28 Dec '11, 8am

Acts of silencing large and small #singapore

Acts of silencing large and small #singapore

Moving on to larger acts of silencing, non-profit organisations in Singapore face such pressure regularly, particularly those whose mission is not just to serve the needy by dispensing direct help, but who also seek to correct the systemic flaws that continue to disadvantage the target group. Correcting systemic flaws requires engagement with the government. But in Singapore, without a tradition of respect for human rights, especially the right to freedom of expression, there is a tendency on the part of the government to tell the non-profits, albeit in roundabout ways, that a condition of engagement is that the organisation must tone down its public criticism of the government and its policies.

Full article: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/acts-of-sile...

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