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A fortnightly discussion on Singapore politics and current affairs, featuring Kirsten Han, PJ Thum, and guests, brought to you by New Naratif.

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A fortnightly discussion on Singapore politics and current affairs, featuring Kirsten Han, PJ Thum, and guests, brought to you by New Naratif.

    An Interview with Dr Paul Tambyah

    An Interview with Dr Paul Tambyah

    On this week's episode, PJ Thum speaks to Dr Paul Tambyah from the Singapore Democratic Party. They discuss his vision for Singapore, healthcare, the role of non-Singaporeans in the country and other pressing issues. This interview was originally recorded live on The Online Citizen Asia's Facebook page.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Show with PJ Thum - Episode 9 - How the use of POFMA against Episode 8 proves I was right about POFMA (audio only)

    The Show with PJ Thum - Episode 9 - How the use of POFMA against Episode 8 proves I was right about POFMA (audio only)

    Historian Thum Ping Tjin ("PJ") responds to the POFMA order by Minister of Law K Shanmugam against Episode 8 of "The Show with PJ Thum", by analysing how Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 (POFMA) was used against Episode 8. He notes how the POFMA order did not challenge any of the fundamental conclusions of Episode 8; and demonstrates how its use against Episode 8 proves his arguments correct. He also shows how the PAP government have not kept their word. They have used the law against interpretations; against statements which do not cause public harm; and against Singaporean critics - all of which they said they would not do.
    "Discretion" - https://youtu.be/OhzA60_4_sI
    Episode 5 - "How the PAP Government Abuses "Rule of Law" to Control Singapore" - https://youtu.be/nPfoQyutztk
    Episode 8 - "How bad laws are created and abused in Singapore (A POFMA case study)" - https://youtu.be/AWjPx48lRVM
    Episode 8.5 - "The POFMA Cut of Episode 8, 100% lawyer approved!" - https://youtu.be/rF1eaCItE-g 
    For more of "The Show with PJ Thum", please see https://newnaratif.com/theshowwithpjthum.
    New Naratif explains and explores the forces which shape Southeast Asia. Find out more about our movement at https://www.newnaratif.com/hello. Please join our movement at https://newnaratif.com/join or donate at https://newnaratif.com/donate - your funds support all our original, hard hitting, independent research and journalism.

    • 26 min
    Political Agenda: Understanding Singapore's Electoral System

    Political Agenda: Understanding Singapore's Electoral System

    Kokila Annamalai, Ngiam Shih Tung, and Gan Theng Wei sit down with PJ Thum to talk about all the issues surrounding Singapore's elections, and in particular the ways in which it is not free and unfair. This podcast was recorded in April 2019.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    How do we Educate for a Climate-Crisis World? A Discussion.

    How do we Educate for a Climate-Crisis World? A Discussion.

    Feroz Khan and Al Lim, authors of "Educating for a Climate-Crisis World", talk about our need to transform the fundamental values we teach ourselves and our children in order to adapt to the ongoing climate crisis.

    • 55 min
    TraceTogether and the Societal Impact of Citizen Science

    TraceTogether and the Societal Impact of Citizen Science

    PJ speaks to Hallam Stevens and Monamie Bhadra Haines, professors at Nanyang Technological University, about the TraceTogether app, and more broadly about Citizen Science, and the broader societal implications of using such technology to address deeply contentious and difficult political issues.

    • 43 min
    The Show with PJ Thum - Ep 8 - How bad laws are created and abused in Singapore (A POFMA case study) (audio only)

    The Show with PJ Thum - Ep 8 - How bad laws are created and abused in Singapore (A POFMA case study) (audio only)

    PJ uses the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 (POFMA) as a case study, to demonstrate how Singapore's People's Action Party government writes poorly worded laws that give themselves immense amounts of power, while misleading the Singaporean people by saying the laws will be used responsibly and for good purposes but then using the law chiefly to silence critics and suppress opposition. See the full video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWjPx48lRVM
     
    N.B.: This video was filmed 31 January 2020. Error at 17:09 - The date is 5 February, not 5 January (the caption has the correct date).
    "Discretion": https://youtu.be/OhzA60_4_sI
    "1984" film clip is from https://youtu.be/cAKtpCo8fPE
    For more on "The Show with PJ Thum", please see https://newnaratif.com/theshowwithpjthum.
    New Naratif explains and explores the forces which shape Southeast Asia. Find out more about our movement at https://www.newnaratif.com/hello. Please join our movement at https://newnaratif.com/join - your fees support all our original, hard hitting, independent research and journalism.

    • 27 min

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