Ladies and Gentlemen,
My disciplinary hearings in Singapore is scheduled to be heard from Sept 20 to Sept 24, 2010 at 10am in Room 2A, High Court.
So far I have said I will not come to Singapore fior the hearings because of the danger of getting arresting again. The danger of that is obvious. I have written numerous blog posts after my return to California in 2008 attacking the Singapore judiciary as corrupt and retracted my apology to the Singapore court in 2008 not to criticize its judiciary again, which according to Singapore or Lee's law is contempt.
There are many advantages to my coming for the hearing. I can defend myself robustly against these silly charges. Although the hearings will be in private, I can write a verbatim account daily as to what happened in this blog, which they cannot stop me from doing. The world already alerted to my high profile arrest in 2008, would cry foul from the capitals of the world. This will be an even greater embarrassment for the Lee Kuan Yew administration of Singapore.
It would give me tremendous pleasure to embarrass Lee Kuan Yew's government this way, not to mention that it would be an even bigger adventure than the last time. Just imagine the headlines "Gopalan Nair arrested again by this tin pot dictatorship". Wouldn't it be lovely!
If they arrested me, it will be even bigger news worldwide and even more embarrassment to this regime. Singapore will go down another notch in the eyes of the world.
Although I cannot officially enter the island without permission, they would look silly if they denied me entry for my trial.
On balance therefore, considering the very bad publicity if they arrest me again in Singapore, I think probably they will not this time again.
On the other hand, if they did arrest me and did the same they did last time, confiscating my passport and keeping me there for long periods, my California law practice will suffer as it did last time. In any case, it would be wrong on my part to take such a risk knowing the dangers.
So I am balancing the options. If I did, I will be arriving a few days before the 20th of September 2010, either by air into Changi or via land at the Woodlands border post.
The Singapore Immigration might want to alert these ports to keep a look out. Gopalan Nair may be coming.
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