See You There?

Public Forum:

Development of Democracy in Europe and Asia

13 Apr 07, Friday
7:00 pm

Sheraton Towers, Scotts Road
Opal Ballroom
(Newton MRT Station) (round the corner for E@L GHQ)


Dina Abad
Fiona Hall
Ignasi Cambo Guardans
Eugenijus Gentvilas
Lydie Polfer (former deputy Prime Minister of Luxemberg)
Anders Samuelsen (MEP, Denmark)
Graham Watson
Chee Soon Juan

from Singabloodypore



Posted by: expat@large on Apr 11, 07 | 12:13 am | Profile


it's interesting to see chee soon juan as one of the speakers at this event. i mean, can anyone really take chee soon juan seriously? i can't. i don't think a lot of people can, either.

Posted by: The Ivy on Apr 11, 07 | 9:22 am

I think a major part of the tragedy of Singapore is that it doesn't take Chee Soon Juan's refusal to be intimidated seriously.

As an outsider, I see him as fighting for the individual rights to say what he feels needs to be said. His passive resistance is an inspiration.

Singapore need to look beyond the fear-mongering rhetoric of LKY etc ("Singaporean women will be maids" - what a low, base, threat and outright lie!) and find an alternative soon.

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 11, 07 | 10:49 am

I can't deny where you're coming from. My admiration for Chee ended when he went on that media-hogging hunger strike a couple of years ago, and then not see it through. It smacks of Hollywood IMO.

LKY's senile. Anything that comes out of his mouth these days shouldn't be taken seriously. But you gotta admit, for all the Lee-basing we all do, he HAS done loads for Singapore.

Posted by: The Ivy on Apr 11, 07 | 1:48 pm

So you'd respect him more if he died? LOL!

Lee-bashing, I presume you mean. Unless you mean free-basing, as in crack cocaine?!?!

My friend, a left-wing gay American journalist interviewed LKY for The New Yorker about ten years ago and was to surprised to come out very impressed.

But his hard line over 40 years has been a tough price to pay for such a superficial success, if not paying the ministers a million is going to bring it all down in a heap,

It can have hardly been that profound or sound an economic end worthy of such severe political means.

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 11, 07 | 2:15 pm

Some of those people on the list seem familiar. Are they spammers when they're not speaking?

Posted by: Dick on Apr 12, 07 | 12:03 am


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