DIALOGUE AND DISSENT, OR CONSENT AND COMPLIANCE? 

What happened? The past week saw two consecutive events that exemplify Singapore’s social control measures.  Yale-NUS College (YNC), the first liberal arts college in Singapore, was due to have a week-long programme for freshmen, titled ‘Dialogue and Dissent’, led by Singaporean playwright, Alfian Sa’at.…

YOU HAVE A TELEGRAM NOTIFICATION, HONG KONG!

What happened? Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will introduce an update to allow users to cloak their telephone numbers in order to protect Hong Kong protesters, against surveillance from the Chinese government. This move follows the arrest of prominent activists and lawmakers in…