Singapore playwright Alfian Sa’at. Photo: YouTube

Singapore poets have a few choice words as minister Ong Ye Kung criticises Alfian Sa’at

  • Minister hits out at playwright, who was behind a controversial course on dissent at Yale-NUS College, by quoting verse he suggests shows disloyalty
  • But arts community rallies around Alfian, who says the abridged quote is misleading
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Singapore playwright Alfian Sa’at. Photo: YouTube
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A man holds up his hand to symbolise the five demands of Hong Kong protesters as demonstrators protest in the background. Photo: AFP

Singapore Yale-NUS College’s class on dissent ‘not training for Hong Kong-style protests’

  • Programme organiser Alfian Sa’at defends week-long course after liberal arts school scraps event citing law banning ‘partisan politics’ on campus
  • Classes included a workshop on banner design and screenings of several films including a documentary about Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong
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