Dear folks, I’ve been away on a serious, heavy 3 day conference on human rights in Bangkok. So sorry for no updates on this blog.
I met two Johns, though, and lucky for their presence, my days failed to be super boring.
They are John Liu, from SUARAM (right), and the other is John Tan (left) from Singapore. Since you probably heard about SUARAM, let me tell you about John Tan.
He spent Christmas in jail last year in Singapore (15days) for wearing a T-shirt with a kangaroo in a judge’s robe.
Hahaha! Mighty creative. But what a reaction from the government of Singapore, eh.
Singapore isn’t all those tourism packages tell you, I am sure you know. But some people do think it is paradise on earth for this part of Asia.
John Tan will tell you otherwise. When he spoke of Singapore, which I will not detail everything here, it seems as if he were speaking about another country.
And my relatives and friends all seem to say they feel so ‘safe’ for their kids there.
Sigh, can we argue with that? You can read more about John Tan here. He also lost his job as a lecturer due to his political activities. Guys, doesn’t it sound familiar?
Yet, there’s another view of John Tan, you can read it here and decide for yourself.