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.
Month: June 2012
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 […]
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.
There is a huge difference between encouraging students to think on their own feet, and being dodgy and dismissive. That is the difference that DPM Teo and the mainstream press have totally ignored.
Sticker Lady’s works of art feel that they were cute, wholesomely hysterical, and gloriously tongue-in-cheek. The stickers really captured our uniquely quirks, in a way that was so funny and so unmistakably Singaporean.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
“That we may dream again” was held at Speaker’s Corner on 02 June 2012. It was jointly organized by MARUAH and FUNCTION 8. Mightier than the pen: Remembering ISA detentions of writers (by Cherian George) A post-event reflection (by Rachel Zeng) An open letter to PAP : Torture and the abuse of ISA (by Martyn […]