Open letter petitioning for Dr PJ Thum

There has been an open letter addressed to the chairman of the Select Committee on fake news, MP Charles Chong, in the defence of Dr Thum Ping Tjin and academic freedom.

Academics and professors from various universities around the world have signed the letter, and the list of signatures continues to grow.

The letter not only calls for a different approach in the examining of evidence submitted, it also expresses much disdain towards the way in which PJ was questioned.

It states,

The minister who interrogated Dr Thum has not undergone any such training; he is not even qualified to undertake a peer review of Dr Thum’s research.

If the government of Singapore is genuinely interested in discovering the truth about Operation Coldstore, there is a simple solution: open the state archives and allow historians free access to interrogate the documentary evidence.

In the meantime, we hope you will offer Dr Thum a full apology for his unacceptable treatment by your committee, and exercise your responsibilities as chairman to ensure in future that the committee sticks to its remit and its not used to intimidate your fellow citizens.

Netizens are very much in support of this letter.

 

* The open letter is still being circulated and has been signed by over 229 academics from all over the world.

 

 

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26 Responses to “Open letter petitioning for Dr PJ Thum”

  • patriot of Temesak:

    Get Kissinger to sign and agree to the Petition…coming from the Land of The Free & Home of The Brave…He helped Create this Peaceful Bliss of an Island into one of the Most Evil and Modern City in the world…Destroying unborn babies ONE MILLION @last count in 2016 when ABORTION was at its LOWEST gleefully reported by SHitty Times “PLUS” an Editorial to fulfil the Breeding of Idiots through less educated Mothers from the Third World in the 70s AND creating in their eyes an Elite & Aristocratic Society!!!

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  • nizhemoshou:

    So glad to see this open letter by academics and professors from around the world.
    Tham fearless stand against the Sham cttee will surely get him in deep hot soup with the evil pap vampires. What a righteous n good man he is. To devote his life on an academic research work to expose the truth on a topic other Sgs would fear to tread but not him . He was undaunted to do it in the name of justice. Really rare to see a scholarly SG so brave as him. Makes you feel there is still hope for SG.
    Netizens must do their part too. Stand up/by him as can expect the pap vampires to cause him trouble sooner or later.

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  • N.Jungne:

    He is the Heavenly Dog of Pusing And Pusing, sent by Erlang Shen.

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  • Wayang:

    Wasn’t this Bie Plp the one who faked about the $28+ re WP which was exposed to be faked with solid evidence but he persisted. With such joker as the Chairman of the Select Committee is a self admission that nothing but wayang is the modus operandi of the nepotic faked democracy of SIN. This implied right from its inception there is really no true expression of the sincerity of the nepotic regime floating i on the farts of the harlem of plps aka bootlickers aka brownnsers aka ball carrier aka ball suckers.

    The appearance of Muriah, Dr Thum and the serious citizens believing the wayanging acts hoping odds against odds that this time it could be true despite of the arrogant Biw from PMO threatening singaporean PMETs that he has no problems to import foreign PMETs to replace them so that his boss in the Office would have some truth when he exorts the membership of NTUC that they should be greedier, hungrier and more aggressive to steal them jobs from the foreigners. Morever he has also alerted Singaooreans that the last GE campaign promise is fake as regard to reduce foreign population to restore the safe limit of foreign interferenve and stability.

    The nepotic regime with its harlem of plps makes all oath of office sworn before each of their faith fake and how can fake foundation yield truths. The biggest fake is democracy bereft of its basic tenets including freedom of expression and assembly, freedom of media and restore professionalism. The very fake of the prevailing plps and nepotic stain has make SIN democracy fake.

    Any redemption. Eradicate nepotism. Disband harlem of plps by clamping on rewards at national expense. When the fundamental tenets of Equality, Justice and Freedom regardless of religion, ancestry, race, wealth or education are restored, will there be truth and transparency. Otherwise with opacity and non accountability with nil information inducing arrogance, egoism and compliance. In short truth cannot exist in a nepotic plpic enviromnment. If Singaporeans really want true democaracy, then they have to ensure a clean slate for cleansing to be effected, a necessary scenario for Operation Cleanse.

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  • Great Day:

    We support Dr Thum! May it be a great Day for Democracy!

    Down with Shame…….An open apology is required! This is not fake news! Not trained in Peer Review? What the fiack were You doing?

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  • Bapak:

    If PAP G so confident they have not spread fake news on Ops Coldstore, open the evidence let the people decide. This is your good chance to prove Dr Thum wrong. If you dare not, that means you are hiding something.

    Don’t think the bolampar PAP G dare to open the evidence. This case has open eyes to the world, they will be shamed. The old man will be shamed too.

