Who are our Labour MPs? What sets them apart from the other MPs?

Singapore MP from NTUC

By now everyone has probably heard enough about NTUC’s symbiotic relationship with the PAP. Members First, Workers Always. #EveryWorkerMatters. More PMEs need to join unions… and so on. If you also haven’t noticed, some of the faces of NTUC are also the same faces you’ve probably seen in parliamentary debates, or around your neighbourhood if […]

In Perspective: the failing newspaper model, a unique Singapore problem?

Why is SPH share price falling?

SPH’s recent plight and subsequent restructuring has been suggested to be a management issue, symptomatic of the uniquely Singaporean way of placing overpaid, under-qualified elites at the top. But is SPH’s plight really a problem unique to Singapore? A business model disrupted and broken by the internet Take a look beyond our shores. The newspaper […]

4G Leadership: why you can put your confidence in Chan Chun Sing

Chan Chun Sing - MOE MInister

“We cannot save every job and every business, but we will take care of every Singaporean. We will not let widespread unemployment erode the confidence and dignity of our people.” – Chan Chun Sing June 2020 – A common thread running through Chan Chun Sing’s speeches is the expressed determination to ensure a successful and […]

4G Leadership: why you can be excited about Ong Ye Kung

Singapore 4G Leadership Ong Ye Kung

“A one-party system gives Singapore its best shot at success because it is a small country that needs to stay nimble and move fast in a changing global environment.” – Ong Ye Kung, 2017 Institute of Policy Studies’ annual Singapore Perspectives Conference Prior to entering politics, Mr Ong worked for Keppel Corporation where he was […]

We were prepared to initiate legal proceedings to protect our position: Edwin Tong

Our national songs hold a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans. MCCY takes any challenge to our proprietary rights and interests in our national songs and symbols very seriously, and we will take the necessary steps to protect them," Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong said in Parliament today, 5 April. 

“Our national songs hold a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans. MCCY takes any challenge to our proprietary rights and interests in our national songs and symbols very seriously, and we will take the necessary steps to protect them,” Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong said in […]

Mufti Nazirudin welcomes updates on tudung; exchanges letters with PM Lee

Mufti Singapore Dr Nazirudin Exchange Letters with PM Lee Hsien Loong on Tudung Matters

The Mufti of Singapore welcomes updates from the government on a likely shift in allowing Muslim nurses to wear the tudung at the workplace. In a letter to PM Lee that is dated 27 March, the Mufti Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir expressed Muis’ deep appreciation of the opportunity to ‘continuously provide feedback and inputs on many […]

Tudung: change has to evolve gradually; Singapore cannot take precipitous changes

tudung issues in Singapore

SIX MONTHS AGO in August last year, Law and Home Affairs Minister Shanmugam met with Muslim religious leaders in a closed-door dialogue and told them that the government was considering allowing nurses to wear the tudung at work. But the closed-door dialogues and discussions on the tudung did not start six months ago. It started […]

Tim, 49, is the oldest A-level inmate student at prison school

prison school

At 49, Tim (not his real name) is the oldest A-level inmate student at prison school. The school is located at Institution Tanah Merah 1. Jovial and chatty as he talked about his A-level results, his world was different in 2008 when he was caught. He collapsed and dreaded the fate that awaited him. 13 […]