Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The state of Singapore Dissident

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It will be 4 years on Dec 23, 2010 that this blog Singapore Dissident has been writing. Singapore Dissident has come a long way since it started on Dec 23, 2006. Ironically the readership grew multi fold thanks to Lee Kuan Yew's one party state, when they arrested me in 2008 May for writing a blog criticizing his judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean who shamelessly abused every principle of law to punish Dr. Chee Soon Juan, Lee's political bete noir. Since then it has continued to grow and today it is being read throughout the world with Singaporeans naturally leading that readership. Here are the latest statistics. My purpose is to expose this regime, a regime bad for the island and it's future. I think I managing to do this.

From May 2010 up till now, the countries that have had the most visits in descending order, and the number of page reviews, are:

Singapore 121,139
United States 37,222
Australia 10,552
Canada 7,999
Malaysia 6,824
United Kingdom 4,899
Germany 1,657
Netherlands 1,005
Hong Kong 792
Philippines 756

Similarly for this period the most read blog posts and the number of visits are as follows:

1. Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew's wife dies, do we grieve...
Oct 2, 2010, 23 comments 1,220 Pageviews
2. Singapore, not for Indians or Malays Jun 30, 2010, 9 comments 816 Pageviews
3. Toppling the Singapore dictatorship by digging the... Nov 4, 2010, 10 comments 518 Pageviews
4. Singapore, "Law Drama" starring Oliver Fricker.
Jun 25, 2010, 5 comments 466 Pageviews
5. My advice to Lee Kuan Yew's son, step down while y... Oct 3, 2010, 29 comments 446 Pageviews
6. Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew hospitalized and the enti... Sep 29, 2010, 16 comments 444 Pageviews
7. Singapore's Commonwealth Games "victories" Oct 9, 2010, 9 comments 438 Pageviews
8. Foreign Policy Magazine votes Gopalan Nair "World'...
Nov 29, 2010, 17 comments 380 Pageviews
9. Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore forces foreigners to beco... Sep 10, 2010, 5 comments 377 Pageviews
10. Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore arrests Alan Shadrake. Jul 18, 2010, 7 comments 353 Pageviews

The above are only the countries who have most visited it and the blog posts most read. As for the total audience and the blog posts, there have been readers from every single country in the world including such far off ones as Latvia or Moldavia and every single blog post has been read.

Funnily now, I remember Lee Kuan Yew's minister Vivian Balakrishnan, one of his usual hand picked toady's dismissing blogs in general, as inconsequential and not a threat to his party claiming that they have "a readership of one, the author!". It appears his arrogance had got the better of him and now he has egg on his face, a lot egg. Singapore Dissident's page reviews is not just Gopalan Nair alone, it exceeds 100,000 in Singapore alone, for just the last 6 months.

I think Singapore Dissident is indeed making a difference to the perception of what Singapore actually is as opposed to what Lee Kuan Yew want the world to believe, through his state controlled propaganda.

I say a very big Thank You to you the readers and please continue to spread the word. 88 year old Lee Kuan Yew's regime will have a hard time continuing in their merry way of lies, more lies and brazen dishonesty.

And with coming of a more open and freer Singapore, I will be satisfied.

Gopalan Nair
39737 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite A1
Fremont, CA 94538, USA
Tel: 510 657 6107
Fax: 510 657 6914

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Lim said...

Excellent work.
You are a tireless human. Lesser mortals would have given up long ago.
I feel proud that we have you a true Singaporean at heart in our midst.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Gopalan

LKY must be dead or toppled by the coming elections. If that be the case thanks to Singapore Dissident blog.

Singaporeans to deliver a minority government at the coming polls.

Anonymous said...

It has became a routine for me to visit your blog at least 3-4 times a week to read your posts & readers' comments.

What ex and current Singaporeans need are alternative newspapers and blogs that interpret what LKY are up to.

Wish you a healthy and happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

A Singaporean behaves too much like an insecure lover, forever seeking assurance that she is the fairest of them all and that she is much admired and loved. The insatiable craving for praise and adoration would, in normal circumstances, point to a serious flaw in the national character.

By Tunku Abdul Aziz

mycroft said...

Arise Sir Gopalan - a job well done indeed! You're not just a thorn in the side of our small-time despot but a seeping wound. Lee's ego far exceeds his courage in a courtroom not of his own making and so he has perforce to grit his teeth as you laugh and thumb your nose at him from afar. That's reminiscent of the English of long ago who it is said dropped their trousers and wagged their bare bottoms at the enraged French from the white cliffs of Dover.

It appears that even our downtrodden natives are becoming bolder by the day too. Some wag last week creatively parodied the scandalous Wikileaks cables and did a convincing number on the reputation of one of LKY's holier-than-thou blue-eyed boys, Professor Tommy Koh. Thank goodness for blogs like yours - they are an essential part in the long battle to rid Singapore of its PAP parasites.

Anonymous said...

Some of the free and unpaid services in the world are the best, your blogs and wikileaks included.

Anonymous said...

keep up the good work. you are spot on. if one is apolitical, you will be fine in singapore. if you are a political opponent of lee ky/pap and asks sensitive questions like cpf, gic and loans to indon, you will be destroyed. if you are like chiam st who basically does jackshit, you will be left alone.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you Gopalan I can say to LKY ji bai boh lan jiao and get away with it.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous of Dec 19, 0606,
I think you can get away with too if you spell his name in full, Lee Kuan Yew.