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Today in history – remembering Operation Spectrum

Operation Spectrum, also known as the 1987 "Marxist Conspiracy", was the code name for a covert security operation that took place in Singapore on 21 May 1987. 16 people were arrested and detained without trial under Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA) for their alleged involvement in "a Marxist conspiracy to subvert the existing social and political system in Singapore, using …

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The ISD celebrates 70 years of oppression and suppression

The Internal Security Department (ISD) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary with a dinner party attended by Singapore's political elite including both President Halimah Yacob (Halimah) and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee). The ISD's very existence is controversial in modern day Singapore with many questioning its relevance and necessity. The factual matrix that led to its founding is after …

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Shanmugam’s “No, No” is a test of our political will

by Tan Wah Piow Why did the meeting on the 30th August of four Singaporeans, and an exile with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Malaysian Prime Minister, rattled the ruling party in Singapore? The background to the meeting was simple enough. The event was initiated by me, arranged by Hishamuddin Rais, a veteran Malaysian activist and writer, and approved by …

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Meeting was not about undermining Singapore, rather partly about solving congestion problems at Causeway immigration checkpoints: Tan Wah Piow

In light of the controversy that arose as a result of his meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Singapore-born lawyer in exile, Mr Tan Wah Piow has clarified that there was more than one purpose to meeting the Prime Minister. While the primary aim was to extend an invitation to him to deliver a keynote address at a conference …

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The government is not the only arbiter of truth nor should it allowed to be

It would appear that Marine Parade GRC Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng has accused historian PJ Thum of "not wishing Singapore well" as a result of Thum writing on Facebook that Singaporeans should also rejoice in Malaysia's Merdeka Day. I am struggling to understand the seemingly overreaction on the part of Mr Seah. How is wishing Malaysians a happy …

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Seah Kian Peng makes insinuations against Thum in FB post, dog-whistling for named individuals and entity to be called traitors

Member of Parliament (MP) Seah Kian Peng in a Facebook post on Saturday made a series of surprising allegations and insinuations against Singapore historian, Dr Thum Ping Tjin in relation to the meeting that Dr Thum had with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad earlier this week. To better understand how Seah is making dangerous and unfounded allegations against Dr Thum …

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