“That Operation Coldstore was necessary for national security is at the very heart of the PAP myth; it is also the Party’s original sin.” — Dr. Hong Lysa
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Barr’s intellect and more nuanced perspectives come through in this book, in which the content dives deep into Singapore’s history from a political, geographic, and economic view.
According to Mr. Teo Chee Hean, a total of 2,460 arrests were made from 1959 to 1990, of which 1,045 persons were detained under the Preservation of Public Security Ordinance (1959-1963) and Internal Security Act (1963-1990).
Well, the Lim Chin Siong of 1961 turns out to be an incompetent juvenile in the art of demolition compared to the awesome efficiency displayed by the Lee Kuan Yew of 1988.
Prof. Geoff Wade is a Canberra-based author, researcher, and historian. He worked in Singapore for a number of years, first at NUS and then at ISEAS.
Archive of my blog posts on Singapore’s political history. Includes family tree research, academic excerpts, book reviews, and more.
“The PAP is endangering democracy. . .parliamentary democracy under the PAP has already become Fascist dictatorship.” — Dr. Lee Siew Choh (1963)