Ladies and Gentlemen,
If any country is worth it's salt, they should at least be able to enforce their laws. Singapore is unable to enforce their laws which makes it an ass. Singapore law is an ass.
When I visited Singapore in 2008, I was charged with insulting a public servant, which is, Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean for writing a blog post in this blog, about her flagrant bias as a judge during the Lee Kuan Yew, Chee soon Juan defamation case.
I was arrested tried convicted and sentenced to 3 months in jail. The purpose of punishing me was obviously to prevent Singaporean readers from reading any criticism by me, about their judges.
The judge in my trial, Kan Ting Chiu, clearly stated my offense to be very serious and therefore the need for a harsh sentence of 3 months imprisonment.
Related to this case, also in 2008 in Singapore I was brought to court again charged with contempt of court for statements I had made in court in another earlier case.
I admitted the charges and apologized in return for their not further punishing me. I also undertook in open court not to write any further criticism about them or their judges ever again in my life. The purpose of this case, once again, was obviously to stop me from ever criticizing them so that Singaporeans will not be influenced by my writings.
But immediately after leaving Singapore, at the first opportunity, I have not only continued to criticize the judge in question which occasioned my being sent to prison for 3 months, Belinda Ang Saw Ean, I have done it many times over and with even greater force.
Furthermore I have repeatedly pointed out that the entire Singapore judiciary is corrupt, as was seconded by the International Bar Association recently in their report. I have given detailed instances of how the Singapore judiciary disgracefully distorts the law in favor of the Lee Kuan Yew government, which therefore discredits it completely.
Furthermore I have retracted the apology I had given to the judge in the contempt case and deliberately violated the court's order by repeating my accusations against the Singapore judiciary and re-posting blog posts in this blog which they had earlier ordered me to take down. And these actions have been clearly stated in this blog, which is being read by a large section of the Singapore population as well as their government.
Therefore if the intent of the Singapore government in all these actions was to prevent Singaporeans from reading what I write, it is very clear that I am deliberately thwarting their purpose.
Not too long ago, presumably angry at what I am doing, they have commenced in absentia disciplinary proceedings against me to have me disbarred in Singapore, which I am sure will happen very soon. To that end they have been doing a great deal of work and expending a large amount of time and money to make their disciplinary proceedings look legitimate.
But it should be quite clear to them that even if I am disbarred from practicing law in Singapore, which I am sure is going to happen, I have no intention of stopping my writings which will go on as they do now.
So has anyone ever asked the Singapore government whether they are serious of enforcing their laws or are they quite willing to allow anyone outside their jurisdiction to break their laws any which way he wants, and that their laws will be enforced only within Singapore and violations however serious, such as mine will go unpunished if the perpetrator is outside Singapore.
I think many would agree that the recent elections where the share of votes for the government dropped to just 60%, the lowest level in Singapore's entire history, was partly due to this blog's large readership in the country. From the statistics provided by Google, from May 2009 up till now, this blog has been visited 226,290 times by Singapore readers alone, followed by the United States, Europe and countries all over the world.
I would have thought that if indeed I was breaking Singapore's laws as they claim by repeatedly insulting their judges, any other country intent on enforcing their laws would have taken real steps to stop me. There is the avenue of extradition, through a request by them to the US government pointing out that Gopalan Nair is wanted by them for serious criminal offenses and that I should be handed over.
Particularly serious is also my deliberate breach of an undertaking given to their judge not to repeat any criticism about them or their judges and my re-posting blog posts which I had taken down under the court order.
From their failure to do anything, and their helplessness to stop these blog posts from being read in Singapore, and helplessly having to sit and watch as I continue to write about their judiciary which is nothing more than an extension of their government and the abject lack of the rule of law, only shows that Singapore law is an ass.
Singapore is simply unable to enforce their laws outside Singapore, which clearly goes to prove that their legal system and their judges have lost all respect and credibility and this blog will further increase the disaffection by Singaporeans against Lee Kuan Yew and his party, heighten emigration by Singaporeans to western countries, and increase even further the opposition's popularity in Singapore.
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