03 Dec '11, 11am

The longest serving political detainee in Asian history (32 years) under Singapore's cruel detention-without-trial ISA

The longest serving political detainee in Asian history (32 years) under Singapore's cruel detention-without-trial ISA

The longest-serving political prisoner in the Asian history, former Singapore member of parliament Chia Thye Poh, 70 years old, was awarded the Lim Lian Geok Spirit Award today, which is announced by the LLG Cultural Development Centre at a press conference. The reason for his winning is upholding of his belief on democracy without any comprise and never losing his faith under 32 years of unjust detention without trial. An exemplary of the spirit of Nanyang University. In 1963, many activists in Singapore were arrested and detained. Chia selflessly stood forward to replace a detained candidate in the general election as subsequently elected as member of parliament on a Socialist Front ticket. He was also once Malaysia member of parliament from 1963 to 1965 when Singapore was part of Malaysia then. A genuine believer of freedom of speech and upholder of justice, he was bann...

Full article: http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5064-chia...

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