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“You Won’t Believe These Five Possibilities Of (And Threats To) Socio-Political Blogging In Singapore”

Delivered a speech at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Social Policies Forum – themed “Expression in the New Media Age: Possibilities and Threats” – organised by the NUS Political Association, and drew from personal experiences from 2009, lessons from The Middle Ground (and previously, Breakfast Network), and why more of my friends – many with great perspectives and even better writing skills – should start blogs or write more actively. Continue reading

“Apa Itu Activist?”

It was a diverse line-up of speakers – of journalists, activists and advocates, lawyers and academics – with vastly dissimilar interests and backgrounds, tasked to address broad themes on civil society action and advocacy. And a crowd of 120 involved or interested in advocacy had gathered at the National University of Singapore (NUS) to hear more from them. Through plenary sessions and group discussions “Apa Itu Activist?”, organised by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) and the Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association last Saturday, sought to not only enrich present public discourse, but also to share experiences and strategies for future endeavours in Singapore. Continue reading

Why I Have Chosen To Further My Studies In Singapore

Through this piece, I hope to articulate some of the reasons for choosing to further my studies in Singapore; at the same time, share some of my struggles, arguments and justifications. Continue reading