Ladies and Gentlemen,
Frankly not I, nor anyone else can say with any certainty whether this blog Singapore Dissident hurts Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship, and if at all, how much.
What I do know is this, it is still being read in Singapore, the government there being either unwilling or unable to block it from the island.
I also know from many letters received either from within Singapore and outside that it is adversely affecting their impression of the island; except that as to what extent I cannot say.
Only yesterday, I received an Email from an Indian doctor who had earlier contemplated moving to Singapore. Having made some searches on the Internet, he came across my blog, decided that Singaporeans are a bunch of imbeciles for willingly living in such repressive conditions and changed his mind entirely. This is one man from abroad who took the trouble to write to me telling his plans. Are there thousands of others who have taken similar actions but have not written to me? Perhaps?
Today, Singapore's state controlled newspaper reports that the number of marriages have dropped to a record low, even less than the marriages in 2009, despite all the persuasion and cajoling by the government to entice people to get married and have more children. Has the Singapore Dissident being read in Singapore had anything to do with it, I would never know.
Only a few days ago, the same state controlled newspaper had reported that childbirth had dropped to the lowest ever rate since 2005. Although not reported, I expect emigration rate to have shot up sky high with the numbers of educated skilled Singaporeans depleted even further. Has the Singapore Dissident contributed to one or more of this phenomenon, we would never know.
And no matter what they do now, the pages of Singapore Dissident has been copied and recopied not only in Singapore but throughout the world that any attempt by them to outlaw it now would serve no purpose whatsoever.
Singapore Dissident is determined to undermine the dictatorial government in Singapore and would continue in it's effort towards that purpose. Lee Kuan Yew and his government are of course boiling with anger at what I am doing and are acting in the only way they know, by trying to punish me into silence.
Gopalan Nair of the Singapore Dissident on the other hand simply refuses to be silenced and instead looks forward to provoke Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore to try even further retaliation, except that in this case, all this produces no result since the intended victim lives in the USA, and therefore beyond his clutches.
Regardless of how much or how little Singapore Dissident undermines the Lee Kuan Yew regime, rest assured that it intends to continue and takes pleasure in reading that the emigration rate continues to mount, ever fewer children are being born, even fewer people are being married, the Germans are laughing at Singaporeans, Singapore has been forced to bring another million Mandarin speaking Chinamen from the Communist country to replace the dying Singaporean and the world is laughing at the regime for sending Alan Shadrake to jail just for writing a book.
Gopalan Nair expects to be disbarred in Singapore for refusing to let up on his criticism and he is not allowed to enter Singapore again without permission. But this is not going to deter him from attacking Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore further which begs the question, what else does he have in mind by way of retaliation? Or has he run out of ideas?
Yes, Singapore Dissident continues.
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