We need FICA because small states like Singapore are often pawns in a game of global influence

We need FICA because small states like Singapore are often pawns in a game of global influence

A recent investigation by international news agency Reuters, revealed that China’s embassy in Washington pressured business executives to urge members of Congress to weaken or drop specific Bills that would enhance US competitiveness in the semiconductor industry. In the brazenly worded letters, Chinese officials warned senior executives at US companies that they would risk losing […]

Let’s have an honest conversation. FICA can protect Kirsten from herself.

Kirsten Han

The Foreign Intervention Countermeasures Act (FICA) was passed into law earlier this week, making it the Foreign Intervention Countermeasures Bill. Over the past week, Kirsten Han and her merry band of activists have stated their belief in several places that allowing foreign interference is democratic, that disallowing it is authoritarian, and that the government is […]

PSP’s performance or lack of it gives opposition a bad name

Progress Singapore Party PSP Leong Wai Mun Hazel Poa

It is clear that PSP got its seat in parliament because it succeeded in stirring a raw nerve among Singaporeans against foreign talent. Dr Tan Cheng Bock and his merry men found a simple political slogan for its campaign – anti-CECA. Before Aug 2019, “CECA” was not a widely known term. Yes, Singaporeans saw more […]