Tag: Donald Low

Where is the accountability from leaders of Yale-NUS, asks Donald Low

Economist and academic Donald Low spoke up in support of playwright Alfian Sa’at following the Yale-NUS saga, where a different version of events were painted by the school. In his Facebook post on October 6, the former Associate Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School...

Donald Low weighs in on Hong Kong protests, advises against “an instinctive tendency of scapegoating and demonizing foreign devils”

Former Associate Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), Donald Low wrote a much shared post on Facebook about recent extradition protests that took place in Hong Kong. The view he expressed was not one against the Chinese press and government,...

Govt should give Sylvia Lim the same benefit of doubt that it wants the people to give MOH, says LKYSPP associate dean

Former Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) associate dean, Prof Donald Low, has pointed out that the Government should have given Workers' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim the same benefit of doubt for her "trial balloons" comment that it wants people to...

Donald Low takes on Lim Biow Chuan, questions “why should hawkers have to bear the burden of keeping the hawker centres vibrant?”

Former Associate Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), Donald Low wrote a much shared post on Facebook in response to Member of Parliament (MP) for Mountbatten Single-Member Constituency (SMC) Lim Biow Chuan’s remarks on the issues pertaining to Old...

Of Donald Low and… whatever happened to Ngiam Tong Dow?

Unless social discourse takes on a wrong turn and turns truly dark, I still refuse to be pessimistic about public debates in Singapore. Let’s look at this week’s discussions. I will quickly first list some of the participants  - K. Shanmugam, Donald Low, Chee Hong...

Shanmugam is right, Donald Low has apologised, let’s move on

Donald Low, Associate Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy has once more apologised to Law Minister, K Shanmugam, over a Facebook posting the former had made on 24 April. In what is his 4th apology in 2 separate letters since then,...

Hard Questions for Singaporean Values

If you consider the progress of Singapore in its relative short time as an independent state, it is a rather astonishing success story. In this time, it has risen to be a world leader in a range of fields and a country that is...

What the future is like for our youth

In an interview with The Independent Singapore, academic Donald Low peers into the looking glass and sees some significant challenges for our youths. You talked about the kind of future Singapore youths are likely to face on TV recently. Can you elaborate? Yes, I said that I was not very...