Tag: Kumaran Pillai

Lexicon: What is a compliant judiciary?

By Kumaran Pillai It is probably the most problematic words in Singapore and any attempt to decipher its meaning will be just as problematic. If...

WP rapped for fiduciary breaches, opposition close ranks

By Kumaran Pillai In a strange twist of fate, the independent panel appointed by Workers’ Party is charging WP councillors, Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim...

Like how we predicted! Halimah Yacob, our 3rd Indian President and 2nd from the...

By Kumaran Pillai Like how we predicted! Even a good striker like Tan Cheng Bock can miss the net with the ever shifting of the presidential...

TISG: There’s a new change

Dear Readers, Much thanks! We owe you a big "pat on the back!" We've grown from strength to strength the last 12 months and at our...

Free trade and protectionism – how much does it benefit small and medium enterprises?

By: Kumaran Pillai Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) were all the rage at conference held by the Singapore Business Federation, where one speaker after another spoke...

Startup Accelerators facing existential crises in Singapore

By: Kumaran Pillai News of JFDI shutting down their accelerator unit reverberated at Ayer Rajah this week. The cynics were quick to say the startup...

It takes a “man without brakes” to mount constitutional challenges in Singapore

By: Kumaran Pillai One of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Sir Winston Churchill, suffered from mental illness and yet he was able to...

We need to find new pathways for peace and dispute resolution in South China...

By: Kumaran Pillai Background China claims historical rights to the area enclosed within the nine dash lines in the South China Sea (SCS). Ancient maps of...

Rajinikanth fan threatened violence against our editor

The Independent Singapore (TISG) published an article on 20 June titled '$39.90 per movie ticket? Rajinikanth movie Kabali set to make history in Singapore'....

The Independent SG – new waves in a challenging online environment

The Independent Singapore (TISG) had a soft re-launch in November 2015. In the six-months period from November to April 2016, we have grown substantially....