Published on 03 Oct 2021

Academic activities not under threat from anti-foreign interference law: MHA

The Straits Times, page B2

Academics presenting research overseas, writing for international journals and receiving international funding will not fall afoul of the proposed law to counter foreign interference, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 3). The ministry was responding to academics Cherian George, Chong Ja Ian, Linda Lim and Teo You Yenn who expressed concerns, in an editorial published on on Friday, that the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill (Fica), in its current form, would “suddenly transform activities that are currently encouraged into a legal minefield”.

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