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Today in history – remembering Operation Spectrum
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:50 pmOperation 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 Read More

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“Operation Spectrum was political rape”
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Was the “Marxist Conspiracy” truth or propaganda? Read More…

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Operation Spectrum – 22 years later
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TOC looks back on the events of 21 May 1987. Read More…

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Dr Thum was once praised by PM Lee for his boldness to take on a difficult challenge
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In 2005, Dr Thum Ping Tjin, a former national swimmer who represented Singapore at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, became the first Singaporean as well as the first Oxford graduate to swim the English Channel. He trained for almost a year to accomplish Read More

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Weeks of deliberations on Deliberate Online Falsehoods left some bad aftertaste and a number of lost opportunities
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by Tan Tee Seng When the Parliament formed a Select Committee to solicit public feedback to deal with Deliberate Online Falsehood (DOF), I thought it was an important step towards the engagement of its citizenry. This is particularly significant as Singapore will be Read More

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Former ISA detainee: 6 hour grilling of Dr Thum proves nothing about communist conspiracy
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Writing on Function 8 Facebook page yesterday (2 Apr), former ISA detainee Chng Suan Tze observed that the 6 hour long grilling of historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin (PJ) at the hearing conducted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods last week Read More

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NUS decline to comment on claim of Dr Thum being penalised for his critical research on LKY
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Last updated on April 12th, 2018 at 12:42 pmOn 28 Feb last month, international news agency Al Jazeera did a story on Singapore politics. In it, there was a video interview with renowned historian Dr PJ Thum (at 19:00), saying that he was Read More

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SG academic at Oxford: Major “fake news” spreader is Govt – need to educate SGs to be more critical in thinking
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by Vincent Low Dr Thum Ping Tjin, a Rhodes Scholar and an academic at Oxford University, recently submitted his own views to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. He is also a renowned historian of Malaya. The select committee was appointed Read More

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International Human Rights Day commemoration in Singapore
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by Teo Soh Lung Human Rights Day (10 Dec) was commemorated in small but meaningful ways by civil society. It began with the screening of the documentary “1987: Untracing the Conspiracy” by Jason Soo at The Projector. About half of the 22 people Read More

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True blue Singaporeans – beware of your birth rights
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by Tan Wah Piow I was born in Singapore in 1951, and had therefore acquired the right of rights as a citizen of Singapore – my birthright. This right, which was sacrosanct, is no more the case under the People’s Action Party (PAP). Read More

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