Nicole Seah pays respect to the late Dr Lim Hock Siew
Posted by temasektimes on June 9, 2012
In a post on her Facebook, Nicole wrote:
“Went to pay respect to Dr Lim Hock Siew last night. The trials and tribulations he went through is unimaginable to most people in my generation. This is because the setbacks and challenges we face in oppositional politics today pale in comparison to what he withstood and survived back in his day.”
Dr Lim Hock Siew was a founding member of the ruling People’s Action Party and its splinter group the Barisan Sosialist. He was detained for 19 years without trial under the draconian Internal Security Act.
Nicole paid tribute to Dr Lim’s strength of character to withstand whatever his captors threw at him:
“Yet, Dr Lim had the gumption to brave the adversity and remained principled his whole life. The strength of his character, his actions and words has forged a path for many of us today. Through him, many of us have and will continue to learn about the alternative history of Singapore.”
Dr Lim and many of his ‘leftist’ communists were unfairly portrayed as communists and ‘trouble-makers’ in Singapore’s history textbooks, but with the internet providing an alternative information source, future generations of Singaporeans may come to see him in a different light and better appreciate his sacrifices for Singapore.