With a perspective developed from my Stanford days and unfamiliar with the political constraints in Singapore, I wrote freely in FEER about Singapore issues as I saw them.
I should probably have realised, when I was charged under the Official Secrets Act for an article about the SAF (I was found guilty and fined a few thousand dollars, which FEER paid on my behalf), that this was a warning from the Government. But perhaps this was too subtle or I was too headstrong; I did not moderate my writings, which became increasingly critical of the PAP.
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