Here's part of the letter that was sent to Martyn See to inform him that his video recording of Dr. Lim Hock Siew's speech has been banned.
MICA's statement on the banned was reported in in My Paper yesterday[Link]:
It said that the film by Martyn See, 41, "gives a distorted and misleading portrayal of Dr Lim's arrests and detention under the Internal Security Act in 1963".
"The Singapore Government will not allow individuals who have posed a security threat to Singapore's interests in the past, to use media platforms such as films to make baseless accusations against the authorities, give a false portrayal of their previous activities in order to exculpate their guilt, and undermine public confidence in the Government in the process,"
Basically what MICA is saying is they banned this film because they want only the truth to be told and this film is full of falsehoods, lies and distortions. Dr Lim Hock Siew was detained for 20 years without trial. During that period, the PAP govt had all the time to show the evidence and tell the truth so that we can all see how wonderful a job the ISD has done to protect us from evil. We are all still waiting.
The ISA and the ISD perpetuate fear among the population that if they don't obey the govt, don't say the right things and oppose the govt to being about change and progress to this nation, they will one day hear a knock on their door and end up like Dr. Lim.
It is time to get rid of the ISD and ISA and replace it with an anti-terrorist act/unit that can better address the real security concerns of this nation. Suppressing the stories of innocent people whose lives have been devastated by the ISD can never change the truth.
The video of Dr. Lim Hock Siew's speech should not be banned. It should be shown to every Singaporean so they know what the ISD has done and the lives they destroyed. We ought to know because they say it is done for our security - unarmed educated men and women who had never engaged in any acts of violence jailed for decades so that you can feel safe ...but the truth is as long as the ISD is not abolished Singaporeans will always be fearful of that knock on the door at midnight.....and that is what makes Singaporeans feel unsafe to speak and stand up for their fellow man and worthy causes.