23 Apr '12, 1am

Dr Chee Soon Juan's application for travel to Norway to speak at the Oslo Freedom Forum in May has been rejected....

Dr Chee Soon Juan's application for travel to Norway to speak at the Oslo Freedom Forum in May has been rejected....

Dr Chee Soon Juan's application for travel to Norway to speak at the Oslo Freedom Forum in May has been rejected. The Official Assignee (OA) has, like in countless occasions in the past, banned the SDP secretary-general from going overseas. Forum organisers have, however, asked Dr Chee to record his speech on video which will be presented during a session to highlight countries where "human rights violations are skillfully hidden by governments and thus ignored by the [international] media." The OA's rejection makes little sense because the rationale for prohibiting bankrupts from going overseas is to ensure that they do not skip town for good and leave the creditor unpaid. There is no chance that Dr Chee will leave Singapore and not return. Besides, it's not like Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong, who sued and then banlrupted Dr Chee, need the money. The two former pri...

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