Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Hatchet Man of Singapore by J B Jeyaretnam

ISBN: 981-04-8513-1

Joshua Ben Jeyaretnam (JBJ), a veteran politican and former Secretary-General of Worker's Party of Singapore is the author of this book. He refers Lee Kuan Yew as the Hatchet Man of Singapore.

JBJ was a trained lawyer before he entered politics. After defamation suits from Cabinet Ministers such as then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, JBJ was made bankrupt and hence unable to enter parliament or stand for elections. JBJ had recently announced that he would be setting up a new political party.

This book featured details of the defamation lawsuits that were imposed upon the author, including cross-examination of then PM Goh. JBJ would describe what should be the normal procedures for handling certain issues, and what actually happened in his case which stood biased against him.

This book is easy to read and understand even if you are not familiar with legal procedures.

Overall Rating: 8/10

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