Literature

NAC WITHDREW FUNDING FROM "STATE OF EMERGENCY" NOVEL AS IT DEVIATED FROM PROPOSED CONTENT

Responding to Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Dennis Tan's questions on the National Arts Council's (NAC) withdrawal of funding for the book, "State of Emergency" by Jeremy Tiang, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu told parliament today that the book "did not meet the funding requirements mutually agreed upon as the content in the book deviated from the original proposal."

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DUNEARN SEC SCH GETS FLAK FOR USING POEM CONDONING VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE EXAM

During a mid-year literature examination at Dunearn Secondary School, parents and students have been up in arms over a poem that allegedly condones violence in schools. The offending poem was said to described a teacher using strangling, shooting and slashing his students with weapons, all in graphic detail, reminding some students about school shootings that took place in the United States.

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