About

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.

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62 Responses to “About”
  1. charlie Joe says:

    This excerpt is from the following site – Hindu American
    Foundation…www.HAFsite.org

    HAF Meets with Malaysian Ambassador Jamaluddin Jaris
    October 5, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) – The Hindu American Foundation met with Malaysian Ambassador, and Member of Parliament, Jamaludin Jarjis on October 5th. The Foundation raised concerns over the incident in Shah Alam where Muslim Malays carried a severed cow’s head to the State Secretariat’s office protesting the relocation of a temple in the area. The Ambassador was noncommittal about the need for Hindu temples to be relocated to Hindu majority areas; about the Internal Security Act (ISA) being used to harass and intimidate Hindu/opposition leaders; about sharia courts weighing in on matters of conscience; and about the need to end Bumiputra laws that discriminate against and treat non-Malays as second class citizens.

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    • JJ as Ambassador in the USA was known for his cigar smoking, bottom pinching ambassador who did not know the differnce between Malaysia’s National Dya, Hari Raya or Warriors day-it was an utter blunderbust-so to speak. He bought a beautiful porche to run about0-so much for diplomacy or diplomatic.

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      • grkumar says:

        At least he did not pimp on his citizens, sell opium or heroin, bribe public officals and do all those lovely things certain other groups engage in
        then complain of being discriminated against. Good luck to him.

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      • grkumar says:

        Well if you take your medication as prescribed things will get better and the world will be a better place full of people like you. Perhaps there was a bit of Roman Italian in him which could explain his bottom pinching. Or maybe a German for his love of the PPorsche or even part Cuban for his cigar chomping. Whats diplomacy got to do with it Towkay?

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  2. Parama Raj says:

    Very well written except for missing punctuation. What is the relevance of all that is written here to a hungry stomach today, and what active role is being taken to end its perpetration.

    What is being written about here, is due to the lack of 100 years of self-action to ensure that once brought into the land of opportunity that the opportunities available are taken.

    The demise of many institutions, notably being Oriental Bank and the non-performance of others like Maika is our own doing not of others.

    Please do not mislead the masses with infatuation with the Queen’s Counsel.

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    • grkumar says:

      good point but not relevant. we publish. if you are hungry then find food to eat. if your mind is hungry for information we provide some sustanance, help yourself to it. as to the Oriental bank and Maika it is hard to see its relevance in this debate. keep off the thani man. its the scourge of many an Indian. what is it that you find misleading? again I suggest you stay off the juice.

      GRK

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  3. What you have written are all rubbish.

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  4. What you have written are all rubbish

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  5. Balan says:

    Great blog. Liked it, not many Indians are in the maintream blogs.

    Perhaps we should meet up.

    balanisha@pd.jaring.my

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  6. mekyam says:

    what a gem of a blog!

    finding lucidity in a malaysian forum is such a rarity.

    just finished your latest entry. probably going to use this xmas break to read everything you’ve offered thus far.

    thank you GRK!

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  7. balnkaer says:

    well written.Fact remains the results of BN performance is grave.

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    • grkumar says:

      Could well be true. Its not about how good or bad BN is peceived to be. It is more of what the altenative is capable of. Lim Kit Siang’s blog is an example of what to expect in an alternative tyrnaical Chinese lef government. They excise and censor comments which question their one sided rhetoric about Malays (referring them to UMNO Puteras) through their government. Much like what any Chinese dominated country would do. Name me one with Chinese leadership that is democratic or tolerant of others?

      Their idea of an argument is name calling (whch I finally resorted to myself which they agreed to carry on their blog) the use of invectives (calling Gopal Raj Kumar blackie in reference to Indian skin colour). That Kit Siang calls fair coment and allows publication of.
      Gopal Raj Kumar is a publication not an individual , the use of the word pariah (in reference to the caste used in the pejorative) which Kit Siang allows to have published on his blog. But not a counter argument with logic or evidence which he disagrees with.

      There has to be resistance to a Chinese dominated opposition and it will arise by the time of the next election. The extent of it will be decided by the conduct of the opposition. They will reap what they sow. One would have thought that as so called democrats Malaysian would want leaders who can stand the pain of a counter argument and tolerate different points of view and learn from it rather than to silence critics simply because they take a different view point. Thats something this leopard the Chinese cannot change in its spots. If it offnds some by my being direct then so be it.

      Anwar and Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Susan Loone and Theresa Kok all apply the same standards of ‘free speech and the right to be different’. Perish the thought we have a government of their ilk.

      I would rather the devil I know subject to changes which they will allow through negotiatin than the tyrants in the wings.

      Gopal Raj Kumar

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  8. GRK,

    A late comer to your site but awaiting your next post in earnest.

