Thursday, February 28, 2013

Singaporeans justified in refusing National Service (updated March 02, 2013)

(updated March 02, 2013, see below)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Young Singaporean men are justified in refusing to serve National Service, avoiding National Service and staying away from Singapore for this purpose.

Any country demanding that its young men serve in national service should also be worthy to demand it. But is Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore government worthy? Just look at it.

Singapore is a country that a corrupt dictator, Lee Kuan Yew, pays himself $3.7 million a year and does the same for every single member of his family and cronies. This is 5 times that salary of the president of the United States. It is also corruption. Why would you see the need to serve a country that corruptly pays its dictators anything they want? It is as if Adolf Hitler is demanding that you serve in his Nazi Germany army.

It is also a country that denies you any human rights. You cannot speak without a permit, cannot peacefully organize protests without a permit, cannot criticize the government and simply cannot live as a free man would live anywhere else. The Lee government has intentionally turned a once democratic island into a downright dictatorship. Why would you see the need to serve an island which treats you like a slave?

Every single young man in the island who sees the justification in this argument should make plans now to avoid serving the Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship in Singapore. Obtain student visas to study abroad in Australia, UK and other democracies around the world and ignore any army call up notices. The government has no means to forcefully make you return. And remember, refusing to serve national service is not an extraditable offence. They simply cannot force you to return.

Those already abroad should simply not return for national service.

If the government threatens to revoke your citizenship, let them. Singapore citizenship is not worth the paper it is written on. It would be the best decision of your life. Take the citizenship of your adopted country and live you life to the full to achieve your dreams. You cannot achieve anything in Singapore because the Lee family government decides whom to choose and whom not to choose for office. You will already see the corruption and nepotism rife and flourishing in the entire island. Every single member of the cabinet and top ranking officers are all children or relatives of the Lee Kuan Yew family.

Not being able to return to Singapore is not such a huge disadvantage. Since 2008, when I was deported from Singapore for having criticized his corrupt shameless judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean, something which I am very proud about, I have not returned to the island. I am none the worse for it. It gives me the pleasure of continuing to criticize the dictatorship and realizing that this family government is for the first time powerless to do anything about it.

You will feel the same sense of satisfaction that I do when you can finally tell the Lee Kuan Yew family, that for the first time in their lives, they are simply powerless. There is nothing they can do to you.

Already today, massive numbers of national servicemen are simply refusing to serve. Singaporean students abroad are not returning and young men are leaving the island in droves with the specific intention of avoiding national service.

And if I am able to persuade even one other student to avoid national service by either not returning to Singapore or leaving the island before their call up date to avoid it, I would have succeeded handsomely. I would want every single young man in the island to think about refusing to serve in Singapore’s National Service, a totally useless waste of 2 years of your life and many months of disruption to you in your career. The only purpose of it, is to drill into you total submission to authority and tying you to the island for the rest of your life with the military call up reserves.

Furthermore, the ones who are going to kick you around for 2 years in uniform are total imbeciles, with nothing in their heads, robot like characters and elementary school dropouts. They know nothing about the Constitution, about freedom, simply nothing. And the plan is to make you like them when they finish with you. Frankly the Singapore national service does not make men out of you. It makes you a mouse.

The Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship is already reeling under the burden of massive losses of its young men and women to a flood of emigration. Do your part and add your weight to it by adding you to the list. Anyway you can hurt the Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship is appreciated, not only by me, but by all those men and women who aspire for democracy.

You owe a duty to attack a tin pot tyrant anywhere you see one. The Lee Kuan Yew family in Singapore, father and son team, is a particularly nasty case of a dictatorship which badly needs a beating.

(Updated March 02, 2013)
Although Singapore national service main purpose is not defending the island since they have no enemies anyway, the real purpose which we all know is to keep you under surveillance and obedience training to make you a government zombie, and tie you to the island through passport restrictions for reservist duty for 13 years; even assuming for argument that there is a military objective, Singapore today is no longer what Singapore is supposed to be. Therefore Singapore is not worth defending anymore.

Today, despite the government’s denials, the majority of inhabitants in the island are recent immigrant arrivals mainly from Communist China. The majority are not true Singaporeans. Thanks to the openly racist Lee Kuan Yew government's deliberate ridiculous policy of boosting the economy simply by overcrowding the island with a flood of Chinese immigrants, the foreigner numbers have already surpassed the local born Singaporeans. And with his recent threat that he is going to increase the numbers coming in even more to nothing less than 6.9 million in the already overcrowded island, very soon trying to find local born native Singaporean would be like trying to find the elusive Siberian snow tiger in the the depleting snows of Siberia.  And when you finally see one, you may want to have in hand your Canon 35 millimeter to take his picture.

Tell me, which Singaporean in his right mind would want to fight for a country made up not of people like him but recent arrivals from Chengdu China, a bunch of corrupt thugs like the Lee Kuan Yew family who helps themselves to millions, a bunch of money launderers from Indonesia who are fugitives in Singapore hiding their stolen millions and former Russian KGB officers who have robbed the former Soviet Union and are living in Singapore in hiding.

It is simply not worth fighting for. That’s all.

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Saying Goodbye to the Singapore you knew.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In the latest report on immigration in Singapore’s state controlled newspaper Straits Times of Feb 25, 2013 titled "Eight in ten new citizens lived in Singapore for 5 years" See

It says “In all, 20,693 applicants were granted Singapore citizenship last year, including 2,735 minors". This has been the trend of immigration into that tiny island for decades, an island of no more than 2.5 million local born.

Although Singapore news media claims that local born Singaporeans who can trace their Singaporeans roots to at least their parents are still the majority, as expected of countries without a free press or democracy, this claim is probably nothing more than propaganda.

In fact, the truth may well be that the recent arrivals into the into the island in such great numbers where there is no more than probably only 2.5 million native Singaporeans, has caused these new Chinese immigrants to outnumber native born Singaporeans a very long time ago.

In fact the island has probably lost its Singaporean identity long ago. With the overwhelming vast majority of people there being recent arrivals from the Peoples Republic of China, it is comparatively more like any Communist Chinese city today; and any resemblance to what Singapore is today entirely coincidental.

For a Singaporean like me who was born in the island with parents who came form India many decades ago, the Singaporeans of today who are largely from China have nothing in common with me and neither I with them.

I have no desire to behave like a Chinese national, eat like a Chinese national, talk like a Chinese national or do anything like they do. But for a person like me, this is exactly what I would have to do if I wanted to live in that island. And the same problem is being faced by every true Singaporean regardless of whether he is a native born Chinese, Malay or Indian.

When I was there in 2008, and stayed for 6 months, thanks to the Lees arresting and jailing me to keep me quiet, I already noticed the glaring change in the make up of its population. It no longer appeared to be the same island I knew that traced its roots to British Singapore. It was just a city with recent Chinese nationals populating the entire island, speaking in Chinese, behaving in ways probably how Chinese in China behave, with their mannerisms and a completely alien way of living.

Unfortunately for the local Singaporeans who have been overwhelmed by these recent arrivals, they have no choice but to behave like them, try to make new friends of these recent arrivals with their behavioral patterns expected to change to adapt to the mainland Chinese way of living.

As far as the Indians and Malays are concerned, they are a fast shrinking minority and soon, you may find difficulty locating even one in the vast sea of Chinese faces, Chinese language and Chinese customs.

