22 Apr '12, 7am

Wong Jock Onn rebuts Tommy Koh’s apologia #singapore

On Sunday, 15 April 2012, the Sunday Times published Tommy Koh’s defence of the Yale-NUS project. It appears to be a response to the resolution passed by about 200 members of the Yale faculty earlier this month. See this report in Yale Daily News . In his commentary, Koh argued that the Yale faculty should be “more humble” towards a rising Asia, and that “we are different because of our different histories and circumstances”. In so saying, there is the odour of the old “Asian values are equal to Western” argument. Another rhetorical device used in his piece was to attack Americans for not having a perfect country themselves, and by implication, they should not reserve to themselves any right to criticise Singapore. In support of this line of attack, Koh wrote: “Singaporeans have enjoyed the right to vote since 1959. When I was a student at Harvard, the black citizens of th...

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Wong Jock Onn rebuts Tommy Koh’s apologia

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