Daily Archives: 2017-08-10

Singaporeans need a revitalized social contract

by Think Centre Our island state was founded more than 50 years ago on the basis of “one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a democratic society, based on justice and equality, so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation”. These ideals are enshrined in the pledge that is recited by all students …

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At 52, it is time to take stock of who we are

by Raphael Wong This year, the Prime Minister decided to broadcast his National Day Message from the Gardens By the Bay. It contained the normal litany of everything Singapore has achieved thus far, but it sounded a bit more sincere than previous messages. Perhaps he is more relaxed out of his father’s shadow – who knows? But I agree with him …

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The definition of Malay

by Tan Jee Yong I will just like to add my five cents worth of contribution on the ongoing debate of what is really a Malay. The hot topic concerns Halimah Yacob. Her father is Indian-Muslim while her mother is Malay. So is she really Malay? Let us now look across the causeway for some answers. Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister …

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