Gopalan Nair

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Gender Male
Industry Law
Occupation Attorney at Law
Location Fremont, California, United States
Introduction Determined to find the Truth. Born Singapore, educated Winstedt School 2 (next to Monks Hill in Newton, Singapore) Raffles Institution, National Service, some travel in Europe, then law studies England, return to Singapore, practiced for 10 years, active Workers Party member, stood elections 1988 and 1991 in Singapore, was harassed and persecuted by Lee Kuan Yew for my political beliefs, left for USA, obtained asylum and admitted California State Bar, practice law ever since in Fremont California near San Francisco. Relinquished Singapore citizenship 2005 because I was not prepared to permit Lee Kuan Yew to unjustly retain my CPF funds if I remained Singapore Citizen. On principle, the only correct thing for me to do was to give it up, for my CPF funds. I am an American Citizen as of 2004.
Interests Singapore, Asian and International Affairs and Politics, Middle Eastern history and politics from Ottoman Empire to Present day, Dinghy sailor (Lidos 14, Laser) Skipper rating, Changi Sailing Club and Calsailing club, Berkeley and learning to fly.
Favorite Movies Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai, Beckett, Tiger Bay, From Russia with Love, You Only Live Twice, Night Train to Munich (1940)
Favorite Music Indian Hindi and Tamil Classical and modern, also P Ramlee
Favorite Books Kim by Rudyard Kipling, Dickens, Conrad, John Buchan (39 steps)