Speaking to a full auditorium, former Nanyang Technological University journalism professor, Cherian George, was not shy when conveying his views to the audience.
“Of all the advanced industrial nations, Singapore has by far the least freedom of expression,” he said in his opening speech.
This is, perhaps, unsurprising. George, who now lives and teaches in Hong Kong, is a well-versed and known critic of Singapore’s off-limits topics, or ‘OB markers’. A canal discussion on free speech and expression in Singapore was the ideal place to air his contentious sentiments….