Tag: NLB

Singapore National Library offers books via book dispenser

SINGAPORE –  According to a Facebook post on July 17 (Fri) from the National Library Board (NLB), Singapore, the public can now browse and borrow...

Is MDA’s censorship practice outmoded and archaic?

Officers of Media Development Authority (MDA) do not expect the public to agree with their decision, said Minister of communication and information Dr.Yaacob Ibrahim....

Yaacob said norms. But what are norms?

By Tommy Wong Referring to the recent NLB's decision to pull three children's books out of the National Library, Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim...

NLB saga: Looking beyond the liberal/conservative divide

By Cherian George Some will see it as a victory for a vocal minority of liberals. Others will declare it a conservative triumph. Perhaps, though,...

“We could not, in good conscience, continue as judges”

Those were the exact words from the three judges of this year’s Singapore Literature Prize (non-fiction category). They have all resigned, in response to the...

Larger point about NLB’s book ban

By Tan Bah Bah So all this talk about inclusiveness has flown out the window, like the swans and penguins in the discarded three-part series...

Invisible Pulp: The Books We Will Never Know Were Banned

By Simon Vincent I was among those concerned people who wrote in to NLB to protest its decision to ban the books And Tango Makes...

Single parent’s open letter to Yaacob Ibrahim

In a Facebook post, Jaxe Pan commented on NLB’s decision to pulp three children’s books which have LGBT-friendly stories. The single mum wrote on Friday:...

Exposed: NLB’s communications failure

An email response to a member of the public has now become a full-blown communication crisis for the National Library Board with junior officers...

Is it possible to be pro-family and not anti-LGBT?

By Lim Wee Kiat The topic of the day is the quiet removal of children’s books that are deemed not to be “pro-family” by the...
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