Articles: Books/Reviews

A Nation Cheated (2008)

05 March 2008

The Right to Demonstrate (2007)

27 September 2007

The peaceful demonstration gives a voice to the voiceless. Today, demonstrations are everyday events in many countries and the right of citizens to hold peaceful protests and marches is widely recognized.

The Long Nightmare (2007)

07 June 2007

Said Zahari, formerly editor-in-chief of the Malay daily Utusan Melayu, was detained without trial in Singapore from 1963-1980. This is the second volume of his projected autobiographical trilogy and deals with the reasons why he was seen as a political threat, his sufferings in detention, his personal and political interactions with others involved both before and after his time in prison. Said Zahari has received the international Award for Press Freedom.

Beyond Suspicion? (2007)

11 January 2007

Francis Seow’s third book is a savage and unmerciful critique of Singapore’s judicial system. He provides convincing evidence that the Singapore court system is basically the play-thing of former Prime Minister (currently Minister Mentor) Lee Kuan Yew, through which he toys with and destroys his enemies at his leisure; corrupting the Bench, the legal profession, the police and the profession of journalism on the way through. The case presented by Seow – which is overwhelming drawn from the intimate detail of a single legal battle – demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that Singapore is at heart a corrupt dictatorship separated from Third World dictatorships primarily by its national income and the cleverness of the techniques by which it manipulates institutional power.

Those Who Dare (2006)

30 November 2006

A book about Asia's democracy by Asia's democrats. Those Who Dare is an amazing collection of personal accounts by Asia's leading democracy advocates.

Never before have Asian democracy luminaries like Anwar Ibrahim, Martin Lee, Thich Quang Do, and others come together in such a historic manner to voice their hopes for a free and democratic Asia. The book is also a remarkable documentation of the personal struggles by the authors including imprisonment, exile, beatings and torture.

The Singapore Miracle (2006)

31 March 2006

The Singapore miracle has been sold as a great success story to the world. Singapore has been promoted as a highly competitive, cutting edge economy where efficiency reigns. The city state is ranked as one of the world's most competitive, economically free and transparent countries and a world-class business venue.

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