A spokeswoman for MICA (Ministry for Information, Communications, and the Arts) said today that Singapore has good reasons to ban foreign publications such as the prestigious Far Eastern Economic Review: responsibility, good governance, and accountability. “Singapore will become a media and educational hub. This cannot take place if all publications are allowed. We need to ban some of them to show that we are selective.” Unlike many other countries, Singapore only allows unbiased, responsible publications. It is rumoured that Singapore will soon ban more universities after its initial crushing-by-regulation of Warwick University, in order to improve its chances of becoming a regional educational hub too.
Singapore bans Far Eastern Economic Review in move to become regional media hub