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(中/英文版)Show Ying Xin开场白: 李光耀的故事同时就是“新加坡的故事” Show Ying Xin:Lee Kuan Yew’s story is also ‘The Singapore Story’

生活在欺瞒的年代(中文版封面)

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李光耀的故事同时就是“新加坡的故事”

于2016年4月2日在八打灵再也举行新书发布会

Ying Xin小姐是于2016年4月2日在马来西亚八打灵再也举行的傅树介医生新书《生活在欺瞒的年代》发布会的主持人。

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“就许多人而言,李光耀的故事同时就是‘新加坡的故事’”这是作为他的回忆录的第一批标题。

这是一个人的标题、国家的第一位总理、把一个小村庄发展成为大都会、摆脱了它从一个发展困境的第三世界国家、让它上升为世界上最富裕的国家之一。

这是新加坡的故事精神和“建国之父”的新加坡。但是,每一个完美的叙述都有它的缺陷和漏洞。

事实上,李光耀的历史已经被引来了质疑的问题。

傅树介医生,今年84岁,他是在公安法令和后来的内部安全法令下被逮捕并监禁17年的政治犯。他揭穿了新加坡官方的历史叙说。

他的回忆录:《生活在欺瞒的年代》于201642日在八打灵再也的Gerakbudaya书局只是发行了。在发布会上也进行了讨论会。

傅树介医生是50年代马来亚大学(新加坡分校)社会主义俱乐部的发起人。他同时也是和李光耀及林清祥一起是新加坡人民行动党的发起人。林清祥是一名杰出的职工会领袖,他后来在不经审讯下被监禁了。

傅树介医生是来自一个具有显著背景的家族——陈嘉庚,是他的外祖父。他是一个杰出的华侨商商人和慈善家。他也是中国福建省厦门大学的创办人。

现在的马来西亚人对陈嘉庚、新加坡和内部安全法令并不熟悉。但是,我们趋向忘记了我们(马来西亚与新加坡)之间的历史的联系在一起的。

傅树介医生的一个失败项目——在1963年反对新加坡与马来亚的合并计划。这个计划的的失败不在于因为李光耀的“马来西亚人的马来西亚”不被马来统治精英所接受,而是李光耀已经在事前策划让它失败。

傅树介医生说,“李光耀在面对着不久前来自左翼选民获得的胜利后,他希望通过这个(与马来亚的)合并,(时任马来亚总理的)东姑能够帮忙他在新加坡的左翼反对者逮捕”。

1963年,马来西亚成立之前几个月,政治肃清行动党在新加坡开始了。超过100多名主要的左翼领导人在著名的《冷藏行动》计划下被捕了。傅树介医生哦包括林清祥在内的前提反对党成员都被捕了。

傅树介医生被监禁了近11年后被释放。接着在1976年有再一次被捕。他被“指控积极协助亲共分子 ”。他在6年后被释放。

傅树介医生和其他社会主义阵线(从人民行动党分裂出来另组的政党)领袖反对合并计划,是因为这个计划不是一个真正为了建设一个国家的愿望而提出的。

傅树介医生补充说,他认为,新加坡的左翼是要一个正真建立一个国家理想的合并。英国

人、李光耀 和东姑只是为了各自的政治理由而走到一块儿。他们所计划建立的马来西亚

并不是一个具有国家的观点的马来西亚。

傅树介医生撰写这本书的目的在于回应官方的所叙述的历史的修正一面;出版这本书的另一个目的是为了他和自己一代的同志。

傅树介医生想李光耀的新加坡历史提出了挑战。他引用近期解密的历史档案资料作为支撑反驳合并计划其实是(挑战李光耀)许多例子中的一个例子。

他在自己的回忆最后一页写道:“我个人感觉到,我有责任和义务必须给年轻一代留下我们国家的历史”

参与本次讨论会的演讲者包括了Pusat Sejarah Rakyat主席赛.胡申.阿里——也是本书的共同出版人;李万千,前Malaysiakini专栏作者。他们两位都是内部安全法令的受害者之一;Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar小姐,她是前马来亚雪兰莪州劳工党主席拉惹古玛医生的女儿,也是Yayasan Usman Awang信托人的董事局成员。

这本是已经与2016213日在新加坡正式发行,它是目前一本最畅销的书。

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Lee Kuan Yew’s story is also ‘The Singapore Story’

“For many, Lee Kuan Yew’s story is also ‘The Singapore Story’, as the first instalment of his memoirs is titled.

It is the tale of one man, the country’s first premier, transforming a small village into a metropolitan city, extricating a third world country from its development dilemma, to rise to the ranks of the richest countries in the world.

That is the inspirational story of Singapore and of the ‘founding father’ of Singapore. However, every too-perfect narrative has its flaws and loopholes.

Indeed Lee’s side of history has been called into question.

Dr Poh Soo Kai, 84, a political prisoner detained under the Preservation of Public Security

Ordinance (PPSO) and its successor the Internal Security Act (ISA) for a total of 17 years, seeks to “debunk the official Singapore historical narrative”.

His memoir ‘Living in a Time of Deception’ was launched yesterday at the Gerakbudaya bookstore, Petaling Jaya, and followed by a panel discussion.

Poh was the founding member of the University Socialist Club at the University of Malaya in the 50s, and also the founding member of the People’s Action Party (PAP), along with Lee and Lim Chin Siong – the charismatic trade union leader who would later be detained twice, without any trial.

Poh also has a distinguished family background. The prominent overseas Chinese businessman and philanthropist who founded Xiamen University, Tan Kah Kee, is his grandfather.

Malaysians are not unfamiliar with Tan Kah Kee, Singapore, and the ISA, but we tend to forget the fact that our histories are connected.

Failed  project For Poh, the merger of Singapore and Malaya in 1963 was a failed project not because Lee’s ‘Malaysia for Malaysians’ was not accepted by the Malay ruling elite, but because Lee had planned for it to fail.

“Lee was under threat from recent left-wing electoral victories, and his hope was that with the merger (with Malaya), the Tunku would arrest his left-wing opponents in Singapore for him,” he claimed.

A few months before the establishment of Malaysia in 1963, political cleansing took place in Singapore which saw over 100 people, mainly leftists, detained in the infamous Operation Coldstore. Poh and many opposition party members, including Lim Chin Siong, were detained.

Poh was only released after nearly 11 years. And he was re-arrested again in 1976 for ‘allegedly having actively helped pro-communist elements’. He was freed after six years.

Poh and other Barisan Sosialis (PAP’s splinter) leaders opposed the planned merger because it was not out of a genuine desire to build a nation.

 “(The) setting up (of) Malaysia had no vision of forming a nation, they (the British, Lee and Tunku) came together for political reasons of their own”, he opined, adding that the leftists wanted a merger but with genuine nation-building ideals.

The intention of writing this memoir is to give a revisionist account to the official narrative, and to write for his fellow comrades from his generation.

The merger scheme is just one of many examples where Poh challenges Lee’s story of Singapore, backed with the support of recently-released historical documents.

“I feel I owe the younger generation a duty to leave a record of our country’s history”, he wrote

on the last page of his memoir.

Among the panelilsts were Selangor senator Syed Husin Ali, who is also the president of Pusat Sejarah Rakyat – the co-publisher of this book and Lee Ban Chen, former Malaysiakini columnist, both of whom were also victims of ISA; Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar, a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Usman Awang, who is also the daughter of former chairperson of the Selangor Labour Party, MK Rajakumar.

The book was first launched in Singapore in February, and is still a best-seller today.”

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