Singapore’s education minister Ong Ye Kung. Photo: Handout

Fears over Singapore Yale-NUS College’s course on dissent ‘not unfounded’: minister

  • Education minister Ong Ye Kung says universities in the Lion City should not be ‘misused’ for partisan politics
  • His highlighting of an axed course’s dialogues with activists such as Seelan Palay, Jolovan Wham and Kirsten Han is seen as evidence of a ‘blacklist’
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Singapore’s education minister Ong Ye Kung. Photo: Handout
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Singapore’s law and home affairs minister K. Shanmugam says foreign interference poses a deadlier threat than military force in destabilising a country. Photo: AFP

As Singapore gears up to fight foreign interference, could political critics be caught in the cross hairs?

  • Law and home affairs minister K. Shanmugam has indicated the island nation is ready to combat external influence in its domestic politics
  • But the proposed legislation is ringing alarm bells for critics of the ruling PAP, such as independent news portals New Naratif and The Online Citizen
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Singapore’s law and home affairs minister K. Shanmugam says foreign interference poses a deadlier threat than military force in destabilising a country. Photo: AFP
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