Lifelong Learning Institute Cancels Dr Chee’s Book Launch Venue at Last Minute

The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) has cancelled my booking of its event hall for the launch of “Never On Bended Knees” on 26 January 2019. I received an email yesterday informing me of the cancellation.

I had made enquiries with the Institute in November 2018 about renting one of its rooms for the occasion.

The LLI had then replied: “Before we can advise you on the availability, we would like to find out more about the event that you intend to hold on campus. Please send us more relevant details on your event.” I did.

The Institute then responded: “Your event is allowed here at LLi Premise.”

I paid a visit to the facility and was shown some of the rooms that were available. I reserved one of them and submitted the booking form which it was approved. I subsequently paid the rental in full.

For the next two months, everything was quiet until I announced the launch this past Saturday. Four days later, its manager, Mr Dan Soh, informed me of the cancellation. The reason, he says, is that the event and the book “do not appear” to be “related to training, skills upgrading and lifelong learning for the workforce.”

First, no one at the LLI has read the book. The decision seems to have been made based only on “appearances”. Two, why should a book discussing national issues not be regarded as relating to “lifelong learning for the workforce”?

Such arbitrary decisions and last-minute cancellations by government bodies are troubling, to say the least. It does not speak well for the future of our country. I will keep my options open on how to deal with the matter.

In the meantime, the venue for the event has been changed to the SDP’s office at 3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62, #02-30, [email protected] The date and time remain unchanged: 26 January 2019, Saturday, 2-4 pm.

I apologise for the inconvenience caused. Please help me spread the word and tell your friends about the change of the venue, and I hope to see you at the launch.

 

Chee Soon Juan

 

 

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23 Responses to “Lifelong Learning Institute Cancels Dr Chee’s Book Launch Venue at Last Minute”

  • Clear as water:

    Clear as water, PAP is behind it.

    Such is law and order and justice in Singapore.

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  • PAP indoctrination Institute:

    Lifelong Learning Institute or PAP indoctrination Institute?

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  • pettiness:

    They don’t even try to hide their pettiness and dirty antics.

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  • must pull out all the stops:

    PAP trembles:
    The PAP trembles when Dr. Chee speaks.

    Yes, they are so afraid how Dr.Chee will outshine all of them.

    So must pull out all the stops to stop him.

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  • must ban Dr.Chee's mind:

    What does this show?

    It showed PAP are so afraid they are no match for Dr. Chee’s intellect, so must ban Dr.Chee’s mind.

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  • Good for you, Dr.Chee:

    Good for you, Dr.Chee. Just make it public every time they do this to you.

    It gives others the chance to get to see how debased and vile they are, and how unfair and unjust have been to you, using (and misusing) public resources to serve their ends.

    Continue to plod on. Such actions on the part of the PAP will actually help you to slowly win over sympathizers and others who were hitherto uninformed or misinformed about you, distorted by the PAP controlled msm.

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  • Merobok:

    Wait, tan ku ku, as Dr. Tan Cheng Bok and his party will soon feel the brunt of LHL!
    They will try at all means to block him and create as much barrier to prevent him from becoming popular to lead the opposition!
    They know his potential as seen in 2011 Presidential elections and Tony Tan just won by a whisker because of TKL’s presence!
    The sleeping lion has woken up and so are his supporters as well as the ordinary citizens!

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  • good publicity thanks to PAP:

    Such despicable and scandalous actions by the PAP could be counter-productive for the PAP and could actually create outrage and ignite feelings on the social media and make it go viral. Perhaps, you cannot have hoped to get better publicity for your book launch, Dr.Chee. Maybe you want to thank PAP for it.

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  • LIONS:

    What is the REASON,is it valid?
    What a bunch of kiasu idiots.

    They got the thick hide to call themselves meritocratic?

    Go fly a kite!

