MCCY

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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PAP MUST STOP MILKING LEE KUAN YEW'S IMAGES FOR POLITICAL BENEFITS

Regarding the MCCY's guidelines on the use of the late Mr. LKY name and image, it should cut BOTH ways. The man is dead, let him RIP. Regardless of how controversial he might have been is a matter of perspective. PAP of today should try facing the mandate based on your own merits. Other should restrain themselves from satirisng him in any way. It is not a matter of freedom of speech. It is what we Asian hold close to our heart: RESPECT.

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MALAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL KICKS OFF

THE spotlight may be on Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, but all eyes were on two silat fighters as they showed off their moves at the Malay Heritage Centre last night. Mr Wong was there to launch this year's Malay CultureFest, a three-week-long festival showcase for traditional and contemporary Malay arts.

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