Tag: NMP Anthea Ong

Saving Singapore’s last kampung: what’s next for Pulau Ubin and its dwindling, ageing population?

Singapore—In an age of rapidly modernizing society, what lies in store for Pulau Ubin, which is widely considered to be the country’s last kampung? The island off of the country’s eastern shores, where people can enjoy treks and trails in the wild, is fondly...

NMP Walter Theseira on cancelled dissent module, “A liberal education provides strength for the future”

Singapore—The cancellation of a module at Yale-NUS was discussed in Parliament on Monday, October 7, with Education Minister Ong Ye Kung asserting that academic freedom must have its limits, and that the concept “cannot be carte blanche for anyone to misuse an academic institution...

Mental health should be prioritised and not stigmatised, says NMP Anthea Ong

Singapore – Amidst the numerous challenges the country is facing such as ageing, inequality, social mobility, economic transformation, and climate change, there is an issue that has not been discussed throughout the Budget 2019 debate – mental health and well-being. Nominated MP Anthea Ong...