Singapore Correspondent Book Cover

New Book on Singapore Political History by MAI Researcher

Singapore Correspondent Book Cover

Singapore Correspondent. Political Dispatches from Singapore (1958-1962)

by Leon Comber*
(ISBN: 9789 8143 6120 0, March 2012, 197 pp, Paperback)
Publisher:  Marshall Cavendish International Asia

Singapore Correspondent Book CoverSingapore Correspondent” covers five years of Singapore’s colourful political past – a period of living turbulently and sometimes dangerously. It is a collection of eye-witness dispatches, sent from Singapore to London, spanning a time when Singapore was emerging from British colonial rule and moving forward to self-government and independence. Many of the early struggles of the People’s Action Party (PAP) are described as the focus is on the political struggle taking place in which the PAP played a major part. Many important events which have long been forgotten are brought to life. These dispatches prove that political history need not be dull, and indeed can sometimes be entertaining and lively.

* MAI Adjunct Research Fellow