Roy Ngerng

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Roy Ngerng writes on social issues and equality. He was also named a Human Rights Defender by the United Nations and believes that human rights and social justice will enable fairer, happier and more compassionate societies.

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2020/09/09 | Roy Ngerng
Taiwan’s Rigged Economy Dampens Innovation
Taiwan’s workers have taken the lowest share of GDP among comparable countries for the past two decades.
2020/09/08 | Roy Ngerng
Are Singaporeans Getting Ripped off by Their Social Welfare Programs?
Even though the money in Singapore's retirement and health insurance schemes continues to grow, Singaporeans can only withdraw a pathetically small amount.
2020/08/28 | Roy Ngerng
The Pay in Taiwan Is Too Damn Low
Taiwan’s minimum wage is not just lower than the international standard. Its rate of growth has lagged.
2020/08/19 | Roy Ngerng
Taiwan's Minimum Wage Increase Doesn't Go Far Enough
Taiwan’s proposed minimum wage increase is still lower than the minimum wage in countries with comparable GDPs per capita, what a plurality of Taiwanese think, and what Taiwan’s own political leaders say it should be.
2020/08/18 | Roy Ngerng
Singaporeans Are Paid Much Lower Than You Think
Workers in Singapore are paid much lower than workers in other high GDP per capita countries like Switzerland and Norway.
2020/08/11 | Roy Ngerng
How Many Workers Can the Salaries of Singapore’s Ministers Pay For?
While Singapore's prime minister shamelessly lays claim to a salary 167 times the basic wage of an outsourced resident cleaner, the government refuses to enforce a minimum wage.
2020/07/13 | Roy Ngerng
What Does Data Tell Us About Singapore’s General Elections?
Singapore's ruling People's Action Party has received one its weakest mandates ever. What does this mean for the opposition?
2020/05/19 | Roy Ngerng
Covid-19 Exposed the Rot at the Core of Singapore’s Migrant Labor System
Singapore's migrant workers have borne the brunt of Covid-19. The real culprit is the government's single-minded focus on economic growth before people.
2020/04/24 | Roy Ngerng
Taiwan's Response to Covid-19 Is a Lesson in Managing Risk
The Risk Governance Framework is a useful tool for evaluating Taiwan's management of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020/04/23 | Roy Ngerng
Singapore’s POFMA Corrections Over Ho Ching’s Salary Raise Uncomfortable Questions
Taiwanese media sparked public debate about the salary of Ho Ching, Singapore’s First Lady. The Singapore government swiftly attempted to shut down debate with its “anti-fake news” law.
2020/03/27 | Roy Ngerng
Taiwan's Digital Response to Covid-19: Impressive, But Is Privacy Respected?
Taiwan has made advances in tech and deployed big data in the fight against COVID-19. But can privacy be protected?
2020/02/13 | Roy Ngerng
Why Taiwan Handles Coronavirus Outbreak Better Than Singapore
Singapore has adopted decent preventive measures for the coronavirus outbreak, yet the lack of public trust in the government still trigged panic buying. What can Singapore learn from Taiwan?
2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng
Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?
Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.
2019/05/01 | Roy Ngerng
Singapore: A Poor Man's Country in Rich Man's Clothes
Labor Day makes for a good time to dive into why Singapore remains one of the world's most unequal countries.
2019/04/18 | Roy Ngerng
ANALYSIS: Tracking Disinformation, Trust and Security in Taiwan
Taiwan's battle against disinformation opens the door to familiar questions about the importance of freedom vs. security.