Tag: Yale-NUS

PJ Thum defends himself after saying, “Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung sharply criticised me and insinuated that I am a traitor for celebrating Malaysia Day”

Historian and former national swimmer Thum Ping Tjin, also known as PJ Thum, took to social media to refute comments made by Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung. In his speech explaining why the Yale-NUS course on dissent and resistance was cancelled, Mr Ong made...

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...

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...

Yale president: No government interference in decision to cancel class on dissent at Yale-NUS

Singapore—Peter Salovey, the President of Yale, has said that the decision to cancel a module centered around dissent and organizing resistance at Yale-NUS was an internal one. He added that it was made without the government interfering in the independence of the institution. Earlier this...

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...

Yale President asks for clarification on cancelled Yale-NUS College programme on dissent

Singapore—Yale University has expressed concern that a programme designed to introduce students at Yale-NUS College to the different forms of dissent and organizing resistance has been cancelled. Peter Salovey, the President of Yale University, issued a statement regarding the cancellation of “Dialogue and Dissent...