Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am not sure if the term enemy to describe Lee Kuan Yew's one party Stalinist state is appropriate, but if the target of my work is a repressive regime that uses the law as a tool to eliminate it's critics to stay in power, I think my description of them accurate.
And that is what I have been doing, keeping the Lee Kuan Yew administration in Singapore continually engaged. In May 29, 2008 when I wrote the blog post critical of his judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean for her disgraceful bias and abuse of the legal system while sitting in open court in the Chee Soon Juan case, of course I knew there was a possibility of being arrested. In fact that is exactly what I wanted them to do.
My arrest and imprisonment thanks to his minions propelled me into the limelight throughout the world thereby providing another instance of their misuse of the law to destroy their critics. Had they not done that, no one would have either heard of me and neither would the fact of their abusing the law for political ends remain alive and public.
After my return to the US in November of that year, I deliberately refused to be silent and continued my attacks against their system in this blog, resulting in their Straits Times report of my defiance in the face of their court orders.
Some months ago, I deliberately wrote a hoax claiming that Lee Kuan Yew, the island's dictator had suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition in hospital. My point was to test the fragility of a regime which relies entirely on one man, a one man show. My prediction was right. Singapore went upside down, stock market fell and hard cash was almost flooding out of the island. Yes, they were upset again, very upset. Questions were asked about me in their one party Parliament and what should be done about this troublemaker.
Finally on July 25, 2011, Lee's judges have been commissioned to have me disbarred from practicing law in Singapore courts. Very fine with me but what about them. It would be another international incident of Singapore misusing the law one more time, confirming once again what everyone knew about Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew's law, not the rule of law.
Of course I will continue in may criticisms and writings. I will also have to think in what other way I could hurt the reputation, or rather the lack of it, of Lee Kuan Yew's one party state.
Lee Kuan Yew's government has now got an enemy out in Fremont, San Francisco who sees the job of discrediting them, a principal occupation beside pursuing his career as a lawyer and his other interests. It has been more than 4 years since Singapore Dissident has begun this campaign and we can proudly say, we have done considerable damage already.
Gopalan Nair and the Singapore Dissident is something which Lee finds impossible to handle. What he wants is principally for Singaporeans not to read the Singapore Dissident. Therefore if I did this in Singapore, he arrests me. But when I do this from outside, the effect is still the same. Singaporeans still get to read it. And that is what hurts. And all his claim to have the rule of law etc just falls apart, since what is illegal to do within Singapore should also be illegal if done from outside. But his helplessness and inability to do anything to me in San Francisco completely discredits his claims and makes Singaporeans lose even more respect in an administration such as this; going after a man if you can get him, but helplessly standing by when you cannot.
There is more to come.
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