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2018/08/30 |
How to Understand the Confusing Spellings of Romanized Chinese Names
The different ways Singaporean-Malaysian Chinese communities transliterate names reflect the region's cultural diversity.
2018/01/10 | David Green
INTERVIEW: KMT Legislator Jason Hsu on Tech, Labor and the Singapore Model
As protests against Taiwan's labor laws rage outside government buildings in Taipei, KMT legislator Jason Hsu talks about a future in which technology can help solve Taiwan's public policy problems.
2017/12/20 | Peter Guest
Singapore's MRT Issues Undermine Ruling People's Action Party
Recent criticism of Singapore's mass transit is about so much more than trains.
2017/12/11 | Cherian George
Lee Kuan Yew's Legacy: Managing Succession in Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew's legacy pervades Singapore's politics and the minds of its citizens long after his death.
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.
2017/06/15 | Kirsten Han
Is the First Family Finally Waking from Singapore’s Orwellian Nightmare?
Lee Hsien Loong has continued to erode civil liberties on the island. Like his father, he’s sued political opponents, journalists and dissidents. Are his siblings starting to wake up?
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.
2015/08/09 | Yang
Singapore Teen Blogger Strikes Again
While Singapore was preparing for its nine-day national day celebration, 16-year-old Amos Yee was again publishing new videos on YouTube criticizing the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.