Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been treated as a hero on Chinese social media since he said the Hong Kong protesters were trying to “humiliate and bring down” the Hong Kong government. Photo: AFP
Alice Wu
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Alice Wu

Singapore’s prime minister spoke uncomfortable truths that both Beijing and Hong Kong’s protesters need to hear

  • Lee Hsien Loong, like his late father, sees the tensions behind ‘one country, two systems’ Beijing has not addressed. Hong Kong protesters should also take to heart his warning against the all-or-nothing approach

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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been treated as a hero on Chinese social media since he said the Hong Kong protesters were trying to “humiliate and bring down” the Hong Kong government. Photo: AFP
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The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot festival at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, on June 29. Photo: EPA-EFE
Phil C. W. Chan
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Phil C. W. Chan

Singapore is no alternative for Hongkongers angered by loss of freedoms – the Lion City’s restraints go far beyond Hong Kong’s

  • As Hongkongers who decry the erosion of freedoms look elsewhere, it’s worth remembering they still enjoy rights Singaporeans do not. For example, a counterpart to the hated Emergency Regulations Ordinance is a regular law in the Lion City

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The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot festival at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, on June 29. Photo: EPA-EFE
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