Tag Archives: freedom of expression

Legal assistance for online media more critical today

By Ghui With the recent announcements of the electoral boundaries and the impending general elections looming, it is a forgone conclusion that blog activity and online discussions will spike. In tandem with growing public perception that state owned media outlets are the government’s mouthpieces, the Internet is fast becoming the forum du jour for political debates and information dissemination. The …

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Amos Yee, Roy Ngerng, and Freedom of Expression in Singapore

By The Community Action Network The Community Action Network welcomes the news that Amos Yee has been freed. We understand he is in poor health after not having eaten for several days and wish him a speedy recovery. Despite our relief at this turn of events, CAN would like to express our deep discomfort over the way the state has conducted …

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Voices from Hong Lim Park on Amos Yee

The following were the views expressed by some among the hundreds who attended the protest at Hong Lim Park to call for the release of Amos Yee. The protest was organised by the Community Action Network (CAN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Singapore concerned about freedom of expression, and civil and political rights. We thank Offbeat Perspectives for sharing this …

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The price of remorse

By Kirsten Han I first met Amos Yee in April, not long after he had first been charged. I was pretty curious: who was this brash boy with the drawl, who had posted the eight-minute rant I couldn’t bear to watch till the end? In my (very) brief interaction with him, he proved to be every bit as cocky and …

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Freedom of expression – a struggle by us, and with us

By Howard Lee The recent lecture and discussion featuring journalism professor Cherian George, blogger Alex Au and film-maker Ken Kwek, “Deliberating the Freedom of Expression in Singapore”, could not have brought together a panel that is more experienced on the subject matter, and clearly their animated take on this nagging issue was well placed. As a strong advocate on the …

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Malaysian authorities seize book on timber corruption

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysia’s Home Ministry has seized an explosive book on timber corruption in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. All copies of Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia on display at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair were confiscated on Thursday by the police, according to GB Gerak Budaya, the South East Asia distributor of Money …

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