Exposing the truth scares the PAP

July 19, 2010

I managed to finish reading Alan Shadrake’s book the afternoon that it was launched in Singapore on Saturday.

The book tells of criminal offenders who have been executed and those who have been spared the death sentence. Entitled “Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock”,  Alan certainly did put our country’s justice system in the dock. His account of the unequal treatment by the courts and the Attorney General of these offenders is deserving of scrutiny.

He writes about the heart-wrenching stories of Amara Tochi, Vignes Mourthi, Shanmugam Murugesu and several others who were victims of the poverty cycle and ruse. Whereas those who have rich and powerful backing get away with a slap on the wrists. He also reveals how this cold, callous and calculating PAP government has such little regard for life.

I’m not surprised that the authorities had arrested him the next day, investigating him for criminal defamation and contempt of court.

Now, which authoritarian regime would want to have it’s “dirty little secrets” blown opened in a book?

The same goes for Dr. Lim Hock Siew’s speech that was put up by Martyn See on Youtube. Of course Martyn had to comply with the MDA who required him to take it down. After all, Dr. Lim spoke about his unlawful 19-year detention without trial by the ISD.

Again, which oppressive regime would want to have the truth told about how it entrenches its power blown open in a video clip that can be accessed by all?

But I salute Alan, Martyn, Soh Lung, Dr. Lim and others who have come out to expose the perniciousness of Lee Kuan Yew’s government. It takes conviction and courage to stand up against gross injustice in Singapore. If only more Singaporeans can find it in our hearts to stand up to the PAP against this destruction of lives.

Also read: Author of death penalty book Alan Shadrake arrested


4 Responses to “Exposing the truth scares the PAP”

  1. John Launder Says:

    Dear Siok Chin,

    The courage yopu nd your brother and many colleagues have shown in face of harrassment from the politicl thugery and manipulated judiary of Singapore desrves the same plaudits of courage that you recognise in the Alan Shadrakes, Martyn and the others you mention. We salute you.

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  4. tauhuayboy Says:

    Looks like PAP has a lot of skeletons in it’s closet.

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