Entries by Jiang Haolie

Constitutional Rights and Where To Find Them

During the recent trial on the constitutionality of Section 377A of the Penal Code, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said that there are “concrete rights” enshrined in the Singapore Constitution, such as  religion, free speech and freedom of movement.  However, the AGC added that these “concrete rights“ are qualified by “larger interests such as public order […]

A Guide to Constitutional Rights You Do Not Have

THEY HAD NO RIGHTS. THEY HAD NO SAY. THEY LONG TO BE FREE ONE DAY. During the recent trial on the constitutionality of Section 377A of the Penal Code, the Attorney-General Chambers highlighted that unlike other countries like India, the Singapore Constitution does not set out rights to human dignity, sexual identity or privacy. What […]

How to convince people to your point of view

Online arguments often degenerate into name-calling of “IB dogs”, “national traitors”, or “stupid idiot”, while physical discussions on local politics often leave both parties stomping away in fury, having failed to convince the other party on one’s point of view. On an individual level, the unhealthy inability to discuss and disagree on issues civilly raises […]

Resource on brownface, racism, and racial discourse

In the past week, Singapore has been ablazed with controversy and debate over the brownface Mediacorp ad campaign and the police investigation into the rap video response by Preetipls and Subhas. As a community of students concerned with Singapore’s civil democracy and racial discourse, we at CAPE are disappointed by the knee-jerk preference for censorship […]