Tag: Tommy Koh

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...

“I think that’s a fair way of describing it,” reactions to Tommy Koh calling...

Singapore— Veteran diplomat Tommy Koh caused quite a stir last week when he called Singapore a First World country with Third World people at the...

Tommy Koh and Donald Low: “Give a damn, Singaporeans!”

Singaporeans came under attack this week from two well-known outspoken personalities - Prof Tommy Koh and Prof Donald Low. The common criticism from the...

“Accept the right of citizens…to hold alternative/dissenting views” Tommy Koh’s birthday wishes for Singapore

Singapore—A few days ahead of the country’s National Day celebration on August 9, Friday, Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh published his birthday wishes for the nation in...

Hawker troubles: S’pore hawker fare cheaper than HK and M’sia, median age of hawkers...

Singapore is well known for its hawker food stalls, which are indeed considered a national treasure. They were prominently featured in this year’s summer...

Cherian George on the workings of the media: This is exactly what Lee Kuan...

Cherian George, professor of media studies in the journalism department of Hong Kong Baptist University wrote a post on his website Air-Conditioned Nation about...

Tommy Koh defends S’pore from accusations by Chinese diplomat

Singapore’s relationship with China has been going through a bump in recent months. And on Wednesday, Senior Chinese diplomat Ruan Zongze once again accused...

Tommy and Kishore: What a contrast

By Augustine Low Kishore Mahbubani, writing in The Straits Times on Jan 11, says emphatically: “Name me one other society which has developed as comprehensively...
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