04 Oct '11, 5am

Singapore Rebel : Speak truth unto power: My life under ISA detention (part 2) : Dr Poh Soo Kai

Singapore Rebel : Speak truth unto power: My life under ISA detention (part 2) : Dr Poh Soo Kai

ISA detainees in the 1960s and 1970s were not given proper medical care. Sick detainees were treated like sick animals and locked in cages. Mr Chan Fook Wah was diagnosed to be suffering from advanced cancer by fellow detainee, Dr Poh Soo Kai and not the prison doctors. Not only did they fail to give him proper medical care after diagnosis, the doctors and prison authority were totally unsympathetic and negligent. Mr Chan Fook Wah was an odd job worker. He was arrested on 17 February 1971 and released on 13 March 1978 when the ISD knew that he was near his death. For7 years, the prison doctors failed to detect Mr Chan's illness. Even after being diagnosed as having advanced cancer, they refused to send him to hospital for treatment. It was only after being pressurised by detainees that they sent him to hospital. Why did the ISD release Mr Chan when he was so near his death...

Full article: http://singaporerebel.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-life-under-...

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