Tag: Operation Spectrum

What should Singapore do about Operation Spectrum?

By: Vernon Chan/ We at Illusio disagree with Jolovan Wham's train protest, on the grounds that even activists and protesters in the liberal West know better than to stage a protest inside a train. Assuming Wham had staged the protest to highlight the issue of Singapore's Internal...

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...

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...