Monday, June 13, 2011

Singapore. Alan Shadrake's book

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Alan Shadrake, British author, is presently in jail in Singapore because Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore government did not like what he wrote about their corrupt legal system. Please buy a copy of Shadrake's book and see for yourself what sort of government Lee manages to run there.

Gopalan Nair

Special Announcement
Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock (2nd edition)
by Alan Shadrake

Dear friends and customers,

The following book is now available.

Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock (2nd edition)
Alan Shadrake

Publisher: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD)
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9789675832215
260 Pages
RM45.00 / S$29.50

Over the past few decades, investigative journalism has come to mean the kind of brave reporting that exposes injustice, wrongdoing and, above all, the abuse of power. Alan Shadrake’s hard-hitting book cuts through the official silence to reveal disturbing truths about Singapore’s use of the death penalty. From in-depth interviews with Darshan Singh, Singapore’s chief executioner for nearly fifty years, to meticulously researched accounts of numerous high profile cases, Once a Jolly Hangman is an exposé of gross abuses of fundamental human rights. This completely revised and updated edition also offers a compelling account of the author’s arrest and trial for contempt of court for daring to put the Singapore justice system in the dock.

On the first edition:
‘Alan Shadrake has done great service to this country through his investigative work … he has delineated the baseline which any debate about capital punishment has to proceed from’
– Alex Au, ‘Yawning Bread’

‘brutally honest and hard-hitting… it provides a rare insight into Singapore’s highly secretive death penalty cases’
– Megawati Wijaya, Asia Times

‘[Shadrake] does enough to convince even proponents of the death penalty that it is time to reassess the way Singapore handles capital cases’
– Ben Bland, Asia Sentinel

About the author:
Alan Shadrake is a renowned veteran investigative journalist and author whose 50-year career has taken him around the world. His first major book, The Yellow Pimpernels, told the escape stories across the Berlin Wall and was the subject of a BBC documentary. Subsequent publications have examined life in a Soviet gulag, the story of the boy poisoner Graham Young and, with Linda Lee, The Life and Tragic Death of Bruce Lee.
In a move that provoked worldwide condemnation he was arrested, tried and jailed after the publication of the first edition of Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock.

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Thank you for your kind interest and support.
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