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Facial recognition technology: Is our privacy respected and valued by the government?
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Ghui I read with alarm that Singapore is seeking to introduce facial recognition technology on the streets of Singapore and is currently at the testing stage. The reasoning behind this invasive move is allegedly to tackle the problem of terrorism. Singapore to date, Read More

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Potential unwitting misconceptions could affect reputation of impartiality of Singapore’s anti-competition watchdog
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by Ghui In crowded Singapore, there is an ever-increasing demand for taxis; it is, therefore, no surprise that this factual matrix has attracted a company like Uber to enter the Singaporean market. Amidst much publicised legal woes that have recently engulfed Uber, it Read More

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“Fake News”: Keep changing law to keep up with technology?
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by Ghui I applaud the hearings convened by the Select Committee on the issue of “Fake News” which took place over the course of the last week. With allegations of Russian interference in the US elections and the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal capturing Read More

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Sending troops to Iraq cannot be a top-level decision that is passed down for reasons unknown
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Based on a recent report on the Straits Times, Singapore is set to increase its troop presence in Iraq. To justify this decision, Dr Ng Eng Hen stated that “for Singapore to not contribute when there has been “most significant gains” in taking Read More

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Concrete plans to prevent future floods not set out by Environment and Water Resources Minister
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by Ghui A wise man or woman once said: “The only constant in life is change”. This is a saying that should apply across all spectrums of life including that of governance. Issues that affect governance are myriad and varied, ranging from the Read More

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Is the issue of terrorism overhyped in Singapore?
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by Ghui The Singapore government has always spent quite a significant potion of the state budget on defence. I suppose this dates back to Singapore’s early days when we were fending off potential attacks from neighbouring countries bolstered by our small size and Read More

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If Estate Tax is brought back in Budget 2018, why was it abolished without discussions in the first place?
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by Ghui I note with interest that Estate Tax may now be reintroduced in Singapore. Most countries in the world have the concept of Inheritance Tax or Estate Duty and Estate Tax as a concept is not controversial. That said, it is worth Read More

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Banning another person’s reasonably expressed point of view does not create a racially harmonious society
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by Ghui I note with interest the banning of a film on the Palestinian and Israeli conflict by the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) on the basis of the film’s “skewed narrative”. Is there a transparent criterion for what constitutes “skewed narrative”? As Read More

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Can citizenship be revoked due to criminal acts even though one is already punished by law?
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by Ghui It is a foregone conclusion that citizenship in a country is sacrosanct. It imbues within it a sense of belonging, a feeling of security and the notion of falling within the protection of a tribe. In many ways, it forms a Read More

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Glossing over mistakes and sweeping them under the carpet does not solve the problem
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by Ghui In a somewhat bemusing interview, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has given a statement following the latest debacle that has hit the nation’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) after a string of fiascos. If the Joo Koon collision had been a once Read More

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