Democratically Speaking

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 Dr Chee Soon Juan, Singaporean neuropsychologist and secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party, sets out his political ideas and his experiences of Singapore's political scene since he was sacked from the National University of Singapore in 1992. A bankrupt since he was fined after lawsuits against him by Prime Ministers Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong in 2008, Dr Chee continues to make his views known locally and internationally by his trenchant speeches and writings. Here he sets out his views of Singapore's political economy in relation to the world scene; the course and continuing relevance of dissent and opposition; the rule of law and how it functions in Singapore; his published articles on Singapore issues which have appeared in the overseas press. With graphics, bibliography, glossary and index.

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"What we are preventing is duds getting into Parliament and government. Any person of quality, we welcome him but we don't want duds. We don't want Chee Soon Juan, or J.B. Jeyaretnam." 
- Lee Kuan Yew, 2011

"[Chee Soon Juan's] a liar, a cheat, and altogether an unscrupulous man. I could also add that I've had several of my own doctors who are familiar with such conduct...tell me that he is near-psychopath." 
- Lee Kuan Yew, 2008

"[Chee Soon Juan] is finished, kaput." 
- Lee Kuan Yew, 2001

"[Chee Soon Juan's] a liar, he's a cheat, he's deceitful, he's confrontational, it's a destructive form of politics..." 
- Lee Hsien Loong, 2006 

"... we would try and annihilate [Chee Soon Juan]." 
- Goh Chok Tong, 1999


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