Book Synopses

Escape from the Lion’s Paw
Reflections of Singapore’s Political Exiles
edited by Teo Soh Lung & Low Yit Leng

ISBN: 978-981-07-2103-9

Escape from the Lion’s Paw contains the reflections of five political exiles (Francis Khoo Kah Siang, Ang Swee Chai, Tan Wah Piow, Ho Juan Thai and Tang Fong Har) and Tsui Hon Kwong who was a Public Service Commission scholar from Hong Kong.

It is the first book written by Singapore exiles and published in Singapore. In it the exiles share with readers first hand accounts of how they flee Singapore to avoid arrests and indefinite detention without trial.

The authors speak about their adaptation to the countries that adopted them and their continuing work in fighting for social justice.

Smokescreens & Mirrors
Tracing the ‘Marxist Conspiracy’
by Tan Wah Piow

ISBN: 978-981-07-2104-6

Smokescreens & Mirrors is Tan Wah Piow’s analysis of the “dark art of political sophistry” used by the PAP government in Operation Spectrum, mounted in 1987. He “examined how Operation Spectrum was conducted, and studied what various ministers said during the period of the two years since the arrests”.

This book includes a compendium, Let the People Judge, first written and published in England in 1987 shortly after the arrests.

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