Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gopalan Nair's Disbarment in Singapore. A badge of honor

Ladies and Gentlemen,

For a lawyer with a Singapore license, being disbarred can turn out to be something to be indeed proud about in the one party totalitarian police state.

I used to have a Singapore lawyer license since the time I used to be a lawyer there, although I had since moved to California.

For writing a blog post critical of a thoroughly corrupt Singapore judge, Belinda Ang Saw Ean, who was prostituting her judgeship for Lee Kuan Yew to destroy his political opponents, in this case Dr. Chee Soon Juan, through stage managed court cases, I was sent to jail for 3 months and subsequently disbarred in Singapore.

There simply was no basis under law to have me disbarred in Singapore which is another shameful example of the law being misused for their political ends. Needless to say neither the State Bar of California where I now practice nor the English and Welsh Bars where I have membership have bothered even to look into it.

In a pleasant surprise, through this disbarment in Singapore, I find myself now in illustrious company. JB Jeyaretnam, Singapore’s great lawyer and political opponent of Lee Kuan Yew was also disbarred for his trouble in fighting for freedom in the island. Tang Liang Hong who rightly pointed out that Lee Kuan Yew is corrupt during the 2006 Singapore general elections was sued and bankrupted, and presumably disbarred as well. Chee Soon Juan presently Secretary General of the Singapore Democratic Party, another staunch critic of Lee was sued for defamation numerous times bankrupted and jailed. He is not a lawyer but had he been one, I am sure he would have been disbarred as well.

These are upright men, men of courage and conviction, admirable specimens of the human race who were punished by Lee Kuan Yew for doing what was right. Today, I Gopalan Nair, also have the honor of walking among them, because I too was disbarred because I had the courage to call Singapore Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean a disgraceful corrupt woman who saw fit to prostitute her judgeship to please her master for personal gain. Tell me please, what greater joy than this can there be for a man.

In fact if any lawyer is disbarred in Singapore for criticizing the Lee Kuan Yew government, instead of that being a source of shame as it usually is in any other country, in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore it is a badge of honor. Now I can proudly claim that I was disbarred from practicing law in Singapore because I had the courage to stand up to a dictator and point out that his judges are nothing but disgraceful people who abuse their position to please Lee Kuan Yew so as to enrich themselves.

And I would proudly proclaim to the world with pride the fact that I had the opportunity of being disbarred in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore.

Lee Kuan Yew hates people such as me. The only way he can rule, as he has himself admitted is when people are afraid of him and obey him. The moment you have the audacity to call his bluff publicly, he simply cannot tolerate it. No one in Singapore today is able to write something like this and put his name to it, because he would be sued or arrested, one or the other. This leaves Singaporeans only two choices, if in Singapore do not criticize, if you wish to do so anyway, and then leave the island for settlement abroad.

This is why Lee Kuan Yew is suffering from an intolerable brain drain from the island. And there are people such as myself who live abroad who continue to be a thorn on the side of Lee Kuan Yew pointing out to the world that he is nothing but a bully, his entire government. As for him, he has for the first time has run out of ideas on how to silence his critics from abroad.

The worst thing of all for Lee Kuan Yew would be to disbar a lawyer in his island, only for his intended victim to continue publicly flaunting the disbarment as if it was an Olympic Gold Medal.  

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont California USA
Tel: 510 491 4375


Anonymous said...

LKY's goose is cooked. This investigation will reveal that Singapore has become a card carrying state of the PRC.

Appointing an Indian Singaporean as Foreign Minister is simply camouflage to hide that Singapore is a Chinese country, with loyalties to China.

Any weapons, e.g the F35 fighter, sold to Singapore will find its way to the PRC. Write to your congressman and stop arms sales to Singapore, the Chinese colony in SE Asia.

New York Times
Mr. Baucus suggested that Singapore had to be more forthcoming about Mr. Todd’s death.

“So far we are unable to get the answers we need to know what happened to Shane,” Mr. Baucus, a Democrat who represents the Todd family’s home state of Montana, said before his meeting with Mr. Shanmugam.

According to the Financial Times report, Mr. Todd was buying technology with military uses from an American firm, and because the project also involved the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, he was afraid that American security could be compromised.


Anonymous said...

Singapore GLC helping the Chinese military?


Anonymous said...

Ng Eng Hen
Minister of Defence

Ng: I’m telling you we’re now in final stages of evaluating F-35...

for the Chinese airforce.

Read more at http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/03/13/ng-im-telling-you-were-now-in-final-stages-of-evaluating-f-35/#ixzz2NTSrYWYO

Anonymous said...

Two US senators raised pressure on Singapore to provide greater co-operation in the investigation of the death of a young US engineer in the city-state by introducing a measure to cut off US funds to the institute where he was employed.

Someone should tell LKY and his idiot son that the Vietnam war is over and the USA does not need Singapore. Keep increasing the number of PRCs in Singapore and see if the USA still loves Singapore.

Max Baucus and John Tester, from Montana, the home state of the Todd family, have attached a measure to the latest bill to fund the government before Congress, which would block any US taxpayer dollars going to IME.

IME received nearly $500,000 in 2010 from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon agency responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military.


Anonymous said...

Mini LKY is coming to visit.

The case has been an irritant for Mr Shanmugam on his trip to Washington, which comes ahead of a planned visit to the US by the Singapore Prime Minister in coming weeks.

Write to Senators Max Baucus and John Tester and expose the dictator and his son and their secret police and kangaroo judges.

More importantly, I hope you and all your readers will tell them how Singapore has become a security risk to the USA due to the large numbers of commies from the PRC.

Email addresses below:



Anonymous said...

Write to John Hagel, Secretary of Defence, and stop this sale


Anonymous said...

Lawyers who do not know laws.
A speaker of parliament who do not know her job.
A Westminster system of parliament that has no idea how it works.
A uiniquely Senior Minister, Minister Emeritus, NCMP, GRC, etc that look out of place in a real democracy.

This is Singapore.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous who said

"A uiniquely Senior Minister, Minister Emeritus, NCMP, GRC, etc that look out of place in a real democracy".

May I add, "And a 91 year old Minister Mentor who gets paid $3.7 million a year while permanently comatose in bed!"