A woman dances with a rainbow flag at the Speaker’s Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore. Photo: EPA
A woman dances with a rainbow flag at the Speaker’s Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore. Photo: EPA
Singapore

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What are ‘Asian values’ and is the concept still relevant today?

  • A minister earlier this year sparked a debate after warning Singaporeans against importing Western ‘culture wars’, including gender identity issues
  • Critics say the concept is becoming increasingly outdated, while others call it a ‘convenient tool’ for Asian governments to brush off sensitive issues

A woman dances with a rainbow flag at the Speaker’s Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore. Photo: EPA
A woman dances with a rainbow flag at the Speaker’s Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore. Photo: EPA
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