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The government is not the only arbiter of truth nor should it allowed to be

It would appear that Marine Parade GRC Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng has accused historian PJ Thum of “not wishing Singapore well” as a result of Thum writing on Facebook that Singaporeans should also rejoice in Malaysia’s Merdeka Day. I am struggling to understand the seemingly overreaction on the part of Mr Seah. How is wishing Malaysians a happy …

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Seah Kian Peng makes insinuations against Thum in FB post, dog-whistling for named individuals and entity to be called traitors

Member of Parliament (MP) Seah Kian Peng in a Facebook post on Saturday made a series of surprising allegations and insinuations against Singapore historian, Dr Thum Ping Tjin in relation to the meeting that Dr Thum had with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad earlier this week. To better understand how Seah is making dangerous and unfounded allegations against Dr Thum …

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Lawyer in exile and former student union leader meets Malaysian Prime Minister along with other activists

Lawyer in exile and president of the University of Singapore’s Students’ Union (USSU) in the 70s, Mr Tan Wah Piow, among other political activists, met Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in the administrative capital of Putrajaya yesterday (Aug 30). The purpose of the meeting was to extend an invitation to the Prime Minister to …

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SG academic at Oxford: Major “fake news” spreader is Govt – need to educate SGs to be more critical in thinking

by Vincent Low Dr Thum Ping Tjin, a Rhodes Scholar and an academic at Oxford University, recently submitted his own views to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. He is also a renowned historian of Malaya. The select committee was appointed by the government in Jan this year to “study deliberate online falsehoods”. Their job is to make …

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International Human Rights Day commemoration in Singapore

by Teo Soh Lung Human Rights Day (10 Dec) was commemorated in small but meaningful ways by civil society. It began with the screening of the documentary “1987: Untracing the Conspiracy” by Jason Soo at The Projector. About half of the 22 people who were arrested and imprisoned in the alleged security operation known as “Operation Spectrum” in 1987 were …

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