Ladies and Gentlemen,
There are numerous people who criticize Lee Kuan Yew's one party Stalinist island, Singapore on the Internet. I am not the only one. They all hurt the regime's ability to rule, no doubt. But almost all of them are writing incognito, under assumed names, not revealing their identity. Of course it is understandable why they do this to an extent although men of courage may not agree. Criticizing Lee in Lee's Singapore is frankly suicidal, because he will retaliate causing you to lose your job, your house and everything. Perfect example of his victims is of course Chee Soon Juan, minus his job, and reduced to selling books.
So dangling Chee Soon Juan out there effectively silences everyone else. Even to do such a seemingly ordinary thing such as to criticize becomes a revolutionary act in Lee's Singapore. Thus, no one dares to openly criticize. If they do, it is always incognito under a mask.
Of course Chee Soon Juan himself has a blog in which he writes openly. But unfortunately being in Singapore, understandably prevents him from saying it completely as it is. For instance he was himself the prime victim in numerous court cases where Lee's judges disgracefully misused the law repeatedly resulting in his bankruptcy and numerous jail terms. In any other country, such a man would have openly stated without mincing words that Lee's courts are corrupt which they are, a fact that he himself knows from personal experience. Yet Chee does not openly criticize the judiciary. I am not saying this as a criticism of Chee whom I admire and respect. But I am saying this as a fact and to show the constraints under which Singaporeans are sadly forced to live under.
But the effect of criticizing while hiding your identity reduces the potency of your writing greatly. Firstly you are telling Lee Kuan Yew that you dislike him but at the same time afraid enough to conceal your identity. And Lee Kuan Yew thinks he is still king because you are still afraid of him
This blog Singapore Dissident has of course one advantage over the others. I am not in Singapore and therefore it makes it a bit more difficult for him to pursue me here in Fremont (San Francisco), California, USA.
But at the same time I am telling him exactly what sort of a rat he is, and what is more, exactly who I am and where he could find me. And this is what he does not like. For all these 52 years, no one dared to squarely criticize him and if they did, never got away. You see it is a question of saving face Chinese style. He has decided he should never lose, and if someone dared, he will finish the job.
But this time, with the Singapore Dissident, it does not work. He appears helpless, incapable of doing anything, and Singapore Dissident continues to do what it intends, which is to broadcast this blog to as many Singaporeans and the rest of the world with the truth about this tin pot tyrant strutting around in his hen coop.
I hope increasing numbers of Singaporeans read this blog, which they are by the way, and spread the news. Hopefully it will embolden them to take some real action, like protesting. Even if they don't the damage being done to the Lee Kuan Yew family, knowing that Gopalan Nair continues to write while he languishes helplessly over there has and must make a dent on his authority to rule.
Remember, what I do is still at a price. For one, I cannot come to Singapore without fear of being arrested again. Lee may still try at some point to thwart what I do in one way or another. For another, I have lost all possibility of having anything to do with Singapore by way of business because I am a marked man in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore. But you see, I don't mind at all. Each time he does try to hurt me, it helps in publicizing that fact which exposes his dictatorship and misuse of law even more.
In fact, believe it or not, I would actually appreciate any action he takes against me as this will continue to keep his arbitrary going's on in his tiny island before an international audience, not to mention to disadvantage him by alienating his own people even more in his island.
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