25 Oct '11, 9am

#CheeSoonJuan awarded Liberal International Prize forFreedom,some men in white won't be please #sgpolitics #sgelections

LI, founded in 1947, is the world federation of liberal and progressive democratic political parties. It is the pre-eminent network for promoting liberalism, individual freedom, human rights, the rule of law, tolerance, equality of opportunity, social justice, free trade and a market economy. In giving the award to Dr Chee LI states that “Dr Chee tirelessly advocates for democracy in Singapore, engaging civil society and campaigning for democracy and the right to speak freely. As a result of his work, the government has been forced to allow limited free speech through a 'speaker's corner'.” The award was given at the 57th LI Congress held in Manila — the first in Asia. However, due to travel restrictions placed on Dr Chee by the Singapore government, he was unable to travel to London for the 187th Executive Committee of Liberal International in order to receive the award. ...

Full article: http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5014-chee...

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