29 Nov '13, 8am

Maruah media statement on Mr Alex Au and the MDA regulatory framework

The right to freedom of expression is enshrined in our Constitution, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and even in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration signed by the Government. Yet, the Government’s recent actions are highly regressive, and serve to limit the space for expression instead of expanding it. In 2004, then-Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a landmark speech to the Harvard Club: “I have no doubt that our society must open up further… Looking ahead, one important task of the government will be to promote further civic participation, and continue to progressively widen the limits of openness… We will promote a political culture which responds to people’s desire for greater participation, in a manner which supports Singapore’s growth as a nation.”

Full article: http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=8595

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