At the same time to worsen the already dire situation even more, the local population who know what the Lee Kuan Yew family government really is, which is nothing but a dictatorship, with no human rights, rising unaffordable food and housing costs, and unbearable over crowding with even more Chinese nationals poised to immigrate, they refuse to have children and add to the already huge flood of brain drain to the west.

I expect, since there isn't sufficient time to teach these Chinese human imports any English, and it uncertain whether they want to learn it anyway, as most have a huge attachment for their Mandarin, it is very likely that Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship would begin to change the business language from English to Mandarin. Non Chinese would have to learn it whether they like it or not.

It is impossible to understand why local Singaporeans are allowing this to happen without doing anything. Why are not the local Chinese who do not want foreign Chinese in the island not doing anything? Why are the Malays keeping silent while the island they knew is simply taken away from them under their very noses? Why are the Indian Singaporeans silent while this ethnic cleansing being done to their island where they and their forefathers came to call home?

I simply cannot understand their silence, but there you have it. Unfortunately it is a little too late now. The foreign population size has already over taken the local one and the change in its population make up would continue to worsen given the governments determination to increase the numbers coming in even more.

For someone like me who has memories of Singapore Island, the place I grew up in and the place where I have a stake in, visiting the island now or in the future would merely be to see the sights but nothing more. As for the people of the island, there is nothing in common between me and them. If I wanted to see such people, I could very well gone to Chengdu, Peoples Republic of China instead.

It is sad. Very very sad. And the people responsible for the destruction of Singapore is none other than the openly racist Lee Kuan Yew who believes somehow in the superiority of the Chinese race, although I must admit, not many others elsewhere would attribute any superiority to them. And the true native Singaporeans themselves are equally responsible in allowing the dictatorship to do this without objection. Except for writing letters in the Internet as well as a recent lame government approved protest held in an government designated area of a mere 4,000 in an island of 5 million, they have simply stood by while the government sold off their island to these hoards of Communist Chinese settlers.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in exile
Tel: 510 491 4375

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Singapore's population imbalance rings its death knell

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The bombshell revelation last week by the Lee Kuan Yew father and son, dictatorship of Singapore of its intention to increase the already overcrowded islands population from its 5.3 million to 6.9 million by 2030, and the several debates and a rare protest on the issue, can only mean one thing. The population imbalance, caused entirely by the recklessness and mismanagement of the island's father and son dictatorship, has progressed so far, that it has finally rung the death knell of the islands survival. It is simply too late to fix it.

Please see the following articles from the last few days on the issue from the island's state controlled newspapers Straits Times

Lee Kuan Yew, just like dictators anywhere else, thought he knew best; no need for any consultation with his people. Thinking the way to run a country is the ancient Chinese practice in the Ming or Tang Dynasty where the emperor employed selected scholars to do all the thinking and promulgate laws for the imbeciles in his country; Lee similarly went about his usual practice of sending young Singapore children on government scholarships abroad, and return to run the island as best they thought. As for the ordinary Singaporean, like the Chinese peasants under the Tang emperor, Lee felt their participation totally unnecessary.

These scholar idiots, if such a term is possible without being an oxymoron, in their headlong rush to increase the island GDP at any cost passed laws allowing an unprecedented large numbers of immigrants into an already overcrowded island to take up residence and set up businesses, which required an even larger unprecedented numbers of workers from abroad to run these businesses set up by these foreigners.

These scholar idiots- you will now see that such a description is not entirely inaccurate- did not appear to take into account the consequences of this huge number immigrating to the island, on the local Singaporeans who were born and bred there.

Of course the consequence was that today, there are far too many businesses which has gone beyond what a tiny island like this with just about 2.5 million local population can handle. Unless you are willing to tolerate massive bankruptcies, company liquidations and heavy unemployment, in order for these large numbers of businesses to continue, they have to have a continued supply of workers, which the local population, a mere 2.5 million is simply incapable of providing.

Today, according to the state controlled newspapers, the foreign population of the island has already surpassed 40% of the population. If you accept the fact that state controlled newspapers always lie to make things look rosy (remember that is what Pravda and Isvestia of the former Soviet Union used to do until the Soviet Union collapsed) you could safely assume that it is no less than 50% if not more.

In Singapore today, most people you see on the street are foreigners, probably recent arrivals from Communist China. It is possible to go some considerable way along the street before you see a single local Singaporean. Singapore has already lost its true character of a South East Asian city below the Malay Archipelago and the character social ethos and mannerisms of Singaporeans today are more akin to a city in China, like Shenjin or Gaunjou. In fact a Singaporean finds himself a stranger in his own land. He cannot understand or adapt to the alien ways that people in that island live and behave. There is very little in common between the local Singaporean and those around him in his island. He might as well be living in China, which I think most people do not want.

As if this was not bad enough, disaffected and disgruntled Singaporeans displaced by foreigners in his own country, now find that he cannot find jobs anymore, because they are going instead to foreigners. Malay and Indian Singaporeans find themselves in an even worse situation. They simply cannot make themselves understood in buses, public transportation and whole sections of Singapore like Chinatown where the only language spoken is Mandarin, which they do not know.

Realizing that matters are getting worse on the labor front and realizing that the dictatorship which runs the island shows no interest in any dialogue with it's citizens as expected in any democracy, Singaporean locals have decided to withdraw in ever way possible. They emigrate to the west in hoards, they refuse to have any children and they are simply dying of old age. Their numbers in the island continue to free fall and no one can do anything to stop it.

And while all this is going on, the government advised by these idiotic scholars now find themselves in a bind. Having expanded the economy far beyond the capacity of a tiny island with just 2.5 million local born Singaporeans, however much they would want not to do it, they simply have to bring in even more immigrants from China (Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship prefers Chinese over others) to fuel these businesses, without whom the economy will regress, go into a depression and into bankruptcy.

And once one business folds and leaves, like a magnet, the news of it spreads and thousands of businesses will also fold and leave the island. With it foreign investments will also leave and so will ever more educated Singaporeans who have not already left.

I must applaud the efforts of the organizers of a recent protest against the threat of 6.9 million population, but frankly, the government would, I believe, regardless of what anyone else says, go ahead to increase the islands population into a pressure cooker of 6.9 million pickles.

I would recommend any Singaporean who does not wish to live in a dictatorship such as this to live up to his honor and leave the island. Go to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, the US or anywhere else you can. Otherwise send you children abroad for an education. This helps in both ways. You end up with a better education, and also a better future in governments that respect the rule of law regardless of who you are.

Remember the Chinese from China who settle in Singapore are really the ones at the bottom of the barrel. They are, so to speak, third rate of third rate workers. They go to Singapore because they will not be accepted anywhere else. Moreover Singapore government gives them special preference to retain their Chinese citizenship while being Singapore citizens (dual nationality) which other nationals are denied. In reality in most cases, these Chinese who have no intention to consider Singapore home, merely work a few years before returning home. They have no interest or loyalty whatsoever to Singapore which they consider far inferior to their China.

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore suffers from the consequences of a repressive government

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tiny Singapore
Island’s state controlled newspapers cannot hide the fact that its native born population continues on its unstoppable downward slide for lack of sufficient childbirth.
It suffers from a mounting large emigration rate to the West, mainly of its educated professionals and the numbers of old age people continue to grow. And no matter how generous the incentives, Singaporeans simply refuse to reverse the trend. 

This pattern of life is ordinarily alien to Asian culture. In the past, Asian families traditionally always hoped for large families with many children looking after the parents in old age and the idea of a network of brothers and sisters and relatives all supporting and caring for each other in times of need.  

