28 May '11, 6am
Dr Tan Cheng Bock supported 1987 arrest of "Marxist Conspirators" #sgelections #sgelection
Dr Tan Cheng Bock supported 1987 arrest of “Marxist conspirators” May 28, 2011 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Dr Tan Cheong Bock, former PAP MP for Ayer Rajah and potential presidential candidate, supported the PAP Government’s 1987 arrest of “Marxist conspirators” in the months after the arrests. (See here .) In a Straits Times article “Most think Govt acted rightly, says Cheng Bock ” dated 30 July 1987, Dr Tan said that the majority of Singaporeans were satisfied that the government had acted appropriately, and he was also quoted as saying: “There is a certain group of solid citizens who, because of their links with the detainees either through a shared religion or community work, have yet to accept the reasons for their detention.” In the same Straits Times article, Dr Tan Cheng Bock said that internal unhappiness over the ISA arrests stemmed from th...