Tag: Marxist Conspiracy

Singapore’s Farenheit 451 without book burning?

With the Singapore police investigating a protest by several blindfolded activists who held up books on a subway train, a sudden recall of Fahrenheit 451 comes to mind. Singapore police said on Monday they were investigating activists whose actions were a call for justice for...

Why Singaporeans need to discuss 1987’s “Marxist Conspiracy”

The following are excerpts from an article by Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh on the "Marxist conspiracy" saga of 1987. Mr Sudhir is a full-time writer. His most recent book is "Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore." Apparently, Mr Sudhir had tried to have the...

30th anniversary of “Marxist conspiracy” – senior govt officials & journalists doubted Govt’s case against detainees

By Andrew Loh 21 May 1987 is the day when 16 social workers were arrested and accused by the Singapore government of Lee Kuan Yew of waging a “conspiracy” to topple the government. Later, 6 more were arrested for the same reason. The accused were never charged...

Replaying the dissident voice

An interview with the author of Dissident Voices, Clement Mesenas How and why did you write the book? I was commissioned by the publishers, who told me that they had a grant for such a book. The idea was that that such a book would help...

Square Moon not a full moon

By  Ng Yi-Sheng Another  day, another Mas Selamat satire... But really, this show comes with its own  baggage. It's a play about political detention written by an actual former  political detainee, Wong Souk Yee, and it’s inspired by the trials not only of  Singapore's favourite...