28 Feb '13, 10am

Penang Club CANCELS Kee Thuan Chye’s book launch-forum via @anilnetto

The day before yesterday, I announced on my Facebook page that Penang Club had cancelled my book launch and forum at its premises scheduled for Feb 28, but I did not state the reason. Since then, many people have been asking me why. So I’ve decided to explain what happened. It was cancelled because Penang Club approached me at virtually the last minute to say they would not allow the Chief Minister of Penang , Lim Guan Eng, to officially launch my book. They said they did not want to be seen to be politically aligned. I refused to stand for this. Penang Club knew from the start I had asked Guan Eng to do the honours but had said nothing against it till now. Besides, he is the Chief Minister of Penang. And an honorary member of the club, to boot! What political alignment? They said complaints had come from a few club members that the line-up of speakers of the forum did not...

Full article: http://anilnetto.com/democracy/human-rights/penang-club-c...

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