Gopal Raj Kumar is a state of being. As a blog we seek to provide the news behind the news.
A contrarian sometimes a conformist at other times. What’s important is that Gopal Raj Kumar is neither gender nor religion specific, apolitical without affiliation to political party and identifies only with the human race. All of these other distinctions being man made concepts in his view can take a back seat. Gopal is near divine.
In Malaysia for instance when convenient people can be Malay, Indian or Chinese whilst at the same time demanding they be called Malaysians, whatever that may be .
Some cling to a past which died out a long time ago and find it difficult to come to terms with a future that may well have passed them by. They cling to it for comfort. It is not an uncommon phenomenon with migrants anywhere trapped in such a state of existence.
There are issues of national, international and personal importance at social and political levels that need to be aired freely in any society. In order that people may do so freely, preferably in the relative security and comfort of their private space without fear, this platform seeks to promote that idea of free thought and expression within civilized parameters.
In the case of Malaysia and its highly vocal opposition, there is one critical element missing in their interpretation of democratic rights and freedom of expression. That component being the freedom and courage to allow an expression of views they disagree with.
Inspite of the claims made on many of the opposition blogs abut the absence or restrictions of freedom of expression, the opposition blogs appear to provide more than adequate justification for government suppression of ‘free expression’ through debate as they see it. Being oblivious to their own shortcomings in this regard is no crime. We are all human after all.
Gopal Raj Kumar has like many others had the unpleasant experience of having his views excised from the Blogs of others. On other occasions he has received that highest form of flattery known to man from his detractors. And thats through imitation and copying his writings and opinions as the work of others. But thats not always a good thing.
The best test of any theory in Gopal Raj Kumar’s view, whether that be in the form of commentary by former judges, serving politicians or practicing lawyers is to debate these theories openly, to challenge them and to do so with candour, courage and conviction supported by fact.
Gopal Raj Kumar welcomes all and sundry to this blog. Make yourself heard but more important make yourself relevant.Try not to be too loud.