Who will PM pick for Aljunied?

By Augustine Low The more you think about it, the more it appears that Aljunied GRC is presenting the PAP with one big headache. The GRC system seemed like such a foolproof way for the...

Project Jewel: The hype we can do without

By Elvin Ong A mini controversy has erupted over the development of Project Jewel at Changi Airport. First announced in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech in August 2013, a recent...

Constance Singam is back — with Singapore Advocacy Awards

They couldn't have found a better person to launch Singapore's Advocacy Awards. Constance Singam has been there and done it way before civil society and advocacy became a cool thing in Singapore. Her baby...

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 discussion we see in the mainstream media about the issues of...

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 are entering an unsettled time. The US is contracting its...

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 fate of the bus driver who is believed to have...

Let's Talk

As the fourth year-long SG conversation in just over 20 years draws to a close, a look back at the last one - Remaking Singapore (2002), and its major recommendations. The nation waits eagerly for...

Low's Low-Down on Opposition Politics

Ex-Reform Party candidate Frankie Low says that opposition political parties must form an alliance if they wish to be elected, even as he insists “the parties will never unite.” “Singapore's opposition parties run like...

Survey: nearly 70% feel the authorities are doing enough to prevent exploitation of migrant...

The Little India riots have left people questioning the government's white paper on population, particularly its stance on migrant workers. In a 2011 survey of 1000 Singaporeans, the International Labour Organization found that nearly...

Residents Remember Chiam See Tong

It was supposed to be a Christmas walkabout for the Singapore People's Party (SPP) in Potong Pasir and Bishan last Sunday (Dec 22) morning. Within hours, however, when SPP's secretary-general Chiam See Tong and...
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