Speakers' Corner

Cyber warriors

Hong Kong's young people do care about politics - they just prefer to do it online, writes Elaine Yau

Thursday, 24 April, 2008, 12:00am

Speakers' Corner fails to fuel public debate

But four years on, the government still portrays it as an outstanding success

It is just after 7am on a steamy Singapore morning and Tan Kim Chuang is already testing his vocal range.

Gesticulating for dramatic effect, Mr Tan launches into what he hopes will be a marathon 12-hour speech celebrating the fourth anniversary of Speakers' Corner in Singapore.

7 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Restrained speech

Speakers' Corner has just celebrated its third birthday, but the fact that it still exists does not really say much about the state of free speech in Singapore.

Loosely modelled on its namesake in London's Hyde Park and tucked away in a forgotten little park near the central business district's skyscrapers, the soapbox venue to air views can hardly qualify as a success.

9 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Silence easiest option at Speakers' Corner

Singaporeans will have their own Speakers' Corner within months - but they will not be as free to speak their minds as with the London model.

The Home Ministry announced yesterday the move towards freer speech would be ready by the end of August.

26 Apr 2000 - 12:00am