Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Singapore never bans memoirs of Said Zahari

This morning, I rang up Pak Said to ask him if his memoirs have encountered any difficulty in distribution in Singapore. His answer was a categorical 'no'. He told me that even the Chinese and English editions of his first memoir Meniti Lautan Gelora - Sebuah Memoir Politik were sold across the Causeway without being held up, seized or banned.

The second one Dalam Ribuan Mimpi Gelisah - Memoir Said Zahari went into Singapore's market almost immediately after it was published. Its Chinese and English editions have, however, not been published yet. As we all know, his memoirs are highly critical of Harry whose government had detained him for 17 years without trial.

Now, not only his Malaysia-published memoirs are being sold in Singapore without problem, he can also now balik kampung and speak there quite freely about his version of the past.

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