In the wake of calls for a Commission of Inquiry to look into the gross injustice of 25 years past, a peek inside the paranoid mind of the "main culprit" may yield useful input:
"A small group of English-educated pro-Marxist activists made use of the Workers' Party's in 1985, writing articles for the party paper, the Hammer, and helping to produce it from behind the scenes.
The group included some University of Singapore graduates associated with Tan Wah Piow. a pro-communist student activist who had fled to London in 1976. Others in Tan's group had gone to China to work for the CPM clandestine radio. The ISD considered these pro-Marxist English-educated activists an incipient security problem, and in 1987 recommended that they be detained. I accepted the recommendation." (LKY, "From Third World To First", pg 137)
|A Tan Wah Piow Collectible|
Notice the "incipient security problem" allegation. Surely apprehension of criminals based on foreknowledge was the realm of fanciful movie making like Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report"? If you haven't read the Philip K. Dick short story, this system is called "Precrime", where 3 guys can predict crimes before they actually happen. And you thought "A Few Good Men" was a stinker.