09 Oct '11, 10pm

Why is the government so afraid of ex-detainees? #sgpolitics

Why is the government so afraid of ex-detainees? #sgpolitics

Why is the government so afraid of ex-detainees? October 10, 2011 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 10 October 2011 When 16 ex-ISA detainees issued a joint statement in September citing the injustices they faced whilst under detention without trial, the government was quick to dismiss their claims and parrot the old propaganda, repeated so many times over the years, that they were violent men and women out to subvert the state and cause mayhem. The government has painted them as criminals, as thugs, as communists out to overthrow our institutions and wreck havoc on our way of life, despite the fact that none of them have ever been tried in a court of law. None of the ex-ISA detainees have ever been given a chance to clear their names before an independent commission. Why is the government so afraid of the truth? Why is the government so...

Full article: http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=7173

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