Roy Ngerng

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Roy Ngerng writes on social issues and equality. He was 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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2018/12/04 | Roy Ngerng

How the LGBT Referendums Split From Taiwanese Popular Opinion

Most Taiwanese support some form of legal protection for same-sex couples. The Nov. 24 referendums don't tell the whole story.

2018/11/27 | Roy Ngerng

OPINION: How the DPP Failed Its Supporters by Becoming Another KMT

In 2016, the DPP swept into power promising social progressivism and economic rejuvenation. So why does it now look like the KMT's B team?

2018/11/26 | Roy Ngerng

OPINION: Why the DPP Lost Taiwan's Local Elections

President Tsai Ing-wen should summon up the courage to be the progressive Taiwan's young voters put into power in 2016, or risk the collapse of the DPP's reform project.

2018/10/22 | Roy Ngerng

SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality

Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.

2018/10/15 | Roy Ngerng

An Open Appeal to the UN: Please Do Not Leave the Taiwanese Behind

A Human Rights Defender makes an impassioned plea for the United Nations not to leave Taiwan behind as it pursues its 2030 sustainable development goals.

2018/07/25 | Roy Ngerng

ANALYSIS: Why Temasek Holdings' Singapore Pensions Claim Is Tosh

The Singapore government's sovereign wealth fund can be shown to be consistently dishonest over whether it has access to national pension funds.

2018/07/18 | Roy Ngerng

ANALYSIS: Calculating Singapore's Callous CareShield Cash Grab

Behind a furor over gender inequity in the state disability scheme lies government profiteering.

2018/06/29 | Roy Ngerng

OPINION: On the Distorted Logic of Ministerial Salaries in Singapore 

Singapore's prime minister arguably has less to deal with than his fellow national and municipal leaders, so why is he paid such astounding sums?

2018/04/24 | Roy Ngerng

Cambridge Analytica – The Singapore Connections

SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, and other related companies and individuals have several connections with Singapore.

2018/02/09 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 5)

Taiwan has outgrown its current economic strategy and needs to move up the value chain to become more like the Nordic countries and the Netherlands.

2018/02/08 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 4)

Taiwan’s social welfare system stands out – it just doesn't feel like it because low wages make the benefits look insufficient.

2018/02/07 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 3)

Democratic societies like Taiwan can still fall victim to an authoritarian corporate environment.

2018/02/06 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 2)

The root of low wages is inequality, and at the root of inequality lies cronyism and closely held corporate control.

2018/02/05 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 1)

In the first of a 5 part series, Justin Hugo looks at how statistics suggesting the Asian Tiger economies have caught up with their Scandinavian counterparts mask a more sobering wage-based reality.