Any traditional photo of a Chinese family gathering at New Year will show this, a huge family picture replete with many children, uncles aunties, grandparents and great grandparents all lined up in rows happily smiling. In Singapore in the 1950s and 1960s, the problem was not too few children but too many. That is how traditional Asian families were.

The underlying reason for Singaporeans today not to have children, in fact the lowest birth rate in the world, and to emigrate abroad in droves, is mainly due to the lack of respect Singaporeans have for this government, due to it discrediting itself by its clearly repressive, unjust, unlawful, arbitrary policies and its abuse of the legal system.

JB Jeyaretnam was an opposition politician who stood up to this government. In order to discredit him and destroy his political career, Lee Kuan Yew government embarked on a campaign of repeated defamation lawsuits, none of which had any merit whatsoever. These were not lawsuits, they were political hatchet jobs. He was also sent to prison, although totally innocent of any crime.

Chee Soon Juan is another opposition politician. He too has suffered repeated defamation lawsuits and made to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars and bankrupted. He too was sent to jail for having committed no wrong.

I wrote a letter to the Attorney General in the 1980s when I was in Singapore, asking for an explanation about the late JB Jeyaretnam. Just for that I was suspended from practicing law in Singapore for 2 years. More recently I wrote a blog post in this blog, while in Singapore exposing the dishonesty of Singapore Judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean in the Chee Soon Juan case. For that I was sent to jail in Singapore for 3 months.

Despite the Singapore government’s vigorous attempts to portray JB Jeyaretnam, Chee Soon Juan and I as thugs and serial criminals, not a single Singaporean has accepted such nonsense. In fact the end result of these actions are to clearly impress upon Singaporeans that the Lee Kuan Yew government, now run by his son, is a corrupt arbitrary lawless government , the legal system is corrupt and the judges willingly and eagerly abuse the law to destroy Lee's political opponents.

Singaporeans also realize that had JB Jeyaretnam now been alive in Singapore, or in the case of Chee Soon Juan or had I now been living in Singapore, every single right or benefit given to any Singaporean would always be denied us, applications to government offices would be denied to us, jobs would be denied to us and any law suits and law cases brought by any of us would be forthwith dismissed, we would be harshly dealt with, and all this just because we are who we are.

The life’s lesson learnt from all this by Singaporeans is the importance of making sure that whatever you do make sure the Lee Kuan Yew government is not displeased. Which means, do not openly oppose the system, do not openly challenge the Lee Kuan Yew family, keep your personal feelings to yourself, and outwardly either join the bandwagon or if you rather, just keep your mouth shut.

As seen from the recent elections, it is perfectly all right to make speeches about the high cost of living, the high rates of immigration or the lack of housing. But it is not permissible to call Lee Kuan Yew a thief for paying himself $3.7 million a year for doing nothing although he is one, it is not permissible to ask the Malays to demonstrate to stop the racial discrimination against them (although they are indeed discriminated) and although it is a fundamental right, it is not permitted to protest in front of Lee Kuan Yew’s son’s palace. You would be forthwith sent to jail and henceforth be treated like  how JB Jeyaretnam, Chee Soon Juan or Gopalan Nair was treated.

Of course you know what this does to human beings. It makes you a chameleon. It dampens your spirit. You live in fear of the government. You don't want to be a JB Jeyaretnam, a Chee Soon Juan or a Gopalan Nair. You realize that a quiet life is better than being a hero. Singapore has no heroes. In Singapore only Lee Kuan Yew and his son are heroes and those supporting him are the minders of heroes, something like a second rate heroes.

Which explains why Singaporeans have been judged by an international survey to be the most miserable people on earth, the most emotionless people of earth. A people who lack spontaneity. A people who would have to pause a few seconds even to answer a simple question, lest it be politically incorrect.  

While this miserable condition exists in the island, the quality of its people continues to decline. First, people capable of leaving such as the educated and skilled leave the island. Most have already left. At the same time, the population of native born Singaporeans shrinks due to abysmally low birth rates, the lowest in the world.

To replace them, the government brings in uneducated coolies from China who have no idea what Singapore really is. If anybody decides to settle in the island, it is these ignorant Chinese masses that procreate and have equally dumb children. As for the few educated professionals who come to stay from the neighboring impoverished countries, as soon as they discover what Singapore really is, an island where you have to adjust your thinking to suit the Lee Kuan Yew government, they too will pack up and leave. In the end, if anybody does decide to stay, it is either the ignorant that have no idea how life should be lived or Lee Kuan Yew family’s minions, paid millions to sing the prevailing tune.

This is the problem that Singapore faces with Lee Kuan Yew's government. It is a problem which cannot be solved because the universal fear of the Lee family across the island , the absolute need either to support the government or in the alternative to keep a low profile, and the necessary thought process to do this, is already so entrenched, that it is too late to reverse it. People in Singapore simply are incapable of having independent minds. It is an island where, out of necessity, it may be necessary to call a frog a prince or a prince a frog.

In a society such as this, where no one has the guts to stand up for anything to be counted, you end up with an enfeebled people; a people weak in mind body and spirit. A people who are incapable of being passionate about anything, a people who lack spontaneity, a people without strong views about anything and who have to go about their lives adjusting their minds to stay on the right side of the fence to live another day in peace in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore.

Such a people never achieved any greatness. They never have and they never will. You simply cannot make a lion out of a goat. Singaporeans will simply continue to be no more than how and what Lee Kuan Yew makes of them, a submissive subjugated people ever willing to please.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California
, USATel: 510 491 4375

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Singapore says it needs chemicals workers

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore state controlled newspaper Straits Times Feb 20, 2013 says "High Demand for Chemicals Pharmaceutical and medical devices workers" according to a survey.

According to the report

"Professionals will be in high demand in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical device industries this year, according to the latest Robert Walters Global Salary Survey."

Question is what has happened to all the Singaporeans trained in these areas? Why aren't they applying? The answer probably is, they are no longer in Singapore, having left for settlement aboard long ago and probably living in Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver or San Francisco.

It also says

"Also in high demand in Singapore this year are experienced lawyers in niche areas such as arbitration and shipping, as well as sales and marketing professionals in technical healthcare and information technology."

But the reader should also be told, which conveniently they are not, is the fact that Singapore has the fewest number of lawyers anywhere in the world, relative to their city state status. It has no more than about 4,000 of which only 2,000 are locals. The rest are foreigners. The truth is, Singaporeans don't want to be lawyers there. Most of them have already left.

Once again, just as any country small or large struggling with a disgraced reputation, one where the judiciary routinely abuses the law to persecute political opponents, where elementary school dropouts with guns in police uniforms-Singapore police- stop and harass anyone they want anytime, where the locals have no Constitutional rights; the fact is Singapore is a third rate country where all those with any sound heads on their shoulders have all left for settlement abroad.

The consequence of this headlong determination to silence dissent by the dictator Lee Kuan Yew is that educated skilled locals have no respect for this administration and have all left. And the government is left with no choice but to bring in third rate professionals from poverty stricken third rate countries to enter these professions. Now you see doctors from China and Bangladesh who hardly speak any English, nurses from the Philippines who have failed to land jobs in the West and work in Singapore because no one else would accept them, and poorly qualified technicians and artisans of all kinds employed in Singapore at sub standard wages.

