Launching of Books by ex-ISA Detainees, 27.10.10

This year is the 23rd anniversary of mass arrests and detentions using the dreaded Internal Security Act. History witnessed the arrest of 106 Malaysians under Operation Lalang and 22 Singaporeans under Operation Spectrum. To re-examine this significant era, two books by ex-ISA detainees , Teo Soh Lung and Dr. Kua Kia Soong respectively will be launched today.

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INVITATION TO BOOK LAUNCH OF

Beyond The Blue Gate

and

445 Days Under The ISA

27 October 2010

7.30p.m. – 10.30p.m.

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KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), Kuala Lumpur

Dear friends and colleagues,

This year is the 23rd anniversary of mass arrests and detentions using the dreaded Internal Security Act. History witnessed the arrest of 106 Malaysians under Operation Lalang and 22 Singaporeans under Operation Spectrum.

To re-examine this significant era, Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), Abolish ISA Movement (GMI), and Civil Rights Committee (CRC-KLSCAH) are organising the launch of TWO books by ex-ISA detainees:

  • Beyond the Blue Gate: Recollections of a Political Prisoner by Teo Soh Lung
  • 445 Days Under The ISA: Operation Lalang, 1987-89 by Dr Kua Kia Soong

During this function, we will have a discussion on the theme “In Retrospect of Operation Lalang-Spectrum: Re-Examination of Malaysia’s & Singapore’s 23 Years of Civil Rights & Social Movement in Post-Operation Lalang-Spectrum Era.” We are honoured to have Teo Soh Lung, Dr Kua Kia Soong and Hishamuddin Rais with us on the panel of speakers.

Every distinguished social activist and friends from both countries are welcome to attend this retrospective discussion.

PROGRAMME

WELCOMING NOTE

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OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH and SPEECH

YB Dr Nasir Hashim

YB Saari Sungib

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Speakers:

Teo Soh Lung

Dr Kua Kia Soong

Hishamuddin Rais

Moderator: Maria Chin Abdullah

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BOOK SALE and SIGNING

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Calling ex-ISA detainees of Operation Lalang & Operation Spectrum.

Please come for this special gathering.

For more information, please contact  GB Gerakbudaya/SIRD at:

T: +60 (0)3 7957 8343

F: +60 (0)3 7954 9202


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