Friday, November 26, 2010

Singapore, a stupid legal system with stupid judiciary

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am not sure if you feel the same but I cannot think of another more illogical legal system with thugs as judges other than Singapore. I am of course talking of Singapore's defamation laws, contempt of court laws and "insulting a civil servant" laws. In all these laws, you only get punished if they catch you within Singapore island, if you are outside you can say anything you want about them, and they cannot even touch you. And this is despite the fact that in their Kangaroo courts, whenever their judges or "thugs" punish you, they invariably say they have to do it, because otherwise their leaders would find it hard to govern.

Let's take this very blog and this article that I am writing. In this article, I have called Singapore's judges "thugs" and their legal system "illogical". Let me add one more adjective and call their judges and their legal system corrupt. Surely this is an unacceptable attack on their system of law and government and surely if I am to be left unpunished, these statements would, according to them, seriously undermine the ability of their leaders to rule and would have an adverse impact on their administration of justice (statements they repeat each time ad nasuem each time they unjustly punish a Singapore critic). Another very material fact is that this blog post is not banned in Singapore, it is read by countless Singaporeans, many of whom believe what I am saying, resulting in their complete loss of faith in the administration of justice there.

But one very curious and ridiculous circumstance about the Singapore one party state with their state controlled legal system is this. Had I written this article in Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew's police would be at my doorstep the next minute and have me arrested. But as I am writing this article from my office in California, the one party state of Singapore is simply helpless to do anything to me, except to engage in some criminality which they appear afraid to do. And with this knowledge, I continue to write from the safety of my office in California about Singapore, targeted to a Singapore audience, which they read and yet I remain free.

Since my arrest in 2008 in Singapore for writing a blog post about Lee Kuan Yew judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean's abuse of the legal system to please her master, after returning to the US I have repeatedly almost in every blog post I have written criticized their legal system as corrupt and beholden to the Lee Kuan Yew family. I have also deliberately committed contempt of their judge Leslie Chew by withdrawing the apology I gave to the court when I was charged for contempt after I had already spent 2 months in jail. It would appear that according to their laws, I could be rearrested again and charged for numerous instances of contempt of court, defamation of character and "insulting" various Singaporean civil servants. Yet from California, I can write anything I want about them and they are as helpless as mice.

If Singapore wants to take itself seriously, which obviously it does not, by this sort of stupidity; dealing with someone one way when he is in the island and another way when he is outside, it should have one standard regardless of where the culprit was. Therefore if indeed I will be arrested for what I say here within Singapore, then they should make sure that I am brought to justice in Singapore even from California. This is not difficult to do since all it takes is to amend Singapore's laws to make actions such as mine, extraditable offenses, apply for extradition by arguing which they so eloquently do within Singapore that to protect Singapore's interests I should be extradited to Singapore and made to stand trial for calling Singapore's judges a bunch of Lee Kuan Yew errand boys.

But they refuse to do any of this. They simply continue in their double standards, which is to punish you for the slightest criticism within Singapore but leave you entirely alone if you are outside.

Alan Sahdrake, the British author who is being put to such inconvenience and trouble in Singapore merely for writing a book would have none of that trouble, if he had never stepped foot in Singapore. Had he remained outside, he could have written his book and could have laughed at Lee Kuan Yew, his son and their side kick Judge Loh Sze On, Quentin as much as he wanted. But just because he was physically within the the island these thugs of Lee Kuan Yew arrest him and put him to this much inconvenience.

That is why, I have to say that Lee Kuan Yew and his son and the entire bunch of his judges whom he appoints because they will carry out his orders including this fellow Loh Sze On, Quentin, are just bums which we all laugh at from outside and from within Singapore after they read this blog.

Thank you guys for reading but sorry I cannot come to Singapore now because these gangsters who call themselves judges in Lee Kuan Yew's island will do me harm. But this is not too much of an inconvenience as the right to be free in California far outweighs it.

Gopalan Nair
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Fremont, CA 94538, USA
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mycroft said...

As The Economist once memorably put it: "...every word a lie, even the 'the's and 'and's...":

But if they've defamed us, we have to sue them -- because if we don't, our own integrity will be suspect. We have an understanding that if a minister is defamed and he does not sue, he must leave cabinet. By defamation, I mean if somebody says the minister is on the take or is less than honest. If he does not rebut it, if he does not dare go before the court to be interrogated by the counsel for the other side, there must be some truth in it. If there is no evidence, well, why are you not suing? - Goh Chok Tong, Asiaweek, Dec 3 1999

"When I call a man openly, you're a liar, you're dishonest, and you do not dare to sue me, there's something basically wrong. And I will repeat it anywhere and you can't go and say, oh, I have apologised; let's move on. " - Lee Kuan Yew, ChannelNewsAsia, May 2006

Heh. Did you notice a flurry of resignations from the Cabinet as a result of your endless 'defamatory' posts, Gopalan? Surely you have traduced the good name of the Singapore judiciary and in particular, the PAP leadership, in no uncertain terms? And they wonder why their piously two-faced model of governance is being viewed with increasing disgust by citizens....

Anonymous said...

Read Francis T Seow's book Beyond Suspicion and you will be further enlightened.

Anonymous said...

LKY has a plan.

He will complain to the US Dept. of Homeland Security and have you placed on the no-fly list.

He will use your piece on the escapee from Whitley Road Detention Centre to say that you consort with terrorists.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous Nov 27, 0226,

If he tried that, he must be thinking that the USA is another one party state with a state controlled judiciary like his Singapore.

Anonymous said...

""When I call a man openly, you're a liar, you're dishonest, and you do not dare to sue me, there's something basically wrong. And I will repeat it anywhere and you can't go and say, oh, I have apologised; let's move on. " - Lee Kuan Yew, ChannelNewsAsia, May 2006"

If any country of oppression and dictatorship is governed like LKY then there is no tyranny at all since no one is sane to sue the emperor and his cronies when kangaroo courts and legal systems are control by emperor himself. If the emperor says someone is guilty, who in the mind working under the emperor will say he is not ? Singapore is nothing but a feudal China monarch dynasty under the guise of modern world.

Anonymous said...

when i found out that to protest you have to get a permit from the pap, i nearly fell off the chair laughing. it is like asking a man for permission to bang his wife !!!

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous of Nov 29, 1053,

If you felt that way, I think you are not Singaporean. Singaporeans have got quite used to such laws, which are to them very normal, but to a foreigner ridiculous. Sadly so.

Anonymous said...

hi guys, just wondering how long Oliver Fricker has left there in jail? And how did the international manhunt go for the other guy? Because it seems he has been all over the place painting more trains...Was interpol ever actually after Dane Alexander Lloyd? Or was it just a scare thing, anyway can you do another new report on Fricker here please?

Thanks! :)