The end result, standards drops, quality drops. What you are left with is a temporary work force with no idea about human rights and prepared to live and work as Lee Kuan Yew's coolies. Most of them are there because no other country will employ them. America won’t take them, Canada won’t and Australia won’t as well. Very quickly, Lee Kuan Yew is successfully turning his so called first world country into the most ignorant third world island there is.

You are quickly ending up with a majority foreign population and work force, not because there are no skilled Singaporeans available, but because they don’t want to live as “digits” as Lee Kuan Yew had once called them. For once, I think he was honest in his description.

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

Monday, February 18, 2013

Singapore's population woes; decades of failed policies

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The shocking announcement of the Lee Kuan Yew administration’s intent to increase the tiny island's population from its already overcrowded count of 5.3 million to nothing short of a staggering 6.9 million has drawn overwhelming disapproval with a rare protest held in opposition yesterday.

Why they even have to threaten to do this in an already sardine packed island of 5.3 million is clear from their misguided policies in that one party dictatorship.

Dictatorships everywhere usually get things wrong because they have no one to criticize them in whatever they do. Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore’s dictator who thinks he knows best never mind anyone else, decided decades ago that the first thing you do for nation building is to silence all criticism, which he succeeded in doing very well. Opposition politicians and anyone else who had the slightest contrarian ideas were all sued for defamation, jailed and bankrupted in such a way of making sure that the message was delivered to everyone that for a happy life, you best conform. The result of course was island wide mindless conformism.

It appears that the dictator failed to realize one thing; that if you do this, you are going to antagonize anyone with a head on his shoulders and some pride in it. And once living in Singapore meant obedience to the Lee Kuan Yew thinking at all costs, Gopalan Nair and many like him simply left the island to live elsewhere. As for the people remaining behind, most of them were either incapable or unable to leave either because they did not have the necessary qualifications or the courage to do so; but they nevertheless were still unhappy with their lives under a dictatorship.

Even today, there is a large segment of the Singapore population, I dare say even the majority, who would emigrate this minute to the West, if given the chance.

Such people do not give their best in anything they do, they don't perform well in their jobs, and they are always unhappy and on the whole have low productivity. This is not the building block which Lee needs to build upon his dream city of Singapore. But it seems, he never realized it.

Instead of realizing that it is a small island with a tiny population and therefore it takes time to grow and adapt, he transforms the island overnight into what it is not simply by importing large populations from abroad to work in newly created industries such as casinos, banking and money laundering.

And to fuel this sudden burgeoning of business, he allows unrestricted numbers of foreigners and foreign businesses to set up shop in Singapore, just as in Dubai, a free for all no questions asked; somewhat like the California gold rush of earlier times.

Naturally foreigners who wanted to make a buck jumped at the opportunity and came in not only with their businesses but began employing foreigners to run them as well. As these foreign businesses burgeoned with foreign labor, it became necessary to continually allow even larger and larger number of foreigners to work these growing foreign businesses because without them, locals are insufficient and not available since these jobs by and large are paid salaries below the poverty line. At the same time with increasing numbers of foreigners are employed, larger and larger numbers of Singaporeans are displaced, made redundant and unemployed.

Now that Singaporeans have come out and clearly said they want no more of these foreigners, the government is in a bind. They are the victims of a policy they themselves created. If they stopped further immigration, it would result in thousands of businesses closing, with far reaching consequences; less income would be created, less tax would be paid and together with foreigners being repatriated, many locals would also lose their jobs resulting in a path to a economic deflation and depression. On the other hand if they carried out their threat to in fact increase immigration, the island will be overwhelmed with foreigners and its Singaporean character would be lost entirely. Singaporeans would for the first time become strangers in their own island.

I don't think there is a clear answer to this one way or the other. And the lesson to be learnt clearly is this; anyone who thinks he knows best on how to run a country and shuts up everyone else, always gets it wrong, and makes a fool of himself, just as Lee Kuan Yew has done in this case.

The answer has to be is to allow the island to be a democracy and allow everyone to be part of the national debate without having to fear arrest, defamation lawsuits and bankruptcy. But of course, Lee cannot do that. If he did, he would lose his seat. So whether he likes it or not, he has no choice but to keep moving from one failed policy to the next as he has done for the last 52 years of his dictatorship.

Form the outside Singapore skyscrapers may be very nice to look at but I tell you, underneath it is rotten very badly.

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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Singapore. Lee suffers "mini stroke" and hospitalized. Are foreign investors pulling out.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore government must be feeling the jitters now that Lee Kuan Yew, the 90 year old dictator of Singapore has been hospitalized after suffering a "mini stroke". Please see the Wall Street Journal article of Feb 16, 2013, "Lee Kuan Yew hospitalized" 

Foreign investors upon whom Lee's tiny island dictatorship depends on to survive are not stupid.

They are fully aware of what Singapore is; a tiny one party police state which denies the people fundamental rights, which has a docile subservient judiciary which will do what he says, where there is no minimum wage laws and government controlled trade unions where workers have no rights, an island which is 100% stable, which therefore makes investment very attractive.

They also know that Singapore is what it is today, just as General Pinochet's Chile was it was then entirely because the people had no voice. But they also know what happens in dictatorships around the world when the one man who is responsible to hold it all together, the dictator is gone. The country descends into chaos because there is none else to keep it together.

This is the problem with Singapore. Singapore is Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore as the Nile is Egypt and Egypt is the Nile. His son, Lee Hsien Loong is so unpopular; he does not instill confidence even among his own party elites, let alone the people. He is seen, both locally and abroad no more than his father’s son.

To make matters worse, there has been a series of set backs for the Lee Kuan Yew government lately. Last month, they lost a by election with the largest margin in history, almost everyday there are floods island wide with global warming for which they have no answers, the underground system breaking down daily is now discovered to be a Lemon, water has been seeping into underground tunnels after heavy flooding and yesterday 4,000 people came out in a rare protest against government threats to increase immigration even further to a population of 6.9 million.

To top it all, the dictator has been hospitalized today with a "mini stroke". And we all know that this is usually the precursor to the knock out blow of a real stroke, finishing the man off.

I am not sure if there is already activity in the island's financial sector of investors pulling their money out, but I won't be surprised if it has already started. Remember, in 2010 just because I had written a hoax in this blog of Lee suffering a massive heart attack, the Singapore stock market actually fell slightly and only recovered after I had made it known that it was a hoax a few hours later.

Since this time it is the real thing, Lee Kuan Yew has actually suffered a "mini stroke", I expect the discerning investor to begin pulling his money out to be safe. Once the flood of  foreign investment out of Singapore is made known, even more people will start repatriating their money, migration to the West will become a flood, and the Singapore dollar will indeed totally collapse.

If I was a betting man, I would say the time has come to pack up and leave the sinking ship. The SS Singapore is already listing 20% to starboard and has begun to take on water below the water line. This is not the time to be playing musical chairs like the Titanic. The time is now to pack and leave. The total sinking is not far off. Remember the man has already had the first "mini stroke". The next one would likely knock him off. And at that time, you don't want to be caught with your pants down!

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

Singapore. So the people have protested against government plans to greatly increase the island's already overcrowded population. What next are they going to do? Probably nothing.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yesterday, 4,000 or so people in Singapore island attended a rare government approved protest at a tiny government approved location set aside for this, Hong Lim Park, to protest against the government’s proposal to increase the already unbearably overcrowded tiny island’s population, whose dimensions are a mere 26 miles on the east west radial and 16 on the north south radial, from the present 5.3 million to a whopping 6.9 million by 2030.

