Solidarity the Way to Overcome Fear

Singapore Unbound joins 27 other Singapore arts and civil society groups in expressing our shared concerns about the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill. In our view, the Bill would grant excessive discretionary powers of censorship to the executive branch of government.

“Action to address misinformation and disinformation should not take the form of the very broad powers of censorship set out in the Bill, which lacks robust safeguards to limit their use. In our view, by empowering a government to silence critical voices, the law, if enacted, will promote fear and distrust. Like the “fake news” it is said to combat, it would undermine healthy debate and public confidence in our common institutions.” You can read the leter here.

We’re especially heartened by the solidarity shown by theater groups (Drama Box, Dream Academy, Intercultural Theatre Institute, The Necessary Stage, The Theatre Practice, Teater Ekamatra, and W!ld Rice). The way to overcome an understandable fear to speak up lies in solidarity.

 

Jee Leong Koh

 

 

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8 Responses to “Solidarity the Way to Overcome Fear”

  • LIONS:

    THINK FAKE NEWS LAW SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH TERROR LAW.

    Why scholars dare not debate like gentlemen?
    They got GRC,they got the civil service ppl and now they need POFMA to protect their arses?

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  • LIONS:

    i think its not *POF-MA*,its PUKI -MA?

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  • might as well be dead:

    we have not much say in anything in our country.
    just one precious vote every 5 years.
    yet the 70% couldnt get it right!
    we are surely doomed now.

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  • HarderTruths:

    I do not have any hope that the 70% will do anything different.
    No matter what happens.

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  • never voted pap:

    HarderTruths:
    I do not have any hope that the 70% will do anything different.
    No matter what happens.

    don’t give up too quickly bro.

    a drop here a drop there soon an ocean is made.

    one sheep turned here one sheep turned there, pap is no more and New Government investigates pap clown and wife and their S$m parleement approved legalized cronyism nepotism.

    look at Dr Mahatir PH. as soon as it toppled BN, najib and wife under microscope. so the same here with pap clown and wife and their S$m parleement approved legalized cronyism nepotism.

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  • Power of your VOTE:

    Great job, but this is nothing more than kpkb. They will not give a damn to all these noises. More effective if they join forces at the ballot box !! Tons of PMETs who have lost their jobs, or losing their jobs soon will be glad to join you at the ballot box.

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  • Ah Ha:

    To know who rules you , find out who you can’t criticize “ #voltaire · #malcomx …

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  • Regime change is the solution:

    LIONS:
    THINK FAKE NEWS LAW SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH TERROR LAW.

    Why scholars dare not debate like gentlemen?
    They got GRC,they got the civil service ppl and now they need POFMA to protect their arses?

    True but they still do not control how Singaporeans vote.

    POFMA shows PAP is afraid it will get the “payback” it was supposed to get in GE2015. LY is dead and now ashes. He is never coming back. No more “LKY effect”.

    Just vote opposition and tell your family member and friends to do the same.

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