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Silencing another generation? – Part 1

by Teo Soh Lung Deputy Prime Minister Tharman’s speech in the recent Majulah lecture at NTU is interesting. Why did he say that Singapore today “is a vastly different and more liberal place compared to what it used to be?….” Last year, he shared the same view with pre-university students. He said: “There is more freedom now compared to a …

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The rebranding of the Singaporean political dissident, Tan Wah Piow

by Mariam Mokhtar On Saturday, 1 July, the Monsoon Art Gallery opened its doors for a special art exhibition, called “The Other Side of the Moon.” The link to the video is shown below. It also marked the rebranding of Tan Wah Piow, from student leader, to political dissident, to lawyer and artist. Tan, the student leader He first saw Singapore …

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TODAY’s interesting post to announce police investigation into MRT protest

Last Saturday, a group of activist held a protest on trains along the North South Line to stand in solidarity with the 22 individuals who were detained by the Singapore government 30 years ago under the Internal Security Act and urge the government to come clean on the matter. At 12:10 am of Monday (5 June), TODAY newspaper reports that “a police …

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Activists protest on MRT to show solidarity for ISA detainees

A group of activists took to the trains to protest the horrendous treatment that the Singapore government meted out upon 22 individuals who were detained 30 years ago under an operation that was entitled,”Operation Spectrum”  with the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA). After their arrest on 21 May 1987, the ISA detainees were subjected to ill-treatment, humiliation, and manipulated …

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A signal to exercise the inalienable rights of free citizens despite the threat of ISA and the law

by Christopher Tremewan Two of the Singapore regime’s greatest achievements are the Pavlovian concept of citizenship and the disguise of its daily operation through the petitionary politics of a neutered citizenry. The art of government lies in preventing collective action unsanctioned by the state, controlling not only the economy through far-reaching state capitalism but also monopolizing social space, what people …

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“1987 Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy, 30 Years On” to be launched on 21 May

Below is an extract from former detainee under the Internal Security Act (ISA), Chew Kheng Chuan’s essay in Function 8’s new publication, “1987 Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy, 30 Years On”. “You know what they say ISD now stands for?” DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) SK Tan of the ISD remarked to me on April 19, 1988, not without some amusement, “Instant Statutory …

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Amos Yee and Political Asylum

by Teo Soh Lung “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14(1). Amos Yee has now been granted asylum by the United States on the grounds of persecution by the Singapore government. While the Singapore government may be unhappy with what the Immigration Judge Samuel B …

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