Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lèse-majesté Singapore Style? – the ultimate betrayal of the Singapore Constitution

Tan Wah Piow  27 May 2015 Lawrence Wong, the Singapore Minister for Culture, Community and Youth reminds me of a second-hand car salesman when I read about his recent remarks as to why the government is considering legislation to protect … Continue reading

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Noor Farida of G25 rocks the LSE

By Farouk A. Peru, Malaysian Insider 20 May 2015 Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin (right) and I at the London School of Economics. – Pic courtesy of Farouk Peru, May 20, 2015.I am not a big fan of the long trek to … Continue reading

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Risk of religious sensitivity getting blown out of proportion

By Ghui , The Online Citizen Religion, multi-culturalism and race are oft-cited reasons for retaining the draconian Internal Securities Act in Singapore. It is also the frequent explanation given for criminal charges against troublesome individuals and various defamation suits levied … Continue reading

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Fighting to keep Utusan independent

By Mariam Mokhtar  Malaysiakini 18 May 2015   The arrest of Said Zahari, the former editor-in-chief of Utusan Melayu, who was born on May 18, 1928, remains one of the world’s most infamous incarcerations, and its implications are still being felt … Continue reading

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Noor Farida Ariffin, a catalyst for change

The feisty member of G25 gives a talk on religious extremism to a packed audience in London. By Mariam Mokhtar  Free Malaysia Today With her razor sharp mind and equally sharp tongue that can slice through any argument, Noor Farida … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Fighting Religious Extremism

Her Excellency Dato’ Noor Farida Ariffin The former Malaysian Ambassador to the Netherlands Organized by South East Asia Centre – LSE & Monsoons Book Club Chair: Prof Danny Quah venue: TOWER 2, Room 9.05 Clements Inn WC2A 2AZ London School … Continue reading

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