History

Ex-ISD Director: Some detained were “less implicated” and Coldstore did help LKY to consolidate his position
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Former Director of ISD Yoong Siew Wah who has stopped blogging since last year decided to write last Friday (4 May) after numerous people had appealed to him to give his view about Operation Coldstore. Operation Coldstore was a covert security operation carried Read More

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Oxford historians saga and Operation Coldstore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Teo Soh Lung The People’s Action Party (PAP) has historically been fond of seeing conspiracies in every word or phrase it dislikes. Its latest allegation that Oxford University historians have conspired to “subvert [our] parliamentary process” is not as exaggerated as what Read More

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Lift ban on films on ex-detainees, says filmmaker
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by See Tong Ming, Martyn In their opinion piece “History is not the preserve of historians” (ST, April 10), Mr Desmond Lee and Dr Janil Puthucheary emphasized that “the history of Singapore is a matter of concern to all Singaporeans because it is our Read More

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Poh Soh Kai: “We must learn from history and not myths, history that is grounded in the events and realities of the time”
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Former Barisan Sosialis assistant secretary-general and ISA detainee, Dr Poh Soo Kai issued a response to the claim by Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam that Operation Coldstore was mounted on grounds of “national security” at the hearing before the Parliamentary Read More

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‘The Past is not the Past’, an exhibition to remember
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on March 29th, 2018 at 05:21 pm“The party is not the….”, a visitor beside me squints into a portrait, trying to make out the tiny words handwritten just below it. After the words, an ‘Erica’ is signed. “The past is not Read More

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Baey Yam Keng: NHB to publish first edition of the Heritage Plan in early 2018
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng spoke during Committee of Supply Debate on Thursday (9 March) that National Heritage Board (NHB) plans to publish the first edition of the Heritage Plan in early 2018, with an update every 5 years. Read More

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The need to reconsider how Singapore remembers WW2
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By Vernon Chan Yes, the Syonan Gallery has been renamed to the less offensive and traumatising “Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies”. But have the professionals behind the formulating, marketing, chronicalising, and critiquing of Singapore history learnt from this episode? Should they seriously Read More

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Over 700 people commemorated 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore during WWII at Kranji War Memorial
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

More than 700 people, including members of the Singapore Armed Forces’ Veterans League, war veterans or former civilian internees and overseas WWII veteran associations such as the Malayan Volunteers Group and Australia’s 2/10th Field Regiment Association paid a two-minute silent tribute with heads bowed Read More

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Remembering the Fall of Singapore
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by Wong Chee Meng The naming of Syonan Gallery was a concern among participants of an evening talk held yesterday (15th February 2017) to mark the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. The talk at Nanyang Confucian Association, organised by Singapore’s World Read More

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Singapore Heritage Society asks Govt to reconsider demolition of historical building
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Singapore Government is planning to demolish a substantial part of the Ellison Building to make way for the North-South Highway; it will be rebuilt after the Highway is completed. The authorities described the decision as an “exceptional course of action” that is Read More

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