    Regards
    Freddie

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  9. aman hardi says:

    Dear GRK…just found your blog. It rocks! Finally I found something that I can read without fuming. Fuming at the audacity of some people to call themselves advocate of freedom of speech but find it fit to censor and resort to name calling of people that doesn’t share their opinion. I used to be sympathetic to the Opposition, to Anwar and his ilk. I cried when he was arrested and vilified 10 years or so ago but now I have grown up I have nothing but contempt for the man and the like of Kit Siang and Theresa kok. They are such a bunch of hypocrites. your blog is something that is worth spending time on. thanks

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    • grkumar says:

      I hope in ten years from now you could say the same thing about this blog. People change, and those who cannot accept change wwill find it passes them by. As to the opposition in Malaysia, I do no t think oppositins in themselves are useless. However the opposition in Malaysia’s great racial divide consist of loosers who are great at name calling and pointing the finger but doing nothing constructive to offer suitable alternatives.

      The Malays and the NEP are not the problem . Corruption is. And no one race has a monopoly on that vice. Till the opposition can come to grips with that notion they are not worth supporting. Enjoy reading.

      Gopal Raj Kumar

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  11. gsk democrat says:

    grk… your writing are nonsense.

    i am an engineer working overseas. i dont know whether MIC or UMNO paid money for such crap on your blog.

    if msians are smart, they will pick the lesser of the 2 evils. at the moment, pakatan fits the bill.

    stop the jackass attitude. stop worshipping samy vellu and mahathir for god sake.

    we dont look at anwar and lim kit siang as god.

    do some meditation, yoga and go into spiritualism.

    this world is crap. it is hightime vishnu destroys it as Kalki.

    as long as ppl like mahathir defended by indians like you, this world should come to an end.

    GE13 is the last. if UMNO wins again, many of us leaving the country.

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    • grkumar says:

      Interesting. Its crap but you read it and bother to comment on it. Well thanks for the complaiment.
      As for Mahathir, UMNO or MIC whre does that fit into the equation? and why would you want to leave
      Malaysia if Mahathir wins the next election?………Mahathir at over 80?

      You sound very much like from the boy who would take his marbles and leave unless he gets his way in the game. Sad.

      GKR

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    • grkumar says:

      Dear DSK Democrat

      Could I adopt a Jill ass attitude then? What’s your problem? There is no compulsion on your part to accept what we write on our blog. “If Malaysian’s are smart” (??) which by your standards and by Pakatan’s standards they remain stupid as they ostensibly have for over 3 decades, what then? will our ‘stories’ be any different from your perspective? If this world is crap then let me know which world you live in and at least give me the choice to decide which of the two worlds I would like to live in. From what you have written here I prefer your idea of ‘crap’.

      GRK

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  12. kakjah says:

    Gsk Democrat is an engineer working overseas and threatening to “leave the country” if UMNO wins again.

    Gsk Democrat wishes that Malaysians pick “the lesser of 2 evils”, at the same time also calls Vishnu to destroy this world. What a bleak sentiment. Why bother arguing at all if your bottom line is “the world is crap”, lets get rid of it?

    GRK, this Malaysian follows your blog and admires your sensibility and writing. Go, Fight, Win!!

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  13. glassman says:

    Sir, could you give your two cents on the latest rocky bru’s entry? Thank you. Here’s the link http://rockybru.com.my/2010/08/strangely-malays-have-become-very.html

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    • grkumar says:

      It would only be worth two cents if I did respond to RB. I am not a terribly commercial blogger.
      These are people who are best described in that old Malay proverb “saperti rusa masuk kampung”.
      Or perhaps “saperti kera dapat bunga”.

      Either ways it is befitting people like Rocky bru who make allegations and come to all sorts of conclusions
      about the NEP, Dr. Mahathir Mohammed and about Malays in general. Thats because they have somewhere down
      the line had their heads kicked in and their dignity trashed out of them. But unlike most Malays they gave in.

      There are bloggers out there who make allegations for which they neither proffer evidence nor raise
      any proof to support their allegations. However they are quite content to regurgitate other people’s political wet dreams on their blogs.

      As my colleagues and I have so often challenged these prophets of doom to, “come out with the evidence
      in admissible form and we will pay for the law suits against the corrupt they say enriched themselves,
      because Dr. Mahathir allowed them to or that he engineered the corruption”. So far there have been no takers.

      The Bunga in that proverb is the freedom of the media via the internet blogging. The kera??? well you need
      no imagination for that.

      GRK

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  14. antibohmau says:

    some ungrateful lot this gsk democrat! when u lost, u run away! when u lost again, u drop dead!! hahahaa…
    me & my colleagues regard our motherland highly & would not run away like a loser! we had our basic education here, further studies abroad but glad to be back home to give back to this beloved nation till we die!!! no regret at all…

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    • grkumar says:

      Let GSK cook in his own juices. Malaysia has broad enough shoulders to accept him when they throw him
      out of wherever he is like me.

      Get a grip of yourself man.

      Happy New Year.

      GRK

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  15. Awesome job on the blog, thanks!

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  17. congratulation, Good points.

