Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dr Lim Hock Siew Video is now banned....

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.

23 comments:

history channel said...

Lucky,
GE akan datang!
Desperate measures by desperate men!
And only men with no vision or purpose....for the country need the ISA/ISD as a political tool.

Anonymous said...

Either be sued, and legal ground published for the world to read, or be banned.
I think they are too kind.

Anonymous said...

Why shoot the messenger when the main man is PAP? ISD and ISA are merely working on the orders of the PAP. They're just doing their job. Besides, what makes you think they're doing it wholeheartedly anyway? The only ones who fully believe in the PAP are the politicians themselves.

Anonymous said...

if he is not happy about the ban, he can challenge it in court. then we all can judge for ourselves who is right or wrong when the case go public. how convince is he that his facts and interpretation of events are right?does he have the guts to be a martyr for the people? put your money where your big mouth is?

Alan Wong said...

Why can't the old bully face Dr Lee in the face and then rebut with facts what exactly is incorrect with Dr. Lee's speech instead of looking like a coward hiding behind MDA's ban ?

Didn't the old man once said that if his reputation is at stake, he will not hesitate to sue ?

Then why is it that the old man not suing Dr. Lee if what Dr. Lee said is so seriously wrong ?

More and more people are begining to doubt his past deeds if he doesn't even have the guts to sue in this case.

Anonymous said...

"if he is not happy about the ban, he can challenge it in court. then we all can judge for ourselves who is right or wrong when the case go public. how convince is he that his facts and interpretation of events are right?does he have the guts to be a martyr for the people? put your money where your big mouth is?

13/7/10 18:43"




Challenge it in a kangaroo court? You must be daft. Only kangaroos know how to talk big in kangaroo court. Uniquely S'pore.

Anonymous said...

The fact that PAP imprisoned and couldn't charge Dr Lim for 20 years is proof that his arrest was strictly politically motivated. if Dr Lim's allegations are all false, PAP ought to sue him bankrupt and throw him behind bars for contempt of our kangaroo courts.

it is IN public interest that Dr Lim's story be told and heard. the public must learn of PAP/LKY's past dirty deeds through heros like Dr Lim.

Anonymous said...

Everyone in SIN is entitle to rebut and refute allegations either false or true, it was once claimed. And if established to be false, there is always the Right to sue.

It is only right for all allegations to be made public, only then can we have an 'informed' and open country.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Everyone in SIN is entitle to rebut and refute allegations either false or true, it was once claimed. And if established to be false, there is always the Right to sue.

It is only right for all allegations to be made public, only then can we have an 'informed' and open country.

patriot

Anonymous said...

butt i think papies not stoopig to sue lah. right or wrong, sure got consequences but the biggest loser maybe the one happy trigger shoot ppl and bckfire.

so all rhtoric only lah. you know, cold war,talk big win votes but actually do nothing particularly life changing hehe

Anonymous said...

wonder if any political detainee has tried suing pap in international court b4?

Anonymous said...

"..give a false portrayal of their previous activities in order to exculpate their guilt.. "

If so, I think MICA must first ban those Memoirs written by the old man.

Anonymous said...

"wonder if any political detainee has tried suing pap in international court b4?"

thats a good idea even favored by pap. but think the case maybe out of their league.

well, have faith in our judges lah.try it, who knows, if you are that...confident HA HA HA HA HA

Anonymous said...

sorry, not out of their league but...more like under their league HA HA HA HA

Anonymous said...

Lau Lee tried suing in overseas courts over a politically-motivated incident ONLY ONCE in his life --- and he LOST BIGTIME.

This was when lau lee sued ex-president and fellow PAP pioneer Devan Nair in Canada (where Nair was in exile). The Canadian courts basically told lau lee to FO.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how to ban the video once it hit the net... Do a search for "Ex-political prisoner speaks out in Singapore" and you will find other copies of the video. For example:

http://vimeo.com/13292596

Also the transcript is not banned so you can legally distribute:
http://barnyardchorus.blogspot.com/2010/07/transcript-of-dr-lim-hock-siews-speech.html

don't know how the Ministry of information can be so un-informed on how the Internet works...

Anonymous said...

Rest assured that there will be a long documentary about a certain politician that has brought SIN from Third World to First in a few years time. And it will be run(broadcast) repeatedly until the people get sick of it. Because it's about a politician, therefore the contents of the said documentary naturally is going to be how great he was and how his party made SIN so sinfully great.

Anonymous said...

"does he have the guts to be a martyr for the people? put your money where your big mouth is?"

20 years still not enough huh ? I don't think you could even last one year in your own toilet !!!

Reena said...

But that's how Singapore works, isn't it? if you don't want the country to know or see something just ban it! as European I find so outrageous the ban of porn websites that everything I read after it only makes me think that those that call Singapore Disneyland are quite right.

Anonymous said...

In the same vein, I am now seriously beginning to doubt whether the memoirs written by the old Bully are really the truth and nothing but the truth ?

When one starts to realise the truth, there is no more respect left standing for such a despicable and unscrupulous man !

Remember this old Bully has never apologised for any of his past mistakes !

rojakgirl said...

Get the vid from here if you can't find it on YT or other places. I know they've been taking down many of the links, 1 by 1:

http://vimeo.com/13443123

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