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Alex Josey


Who is Alex Josey?

Alex Josey: Alexander Arthur Josey was a British journalist, political writer and commentator, biographer, and during WWII and the Malayan Emergency, a propagandist. He is best known for his biographies on the former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, as well as other political writings, such as; Democracy in Singapore : the 1970 by elections, Socialism in Asia, and Trade unionism in Malaya. Born in Poole, England, he was an avid writer from an early age. He was also an avid cyclist, and was a founding member of The Peddle Club and resurrected the Poole Wheelers Club. He became Assistant Editor of Cycling and wrote the 12th edition of the Cycling Manual and Year Book. During WWII he was in charge of psychological warfare in Cairo and Palestine. After the war, he was in charge of psychological warfare against the terrorists during The Malayan Emergency. He was employed by Radio Malaya and later Radio Singapore as a political commentator and Controller of News. He wrote over twenty political novels and wrote many political articles on Singapore and Malaysia for various Singapore and international newspapers and journals.

  • born on (105 years ago)
  • died on (29 years ago) of parkinson's disease
  • written works: "More personal opinions", "The tenth man", "Democracy in Singapore", "The trial of Sunny Ang", "Trade unionism in Malaya", "Socialism in Asia", "David Marshall's political interlude", "Pulau Senang, the experiment that failed", "Asia Pacific socialism", "Golf in Singapore"

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