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Chiam See Tong Bundle

Publisher: Epigram Books
Original Price S$69.80
Current Price S$62.82
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  • Look inside The First Wave   |    Look inside Let the People Have Him

    In Let the People Have Him, we examine the early life of Mr Chiam See Tong, one of Singapore's most notable and longest-serving politicians, whom former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong once said was a "well-meaning, decent and honest politician and Member of Parliament", even though they were on opposing political parties.

    In The First Wave, we see how Mr Chiam, together with Mr J. B. Jeyaretnam, helped to spearhead the opposition movement in Singapore, a movement that was not without its flaws. It looks at how despite the early successes, cracks showed up within the opposition framework, and how they have attempted work their way back to victory.

  • Praise for The First Wave
    "A well-researched and well-articulated study that is a cut above many other writings about Singapore's opposition parties ... This book adds to our greater understanding of Singapore's modern political history as a whole."
    —Professor Hussin Mutalib, PhD, author of Parties and Politics: A Study of Opposition Parties and the PAP in Singapore

    Praise for Let the People Have Him
    "An important ... look into what motivates and forms the political mind of one of Singapore’s most recognisable political icons, but the personal approach of the book would make you believe that he is just an ordinary man."
    —Howard Lee, The Online Citizen

  • London-based researcher and writer on politics and international affairs, Loke Hoe Yeong was formerly an associate fellow at the European Union Centre in Singapore, National University of Singapore. He is the author of Let the People Have Him: Chiam See Tong, The Early Years, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize for non-fiction.
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