Former political prisoner Said Zahari to launch book

June 26, 2007
Singapore Democrats

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Long-time political prisoner Mr Said Zahari will launch his book The Long Nightmare – My 17 Years As A Political Prisoner.

Mr Said Zahari was detained in 1963 under Operation Coldstore by Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

He recounts his experiences in detention in the book which is the second he has written and published in English, Malay, and Chinese. Dark Clouds at Dawn published in 2001 was his first.

He is the subject of a video documentary made by Mr Martyn See entitled Zahari’s 17 Years which is banned by the Singapore Government but available of the Internet.

Launch of “The Long Nightmare” (Chinese edition)

Date : Sunday 1 July, 2007

Time : 2 pm
Venue : Southern College, near Giant Supermarket off Skudai Road, Johor Bahru
Speakers : Dr Lim Hock Siew and Professor Chia Ai Ping

Launch of “The Long Nightmare” (English and Malay edition)
Date : Monday 16 July, 2007
Time : 9.30 am
Venue : Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Institute of Language and Literature)
Jalan Dewan Bahasa, Kuala Lumpur
Guest-of-honour : Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin, Minister of Information Malaysia

The author will be present on both dates.