Ladies and Gentlemen,
A letter from Gary Dickson in Singapore. I have ommitted his contact particulars.
From: Gary Dickson
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 4:51 AM
Dear Mr Gopalan Nair,
I read your comments with interest. I believe in what you say and know you speak the truth.
I have been in Singapore now, eight years. I am a British citizen. I have spoken to many Singaporeans who have all said the same thing to me.....that Singapore is a democratic communist country. That Mr Lee Kuan Yew has control over the police, the courts and the press. All these i can see for myself.
I hate the way Singaporeans think they are above everyone else in Asia. The way that the true Singaporean acts (especially the chinese) is deplorable. They have this arrogance that defies belief. My wife is Filipino and i have more respect for her country than Singapore. Singapore, for me, is only a base for my work. Nothing else.
My company ask me to go permanent resident....but why should i permanently reside in a country that i loathe.....with a population that is racially,and financially, prejudicial.
I remember once, hearing a mother, scold her child for not studying at school. Her retort ended with "if you dont stick in at school, you wont get a good job. You'll end up at the shipyards". For me, thats the wrong message to send out to your child. For me, what is a good job?....a good job is one that you enjoy doing...one that gives you fullfilment and financial recompense. You could be a lawyer, earn big money, and be miserable. Or you can be a waiter, earn a little wage,and be very happy. For me, Singaporeans have a blinkered view of life and think everything revolves around having this fantastic job, with big money,big house,fancy car and a maid.......it doesnt.
I also read with,a little smile on my face, about this with Dr Silviu. Yes, what has happened is terrible. A man lost his life, two others are hospitalised. I believe the man should stand trial.......if he is found to be the guilty party. He cannot be tried for murder, as its not premeditated. He could stand trial for manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.But as you said, he wouldnt stand a fair trial in Singapore....even though the police said he wasnt seen, initially as a prime suspect, the Singapore public have already condemned this man.....i must admit though,the statement he gave about the car having been stolen earlier does sound a little fishy.....but i leave that up to the courts to decide if its true or not. The Singaporean public should get of there moral high ground and let the politicians and legal teams sort it out. If it was a Singaporean diplomat who done it, would the Singaporean public be crying "foul play"......i dont think so.
For me, Singapore is a melting pot of hypocrisy.My wife and i have both already said that one day we will head back to Philippines, or UK. Once i have made my money in Singapore that i want to make,then maybe then we can turn our backs on this pathetic nation.
Keep writing your blogs nair gopalan......i have enjoyed reading them.....more power to you. Should you decide to publish this letter, can you please omit my personal address, phone numbers and email address.
Thanks and regards