Tag: Singapore

States and state-controlled Universities in Southeast Asia

FORSEA Dialogue calls for cross-border cooperation among concerned scholars to foster "counter-spaces" for intellectual freedom which is a pillar of an autonomous civil society.

/ September 6, 2021

Liberating Minds, Activating Citizens: What Role for Higher Education in Singapore

Join a webinar on liberal education in Singapore with Haolie Jiang, Robin Zheng and Meredith Weiss on September 9, 2021 08:00 PM in Singapore.

/ September 6, 2021

FORSEA Statement on Singapore’s Arrest of Peaceful LGBT Student Protestors

FORSEA, a Southeast Asia-wide network of democrats, scholars and rights activists, are deeply troubled by the news of Singapore arresting a small but unprecedented group of students who staged a LGBT-rights protest outside the Ministry of Education. We call on the authorities to release and drop all charges against these student activists, whose “crime” was a peaceful demand to repeal transphobic discriminatory policies and practices in Singapore’s schools.

/ January 29, 2021

Condemning NUS Press for Obstructing Academic Freedom

FORSEA condemns NUS Press’ blatant censorship of a book critical of the Thai monarchy, and urges all members of the academic community who are involved with NUS Press to uphold the principle of academic freedom by refraining from lending their legitimacy and credibility to NUS Press as an act of scholarly solidarity.

/ January 5, 2021

Quick-take reflections on Singapore’s elections

The 2020 Singaporean general election was held on 10 July, electing MPs to the 14th Parliament of Singapore. The PAP, in power since 1965, won 83 of 93 parliamentary seats or 61.2% of the vote – down from nearly 70% it had in the 2015 poll. The opposition Workers' Party secured 10 seats - its best result.

/ July 12, 2020

The Trouble of the Palm Oil Business in Southeast Asia

With name-calling and scapegoating over the polluted haze, governments of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore engage in a rhetorical exercise. In reality, all parties are skating around the real issues.

/ May 21, 2020

Singapore Uses ‘Fake News’ Law Against Critics

The very thing that press organizations, social media platforms and human rights groups feared is now coming to pass in Singapore.

/ December 28, 2019

ORGANISING FOR FUTURE POLITICS IN SINGAPORE

In this digital age, dictators can no longer enjoy the monopoly of the tools of information dissemination, or rely on their controlled media to mould peoples’ thoughts.

/ December 31, 2018