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Ridiculous: Untold Stories of Singapore.

Ridiculous: Untold Stories of Singapore.


To most outsiders, Singapore is a much sought-after place to live in. But beneath the surface calm and orderliness, there is a slew of rules and laws to keep the people hushed and quiescent.

Disobedience to any law even if it is patently unreasonable, is not tolerated. And the full weight of the­­ state is brought to bear on the fearless who dare to speak their minds. They thus tread the thin line between exercising their rights and breaking the law.

SKU: 978-981-18-3377-9

    What is history, after all, but the application of conscience to the moments of our daily lives? These moments become history when someone, somewhere discovers in them a moral problem demanding a response. The human story was never really made by the powerful but by the lives of ordinary people, like those in this book, whose hearts burn with a flame of anger at injustice and a flame of hope for a better world. If you read this book—and you should—be prepared to have your certitudes violated. Otherwise, spend your money elsewhere.

    ~ Vincent Wijeysingha


    P­­ART 1  Untold Tales

    Reading Against the Machine by Kokila Annamalai

    An Illegal Vigil by Kirsten Han

    32 Years: The Interrogation of a Mirror by Seelan Palay

    Jailed 16 Days Over Skype Call ‘Event’ by Tan Tee Seng

    The Hot Pursuit of Cooling-Off Day Silence Breaker, Teo Soh Lung  by Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss

    What Constitutes Election Advertising? by P J Thum

    Kopi at the Internal Affairs Office by Lynn Lee

    Sued by a Prime Minister by Roy Ngerng

    Can Sharing a Facebook Post be Defamatory? by Leong Sze Hian

    Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss

    The Square Moon Saga by Chng Suan Tze


    PART 2  Snippets of History: 1970-2021 (October)

    Defamation damages obtained by PAP leaders (1973-2021)


    Editors: Teo Soh Lung & Low Yit Leng

    Book Size: 228mm x 153mm (portrait)

    Number of Pages: 244

    Price: $ 30.00 (before GST)

    Year Published: 2022

    Publisher: Function 8 Ltd

    Distributor: Word Image Pte Ltd

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