Tag: Alfian Sa’at

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...

NMP Walter Theseira on cancelled dissent module, “A liberal education provides strength for the future”

Singapore—The cancellation of a module at Yale-NUS was discussed in Parliament on Monday, October 7, with Education Minister Ong Ye Kung asserting that academic freedom must have its limits, and that the concept “cannot be carte blanche for anyone to misuse an academic institution...

Playwright Alfian Sa’at asks supporters not to make ‘derogatory comments’ about Education Minister Ong Ye Kung

Singapore—Alfian Sa’at, the playwright who has found himself in the spotlight for several weeks now since his planned Yale-NUS module on dissent was canceled, has asked for a ‘favour’ from his supporters—specifically for them to not make ‘derogatory comments’ about Education Minister Ong Ye...

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...

Alfian Sa’at on canceled course “Maybe I should have called it legal dissent and lawful resistance”

Singapore—Noted playwright Alfian Sa’at talked at length to media outfit mothership.sg concerning his cancelled course on dissent at Yale-NUS, which has been in the news for a number of weeks now. Mr Alfian, who has broken his silence concerning the matter on October 2 with...

Alfian Sa’at finally tells his side of the story after Yale-NUS cancels course on dissent and resistance

A Yale-NUS College programme that was meant to introduce students to various modes of dissent and organising resistance here has been cancelled. After keeping mum thus far, Alfian Sa’at wrote on social media saying, “I don't like to be scapegoated” and felt that the...

Netizens school Alfian Sa’at for calling Crazy Rich Asians a “documentary” since it was set in a real place called Singapore

Local poet and writer Alfian Sa’at was called out by netizens after he classified the movie Crazy Rich Asians as a “documentary” as he said that it was set in Singapore. In a Facebook post on Sunday, August 26, Sa’at wrote, “Oh my if I...

Don’t treat arts as an after-hours hobby: Alfian Sa’at to SOTA students

“I know I'm coming across as harsh,” said poet and playwright, Alfian Sa’at. “But I have to register my disappointment at the responses coming from SOTA students regarding why an overwhelming majority of them, despite having an arts-based education, would ultimately choose non-arts careers.” Mr...