At present, in order to accommodate 5.3 million people in a tiny island such as this, they have to live one on top of the other in high rise apartments; otherwise there is no space to fit all of them.

Had they been in the jungle, they would be like monkeys, living one on top of the other in trees.

What this means when the Lee Kuan Yew government carries out their threat, which they always do in the island dictatorship where Lee Kuan Yew’s orders are the law, where the people have no voice but to obey; is for people to be stacked up even higher in the high rise apartments or for the monkeys to be stacked even higher on the branches.

Good. So a few of you, a mere 4000 out of 5 million docile submissive Lee Kuan Yew's obedience trained people,  have now finally picked up the courage to walk out there in the open, holding your fear of Lee Kuan Yew and what he can do to you momentarily under control and finally done what you should do. But the question is, will you do anything else after this one day bravado? That is the big question. Knowing that you are Singaporeans, after all the world's most timid compliant and submissive people, I think probably not.

Please see

It is quite clear that in a case such as this, in any other country in the world populated by men and not chicken like Lee Kuan Yew's Singaporeans, where almost 99% of the population is against such a move to increase the population, there won’t be just 4,000 but 2,000,000 (two million) people not just in Hong Lim Square but throughout the island, facing riot police and tear gas canisters standing their ground arm to arm and refusing to move until the government has given a guarantee that they will not do what they have threatened.

And what is more, they won't go home just after one day's quiet protest, they would come back day after day, week after week, no matter how long it takes until this government is finally brought to their knees on this issue.

But then Singapore does not have people of courage like that. It is peopled with a bunch of chickens who would have to look over their shoulder several times before they uttered the slightest criticism of the Lee Kuan Yew government, lest the Internal Security Department (Lee Kuan Yew's secret police) police knock on their door at the middle of the night and drive them off to Whitley Road Detention Center (Secret Police Headquarters) for a beating.

Singaporeans are unfortunately a dull people, which a recent international survey found to the most emotionless, besides being the most miserable in the world. If they don't like Lee Kuan Yew's dictatorship, instead of standing up and publicly denouncing it, they would prefer merely to suffer in silence. Many will quietly leave the island for settlement aboard, not have any children or simply die of old age (Singapore has the highest rates of brain drain, the lowest birth rates and the biggest ageing population). But standing up to be counted is not something they would normally be prepared to do. Perhaps Confucius (most of them are ethnic Chinese) considers such timidity a virtue.

Perhaps there is an old Chinese saying “Good man always keep mouth shut”! I am not sure. I am not a Confucius expert. I am not even Chinese. I am Indian by race.

I suppose the young men and women of Egypt in Tahrir Square are made of different mettle. I can assure you, they are not Singaporeans.

I am afraid to say, Lee Kuan Yew is going to have his day after all. Singaporeans being what they are, he will carry out his threat. He has nothing to fear from a bunch of docile timid subservient chickens, I mean Singaporeans. Singapore will in fact have 6.9 million people after all, and they will be hanging like monkeys one top of the other, but only higher up this time.

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

Monday, February 11, 2013

Singapore. Heavy rain flood waters enter train in MRT underground subway tunnel

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The unthinkable has finally happened. In Yahoo New article of Feb 08, 2013 titled "Flash floods in Singapore hold traffic", it reports

"Flash floods after a torrential downpour hit Singapore on Friday afternoon, causing traffic jams in many areas across Singapore".

The article goes on to report that a train in an underground tunnel was also flooded,

"Trains were also affected by the heavy showers on Friday.

A reader Edmund Chia, shared a photo of a train with wet floors with Yahoo! Singapore.

Chia said he boarded a westbound train at Raffles Place MRT station at around 1.40pm and saw that the floor of the train was wet.

"There was enough water to see the flow of water as the train pulled out of the station and it seemed like it affected multiple cabins," said Chia.

"I thought the water should be from people's wet shoes or umbrellas but no one on the train was holding them," he added".

The report also says that when MRT, the operators of Singapore’s subways were contacted, they denied any seepage of water and accounted people's wet shoes and umbrellas to be the reason when it was clear that there was enough water there to create a flow backwards when the train moved!

There is also a photo of the flooded train in the report.

Please see article’pore-halt-traffic-082746160.html

Whether one likes it or not, the long dreaded nightmare has finally arrived. Singapore MRT underground subway tunnels are beginning to flood. If it is a mere few inches on the train floor this time, can you imagine what it would be if even more water enters the tunnel resulting in a real flood trapping passengers underground and drowning them in a horrible wet death underground.

With most places in Singapore being just a few feet above sea level, perhaps an underground subway should never have been built in the tiny overcrowded overheated high humidity frequently flooding island.

But who is to question a dictatorship when any criticism can land one in a defamation lawsuit and bankruptcy thereafter.

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

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Singaporeans should Protest, Demonstrate and Agitate now.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

For the last 52 years you, Singaporeans have been living under a one party dictatorship of the Lee Kuan Yew's family. They control everything even though there is a worthless piece of paper called a Constitution which as far as they are concerned does not exist.

Just look at your miserable state now.

Lee Kuan Yew and each member of his family and every minister in his government have unilaterally decided that they will pay themselves each $3.7 million a year and a lot more secretly. This is five times the salary of the President of the United States. This is also corruption of the highest level, done openly. It is your money they are stealing.

The courts are rigged and corrupt. They give judgments in favor of the government for the asking. The Singapore legal system has been discredited worldwide as a result. You, the citizen can never be sure what sort of law you will get which would depend on which side of the fence you are on. Chee Soon Juan of the opposition never got justice. JB Jeyaretnam of late, opposition, also never got justice. I, an open critic, never got justice. The government ministers who sue the opposition always get a great deal of justice. This is why I have called it the Kangaroo Courts. 

Lee Kuan Yew being ethnic Chinese discriminates against non Chinese in the island. He brings in plane loads in the thousands of Chinese from China to overwhelm the Malays and Indians in the island. As a result the Malay population has shrunk to no more than 10% or so and the Indian to 8% or so. It was not so in the earlier times when the island was a Malays city, 100% Malay. 

The cost of living is one of the highest in the world while a large segment of its people earns no more than a thousand dollars a month. There is one of the world's greatest disparities of incomes with some people driving around in posh cars, usually money launderers with illicit wealth, while the locals live below the poverty line. 

There is no minimum wage laws, no protection of local labor against recent foreign arrivals who simply take jobs away from you, no race relations laws permitting the majority Chinese to discriminate against Malays and Indians and no social security or state unemployment insurance whatsoever.  Labor rules are simply a free for all.

The foreign population is already nearly 50% of the island's overcrowded 5 million. Lee Kuan Yew's son whom he placed as Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong has threatened to bring in even more foreigners, which means more Chinese of course, to raise the population to 6.9 million. With the overcrowding of people at present, it is already unbearable and to increase it even further is simply madness. Yet there is nothing anyone can do because there is no free press and there is no way anyone can influence others.

Any criticism almost always results in threats of defamation lawsuits. Only a month ago, Yawning Bread a blog which correctly pointed out the corruption of the ruling party selling computer programs to a company owned by the ruling party for use in the island's constituency offices, was ordered to apologize and remove the article which he promptly did. Otherwise he would be sued and bankrupted by the Kangaroo Courts.

I can go on but you get the picture.

