22 Apr '12, 7am

A country without Shame #singapore

Shame has no place in Singapore. We boast of being “first-world” and speak of striving to be “world-class” in this and that, while quietly engaging in third-world autocratic methods as if there is no contradiction. Shame – the critically-acclaimed film directed by Steve McQueen – has also been effectively banned, joining a long list that includes A Jihad for Love (dir: Parvez Sharma), David the Tolhidan (dir: Mano Khalil) and Boy (dir: Auraeus Solito). Coming in the wake of the controversy over freedom of expression sparked off by plans for the Yale-NUS college, it pulls the rug from under the feet of those trying desperately to defend Singapore. See for example Tommy Koh’s commentary published a week ago in the Sunday Times and archived here . About 200 faculty members of Yale earlier this month approved a resolution expressing “concern regarding the recent history of lac...

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