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The perils of dissent in Singapore are at the heart of this poignant story of the country's most prominent opposition politician, J. B. Jeyaretnam. Following the career of this ambitious lawyer, prosecutor, and judge, the book traces his subsequent disenchantment with the system, his stunning political breakthrough at Anson in l981, and the devastating consequences of his direct opposition to Lee Kuan Yew and the ruling government. A chilling insight into Singapore's politics, the book also raises questions about Singapore's brand of "Asian democracy."
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Chris Lydgate covered Singapore and the Jeyaretnam saga for Asiaweek, The Economist, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Times of London. He has recently been a staff writer for The Wilamette Week in Portland, Oregon.
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Book Description Scribe Publications Pty Ltd., 2004. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Melbourne : Scribe, 2003 xv, 318 p.,  p. plates : ill., 1 map, ports. ; 24 cm. The city-state of Singapore represents an unprecedented feat of physical, social and political engineering, but Singapore's prosperity comes at a high price: the erosion of human rights. This book traces the life and times of Singapore's most prominent opposition politician, JB Jeyaretnam. Seller Inventory # 024181
Book Description Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2004-04-01, 2004. Paperback. Condition: Good. 090801189X. Seller Inventory # 582336