Monday, December 04, 2006

Days of Being Wild

Finally the first book on General Elections in Singapore is out! This is a coffee table book which includes photographs taken during the May GE in 2006. It is written from a layman's points of view about how opposition parties, particularly Workers' Party, fight their electoral battles. Many interviews and quotations were taken from supporters, WP volunteers as well as WP candidates on how they feel about GE 2006.

The author, Dana Lam, is a fantastic writer. Once I got hold of this book, I could not put it down as the writer has managed to write in a way that will make you want to finish it in one go. There are as much information about Singapore elections in the past as well as how WP conducted its GE 2006.

The only disappointment, to me personally, is that it has too few photographs printed in it. I have submitted significant number of photographs to the publisher but I think it is due to huge cost of printing full colour photos that limited the inclusion of these photographs in the final print.

The major problem now is that you could not really get the book from any major bookstores at this moment. I don't really know the reason but I think for "politically sensitive" book like this one (well, LKY memoirs do not have such problems!), it may or may not appear on the shelves of the major bookstores in Singapore at the end of the day!

I hope WP will start selling this great book at their weekly open house (every Monday except public holidays) or by any other means if the major bookstores refuse to put this book on their shelves.

This book will add an important chapter in our historical records where history is told from the layman's perspective. It would be a great shame to Singapore if this book is "technically banned" in Singapore due to reservations from bookstores in Singapore. This is definitely not a good sign of "Open Singapore".

Goh Meng Seng

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

i saw it at orchard Kino leh...

Anonymous said...

I think we hv to be aware of the fact tht why certain opposition publications r not carried by major bookstores here. Up till this day only Mr Chiam has successfully won defamation suits (3 in fcat) against PAP. If it is a book by Mr Chiam himself bookstores r not fearful but by the others......

Anonymous said...

GMS talked as if its not right for PAP to sue but he himself wana sue a online person. Double standards indeeed.

Anonymous said...

Another Wayang Party propoganda book.

abao said...

Aiyo...why so critical? All things got at last 2-sides of the coin mah...

At least read and we get a glipse of how the opposition does things during the election.

Anonymous said...

Anyone knows whether the book is available at Times or Borders?

Anonymous said...

I rather donate money to SPCA than to throw it at such wayang!

GMS: you don't know how to spell "SHAME" issit? You are already SACKED from WP, still talking cock here as if you are a CEC member?

Anonymous said...

GMS sacked? LIES. Also, I'm from SPCA, you said you'd be donating to us, see that you do.

Anonymous said...

I am unemployed in my forties. I sure damm not going to give money to Wayang Party wayang book and I rather give to SDP defence fund.

Anonymous said...

I have books written by LKY and other PAP stalwarts. I think it's always best to have a balance input of views. My friends can't find it at "kino". Does anyone know where I can get one?

Anonymous said...

I haven't read this book yet but I am puzzled why it is called "Days of Being Wild" ?

I mean what's so "wild" about standing for election, attending election rallies and other electoral activities?

Politics is part and parcel of life and we shldn't make it sound "wild".

Anonymous said...

Agree, rather throw the money away than to donate to the WAYANG PARTY

Anonymous said...

Agree. And you can throw your money, life and your family away for all I care. It's your life it's your choice. Who the hell cares what you want to throw away.

Anonymous said...

Well they said "wayang party" not "Workers' Party" so who cares. who the fck is wayang party anyway, imaginary political party ah?

Ghormax said...

perhaps it could be sold through Amazon.com! Then even people outside Singapore could buy it (such as me for example!)

Anonymous said...

GMS, you are really shameless to turn up at the book launch uninvited.

Get this clear that WP has already severed its ties with you. We do not want to be associated with you in anyway!

WP member

Anonymous said...

GMS at the book launch uninvited? So why as a WP member at that time did you not tell him to take a hike? Why now as a anonymous? Are you a coward? Something stuck in your mouth?

Anonymous said...

GMS really don't know how to spell the word "SHAME"

Even when the entire Singapore knows about his misdeeds and character, he still wayang as a political leader. PHui!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I kinda new to this blog. So what was GMS misdeeds and I think his bad character as well that you are putting across here. Can you enlighten me please?

Or anyone else for that matter. Apparently the above commentary mentioned that the entire Singapore knows about it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

to anon 4:17pm

U wait long long 4 answer. Those retards r just let loose by their despotic masters to bark and growl aimlessly here. Don't fret u'll get use to it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we are already used to GMS's endless bullshitting that many of us don't bother to read or reply anymore.

Anonymous said...

Whatever the case may be. Nobody can beat the KINGS and QUEENS of bullshitting of the Poking Asshole Party(PAP). The despots who not only talk shit but try to shaft the people from behind everytime.

Anonymous said...

Please lar SDP defence fund goes back to PAP in the end. Is this why you want people to donate to it? So as to make PAP richer you fake SDP supporter you.