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    From Hard Truths to Hard Choices – Singapore thinkers take on PAP’s entrenched governance mindset in new book

From Hard Truths to Hard Choices – Singapore thinkers take on PAP’s entrenched governance mindset in new book

By Howard Lee Singapore can no longer rely on a fixed set of people and ideas for it to progress into the future. There was a need to address and relook some of the basic “Hard Truths” that have been ingrained into the Singapore model of governance, and for a more open discussion on policy issues to bring in alternative ideas. Those were the views expressed by Donald Low, Associate

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Revisiting the protest on the Philippine Independence Day event

  Revisiting the protest on the Philippine Independence Day event

Since the Facebook group, “Say ‘No’ to an overpopulated Singapore” (SNOS) announced its protest against the Philippine Independence Day event

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Getting it wrong

  Getting it wrong

By Andrew Loh On 16 April, Singapore’s mainstream media reported that Indonesian Army Chief General Moeldoko had apologised for his

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Ignoring the moderate concerns, the important issues

  Ignoring the moderate concerns, the important issues

By Terry Xu and Howard Lee When news broke that 300 people “liked” a posting on the Say “No” To

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Filipino Independence Day – views from the people themselves

  Filipino Independence Day – views from the people themselves

By Andrew Loh and Terry Xu The controversy over the Philippines Independence Day celebratory event planned for 8 June this

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“My Kind of Town” – documenting the legacy of Chiam See Tong

  “My Kind of Town” – documenting the legacy of Chiam See Tong

A group of Nanyang Technological University students launched a website last week to give an insight and intimate look at

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Comparative advantage – why other countries are not “stealing your lunch”

  Comparative advantage – why other countries are not “stealing your lunch”

By Gordon Lee In September last year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, “If you look at other countries: Vietnam,

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Address workplace abuse to ensure work site safety

  Address workplace abuse to ensure work site safety

By Jolovan Wham Just days before he was sacked from his job, Hasan (not his real name) had informed his

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Press diversity crucial to innovation

  Press diversity crucial to innovation

By Dr Lai Kok Fung / Image credit: ST In the recent ranking by Reporters Without Borders, Singapore fell 14

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Nationalism or xenophobia? A case of Us and Them

  Nationalism or xenophobia? A case of Us and Them

By Howard Lee There is very little that can be said factually about the protest against the Philippine Independence Day Celebration, which

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A potential problem with law and order?

  A potential problem with law and order?

The Independence Day celebration being organised by the Pilipino Independence Day Council Singapore (PIDCS) has thrown up a question about

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