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3 February 2005
Dear Dr. Chee
I come from Norway, and I have read some of your letters, and articles written about you in both Singaporean and foreign newspapers.
I lived in Singapore for six months, and found it to be a very good place to live in. I noticed that everything looked perfect, no dirt in the streets. Everything that might have been seen as ugly was covered up, for example bushes covering up bridges undersides. The fact that every ugly thing was covered up raised my interest, because it all just seemed too good to be true, almost like a town from a Disney-movie.
My interest lead me to investigate further, and it didnt take long before I noticed there was no use in reading the local newspapers to read about local news, because you could hear nothing negative about the government in there. Hardly anything at all.
I am not in a position to say who is right or who is wrong, but if you, Dr. Chee, have an opinion, then you have the right to be heard without being biased. If you wont be heard by Singapore Newspapers, then you need to go abroad, to get the international community to put pressure on your government. I understand that you already have done this, but I just want to help you by asking you to contact the biggest Norwegian Newspapers. Furthermore you should urge other supporters to contact media in other countries. Here are mail addresses to the three biggest Norwegian newspapers:
I hope this helps, and I wish you good luck in being heard.