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  • Daylight Robbers:

    Now, the Rot had caught the world academics and professors attention. These gang of daylight robbers had brought great shame to Singaporeans. I am sure they’ll pretend nothing had happened. They are good twisters and turners. Shame to PAP

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  • Bow down mister:

    Not many countries are gonna take us/SG seriously from now on..only the ones who are making tons of $$$$ from our gov will still bow down to the clown aka as PM of REPUBLIC of SG.

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  • Despicable sham work:

    The Sham vs The Thum.

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  • rukidding:

    Ha,ha,ha,….Sham jus make a fool of himself !

    Only know how to bully locals,….but kenna “slap” left,right, and cenyre by the World of Academics .

    PAPpy is definitely not the same as the old PAPpy anymore.

    The current bunch are jus a bunch of” arrogant,..hopeless leeders and Bullies”

    And looks like CNAa did not report on this ???…so is CNAa doing “selective” news or “fake” news ????

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  • Salleh:

    Me too. I support.

    Sham was disrespectful, arrogant and bullying just because he’s a so-called minister in a yes men regime.

    Typical of a dictatorship.

    What has he done for the country after taking millions of taxpayer money except to serve the despot?
    Any achievements you can cite?

    It’s taxpayer money not the despotic ruler money!

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  • Maxchewy:

    As a Sr Pioneer Citizen bornin 1941, I support this petition 100%!
    The truth will eventually and invariably emerge one fine day. No doubt about it.
    I also hope for Prof Thum Pin Tjin to be a Govt leader in the near future.
    MC
    10.4.18

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  • Feel Proud PJ:

    PJ Thum was a talented state swimmer in his younger days. He has matured into a fine academic that we should be proud of. He’s a man of steel, stood his ground despite the criminal like interrogation by Minister Sham. The long list of world renowned academics, from the top universities around the world, who stood by him is ample testimony of his academic standing. Feel proud PJ !!!!

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  • Well done:

    We need this calibre and brave type of academics to question the current outdated system that only leeches the country dry and undermines the talented and deserving young men who are poised for a brighter future.

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  • Knuckle duster vs intellect:

    They cant tolerate smart people who dare stand up to their bullying ways.
    Always ready to fix such brave intellectuals.
    BRAVO Mr Thum!

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  • Saith Shakespeare:

    “Hell is empty and all the devils are here. To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

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  • Police State:

    A police state can also be considered a democracy by virtue of the fact that ANYONE CAN DEFINE DEMOCRACY in his own ways.

    This is possible because English is an ancient invention full of loopholes for lwayers to exploit and earn their many Ferraris.

    It’s the tool used by politicians to smoke the people.

    This is why 阿官 有两个口. Black can be defined as white and white can be defined as black. I can even show you an example :

    Black is the darkest shade of the spectrum of white.
    White is the lightest shade in the spectrum of black.

    English is Fark!

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  • Mr Tomb vs Thum:

    The Tomb man vs the Mr Them.

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  • kenny:

    Don’t make me laugh.
    If you have watch the wayang show, you would know the Chairman of the committee is an IDIOT , biased and does not know his role ! ! !
    When speakers from FB spoke out about the Law minister’s manner of questioning to the chairman, Instead of ruling and replying, he turn and ask if the Law Minister have any comment on that.
    In fact most of the members on the committee is unqualified and should not be there !

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  • O level Chairman:

    Thum has PhD; Chairman Charlie has O levels only; SnakeMugan has basic degree.
    Enough said!

    kenny:
    Don’t make me laugh.
    If you have watch the wayang show, you would know the Chairman of the committee is an IDIOT , biased and does not know his role ! ! !
    When speakers from FB spoke out about the Law minister’s manner of questioning to the chairman, Instead of ruling and replying, he turn and ask if the Law Minister have any comment on that.
    In fact most of the members on the committee is unqualified and should not be there !

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  • iScream:

    Select committee? It was more like select Inquisition!!

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    The world of academics, historians and decent people will now have witnessed what can happen when you concede disproportionate omnipotence to an arrogant narcissist with a title !!!

    SG must be proud !!!
    ***
    *****

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  • PJ can be a Good MP!:

    Can you contest one of the SMCs in the next GE?

    Maybe Macpherson or Bukit Batok?

    Singaporeans love to see you in Parliament after 2020!

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  • kenny:

    A select committee …. MY FOOT ! ! !
    More like a hastily arrange wayang show of clowns and unlikely actors !!!
    A one party system will not work as ABSOLUTE POWER corrupts ABSOLUTELY !!!
    But there is nothing we can do unless the 70# of daft and naive citizens vote otherwise !!!

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  • Wong12:

    Who is spreading fake news? We need transparency and let the truth speaks!

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  • Lying n cheating games:

    Dr Thum should just sue for defamation of character or …
    Give them a taste of their own medicine.

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