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  • MarBowling:

    Must be order coming from the ONE HAND THAT COVERS THE HOLEE SKY OF SINKAPORE! Period.
    Heaven and the Barn Owl are watching 24/7/365 and ENSURE that this SNEAKY HAND will eventually come to NO GOOD ENDING!

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  • Add:

    Then why child care can have political logo ? Brain wash ??

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  • RDB:

    @Merobok: January 19, 2019 at 4:39 am (Quote),

    TKL or Tan Kin Lian has been an opposition spoiler in the opposition camp. He ain’t wise enough to realize that Dr Tan Cheng Bock is much more an opposition potential votes popular than himself.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Some person, appointed to “lead” in a responsible, public position, had made the decision, must be after careful scrutiny, to allow for the book launch. Then after the public announcement (when the powers-that-be then came to know?), he had been pressured to rescind? Silly politicking that undermines national leadership, reducing appointed “leaders” to puppets? And then they also want to pontificate on “leadership training” and “leadership potentials” and all the Gs? You appointed someone, then let him lead – even should you be right to be somewhat unhappy over some decision of his. That measure of trust and respect for independence is essential for his training and development. And what sort of potential for leadership when you have someone who so dutifully allowed himself to be thus pressured? Is this the sort of persons who now fill our top and publicly responsible positions?

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  • Bapak:

    PeeAndPoo, the party that say one thing do the other, is nothing but a big bully. They will tell the www how honorable they are, how above board & follow the law. But underneath, their dirty tactics shown crystal clear to all, include setting policies & law to their advantage, making things difficult or even finding excuses to close down any business deem to be supporting oppositions. The is how dirty is PeeAndPoo. Those who support them are either stupid beyond believe, completely ignorance and or thw worse lot GOING IN FOR THE MONEY. There is no loyalty to SG in this party. This is the party today totally rotten to the core.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Received information that the “Ti-Gu” (environment people) are coming.

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  • aiya SJ, polanpa in action:

    Compliance as LHY/LWL representing the rise from the ashes promise of your now dead persecutor to finally tell Singaporeans his evil culture of polanpas left as his legacy to his successor but was to his horror used by his other error in the form of finger pointing gorilla having a strangling hold on his disappointing famili trait** to persecute his princeess n remaining prince. Well these polanpa(this is what the non STReadeing, non cybernetting Singaporeans understand well than all the QEIi Lau Lee used to impressedly con cos they know what they really mean like daft dove) r really LHY/LWL alleged compliant subscribers to PAP credit points – rewards membership similar to Capitaland Mall manned by PAPplp having sufficient credit points for this reward item , your case has to go on a one track fast mail ruse. First approval gets u n higher rank plp happy. but happy in Singaporeans vacab is different from pap. You figure it out. The second documen approval make u happy but the HRplp n attending frontdesk plp went wild hilariously n running all the way to check their credit points on their menbership card with a daft unsuspecting enemy as all plps ln the legacy’s list r well indoctrinated n proclaimed by the lau himself at his peak of pressure release valve of arrogance. The final blow is auto time to be after your public announcement with pap vocab rationality like conflict of interest depends on career success but that is only valid exclusively for PAPplps only. As far as PAP enemies including dissenting citizens, the Oxford dictionary definition applies, unfortunately QEII dictionary is not available, perhaps this may have to be used along with Trumpy-Kim version in this era of negative investing Gorilla n her new breed of gorilla fart worms.

    Ho ho ho now do you understand the jinging message in the black hole where Singaporeans r kept out n gagged out to see or hear the SINners operating in opacity.

    U cannot deal a scumbag like a gentleman. U only treat the deprived n persecuted not kin slaughter for succession though with gentlemanly attitude n mentality.

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  • a PG:

    They talk so much about SG being an inclusive society to the world. Now, you see, what is happening by forcing Dr Chee out in a matter of a moment. I feel that LLI approval given earlier to SDP and a sudden change of mind (flip flop or U turns)is sending a strong signal that something is not right in our country. Dr Chee is a Singaporean and due respect must accorded to a citizen. We feel that LLI can give a fuller explanation to the ppl.

