Monthly Archives: June 2012

Month: June 2012 The Spirit of Hougang

It is not surprising that the voters of Hougang have developed this 义气 (yiqi). People have pride and react when they are angry or frustrated. Even a 17 year old schoolboy can get angry when frustrated. If someone is being pushed around and treated badly, they may give in. On the other hand, those with dignity and courage will resist any hint of bullying.

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Month: June 2012 Tribute to Lim Hock Siew by Ang Swee Chai

Ang Swee Chai (first published on SDP website) Like many, I learnt with great sadness of Dr Lim Hock Siew’s death. It is especially painful for me since I have only met him once, and so briefly on 11 February 2012. Dr Lim came to the memorial mass of my husband, Francis Khoo, when I brought his ashes back home

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Month: June 2012 The Passing of Dr Lim Hock Siew

The old friends of Dr Lim were not at his wake to mope or feel sorrowful at the demise of a fallen hero. On the contrary, they appeared to be there to pay the ultimate respect for someone who had refused to go down for the count. He was their inspiration.

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Month: June 2012 Dr Lim Hock Siew: The passing of a patriot

Dr Lim Hock Siew was arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in February 1y63, during “Operation Coldstore”, which witnessed over a hundred activists, politicians, newspaper editors, trade unionists and university students held under detention without trial. This took place just months before the 1963 merger with Malaysia and the subsequent legislative assembly general elections.

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Month: June 2012 Nicole Seah on Sticker Lady: we will never achieve a truly creative society

Source: Nicole Seah’s facebook 05 June 2012 The arrest of the Sticker Lady has caused a public uproar, because many are understandably disappointed that such swift action was taken against a person who executed street art, against the backdrop of other more serious cases that warranted public attention in the past but were not addressed publicly. It is unfortunate but

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Month: June 2012 Dr Lim Hock Siew passes away

Dr Lim Hock Siew passed away last night. He was arrested under Operation Cold Store in 1963 and was detained without trial for nearly 20 years before being released in 1982. Read the following articles about Dr Lim Hock Siew penned in the past couple of years: A Tribute to Dr Lim Hock Siew (by Function 8) The courage of

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