Daily Archives: 2017-09-12

Anything to prevent the slightest transfer of power from the elite to the people
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by Alfian Saat While it’s understandable that discussions of the Halimah Presidency might focus on issues of race, gender and meritocracy, I think that those are the side issues. In fact, this whole debate over Halimah’s ‘Malayness’ is a convenient distraction from the Read More

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Thoughts on the Unelected President of Singapore
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by Teo Soh Lung My bet on the Reserved Presidential Election has from the beginning been a “no election”. This outcome has nothing to do with the qualifications of candidates. It has everything to do with the nature of the People’s Action Party. Read More

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SIFA 2017 ends with rousing applause and higher engagement; Fourth and final festival under Founding Festival Director, Ong Keng Sen
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Keeping true to the vision of its Founding Festival Director for 2017 SIFA, there were increased participatory experiences this year such as open kitchens, open homes,  including a public forum (art as public interests) opening for the festival. The festival with over 281,000 audiences and above Read More

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First World Country, Third World Democracy
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by Yee Jenn Jong Just returned from helping to cover a Meet-the-People session for one of our MPs busy during the 7th month and parliament sitting. I have been waiting to write this after hearing that awfully sad news that there will be Read More

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