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.

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.

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 […]