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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Sept 16 2003 is the 40th birthday of the Internal Security Act in $ingapore. This act allows a person to be detained indefinitely without trial at the pleasure of the government. The Malaysian Act was extended to $ingapore on Sept 16 1963 when $ingapore joined Malaysia briefly.
Sept 16 is also Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew's birthday. Instant Karma.
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"Repression... is a habit that grows... an intimidated press and the government-controlled radio together can regularly sing your praises, and slowly and steadily the people are made to forget the evil things that have already been done, or if these things are referred to again they are conveniently distorted and distorted with impunity, because there will be no opposition to contradict."
- Harry Lee, Oct 4 1956
On Aug 9 2002, the Director of the Internal Security Department, Benny Lim Siang Hoe, was awarded a Public Administration Medal [gold]. Benny's brother is Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry, Raymond Lim. Raymond was a founder member of civil society group, The Roundtable, which offers independent views.
And a happy birthday to ex-ISD agents Chua Lee Hoong [newly appointed as Features-Commentary Editor at the nation-builder press] and ex-ISD director Tjong Yik Min [currently Yeo Hiap Seng president and chief operating officer]. And to all ex-agents out there in the various statutory boards, ministries and private companies, a big happy birthday to you too.
For a report, go to http://www.singapore-window.org/sw01/010621au.htm
THE FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT...
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