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From LKY to LHL – succession management and baton passing
By Howard Lee Posted on by Howard Lee 0

By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong Succession is always a tricky issue. Even in otherwise smooth transitions, tensions can linger. For example in 1988, after it had already been decided that Goh Chok Tong would be the next Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew publicly Read More

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High pay for better talents?
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong In late 1994 the Goh Chok Tong government adopted a policy of giving cabinet ministers, parliament members, senior civil servants and other public sector employees (e.g., at the time university professors were included, but they were subsequently decoupled from Read More

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Indirect consequences of MDA licensing
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong The government’s proposal to regulate Singapore news websites, “on the same basis as printed press”, has aroused much discussion, but most of it was not directly relevant to the current proposal, which actually applies to only 10 websites Read More

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Gambling, Charity and Worthy Causes
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Dr Yuen Chung Kwong A recent article http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2013/04/tote-board-donated-400m-gardens-bay/ discussed the financial contribution towards Gadens by the Bay from lottery and horse racing income. It is also useful to remember an even larger contribution from the same source towards Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay Read More

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Abortion vs Adoption – Another Perspective
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong A recent article from AWARE  opposes restricting access to abortion in order to increase births, and advocates easing the burden of parenting instead. I would go a step further: I believe the only way for “adoption instead of Read More

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New Budget and Old Asset Rich Folks
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong Singapore has one of the highest per capita wealth index in the world, largely a reflection of high property prices and a high level of real estate ownership. Yet, few people feel they are rich, because most people Read More

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New Budget and Old COE Prices
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong The diagram above plots the average successful bid prices for Certificates of Entitlement for the most popular category of cars (i.e., under 1600cc in engine size), from the introduction of the COE system in early 1990 to January Read More

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North East Line
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong   The North-East line of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit system first started operation in April 2003. It provides an interesting illustration of the unique political process of Singapore. The first two lines of the MRT system, East-West Read More

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Media Endorsed Government Critics
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Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:04 amBy Dr Yuen Chung Kwong   In an open society, anyone criticizing the government is considered to be merely exercising his/her rights as a participant in public affairs; it is unnecessary for any critic to Read More

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Leadership and Elite
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong – "I am their leader, I have to follow them!" Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin (French revolutionary leader)  The above sentence might strike some as being very strange: arent leaders supposed to "lead"? Actually, people choose a leader with the Read More

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