Throughout this week Dr Chee Soon Juan will go on a series of radio shows in America. Some of these shows, such as Air America, are heard nationwide whereas others air regionally across a few states.
One of the interviews will be with Mr Ron Reagan who hosts his own programme on Air America called The Ron Reagan Show which airs live in the US during the evening rush-hour. Mr Reagan is the son of the late Ronald Reagan, former president of the US.
Dr Chee will also be interviewed by veteran talk show host Lionel Lipshitz on The Lionel Show, a highly-rated programme heard across the nation. The show’s website has featured the interview which will take place today.
The show highlights Dr Chee’s interview with the title ‘Please take note, POTUS’ (President of the United States) and gives listeners a taste of the subject of the interview (see here).
The interviews come on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Singapore for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting from 12-14 Nov 09.
Dr Chee intends to highlight the lack of political rights of Singaporeans, including the right to free and fair elections. He will remind American listeners that because of this oppression, Singaporean workers don’t have a voice and are constantly exploited.
He will call on the US to deal with Singapore on the basis of equality where America’s political and business leaders don’t collaborate with the Singapore Government on trade at the expense of democracy and human rights.
Such an approach only allows and even encourages the PAP to continue its exploitation of Singaporeans where wages are depressed while the cost of living continues to rise. Elderly Singaporeans are also forced to work for long hours and on wages that one would not even think of paying a start-up apprentice.
Among some of the stations that Dr Chee will be doing is Talk Radio News, American Urban Radio Network, and Head On Radio Network. The programmes on these networks are also broadcast by other stations throughout the US.
This website will publish the podcasts if it becomes available.