25 Sep '11, 9am

Dr Poh Soo Kai And MHA's Fiction Of His Involvement With The Injured Bomber (Part 1): Singapore Rebel

Dr Poh Soo Kai And MHA's Fiction Of His Involvement With The Injured Bomber (Part 1): Singapore Rebel

Dr Poh Soo Kai, Mr Lim Chin Siong and Dr Lim Hock Siew, Assistant Secretary-General, Secretary General and Central Committee Member respectively of the Barisan Sosialis together with at least 120 of their colleagues and friends in the party and trade unions were arrested and imprisoned without trial on 2 February 1963 (Operation Cold Store). Those detained included prominent opposition politicians, doctors, lawyers, economists, teachers, journalists, trade unionists, university graduates, undergraduates and school students. They were the cream of our society. The British played a primary role in Operation Cold Store. The purpose was to prevent them from contesting in the September 1963 general election. By imprisoning the vocal and capable opposition, the British helped Lee Kuan Yew to retain power while preserving their own interest in Singapore and Malaya. Even after the...

Full article: http://singaporerebel.blogspot.com/2011/09/dr-poh-soo-kai...

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