It is old news now that a couple has been convicted for distributing literature offensive to Muslims, but I didn’t want to comment on it while the case was subjudice. However, it raises issues which Singaporeans should be discussing. What do we mean by hate speech? Is it synonymous with offensive speech? When should the law step in to proscribe hate speech? What about freedom of expression? Full essay.
Yawning Bread, which began in November 1996, has been running for 20 years.
- There was once a buffalo here
- Spreading a bit of money to “position Singapore for the future”
- Let’s see who’s T rex now
- Did we get more economic growth by giving up our freedoms?
- The loneliness of loving Berg
- Auxiliary thoughts about auxiliary police
- Rebuilding from the rubble of 2016 voter-quakes
- Zika erupts in Singapore: how we made it worse than it might otherwise have been
- The gay issue in Malaysia and Indonesia as a window into the civilisational crisis of the Islamic world
- Big bank, big government, but the similarity ends there