Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Teacher Unaccountably Dismissed in Singapore

Alfian Sa'at, an acclaimed Singaporean playwright and poet, who is Malay and gay, was recently dismissed from his substitute teaching job by the Ministry of Education, without being given any reason. Considering this, as well as other relevant situations, Yawning Bread argues for a Freedom of Information Act in Singapore. I think such an act will go a long way in opening up the government for scrutiny, which is why the government will never agree to it. So much for the mask of fairness and transparency Singapore puts on in front of foreign investors.

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