Tag: Alfian Sa’at

Covid-19 cases in Singapore — One govt, two systems?

Singapore -- In a widely-shared post, playwright Alfian Sa’at has expressed concern with the high number of Covid-19 cases (908) on Wednesday (Aug 5). Mr Alfian wrote that even though community cases have been low, those in the foreign worker dormitories, which made up the...

Alfian Sa’at concerned about ministry’s “clarification” of elderly dishwasher’s story

Singapore — Playwright Alfian Sa'at has weighed in on a viral post from earlier this week concerning an elderly dishwasher and her struggle to make ends meet, a matter which the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) sought to clarify in a Facebook post...

Playwright Alfian Sa’at schools influencer Xiaxue on what ‘cancel culture’ really is

Singapore — At least one person in Singapore is tired of influencer Wendy Cheng, aka Xiaxue’s antics and her misrepresentation of cancel culture. “Ugh. Stop it already with 'cancel culture’,” wrote playwright Alfian Sa’at, and proceeded to set Ms Cheng straight without actually naming her...

Mixed reactions from netizens on PAP’s criticism of WP Pritam Singh on the Alfian Sa’at issue

Singapore-- Netizens have gone online to react to the online dispute between Secretary-General of Worker's Party Pritam Singh, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam and playwright Alfian Sa'at over PAP's Dr Tan Wu Meng's article criticising what Mr Pritam's had said about Mr Alfian...

Writer has scathing response to PAP MP’s criticism of WP chief Pritam Singh, playwright Alfian Sa’at

Singapore — On Friday (June 19), People's Action Party MP Tan Wu Meng published an article on the PAP website, which was also posted on its Facebook page. Entitled, "Mr Pritam Singh Supports Alfian Sa'at", Dr Tan criticised the WP Secretary-General for speaking in support...

Shanmugam on Alfian Sa’at issue, “This is about Mr Singh asking the Government to listen to a specific individual”

Singapore—The issue concerning Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh supporting playwright Alfian Sa’at continued to be fought out as Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam weighed in on the matter on Sunday, which has elicited a reply from Mr Pritam. On Friday, the...

First pre-GE attack? PAP’s Tan Wu Meng blasts WP’s Pritam Singh for supporting playwright Alfian Sa’at

Singapore — Is this the first shot fired among political parties in the lead-up to the General Election? Some believe this may be so. The opening salvo, if indeed it was one, was fired by Dr Tan Wu Meng of the People's Action Party...

AWARE corrects what Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament, says it wasn’t invited to cancelled dissent course

Singapore—Contrary to what Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament on October 7, Monday, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) has clarified that the organization had not received an invitation to take part in the cancelled module on dissent...

Where is the accountability from leaders of Yale-NUS, asks Donald Low

Economist and academic Donald Low spoke up in support of playwright Alfian Sa’at following the Yale-NUS saga, where a different version of events were painted by the school. In his Facebook post on October 6, the former Associate Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School...

After Ong Ye Kung’s speech in Parliament, netizens are posting Alfian Sa’at’s poems

Singapore—After Education Minister Ong Ye Kung quoted a part of a poem from Alfian Sa’at in Parliament on Monday, October 7, netizens have taken to posting Mr Alfian’s poetry on social media as well. Mr Ong was commenting on the matter of a module on...