The Chinese language edition of Men in White-The untold story of Singapore's ruling political party, was launched on Friday. The book chronicles the inside story of the People's Action Party (PAP) during the early years of Singapore's political history. It contains anecdotes, quotes and first-hand accounts of the key players from opposing sides of the political battles.
Written by Straits Times journalists, Sonny Yap, Richard Lim and Leong Weng Kam, the English version has sold more than 50,000 copies.
The latest Chinese edition was translated by a team of journalists from Lianhe Zaobao, headed by associate editor Yee Kong Hwa. It includes a new introduction by managing editor of Singapore Press Holdings' English and Malay Newspapers, Han Fook Kwang, as well as an end note written by Straits Times opinion editor Chua Mui Hoong, which updates the book to the May 2011 election and assesses PAP's future direction.
Besides local readers, this book is aimed at reaching out to Chinese-speaking communities in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, said SPH in a statement on Friday. The books are priced at $39.90 and are available in all major bookstores in Singapore.