Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Dr Chee Soon Juan has announced the release of his new book, “Never on Bended Knees”.
The book, which will be launched at the event hall of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Paya Lebar Central at 2pm on 26 Jan.
In a video promoting his book, Dr Chee said that writing books is the best way for him to remain in Singapore to “continue to fight for a free, open and just society”.
He also slammed PAP MP and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, who mocked him for “not holding a full-time job”.
“I’d like to tell her that running a party, doing research to draw up alternative policies, meeting with people, and writing books is more than a full-time job. In fact, I dare say that I work no less hard than the ministers and without big budgets and assistants. It’s an honest way to make a living. I don’t insist on million-dollar salaries from taxpayers.”
Speaking at a rally in support of PAP candidate Murali Pillai during the 2016 Bukit Batok by-election, Fu said:
“He (Dr Chee) wants to be a full-time MP. As far as I know he’s not held a full-time job for a long time…The work experience is essential.”
Interestingly enough, a by-election was called in Bukit Batok because disgraced former PAP MP David Ong, who did hold a full-time job in addition to his MP duties, had time for an affair with a grassroots member of his constituency.
Never On Bended Knees follows other popular titles authored by Dr Chee such as Dare to Change, A Nation Cheated and Democratically Speaking.