Crime and punishment: Where is the debate?

By Charles Tan In the wake of the recent riot in Little India, one of the observations that struck me was how relatively little public...

Stayers and quitters, patriots and opportunists

By Augustine Low A Malaysian Chinese daily has just reported that it carried out a survey which shows that 87 per cent of Malaysians working...

Sino-Singapore: Pragmatism at its best

Giving the state of affairs now, its difficult to believe that Singapore was the last country in ASEAN to formalize relations with China in...

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...

Law: “A good code no longer”

Three law professors in a recently released book have called upon the legislature to amend and give Singapore a modernised Penal Code for the...

Baffling, alarming, revealing.

By Leong Sze Hian What these statistics tell about Singapore.. Statistics that baffle An increasing number of foreigners are coming as tourists to look for jobs in...

Replacing Ho Ching…what is the problem?

By Augustine Low Warren Buffett and Ho Ching have seemingly nothing in common. One is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century...

Another year of quarrels?

By Vincent Wijeysingha At the start of a new year we try and find, in the tea leaves of events, the portents to come. We...

Politics, Jobs and Wages in 2013/4

By Kumaran Pillai There are two words that come to my mind when I think of politics in Singapore. It may not be apparent but...

Why there should be a coroner’s inquiry

By Elias Tan  The swiftness with which the government has dealt with those allegedly involved in the Little India riot pales in comparison with the...
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