Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A big thank you to all readers of Singapore Dissident.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Almost every day when people call me, almost invariably to the man, they give me the best news I can ever ask, which is this. They say they have heard of me because they have read this blog Singapore Dissident, and the calls come in not only from Singapore but from throughout the World.

And achieving this was exactly my plan when I started Singapore Dissident in December 2006.

You see it is one thing for someone to write a blog anonymously as you see them all over the Internet critical of Singapore. It is quite another to be critical and state who you are for all to see. In this case, the reader can see that Gopalan Nair of Singapore Dissident means business. He is not taking what he says lightly, and he stands by every word he writes.

Since the inception of Singapore Dissident, the readership has continued to increase which includes governments, universities and human rights groups. This information gets disseminated to others which has a clear, even though unseen, effect on Singapore's image locally and abroad. For instance one intending visitor to Singapore may change his plans, a documentary in Germany may be made on Singapore's dark side and one parent in India may have decided against sending her son for study in the island.

At the beginning, I received numerous repeated pleas, all anonymous, to stop criticizing Lee's Singapore, no doubt from government agencies. There were even threats to kill me if I continued. Then there were obscenities hurled at me. All this appears to have stopped. I reckon they know that I will not be persuaded.

Writing this blog has taught me a great deal. As with anything worth doing, one has to persevere. The world has to be able to expect the next posting within a few days. And as with anything else, one has to like writing, which I do.

I have a lot of material, thanks to Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore jailing me and harassing me all these years, for a very nice book or even a couple of books which I have to do. But I keep distracted with work and making a living and my other interests. But as with anything, I have to keep this plan in view and do it when time permits.

I sometime wonder why Lee's Singapore is not doing anything else as a retaliation. In the past from 1980s till now I have been charged in court, subjected to disciplinary proceedings, charged and convicted and sent to jail and recently disbarred from practicing law in Singapore. He has even banned me from entering Singapore without permission, the country of my birth.

I hope they will find something else to punish me, because it is boring if they have finally decided to do nothing more. Since at present their main grouse against me now is this blog, have they considered contacting Google who own this blog, to ask that it be blocked from being read in Singapore. I understand China blocks Internet which it does not like. I guess Lee Kuan Yew wants it both ways. He wants to tell the world that Singapore is an open society, yet at the same time, he does not want any criticism. Well, the problem with him is that I am outside Singapore. Had I been within Singapore and wrote any of this, I would have been dead meat long time ago.

As with all bullies, Lee Kuan Yew will get you if he can. If he cannot, he just leaves you alone, and eats humble pie instead, as he does now.

Thank you my friends. What I owe you cannot be measured.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
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Anonymous said...

Internet 1, LKY 0.

His legacy, or more correctly his shenanigans, will be laid bare for the whole world to see.

Think what JBJ could have achieved if the Internet had been around in the 1980s.

Never too late.

Everything that the regime does is being scrutinised, from the little-girl TPL, to the curry fiasco, to Patrick Tan, to ...

Anonymous said...

From the UK Telegraph. Another black-eye for the social engineering plans of Lee Kuan Yew and Son.

Singapore's 'anti-Chinese curry war'

What began as a quarrel over the pungent aromas wafting from one family's kitchen has bubbled up into Singapore's spiciest protest movement, with 40,000 people set to express their national pride this weekend by cooking curry.

Marcellina Giam, the mediator, eventually ruled that the Indian family could only cook curry when the Chinese family was not at home. In return, the Chinese family promised to try the dish.

The judgment incensed Singaporeans, many of whom have eyed a recent flood of mainland Chinese immigrants with some disdain.

Almost a million mainland Chinese have arrived in recent years, making up a fifth of the island's population.

Singapore's native Chinese population have been particularly upset by the newcomers, many of whom do not come from the provinces of Fujian and Guangdong that provided the original wave of immigrants before the Second World War.

Most also do not speak English, which remains Singapore's national language.

Will LKY be cooking curry? After all, it was his idea to import the PRC Chinese.

Words cannot express the damage this horrible Mongoloid, LKY, has done to Singapore.


Naturally, there will be a letter from Singapore's High Commissioner to UK to the Telegraph, saying that the two families resolved the matter themselves.

Gopalan Nair said...

Good point, but the problem is that he gets you if you criticize within Singapore even on the Internet.

So people are left, including the comment above to do it anonymously.

Chee Soon Juan's Singapore Democratic Party has more courage than others but even they are reluctant to criticize where it really hurts, such as Singapore's corrupt judiciary, the theft of public funds in Ministerial salaries and so on.

And despite their clear position on the violation of the Constitution, they appear unwilling to excercise their human rights of protest and peaceful assembly.

At the end of the day, criticism under a cloak of disguise, blogging anonymously, only shows the fear and even insincerity of the blogger which weakens his point.

These things are also matters to consider.

At the end of the day, Singaporeans are on the whole seen as a cowardly people, unlike human beings throughout the world.

You can put it down to very successful obedience training like dogs by Lee Kuan Yew.

Anonymous said...

Lee Kuan Yew's candidate for President being booed.


I love it when LKY's man says that the President must be above politics.

Lee Kuan Yew can read the tea leaves and knows that with more people starting to openly hate him, his son and their policies, the PAP may not win a majority at the next election.

So, he needs his trusted man and relative and accomplished bootlicker to be President to prevent the formation of a coalition government that is not headed by the PAP in 2016.

Anonymous said...

GN: Good point, but the problem is that he gets you if you criticize within Singapore even on the Internet.


Despite this, LKY was not able to intimidate JBJ or CSJ.

I hope one day, after the LKY family is overthrown, the people of Singapore will honour these brave men and all the others that were tortured and jailed by LKY using the ISA.

Their achievements will be housed in the SINGAPORE PATRIOTS MUSEUM.

Pre the Internet, JBJ and CSJ could only get their message across by standing in street corners. Their audience was limited.

But the Internet is this enormous bullhorn that, like this blog, can be heard around the world.

And, the Internet, like an elephant, does not forget - LKY's every stupid and arrogant utterance is preserved in its raw form for posterity.

e.g. TPL - "I don't know what to say"

Anonymous said...

Mr Nair

Pls write a book and I promise to buy it

Another Anonymous Post said...

Hi Gopalan.

Time to be an author.

I am sure there are supporting industry out there to help out busy writers.

Dun wait till the Chief Thug of Singapore kick the bucket.

You blog so you write ... lah!

Esp now that Singaporeans are awakening to the PAP lies.

So much materials are out there for you. Eg
Remember that THE AUSTRALIAN newspaper article of your arrest which I sent you via email many moons ago.

Remember how you have to endure in the hands of Thug's henchmen.

Most important of all, Remember to add photos of your political & blogging life and hopefully, life as an American.

Of course I will buy your book. I may even buy your book for Alan Shadrake.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gopalan

I think you will be remembered well by the history of Singapore in the future. You are a true son of Singapore. May God bless you with good health.