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About fn8org

For computers, it means to start again in safe mode. For us, we hope we can also start again in safe mode. But it's more like re-booting our systems and starting from much needed basics for democracy in Singapore.

Freedom Film Festival 2019

This year’s festival takes inspiration from the Malaysian phrase “Harga Naik, Gaji Maintain” (“Soaring Prices, Stagnant Wages”). This year’s film lineup aims to spark debate, identify problems and look for alternative solutions to issues of wealth inequality. We have to … Continue reading

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Function 8 is disappointed with the civil servants in the Ministry of Home Affairs. They do not acknowledge or answer correspondence from citizens. Their feedback unit does not even generate an automatic acknowledgement. As a public institution serving the citizens … Continue reading

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Event: Changing Worlds #25

Function 8 is pleased to invite you to the 25th edition of our talks and discussions on CHANGING WORLDS The Singapura from the Malay Annals — Historical Memories in Challenge by Dr Azhar Ibrahim Date : 8 – 10 pm, Tuesday, 20 August … Continue reading

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by Teo Soh Lung (posted on Facebook 27 June 2019) There is an air of secrecy surrounding the arrest and detention of people under Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA). They disappear suddenly from our midst. Except for family members and … Continue reading

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by Teo Soh Lung (posted on Facebook 26 June 2019) I find it sad that people should ask me for a solution when I criticise policies of our government. I am told to shut up when I don’t have any … Continue reading

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Book review: Beyond Suspicion? The Singapore Judiciary

Francis Seow’s meticulous and skilful narration of facts and events introduces the reader to the unique political climate in Singapore. Who would have thought that discussions and questions concerning the sale of several luxurious apartments to politicians and well-known individuals, … Continue reading

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TAN JING QUEE (18 January 1939 – 14 June 2011)

Tan Jing Quee was a writer, poet, politician, lawyer and historian. He wrote extensively when he was an undergraduate and was an active member of the Socialist Club. When more than 130 opposition politicians and active citizens were arrested in … Continue reading

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