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About fn8org

For computers, it means to start again in safe mode. For us, we hope we can also start again in safe mode. But it's more like re-booting our systems and starting from much needed basics for democracy in Singapore.

Remembering 18 April 1988, the 26th Anniversary

(This was a post by Teo Soh Lung in April 2014) On 18 April 1988, nine former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees who were released just a few months earlier, issued a joint statement. That morning, I remember picking up … Continue reading

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Was there a conspiracy?

On 18 April 1988, nine ex-detainees (Teo Soh Lung, Kevin De Souza, Tang Lay Lee, Ng Bee Leng, William Yap, Kenneth Tsang, Wong Souk Yee, Chng Suan Tze and Tang Fong Har) issued a joint statement: denying the Government’s allegation … Continue reading

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Emergency Committee for Human Rights in Singapore

Here is a dossier of releases by the Emergency Committee for Human Rights in Singapore formed in May 1987. There was no social media or the Internet then and with the Straits Times publishing almost verbatim of the government’s press … Continue reading

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A Response to “Singaporean Citizen”

By Koh Kay Yew In principle, one is not obliged to dignify with a response any article published by an author who found it necessary to cloak his/her identity over his/her participation in the democratic process in 21st century Singapore. … Continue reading

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Indefinite imprisonment under the ISA and its impact on the family

Over the Easter weekend, friends and I visited former political prisoner, Pak Said Zahari and his family in Kuala Selangor. He has not been well, having suffered another stroke in recent months. Taking good care of him is his elder … Continue reading

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A letter from Lord Goodman

Below is an extract from Said Zahari’s Dark Clouds at Dawn, A Political Memoir shedding some light as to why ISA prisoners were incarcerated without trial for decades. No weapons or bomb making instruments were found when Operation Cold Store … Continue reading

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Bread and butter

By Teo Soh Lung I thank Catherine Lim for putting forth three proposals to the government to bridge the “emotional estrangement between the government and the people.” She suggested the government considers the return of exiles to Singapore without conditions, … Continue reading

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