Internal Security (Act/Dept)

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At last, the new normal gives way to the old abnormal

At last, the new normal gives way to the old abnormal – Martyn See Police investigate technology-enabled ISA discussions, James Gomez, 14 Oct 2011 The Singapore Police Force on Wednesday 12 October 2011 launched investigations into two separate events that discussed issues surrounding the need to abolish ISA in the city-state. According to replies given … Continue reading

Call by 16 former detainees to abolish Singapore’s notorious Internal Security Act

Call to abolish Singapore’s notorious Internal Security Act. It is too long overdue. (Source: Teo Soh Lung facebook page) Below is a statement calling for the abolition of the ISA by 16 former ISA detainees who together spent more than 100 years in prison without trial. Abolish Singapore‚Äôs Internal Security Act We welcome Malaysian Prime … Continue reading

[Video] Ex-political detainee Dr Lim Hock Siew challenges Dr Tony Tan

Dr Lim Hock Siew‘s speech during a memorial gathering in honor of Tan Jing Quee on 20th August 2011. [original link] [original link] [original link]

Former political detainee Tan Jing Quee dies of cancer

Former detainee dies of cancer, aged 72 Leong Weng Kam, Senior Writer, Straits Times, 16 June 2011 FORMER political detainee and lawyer Tan Jing Quee (above), arrested in 1963 under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for alleged pro-communist activities, died on Tuesday after a five-year battle with cancer. Mr Tan, who contested the 1963 election … Continue reading

{Video} Chee Soon Juan addresses members and volunteers at SDP’s Thank You Dinner

http://yoursdp.org Dr Chee Soon Juan addressed about 350 members and volunteers at the SDP’s thank-you dinner on 14 May 11. He noted that the SDP had become a party of professionals and thinkers. He also called on everyone to be do-ers Text of speech The following was published in Teo Soh Lung’s facebook group page. … Continue reading

{Video} Ex-ISA detainee Vincent Cheng’s speech at SDP’s 2nd May rally

Read Vincent Cheng’s exchange of letters with National Library Board. See also SDP on PAP’s politics of race and fear. Watch also his speech during last year’s SDP pre-election rally.

{Videos} SDP on PAP’s politics of race and fear

Tonight’s Singapore Democratic Party rally will be held in the open field opposite Blk 513 Jelapang Road in Bukit Panjang (nearest train services: Go to Choa Chu Kang MRT, switch to the LRT and alight at Segar station). Dr James Gomez and Dr Vincent Wijeysingha (part of SDP’s Sembawang and Holland-Bukit Timah GRCs) touched on … Continue reading

Ex-ISA detainees Vincent Cheng and Michael Fernandez join SDP

Watch Vincent Cheng’s historic speech here and here and see my post here about Michael Fernandez. You can download SDP’s Shadow Budget here and watch a video of their Budget press conference here. Two ex-ISA detainees join SDP Tessa Wong, Sunday Times, 20 Feb 2011 Former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees Michael Fernandez and Vincent … Continue reading

Ex-ISA detainee’s lawsuit against Singapore Govt thrown out by High Court

See my posts here and here about Michael Fernandez’s lawsuit against the Government. Read also these reports here and here[PDF]. Ex-ISA detainee’s suits thrown out He started legal action against Govt for alleged torture, unlawful detention By Tessa Wong, Feb 19, 2011 A LAWSUIT brought against the Government by a former detainee for alleged torture … Continue reading

{Video} Ex-ISA detainee talks about experience in ex-CID HQ prison cells now turned into horror house attraction

This video is from The Online Citizen’s report Former ISA detainee Michael Fernandez rebuts MHA. He talks about the real life horrors he experienced at the place which is now open to the public and is billed as Singapore Ultimate Horror House. See also my post here.

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