On the ground there is the Workers Party which has seven seats in parliament and two additional nominated seats. The Lee Kuan Yew team has eighty. You can see the great disparity. However there is no silver lining as far as they are concerned. They offer no hope at all. They have said it is not their intention to do anything more than merely point out the errors of the ruling government. They have no intention of doing anything more. They are simply playing second fiddle. They are afraid.

Then you have Chee Soon Juan's Singapore Democratic Party. They have no seats in parliament. Although in the past Chee was well known for holding peaceful protests and demonstrations, since 2008, he has completely given that up. It appears that his supporters don't want him to do this anymore and he has agreed. He has a blog which I must say is very good reading. The government completely ignores him and the people mostly don't read his blog. I believe he is waiting for 2016 elections. With him too, nothing will happen. The cows will come home, the chickens will roost and we will all be dead if we wait for Chee Soon Juan.

You can see with the sort of opposition we have, the situation is simply hopeless. The so called opposition is not of any help and they never will. I have in fact suggested that the few so called doctors either medical or otherwise with the Singapore Democratic Party should do better to join the Workers Party where they have a better chance to get into Parliament, although it really does not make much difference one way or the other. Since they are almost duplicating the Workers Party it may even in the interests of Singapore to simply disband and go over to the Workers Party.

As the opposition parties are not likely to do anything for you, not now or not in a hundred years, you have to take matters into your own hands now.

If you rather simply leave the island, that is of course a very good idea. Take your qualifications and your assets and leave for a democratic country where you don't have to live like slaves under a corrupt dictator who pays himself $3.7 million a year.

If you want to stay behind and do something, this is what I suggest. Form your own organizations and societies; informal groups. Keep in touch with each other through mass communication devices; cell phones, Facebook and so on. Ignore any government rule that requires registration of societies because the rules are designed to intimidate, harass and arrest you if you did. These laws are not logical and do not serve any lawful interest, except that of the Lee Ruling family. Disobey them, form your own small organizations and work towards arranging peaceful protests and demonstrations.

The mantra should be agitate, agitate, protest protest, all across the island.

Malays and Indians should form their own racial parties to further their own interests for their people. There is nothing illegal in this. The government would conveniently brand you as racists but to have an organization to further your own religion, race, culture and traditions when the government deliberately discriminates against you is not wrong. Organize peaceful protests to further Malay and Indian rights.

Local Singapore Chinese are also harmed by the importation of thousands of Chinese from China. They don't like it either. They too should organize protests and demonstrations and form their own societies and organizations to further their interests.

There are numerous causes that you have to protest about. The indiscriminate importation of Chinese people from China, the unfair labor rules which enable foreigners to take your jobs, the racial discrimination against the Malays and Indians, the denial of equal housing opportunities to Malays and Indians, and so on.

Protests should not be held just at Hong Lim Park a small nook of a corner which the government has allowed for protests. Protests should be held throughout the island. The laws restricting protests this way is illegal and should be ignored. The Constitution guarantees’ the right to protest anywhere in the island.

The two weak opposition parties are playing to the tune of the government because they are afraid. The question is whether you are patriotic enough not to be afraid of this tin pot dictatorship. I can guarantee you that in today's age, the Lee Kuan Yew is powerless to do much to you. In fact they are more afraid of you than you are of them. They are also very afraid of what I write here.

Remember, an arrest and conviction for peaceful demonstration does not amount to bad moral character for migration purposes. Every western democracy would gladly welcome a Singaporean who was convicted for exercising his human right. US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe welcome people who stand up for human rights.

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

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Singapore Malays should force the government by mass demonstrations now.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

And my dear Malay Muslim friends in Singapore.

The Malay population today in tiny Singapore is a mere 11% while the Chinese population is 79%. This was not always the case.

The Lee Kuan Yew Chinese government has over the past 50 years deprived you of your human dignity and your rights. Singapore was your island before it was that of any others. But Lee Kuan Yew in the knowledge that he can do anything to the Malays against your culture, your religion and your people has over the years continually racially discriminated against you, against your religion and destroyed your culture.

But worst of all, he has deliberately changed the population ratio of Singapore by bringing in disproportionately large numbers of Chinese from China, under your very noses, so that your population size would continue to shrink, as he does not want many of you around the island. He prefers his Chinese race.

When Singapore was a village before the arrival of the British Colonials, it was a Malay city. There were no Chinese there. Although the British brought in some for trade and commerce, it was Lee Kuan Yew with his all mighty power over you with his one party state dictatorship, who brought in these unprecedented numbers of Chinese so that you will become a very small minority in your own island, which was once yours. What you see today is not an accident, it was deliberately by design to keep you small, and weak and helpless.

Today you cannot help being bombarded half the time with Chinese Mandarin TV, radio, and worst of all pig’s meat, the favorite food of the Chinese wherever you turn.

Today the sad reality is that the Chinese continue to come and take over your island, leaving you nothing at all. Lee’s Singapore denies you good jobs even if you are qualified because he does not trust you, giving them to the Chinese under whom you have to work and take your orders.

Singapore denies you the right to live wherever you want enforced by an apartheid policy reminiscent of the former South Africa, forcing you to live only in designated areas of their choice. The reason for this policy is that they want to weaken you politically so that you will not be able to concentrate on any one area or areas of the island which gives you strength.

Each day, when you live in the tiny shoe box high rise apartments which belong to the Lee Singapore government, you have to pass along corridors of your Chinese neighbors roasting huge quantities of pig’s meat , the smell of which you are forced to inhale, a sin and unclean under Islam.

The government instills fear in you not to do anything to protest this injustice by threatening you with imprisonment without trial, the ISD, and arrest. As a result you have remained a victim all these years because you have chosen to remain calm.

Singapore national language is Malay which is now conveniently forgotten and no one except for the old have ever heard of it. Young Singaporeans do not know a word of it. When the Singapore government talks of bilingualism, the mean Mandarin, not Malay.

Today's opposition parties the Workers Party and the Chee's Singapore Democratic Party is not doing any good and will never do any good for you. Rather than being leaders, Low Thia Khiang of the Workers Party merely goes to Parliament and complains but he is unable and unwilling to do anymore. In any case none of the complains are about your problems and any interest that he may have about Malay affairs is as much as an Eskimo would have over the affairs of Bushmen of the Kalahari. For your information although he was born and lived all his life in Singapore, he hardly speaks the language and has no respect for Malays whatsoever.

As for Chee Soon Juan of the Singapore Democratic Party, since 2008, he has given up on any political protests or demonstrations and would rather write very illuminative posts in his Singapore Democrat blog, which the government completely ignores. If you want some interesting reading Chee's blog is useful but beyond that, he has decided to do nothing but wait until 2016, the next elections, and 2021 the elections after that, when I suppose many of you would have dropped dead by then.

Chee Soon Juan is unfortunately not a political leader. A leader is supposed to lead and do what is right, not merely listen to his followers who want to wait until 2050! A leader has to take action against injustice now. Not wait quietly until the next elections. In any case the elections or even the one after that ad infinitum will not make any difference. There are only seven seats out of eighty for the opposition in Parliament. Hell would have to freeze over and Satan would have to go to work in a snow plough before change will come about through elections.

As for the Malays in Lee's government, they are working not for you but for the Lee government. Yaccob Ibrahim does you no good. He never will. They want to support the policy of dispersing you in the Chinese pig eating majority community, they want your population to shrink even further by supporting the importation of even larger numbers of immigrants from China and they want to make sure that you remain the coolies of the Chinese who are protected by the Lee family government.