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  18. Hello! thanks for the good writing style. Keep it up!

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  19. Awesome job on the blog, thanks!

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  20. jawamalaysia says:

    good blog, keep up the good work. dont let people like gsk democrats deter you. people like him are like the malay saying “kacang lupakan kulit”. they easily forgets their roots, forgets the hands that once fed him.

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  21. White Tea says:

    No BS and written well, thanks much for the post

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    • grkumar says:

      Thank you. Many would disagree with you. The name Gopal Raj Kumar
      is blacklisted with most other so called ‘democracy and free Malaysia’ bloggers
      and their online publicaitons. They refer to what we do here as Bull Sh#t and thats fine.
      But for aa Free Malaysia we would like to hear free voices who practice what they preach.
      That includes the Nutgraph, Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s Malaysia Today, Malaysian Insider,
      The Malaysian Bar and most recently the the watch over the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the circumstances
      surrounding the death of Teoh Beng Hock. They brook no criticism that questions their predetermined positions
      and views on the matter.

      Thank you for visiting us.

      GRK

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      • khadijah says:

        I am a GRK reader and subscriber. Don’t let them discourage you from writing.

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      • grkumar says:

        No Khadija I am encouraged by the truth and the privilege to write freely. Do keep reading. Every reader counts. Every opinion counts even if I do not agree with it.

        Salaam

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  30. akne says:

    fantastic post.Never knew this, thankyou for letting me know.

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  31. Luke says:

    lol..i bet your a non-Indian masquerading as an Indian online to earn credibility to your site.

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  32. Fadhli says:

    What happen to you mate? Haven’t seen new entries since the last. All well I suppose. Cheers.

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    • grkumar says:

      Am back with more. It includes up coming articles on Ambiga Sreenivasan’s funding from foreign
      sources and the Selangor State government.

      Selamat Hari raya Aidil Fithri.

      GRK

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      • Shahrul says:

        You should change the name GRK. A name like Abdulah bin/Bt Abdullah will suit you better.Have you heard baling batu sembunyi tangan???.I think that is what you are.I wonder what right you have to questions Bloggers like Bru,RPK or activist like Ambiga or others.At least we know their face and know their real name but you……………………….. I remember when Gandhi called for stahya Graha…. He was called many names by people like you. It is said a person borned rightfully………..I would like to see your real photo appear in this blog and with the correct biodata pr at least attend the bloggers club to intoduce yourself.

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      • grkumar says:

        After all whats in a name. If the others you mention are after a democratic society which they claim Malaysia is not and from your comments I must
        assume you support that view, why are they not to be questioned or criticised? Whats so special about these fools and idiots anyway? RPK is a madman
        and a coward and liar to boot. Bru is nothing more than that and Ambga the Amah is an abject unmitigated disaster of a lawyer a liar and a traitor.
        The great thing about the internet is that it does not demand photos unless one is as vain as Amah and RPK. It is quite clear that the substance of
        my writings is sufficient to draw people like you in as well. I have no intention of being a fan of myself. I would rather rely on you. I see myself
        in the mirror each morning and thats enough for me. Not for those you name though.

        You must be bloody old to remember Gandhi calling for Satyagrah. He was called many names by Brahmins like Ambiga. And of the likes of RPK
        the half castes who serve their white masters he said this” Monuments to British adultery in the east, possessing the virtues of neither but the
        vices of both”.

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  33. NT says:

    Need your help on debutting some blatant lies written by exHindraf fellas. http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2011/12/03/evidence-of-racism-in-malaysia/

    Please feel free to read the facts. I’m afraid I don’t have enough flair in writing as good as you. Thanks

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  34. kotaypanjang (Kpanjang) says:

    thanks putting your views online, interesting. But like Helen Ang’s blog, i dont egree with everything she write. but i do actively join the dicussion in the commets section, Do drop by , may be you and helen can exchamge links or join in the discussion, C .

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  35. Adigelam Belachami says:

    There’s no discipline in the language. Stop murdering the English language.

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  36. hopeful says:

    how can i contact you? email address?

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  37. hopeful says:

    dear grk,

    i admire your splendid writing on the chinese gold scam, the ah long and the latest about CM Guan Eng. Have you ever thought of penning down an article about Tunku Abdul Aziz comments on how DAP operates itself? I chose to believe what he said simply because it made perfect sense.

    It made sense because DAP took him not just because he was a politician and an activist but was also vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Transparency International… they took him for show. he was too naive and believed 100% what the party advocates (zero corruption, democracy, freedom of speech). they kicked him out shamelessly and as usual blame BN/UMNO for evrything that was wrong.

    i watched a couple of videos on youtube about his confessions during his tenure in DAP and must say that he looks like an honest and sincere person. It also scares the shit out of me because after all that has happen, why are some of the people (rakyat) still blind???! especially the malays and indians. wake up and smell the coffee….!

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  38. hafizuddin says:

    Decent and cultured.
    Keep it up uncle😉

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