Symbolic freedom of speech came to Singapore a year ago with the establishment of “Speakers Corner,” a place where the average citizen could speak out freely against the government to any who would listen. Hundreds came to speak at the outset, but a year later only 11 brave souls appeared, perhaps intimidated by requirements that they show I.D. and sign a police register. Foreigners are free to listen but not to speak, as the soapbox is open only to Singaporeans.