Monday, February 20, 2012

Video : The Price of Freedom in Singapore

"I believe, with history as our guide, our people will be free one day," says political exile Francis Khoo is this rare clip from the BBC made presumably in the late 70s.

For the record, the following:

The local journalist mentioned at the start of the clip was probably Ho Kwon Ping.

A memorial for Francis Khoo was held in Singapore last week. In attendance was his wife Dr Ang Swee Chai, whom the Government gave permission to re-enter the country after 35 years in exile with her husband. Dr Ang also gave two public talks at SGH and NUH before she left for Britain on Sunday.

The Vanda Miss Joaquim was selected as Singapore's national flower in 1981, after the broadcast of this clip.

1 comment:

Stephina Suzzane said...

People have stars, but they aren't the same. For travelers, the stars are guides. For other people, they're nothing but tiny lights. And for still others, for scholoars, they're problems...But all those stars are silent stars. You, though, you'll have stars like nobody else...since I'll be laughing on one of them, for you it'll be as if all the stars are laughing. You'll have stars that can laugh!...and it'll be as if I had given you, instead of stars, a lot of tiny bells that know how to laugh. Cheap Flights to Singapore