Dogs, Taxes and Shanmugam

Law and Foreign Affairs Minister steps in to help animal welfare group Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD). If there is one thing all Singaporeans should know about Law & Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam,...

Blogger's take on self-censorship, media scene

The following are excerpts of an interview with Kirsten Han, a prominent Singaporean blogger and activist, with an interest in social justice and human rights. The interview appeared in Mumbrella. What’s the secret to growing a...

Song and dance over a sampan

By Tan Bah Bah Times have changed and yet they have really not – at least judging from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s criticism of commentator Koh Buck Song. PM Lee prefers that we continue to...
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Why PM wants the status quo

By Augustine Low Singapore: First World, Cosmopolitan City, Shining Metropolis. But still a sampan. How incongruous that Singapore should still see itself as a sampan, after all that the country has achieved, and all the talk about...

Sampan, cruise ship …no stormy seas, I hope

By Abhijit Nag I thought I was on an island. Now I am all at sea. Is this a cruise ship I am on, a sampan, a work boat, a luxury liner? No, this isn’t the...

Book that you wouldn't have read

  Singapore lawyer and academic Jothie Rajah has come out with a book, Authoritarian Rule of Law, on how the government has used the law to systematically dismantle political liberalism. The book has been hardly...

NSP has niche role to play

By Tan Bah Bah After the Workers' Party, the Opposition party with the best shot at having a presence in the next Parliament is the National Solidarity Party. It has a chance in Marine Parade GRC...

Raymond Lim and the Internet

By Zach Isaiah Chia What former Minister Raymond Lim said at his book launch last Friday deserves unemotional scrutiny. As the Internet opens a new world of  uninhibited expression, it is important for Singaporeans to have the...

New NSP boss: Now for the real work

By Mary Lee The National Solidarity Party (NSP) yesterday returned Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss unopposed to the position of secretary-general, which was vacated when Hazel Poa stepped down for health reasons. Now that this "little formality" has...

Kumaran Pillai: Our vote is not cheap, you need to earn it

Soon after the PAP had its worst electoral showing since Independence in 2011, George Yeo asked rhetorically: Whither Singapore? Today, 2 1/2 years later, the question to ask is: Whither Opposition? With the economy humming along...
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