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No talk on politics and religion without license: NTU

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  1. ~autolycus says:

    Happy is the Man who is not struck by Lightning Bolts in this Island of the Main. Hence the Shield of Apathy is a Right and Proper Defence against the drawing of Negative Forces. Therefore, Singaporeans should not be chastised for being Apolitical or Unwilling To Bear Responsibility, said States being Safe Ones, as Prescribed By Authority.

  2. George says:

    Good points.
    As usual we witness another instance of Singapore officialdom taking shortcuts to 'resolve' issues – by abusing/misusing their authority. It's easy and a NO-BRAINER (ironical, considering it is a tertiary level educational outfit). Now compare this with the British University which declined to set up shop here due to its fear (well founded, it seems with the present case) of having to compromise its academic freedom given the Singapore government's well demonstrated proclivity to interfere and intervene with freedom of expression.

    1. Chin Tat says:

      Which British university was it?

  3. Ernie says:

    I had plans to send my kids there to study. But after this….

  4. CW Fong says:

    I fully agree with the blogger's view.

    As I commented in an earlier post of mine on internal communications, the proliferation of social media is increasingly challenging organisations to manage unauthorized employee communications.

    Social media is here to stay and it can only become more pervasive. Companies should therefore direct their efforts on capitalising on their employees usage instead of restricting it.

    To win the battle for social media, NTU must embrace their student bloggers and convert them into ambassadors of the university. Student bloggers must be proactively engaged by the university administrators to ensure their understanding of the university's position on matters, rationale for unpopular policies, and limitations to adequately address the concerns of all students. This clearer understanding will then enable the students to blog responsibly.

    Hence, I advocate that Internal Communications is NTU's key to winning the battle for social media.
    http://cwfong.blogspot.com/2010/09/sia-crew-warne

    1. Chun says:

      Exactly. The NTU administration way of handling the manner has became nothing more than a simplistic restriction of what one ought to say or not to say in the internet medium. Engaing these student bloggers who represent the viewpoint of the study body rather than an outright restriction of should be the way to go.

  5. George says:

    " 20 Oct 2005
    Financial Times

    Warwick’s decision disrupts Singapore’s plans
    by John Burton

    A decision by Warwick University to abandon plans for a Singapore campus due to worries about academic freedom might set back efforts by the city-state to attract top western universities in its quest to become a "global schoolhouse".

    Warwick said yesterday it would not proceed with plans to set up a full-scale university campus in Singapore after the faculty last week voted against it by a 2-1 margin on the grounds of academic freedom and financial cost…."

  6. rajkumar says:

    Over to you at Yale, some ought to post NTU"s proclamations over to them.Poor sods thinking of a liberal arts tie-up.God bless them.

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