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  • misuse of public resurces:

    Good for you, Dr.Chee:
    Good for you, Dr.Chee. Just make it public every time they do this to you.

    It gives others the chance to get to see how debased and vile they are, and how unfair and unjust have been to you, using (and misusing) public resources to serve their ends.

    Continue to plod on. Such actions on the part of the PAP will actually help you to slowly win over sympathizers and others who were hitherto uninformed or misinformed about you, distorted by the PAP controlled msm.

    To all activists, critics and opponents of the PAP, publicize them fully each time the PAP misuses the judiciary or use the gangster police they control or public resources to persecute and harass you.

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  • Who is director of LLI?:

    PAP indoctrination Institute:
    Lifelong Learning Institute or PAP indoctrination Institute?

    What is the name of the Director of that Lifelong Learning Institute? What he is running is more a PAP indoctrination institute, not Lifelong learning. More like lifelong unlearning. He or she seems little qualified for that job.

    Please pack up and stop doing more damage to the already brainwashed N.Koreanized minds.

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  • will not get away with it now:

    Good for you, Dr.Chee:
    Good for you, Dr.Chee. Just make it public every time they do this to you.

    It gives others the chance to get to see how debased and vile they are, and how unfair and unjust have been to you, using (and misusing) public resources to serve their ends.

    Continue to plod on. Such actions on the part of the PAP will actually help you to slowly win over sympathizers and others who were hitherto uninformed or misinformed about you, distorted by the PAP controlled msm.

    In the past, the PAP was able to get away with all the injustices they did to you. With the advent of the Internet and the social media, they will not get away with it now. It will actually backfire on them.

    We now can now see how they abuse their power and misuse public resources to harass and persecute activists, critics and opponents of the PAP.

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  • Never on Bended Knees!:

    So they cancelled the venue. So what! Find another venue. The title of the book is so appropriate. No need to beg; No need! Never on Bended Knees!

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  • why alt-media were silenced:

    Only the PAP controlled mainstream media is allowed in Singapore. Alternative voices such as those of the oppositions or the alternative media are not allowed. That is why TOC, STR, LZH and others were silenced.

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  • If PAP n its plps r just a bit:

    If pap n its plps r just a bit wise, they would have not have done more to over ferment the broth. one bast**d telling Singaporeans he has no problem to import more foreigners to displace them from their jobs. Another bast**d starts suing Citizen Leong just for reporting some info from another source which has been quoted several time when the man related to the big B and his personal lawyer but was rationalized in weirdest B ss no conflict of interest did nothing. Many have opined Leong will get away because the zbs wanted to prove LHY, LWL wrongly alleged bureaucrats r compliant to the power but other said they have to nailed Leong so that he cannot participate in GE either as a candidate or active helper to slaughter all the Biws.
    But professionals in all professions ranging from academic to commerce to technology, medical n lower education n low n medium ranking civil service know n experience the reality of political plps in the midst. Perhaps if the same allegations were made by other citizens n not from the old dynasty royal family, those citizens will be eaten alive by plps from the old dynasty, the new dynasty n the brand new but ferocious fart worms from the Gorilla den. Bu with LHL n LWL the cowardly sibling n negative investing gorilla fear there r still loyalists of the old dynasty among the plps that will turn ugly if defamation is taken to the Court. The damage posed by the old loyalist will be beyond their capability to control n suppress. The whole bureaucracy will be in question unless they take a brave independent stance n the President will be in no other position other than the sack the entire govt n calls a GE to elect a new govt while the old ruling party is barred from politics. No political analyst can think of any other scenario. This shows lhy n lwl have the trump cards to get rid of the gorilla n remove all its fart worms. So the last min reject contrary to the signed letter of approval n acceptance which is legal binding is illegal n should be brought before the Court of Laws to claim damages incurred. LHY/LWL allegations loom large n verified either way depending on whether Chee win or lose the case.

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