Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Singapore. Keeping the enemy engaged.

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.

Gopalan Nair
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Anonymous said...

Mr. Gopalan Nair,
Let me assure you that there are many more out here and there who are dying to literally get their hands on this Singapore dictator.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous Jul 06, 0242,
Please don't misunderstand my purpose. It is nothing personal. I am just trying to make this regime collapse. I think I am making some headway.

Anonymous said...

Sanaz Ahari, who at 23 was the youngest lead product manager in Microsoft history, has left Microsoft after seven and a half years to join Google


Compare this American to a Singapore male, who at 23, is still at university. His life and ambitions have been delayed (neutered?) by his stint in Lee Kuan Yew's indoctrination camp, also referred to as NS.

And what benefit does he get from having done his NS? Nothing, as the jobs go to the FT, who don't have to do either NS or reservist training.

NS - the tool used by Lee Kuan Yew to castrate Singapore's males.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous July 06 0418,
I disagree that National Service in itself is a bad thing. On the whole it makes a man out of you in most cases. In Singapore it does not bring out it's full potential because people live under a dictatorship and in fear and the courage and independence that should come out it is dampened.

Singopre's fear factor, fear in parent's, fear in teachers and in children makes chicken out of soldiers, not men. To that extent Singapore's national service fails.

But were it not for Singapore tin pot tyrant Lee Kuan Yew and his son strutting around like prize roosters in their chicken coop, national service would not have been such a bad idea.

And just because 2 years is spent in this, is nothing. If you cannot catch up just because of 2 years, you don't deserve success at all. If just 2 years can destroy you , you are a bum.

Stand up and be a man.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gopalan Nair,
Ref:6th July@0313.

Yes indeed without any doubt you are making much destructive headway to serve your purpose.
You have many supporters. And there are many more like you who are also trying their best in similar ways to achieve the very same objective.
So you are never alone fighting this war against the fearsome tyranny.
But in the meantime only so much damage can be done online against this common enemy.
Oppositon parties and antiGoverment indivduals are anxiously waiting for the next 2016 election when the final decisive battle will determine the fate of this regime. The outcome of this coming critical election is anyone's guess.
In the meantime your combined forces will continue the relentless and damaging assault and battering on this common enemy until it it brought to its knees and beg for mercy.
Thank You.

Gopalan Nair said...

To anonymous above,
Some disagreements.
1. It is not destruction to serve my purpose. It is to serve the purpose of freedom.
2. A very great deal is being done online. When people are disenchanted, they don't work well, they emigrate, they bad mouth the administration, they don't have children and they don't co-operate with the administration. All this has a powerful deleterious effect of slowly weaking the administration from under the feet. The dearth of good human beings forces them to bring in second rate foreigners from China who in turn bring down productivity and efficiency. This is all happening now, partly by this blog and partly by many others, blogs, ytube etc.
3. Forget about 2016 elections. Parliament in Singapore has no power, Lee Kuan Yew has it. Even if the majority seats went to the oppostion, the civil service will not listen to them. They listen to Lee Kuan Yew and Sons. You can have as many elections as you want, they don't matter one bit. Lee Kuan Yew will be brought down not bey elections but by the country simply slipping away from under him because noone wants to be part of a government and a country which is thoroughly broken.

Zajnat said...

To Gopalan Nair
I hope you are wrong in this respect. And I said hope. Otherwise there is no use for Singaporeans to push for freedom at all even if oppositions win in 2016.

And if you are right that civil service only listens to LKY and son (I doubt) then the problem is not only with this corrupt leader but the civil service as well? If this being the case, Singaporeans have no where to go?

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Gopalan Nair, I read your post and blog throughout the course of my graduate studies in Canada with much interest. Although I am back here temporarily, in Singapore, this place which many other than you have called a "tiny red dot" and one "red" one for a good reason, I know I will leave one day too, while searching for a chance overseas. The government structure might not weaken exactly, what with civil servants still trapped in that yes-men, or yes-women, mindset, and people have chosen silence still. I am not even sure if this GE 2011 makes any sense, because I felt as usual that a vote does not always count either way. But what can this particular party and its elites hope to whittle away amongst the people? Their willpower, their resolve, their sense of knowledge or self-awareness? They can socially engineer whatsoever they want, but there will always be pockets and more than just pockets of people who do not get engineered no matter what. People do have their own freewill, and already there are signs that this country is slipping away gradually but surely from beneath the feet of these in governance. Michael Haas made a prediction once in his scholarly writings about the failure of the GDP matters approach, which former president Devan Nair has also pointed out himself albeit from a distance in Canada. When the change people--Singaporeans especially, whether from a corner or within the bounds of this red dot--want will ever come is a question, but I have no doubt, with the increasing awareness of social media, and growing sentiments of dissatisfaction, it will come. No ruler or power can ever claim to be forever, and that is the consolation of all things.

Gopalan Nair said...

To Zajnat,
Power lies in the Lee family, not his Parliament. Singapore is run personally by the Lee family, not the Parliament, which is there just for show, a distraction, a side show. Lee orders the courts, the civil service, the police, the army, and everybody else to do what he wants and they obey. It has ben so for the last 52 years. You are correct, that next elections would not mean anything to anybody. Again, you can vote for the opposition, but it will not bring about change. What is needed is sustained and prolonged civil disobedience to kick them out. I have said that before.

Anonymous said...


While I agree that National Service may be OK, the only choice should not be the military. Every male is not a warrior, never was, or ever will be, and it is a waste of time for many. In this world, it will cause an increasing backlash to any government that requires it, and very few require military service today, and when NS is required, there are options to study or do other things. And even more importantly, if a country desires NS, then all citizens, repeat all citizens must take part in some sort of service, not necessarily military. And this definitely includes females who as it stands now, get the university slots and good jobs while the men are stuck doing push-ups. Women no longer sit around just making babies and cooking meals, but are out in the world taking good jobs. I am glad I am not a Singaporean male--about the worst place on earth for the gender. (And I did not even mention unequal justice under the criminal code).

Thanks for all your good work, most of which I agree.