Joining and supporting the opposition parties now is not going to do much good for you. Of course you can join them as a symbolic measure but beyond that forget the lame duck opposition parties.

As for Jufrie of the Singapore Democrat Party, he is content to listen and obey Chee Soon Juan his Secretary General behind whom he sits in hibernation.

Only you can help yourself. Take to the streets now. Stop the rot now. Claim your country back now. Don't be afraid of such nonsense as the Internal Security Act and detention without trial. The Lee Kuan Yew government will not dare in this day and age to lock you up. Please be aware that the international press is not the biggest fans of Lee Kuan Yew and if any such act is committed, they would splash it across the world which would make Lee Kuan Yew look even sillier than he already is.

In 2008, when I was in Singapore, I was arrested and jailed for writing a blog critical of Singapore judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean in the Chee Soon Juan trial. They had to face worldwide criticism for their actions and had to release me sooner than they would have liked. After I left the island, I have continued to criticize their corrupt dictatorship and deliberately disobeyed every single one of their illegal court orders-of judge Leslie Chew, another Lee Kuan Yew minion- by repeating my criticism and re-posting the blog posts which they had ordered removed. For all that, all they could do was to have me disbarred in the island of Singapore which has made no difference to me, as I very proudly continue to practice law in California and also continue as a member of the English Bar. And I continue to write these blog posts to encourage you to stop being afraid of this tin pot dictatorship, which you can continue to read in Singapore.  

I want to remind you that your enemies are not the Chinese people of Singapore. Many of Singaporean Chinese are actually on your side and completely empathize with your position. Your enemy is the Lee Kuan Yew government of Singapore which I urge you to resist through peaceful means, through peaceful protests, demonstrations, strikes, lockouts, pickets and other forms of lawful civil disobedience.

I am very sure that the Lee Kuan Yew government is reading this blog, so is the Singapore Consulate General in nearby San Francisco, the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC, the Malaysian government and the Indonesian government. I am sure that if the Lee Kuan Yew Singapore government were to do anything silly such as arrest peaceful demonstrators, there is no doubt that both the Malaysians and the Indonesians and I am sure every single Islamic country in the world would come to your aid.

Pick up your courage my brothers and sisters. Do it now. Remember once again, that Singapore belonged to you before anyone else. It was a Malay village with Malay culture traditions language and religion before anyone else. Don’t ever forget that. It is time to take it back and force our Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and his son and his thugs with him to treat everyone equally, and not just Chinese first.

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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Singapore. Waterworld

Ladies and Gentlemen,

One does not have to be an expert climate scientist to know that a tiny island that straddles the equator, which is no more than a foot above sea level in most parts, is going to be underwater sooner than later, thanks to global warming.

And yesterday the obvious has happened once again, almost with daily regularity, with massive flooding in all parts of the island, with some areas with as much as three feet of water, entering plush houses in upscale Orchard Road and Tanglin, destroying their expensive carpets from Isfahan and Shiraz, stopping buses and luxury cars with water damage to their carburetors which means a total loss, Lee Kuan Yew's timid citizens unable to go about their business and waiting for instructions from their supreme leader as to what to do next! It was as bad as that!

Please see Asia One report

Let me give you the bad news once again. It is like this. The flooding in Singapore is not necessarily caused by monsoons which bring rain at certain times of the year, it is especially caused by very high atmospheric temperatures occasioned by global warming enabling air to contain a hundred times more water vapor than normal.

When air heats up, naturally it rises resulting in condensation which results in container loads of rain water pouring from the sky. And this can happen every single day with high temperatures.

When a torrent such as this coincides with a high tide, it simply means the water has nowhere to go, and instead of flowing out to sea, the sea water intrudes into land.

And you know tides can sometimes be just incredibly high. Spring tides or King tides occur when the Moon’s trajectory and that of the Sun travel very close to Earth and close to each other. The gravitational pull of both the Moon and Sun so close to earth can mean exceptionally high tides as much as 7 or 8 feet high from it’s normal three. Now if you have heavy rain at the same time, you have Bingo. Floods are going to be five feet high, not three feet as they are now in some places. And it is scary to live in an island where flooding continues to increase and where most places are not more than a feet above sea level. This would mean rain water entering MRT subway stations into the tunnels and drowning Lee Kuan Yew’s precious citizens.

And as we speak, minute by minute, and day by day, the atmospheric temperature continues to rise. If yesterday, the flooding was bad, it is going to be worse tomorrow and even worse the day after until you would very soon need canoes as transportation and not buses.

And the triple whammy is the expansion of warming sea water due to heating of the sea, which causes the sea level itself to rise.

One thing is quite clear. Mother Nature does not like the Lee Kuan Yew family government.  

And the bad news is that those money launderers and Communist Chinese embezzlers who have bought those luxury houses and apartments with their stolen money are going to say, very soon, that there is no point in holding on to a house or apartment from which you cannot get out in rain, unless you had a canoe. And since going around in canoes in down town Singapore doesn't seem to make much sense, they would probably clear out of Singapore as quick as they came with their laundered money, to go to another money laundering country which will take them.

And if I was a Singaporean I wouldn’t take the subway MRT when it rains. I think you can guess why. In 2008 during my ill fated trip to Singapore when I had to spend some time in Lee Kuan Yew's jail because I had written a blog which he did not like-check out my blogs here for 2008 for info on my arrest-I personally saw rain water creeping into a subway station in the city center with their workers mopping up the water and placing barricades to prevent flooding of the subway.

With ever rising flood levels with global warming, it won't be too long when water floods the MRT and you can imagine what that will do to you if caught in a train underground. Caught in the subway train underground with no escape, you will drown; an unimaginably horrible death, like in the Titanic, except this time, underground, which is even worse. My advice is never to travel by the Singapore subway when it rains and if that happens while you are in it, get out as quick as you can.

And only yesterday was Lee Kuan Yew's son the Prime Minister (Lee Hsien Loong) telling us that he is determined to increase the sardine cramped population of 5 million in the tiny island Singapore to 6.9 million in a few years. If the island is already flooding daily with its present overcrowded state, can you imagine what will happen with even more people there? It is already be unbearable even without flooding. With flooding, it will be suicide.

What is my advice? It is this. If you can get out, get of that crazy island run by a crazy bunch of thugs or dictators. They think they know too much but too much of what is questionable. Don't waste your time hanging around until you have to paddle around in canoes in downtown Singapore. Get out now and leave it to the Lee family to do the paddling and canoeing.

By the way there are some excellent canoes on the market. Especially those used by the Eskimos in the Arctic. Excellent little boats. Very stable and handy when you encounter sudden gushing water. You might want to recommend them to the father and son team in your island.

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Singaporeans, a helpless people resigned to their fate under the heel of Lee Kuan Yew dictatorship

Ladies and Gentlemen,

An observer from elsewhere will no doubt conclude that Singaporeans are a society ever resigned to their fate under the heel of Lee Kuan Yew's government.

Only yesterday, the government declared their intention to increase the tiny island’s population to an astronomical 6.9 million by 2030. With an area of just 16 miles from North to South and 26 miles across, it already is already the most crowded piece of real estate in the world with 5.3 million. How are you going to cram another 2 million or so, but the bigger reason is why?


But being incapable of doing anything real such as organizing peaceful protests island wide, they simply do nothing. It is if the entire island is overcome with an all consuming fear of the government that they have gone into default mode of total inaction.

