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Major bookstores are selling Dr Chee Soon Juan’s latest book Democratically Speaking and sales have been brisk. In fact, Kinokuniya Bookstores sold out their stock within the first week of delivery.$CUT$
Another major bookstore, Times, is also carrying the book. This is the first time that the giant bookstore chain is selling Dr Chee’s books.
Smaller bookstores such as Select Books, Books Actually, Prologue and Precious Words have also taken orders of Democratically Speaking.
Dr Chee has announced that the proceeds of the sales would go towards paying Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong the $30,000 he has offered to settle the case. The SDP leader has said that he is trying to discharge his bankruptcy and to stand in the next general elections.
He has written to the Official Assignee to make the offer but has yet to hear from him.
The book talks about the future direction of Singapore’s political economy and the dangers of the PAP’s strategy of making Singapore a financial centre. It also discusses the importance of Singaporeans claiming their political rights and how the judicial system needs to protect these rights.
Dr Chee will also be selling the book in person and he will be at Raffles Place during lunchtime today to sell the book. So if you’re in the area, go down to the spot and get a copy of the book. Keep yourselves informed and at the same time help Dr Chee raise the funds to discharge his bankruptcy.
The books can also be purchased online by clicking here.
Bookstores selling Democratically Speaking:
Kinokuniya: Ngee Ann City, Bugis Junction and Liang Court
Times: Tampines 1, Paragon, Centrepoint, Jelita, Jurong Point
Select Books: 51, Armenian Street
Books Actually: 9, Yong Siak Street
Precious Words: #01-03, 16 Collyer Quay
Prologue: #04-16, ION Orchard