Monday, January 16, 2012

Singapore's ideal citizen; quiet humble and obedient.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Over the years, looking at Singapore's population, I have asked the question, what it takes to be successful in Singapore? The answer to that is to be liked by Lee Kuan Yew. And what sort of human being does Lee Kuan Yew like? Someone who passes his exams in school, who is obedient to his parents and his government (Lee), who is quiet and does not make too much noise about anything and someone who is humble when he meets his superiors. I think having read a little of the Chinese wise man Confucius, these are the qualities to succeed under the Ming Emperor 2000 years ago. But these are also the qualities that Lee Kuan Yew looks for in his citizens, on which I fail miserably on all counts.

I am not quiet or humble or obedient. I am always looking to challenge authority because I believe, and truly so, that I am smarter than Lee Kuan Yew and it is absolutely necessary to continue exposing the man because he is nothing but a dictator.

Which explains why they had to put me in jail for 3 months for criticizing his corrupt judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean in 2008, have me deported from his island and disbarred from practicing law there.

Surely I can understand why all these terrible things are happening to me. Gopalan Nairs are not good for Lee Kuan Yew and his government because we talk too much and we have too many ideas, not all similar to his.

But you know what I am enjoying every minute of it, because people are reading what I write. Surely there can be nothing more rewarding than that. And bit by bit, people are being persuaded the other way, not into thinking this guy is some kind of superman, but actually some kind of a Singaporean rat.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
Disbarred from practicing law in Lee's Singapore, imprisoned and refused entry to the island for criticizing Singapore's judiciary in this blog (see blogpost May 29, 2008 Singapore. Judge Belinda Ang's Kangaroo Court)
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Anonymous said...

PAPAP (People Against PAP) said...

Way to go, Gopalan!

LKY must be wondering if you want to pop one of his blood vessels.

But you are just telling the facts, the truth which the regime is trying its very hard to hide.

PAP is an old dodo, unable to adapt to the 21st century because it used to be the king of the jungle. Who do they want to blame next. The voters or the opposition.

Still, the scars from having to endure harsh treatment at LKY pleasure can never be erased. No one in the free world will understand the kind of suffering you went through in LKY disney island! Exiled, banned and what is to come next - Hoping for something good like being vindicated.

Gopalan Nair said...


Frankly all the stuff that Lee that threw at me was not hurting at all. If any one was hurt, it was him for being told that there are some people out there who will not take his nonsense sitting down and may hurt him more than he can hurt them. Afterall I was already living in California USA and I love it very much. So preventing me from coming to Singapore, or practicing there, is neither here nor there. In fact his disbarring me comes out as suspect the world over since in every case, a laywer would also be subject to discipline in other jurisdictions. The State Bar of California and the Bar of England, of which I am a member appears to have splashed a great deal of egg at the face of Singapore for not taking any action. I am very actively practicing law in Fremont, near San Francisco, a beautiful city with a great climate.

Believe me, no suffering at all. Instead a great deal of adventure with a tyrant.

I love my life and the courage to live out my dreams. Not something I could say for Lee's pathetic subjects who live under his arrogance.

I only hope that he would want to do something more to me, but he seems awfully quiet now.

Anonymous said...

Great job Goppy! Keep fueling the fire at PAP dynasty till the last drop of your blood. Singapore needs more Rambo with fiery bullets like you.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous above who called me a Rambo, I am nothing of the sort. I am only trying to expose the Lee Kuan Yew regime for what it is, just a house of cards, with no substance. Thats all. As for doing it till my last drop of blood, I don't think blood has anything to do with it. But thanks anyway.