Tag: academic freedom in Singapore

On schools being used for politics: “Thinking critically is different from being unthinkingly critical” – Ong Ye Kung

Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung maintains that academic institutions are venues for learning and not for anyone to practice one's political advocacy. It should not be utilised for partisan politics. This statement was in response to queries from Members of Parliament (MPs) on the...

Diplomat Tommy Koh defends Alfian Sa’at amid Yale-NUS dissent course furor

Singapore—The furor over the cancellation last month of a Yale-NUS module on dissent that was to have been led by playwright Alfian Sa’at has not died down. In Parliament on October 7, Monday, Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung commented on the matter, saying that...

On Yale-NUS course cancellation: “We are committed to operating within Singapore laws” – Tan Tai Yong

A course which is part of a week-long programme and part of the curriculum for first-year students at the liberal arts college at Yale-NUS was cancelled Friday, two weeks prior to its actual commencement. Titled Dialogue and Dissent in Singapore, it was supposed to be led...