29 Apr '12, 7am

CSJ: Singapore has no political rights

CSJ: Singapore has no political rights

I refer to the article published on your site, "Dr. Chee should be permitted to attend the Oslo Freedom Forum" by Ghui (here ). I quote the following paragraphs: "Whether Dr. Chee’s views are right or wrong is not the point. The point is that he was willing to speak his mind when many people would not have. Perhaps he was needlessly antagonistic but again, that is a separate issue altogether. Dr. Chee spoke out, was deemed defamatory and made bankrupt in the process. People have speculated that the defamation suits were but a means to discredit a dissenting force. But again, that is a topic for another day. Rightly or wrongly, Dr. Chee has inherited the mantle of “poster child for what not to do in politics” from JBJ and by so doing, is perceived as a martyr for freedom of speech, a subset of human rights. These two paragraphs in Ghui's piece, 'Dr. Chee should be permitted...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2012/04/chee-soon-juan-we-do-...

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