more moss to form an alternate party.

Singaporeans are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel getting bigger. How long can a >84 y.o man live? Give and take 10 more years? If Singapore still have a 94 y.o cock in gahmen, then they must the world worst sia away idiots stupid people ever living on this earth. Better to denounce your Singapore citizenships than be a sia sway people.

Anonymous said...

''That is exactly what the opposition Barisan Socialis did then, disastrously leaving the field clear for a clean sweep by PAP and giving them a Parliamentary licence to play God. We the people (including poor Chia Thye Poh who was immediately locked away for 32 years) have been paying a very painful price for that fateful decision to boycott the election''

Besides,the international community now are more aware of democracy ,human rights and countries such as USA , human rights group and United Nations’ Human Rights Council are set up to monitor and champaige for humanity,democracy .(unless PAP is trying to go against the whole world)

This is not the case 50 yrs ago .

Anonymous said...

People with no morals take advantage of those who do have them. What's new.

Nate said...

The Singapore Government can do whatever it wants as long as its in power and 'the international community' can't do shit with diplomacy.
It's called state sovereignty, do read up on that. Nothing short of a foreign invasion can change that.
If the election goes 'freaky' again with a landslide Papie victory, we could tell Obama that we're hiding WMDs here? lol

Anonymous said...

''The Singapore Government can do whatever it wants as long as its in power and 'the international community' can't do shit with diplomacy.
It's called state sovereignty, do read up on that. Nothing short of a foreign invasion can change that.
If the election goes 'freaky' again with a landslide Papie victory, we could tell Obama that we're hiding WMDs here? lol ''

You have a wrong mindset .You dont need a foreign invasion to change the political situation in SG .
Economy power alone will be enough to make a differences .

Countries who are the main leading trading partners with SG can cut down on the number of investment or economy collaboration plans with the PAP Government .PAP will not be able to survive for long under such situation .PAP depends on them for survival .Temasek holding depends on investment n collaboration with foreign powers and foreign companies for survival too.

Anonymous said...

Will PAP regime be the next to fall?