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2017/07/05 | Kirsten Han
To Sue or Not to Sue: Defamation and Double Standards in Singapore’s Family Feud
'The prime minister has indicated that he might still sue his siblings, depending on what they continue to say in public. It's now become an exercise in seeing how far the siblings can go before they reach his limit, but would it really be to our benefit to see a lawsuit?'
Singapore's Family Feud Moves from Facebook to Parliament as PM Fronts
In a rare move, the prime minister called for a debate in parliament after the attacks on Facebook against him and his wife Ho Ching.
2017/06/27 | Kirsten Han
Singapore’s Establishment Tries to Wrest Back Control of Lee Family Feud
Serious questions of misuse of power, favoritism and the role of the PM's wife remain unanswered despite Singapore’s political elite and mainstream media falling in line behind the prime minister.
2017/06/26 | Kirsten Han
Singapore's Family Feud: A 'Secret Committee' and the Problem of Due Process
'What we’re seeing now is not regular due process; instead, we have a ministerial committee placed between a rock and a hard place, plagued with considerations and intricacies they should never have had to deal with, and a senior official within the Ministry of Law making statements and arguments related to what is essentially a personal matter for the family to sort out, all while the actual Minister of Law is a member of the committee.'
2017/06/21 | Michael Barr
Singapore PM's Family Feud Reveals Rise of the 'First Lady'
Perhaps the most startling and truly new development is the emergence of the importance of Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching.
2017/05/22 | Justin Hugo
Tough Pill to Swallow: Why Singapore’s Healthcare Model Should Not Be Followed
[OPINION] Singapore’s healthcare system has become unnecessarily complicated but it can be reformed to provide more equitable healthcare and give its citizens peace of mind.
2016/12/14 | Tim Huxley
What Singapore Can Teach the World about Xenophobic Nationalism
Effective and responsive governance may in the right circumstances undermine the appeal of narrow-minded populism.
2016/12/13 | Michael D. Barr
Singapore's PAP Spends 2016 on the Defensive
After a year of vacated leadership and defensiveness, interesting times for Singapore lie ahead.