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#Singapore: Chee Soon Juan petitions Yale-NUS president Pericles Lewis to respect basic human freedoms

#Singapore: Chee Soon Juan petitions Yale-NUS president Pericles Lewis to respect basic human freedoms

SDP secretary-general Dr Chee Soon Juan has written to Yale-NUS president Professor Pericles Lewis, pointing out the contradiction of promising academic freedom while banning political parties from engaging students on campus. 18 July 2012 Professor Pericles Lewis President Yale-NUS College Dear sir, I read with extreme dismay the Wall Street Journal's report that the new Yale-NUS College will not allow "partisan politics" or the formation of "political parties on campus". This includes societies linked to political groups. Beyond that, however, students will be "totally free to express their views." Yale-NUS will adopt this policy because the Ministry of Education in Singapore insists that the College "will have to comply with the university rules as well as Singapore laws." The ban is disturbing on two levels. First, would you care to point out what Singaporean law prohi...

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