Remembering May 21st

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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’s 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]

{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

{Video} Ex-political detainee Vincent Cheng: There can be no peace without justice

http://yoursdp.org Mr Vincent Cheng delivers the Singapore Democrats’ Christmas message, calling for a just society and a voice for the weak and the poor in Singapore. Vincent Cheng’s historic speech during SDP’s Pre-Election Rally on 25th Sept 2010….

{Videos} Teo Soh Lung at the launch of “Beyond the Blue Gate: Recollections of a Political Prisoner” in Malaysia

Teo Soh Lung speaking at the launch of her book Beyond the Blue Gate and Dr Kua Kia Soong’s 445 days under the ISA in Kuala Lumpur on 27 Oct 2010. See my post here on the launch of her book on 26th June 2010 in Singapore. Click on the names for videos of the … Continue reading

How the Singapore Government made “Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock” a bestseller

How to propel a book to bestseller status James Gomez, The Malaysian Insider, October 21, 2010 OCT 21 — “Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Docks” is about to become Malaysia’s Strategic Information and Research Development Centre’s (SIRD) bestseller to date. The book has seen four print runs of 2,000, 1,000, 1,000 and … Continue reading

{SDP Video} Ex-political detainee Vincent Cheng’s historic speech at SDP’s Pre-Election Rally

For the first time since he was detained under the ISA, Vincent Cheng reveals the real reason for his arrest and his treatment while under captivity. – yourSDP.org [original youtube link to Part 1] [original youtube link to Part 2]

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