Take another case. Although the Constitution demands equal treatment for all races, the government has themselves without any legal basis, decided to have larger numbers of ethnic Chinese which now stands at about 79% while Indians and Malay population is deliberately shrunk almost out of existence. Singapore in its early days was an entirely Malay fishing island. There were no Chinese or Indians there. First the British, then Lee  brought in increasing numbers of Chinese to boost their number thus resulting in the Malays population to shrink to no more than about 10% today. Only yesterday a government minister reports that she will ensure that the Malay population numbers will remain the same. Have the Malays of Singapore even considered her statement? She has no right to keep the Malay numbers at any particular figure. It is really up the Malays how quickly they procreate and there is nothing in the law requiring the island to continue as a Chinese city. After all the history of bringing in hundreds of thousands of Chinese into the island was itself illegal and unconstitutional.

Please see

In any other country in the world the Malays who are Muslims would have gone on a Jihad to stop the government from discriminating them and denying their rights.

Unfortunately for Singapore, the Malays are capable of no such thing. They have stood idly by while a foreign people, namely the Chinese, have progressively swamped their island while their own numbers have been reduced to what is now. The Singapore Malays are incapable of action as are the Muslims in other parts of the world who appear to have some courage to stand up to injustice.

I urge the Malays in Singapore to stand up to their rights. The word Jihad does not necessarily mean an armed revolution. It also means peaceful resistance. An Intifada. I am against violence of any nature. I am asking the Malays of Singapore to stand up against this injustice to their people and immediately engage in a peaceful Jihad through peaceful protests to demand equal treatment under the law.

Your Malay leaders such as Yaccob Ibrahim in the Lee government have never been looking out for your interests but his own and in fact is an accomplice in putting you down and discriminating against you in favor of his masters, the ethnic Chinese majority government. He does it for money; lots of it. Remember, it is your island and you are being denied your rightful place in society. You are being discriminated in the island which belongs to you.

Lee and his government keep you in fear of doing anything real by threatening you with the ISD, detention without trial. I want to remind you that in this day and age, they cannot simply lock anyone away without having to account for it.

Remember in 2008, when I was arrested and jailed in Singapore for writing a critical blog post about their corrupt judiciary, in particular the disgraced Singapore judge Belinda Ang Saw Ean, there was a world wide hue and cry. They could not have done anymore to me even if they wanted, and they were forced to release me after holding me for 6 months.

Jufrie Mahmood of the Singapore Democrat Party understands your plight but he does not have the courage to do what is right. I call upon you to reach out to him and do something for his people. He is now sitting behind Chee Soon Juan of the SDP, obeying the orders to him to do nothing, and waiting for the Heavens to descend.

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

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Singaporeans and their leaders fail their country miserably

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singaporeans and the opposition political parties, the Workers Party and the Singapore Democratic Party should be ashamed of themselves. They have let down their people and their country miserably. Until and unless they start doing something to correct the blatant open abuse of power by their rulers, they should resign and do something else worthwhile. They don't deserve being called leaders because leaders are supposed to get up from their backsides and do something, not just write blog articles on the Internet year in an year out.

This is what is happening in Singapore. First you have the worst sort of corruption in the government unimaginable anywhere else. You have government leaders paying themselves $3.7 million a year which is five times that paid to the President of the most powerful country in the world, Obama. And we have a possibly bedridden old man of 91 yeas of age who has self styled himself Minister Mentor who has done nothing for the past decades still drawing that salary. He is Lee Kuan Yew. Not since Mobutu of Congo who stole his countries diamonds, have we seen a more corrupt ruler.

As if this was not bad enough, they probably steal even more money on the side, perhaps even more than $3.7 million a year.

Then you have the absence of the rule of law, with corrupt judges who bend the law for political ends, you have the total absence of a free press due to state censorship, you have a denial of fundamental rights of free speech and expression and assembly, and you have racial discrimination and apartheid with Malays and Indians denied the right to live in areas of their choice.

Singaporeans who are aware of these injustices should act, but no one dares to do anything except to write blogs anonymously in the Internet. In effect you have an island peopled by sheep. The Workers Party headed by Low Thia Khiang who has some minor presence in the Parliament has reminded us repeatedly that his job does not extend beyond playing second fiddle to Lee Kuan Yew's PAP by asking inane questions. As for the Singapore Democratic Party headed by Chee Soon Juan, for several years now, he has said that because his supporters are not appreciative of him engaging in peaceful demonstrations and civil disobedience, he is going to stop doing any of that.

As a result, he now confines himself to writing articles in his Singapore Democrat his party's blog. He and his party members make several trips to the capitals of the world attending human rights conferences and coming back to write about their experiences on his party blog.

Other than merely criticizing the government through his writings, and travelling to human rights meetings around the globe and meeting world leaders, he does little more. Aung San Su Kyi on the other hand not only travels around the world but acted on the ground. Lee Kuan Yew government on their side totally ignores him, and the people ignore him too.

In the last elections in 2011, he didn't manage to gain even a single seat and this time in 2013, he did not contest the by elections so as to avoid a three cornered fight, conceding to the Workers Party. I dare say, even if he had contested, he probably would have lost.

Both the Workers Party and the Singapore Democratic Party should realize that you don't leave matters of this nature to parliamentary elections many years away, you have to act now. The theft of $3.7 million a year by corrupt leaders is not something you leave to be corrected in 2016 elections, you act upon it now. Similarly you don't leave the violation of the people's fundamental human rights to future elections, you act on it now.

Chee Soon Juan is not doing anything for either his people or his party by merely writing blog posts and leaves it to the heavens to come down to save Singapore. His argument that he does not hold public protests because his party members are against it, is like saying that the government is entitled to carry on murdering children because the people do not want you to carry out peaceful protests to stop that practice.

Chee Soon Juan, the way he is carrying on will do no good for anyone. If I were to choose between two equally bad choices, at least the Workers Party has managed to win elections, he has not. Second, his party is merely a duplication of the Workers Party because unlike in the past when he was noted for daring to engage in protests, the Singapore Democratic Party now is not materially different from the Workers Party. And if he will place his actions where his mouth is when he says he is acting for the interests of Singaporeans, he should disband his party and urge his members to join the Workers Party. That way at least in the next elections they would manage to gain more seats, since with his track record, he hasn't managed any and perhaps never will.

And as for the several doctors both medical and otherwise, some with UK accents and some with not, who write learned articles on his blog, I would advice them to spend their time in a more worthwhile manner perhaps by joining the Workers Party and entering Parliament next time around or simply clearing out now because the citizens are tired of reading about the wisdom but not seeing any difference in their lives under a dictator who lies in bed drawing $3.7 million a year.

And as for the Indians and Malays, some doctors some medical and otherwise in his party, I would suggest that they immediately embark on studying both Mandarin and Hokkien Chinese and be proficient enough to sing Chinese folk songs at a packed coffee shop at Singapore’s Bedok North Avenue 1, at lunchtime, the way they would in the far reaches of Communist China. Singapore has irretrievably become a Chinese speaking society thanks to Lee Kuan Yew’s very successful ethnic cleansing and UK accents are as good in that society as would be preaching the wisdom of the English philosopher John Stuart Mill in impeccable English to the Bushmen of the Kalahari!

We have seen what happens when you speak like that in the recent Singapore by elections a few days ago. Kenneth Jeyaretnam, the Cambridge educated candidate got 353 votes in a constituency of 30,000! He lost his deposit. There is a lesson to be learnt from that.

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