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  • Why Reserved Elections for the EP Make Sense for Singapore

    By: Mathew Mathews | Sep 27, 2016 | Hits: 300

    A recent survey of over 2,600 Singaporeans by market research agency Blackbox found that only 23 per cent thought it was “absolutely necessary” to improve the elected presidency (EP) system to ensure that minorities are given greater opportunity to become president. Around half (48 per cent) thought it was “good to have” and 29 per…..

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  • Helping Singaporean women age with optimism

    By: Varian Lim | Sep 19, 2016 | Hits: 168

    In 2014, the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) asked 1,500 Singaporean residents aged 21 years and above to rate their satisfaction levels at three different life stages — five years ago, at present, and five years into the future. Respondents had been asked to use a scale of 1 to 5, with “1” being “very…..

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  • [The Angle] When Should the “Reserved Election” Provision Kick in?

    By: Tan Min-Wei | Sep 13, 2016 | Hits: 299

    The Constitutional Commission set up to review the Elected Presidency has recommended that after five consecutive terms without a president coming from a particular racial group, the next election would be reserved for candidates of that race. Assuming that the government implements the recommendations in full, there is the question of when exactly the first…..

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  • The Constitutional Commission’s Report: Ensuring Greater Clarity in Singapore’s Unique Governance System

    By: Gillian Koh | Sep 13, 2016 | Hits: 429

    Last week, the Government released to the public the recommendations of the Constitutional Commission to review the elected presidency. After six months of deliberation, the Commission, appointed by the Prime Minister on 10 February 2016, has been thorough in its analysis of the issues. It has considered suggestions raised by intellectuals, eminent persons and young…..

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  • [The Angle] Beyond “Safeguards”, Let’s Do More to Foster Accessibility, Unity and Trust

    By: Ng Zhong Wei | Sep 09, 2016 | Hits: 278

    Anyone examining election data from the past four presidential elections in Singapore would notice the absence of ethnic Malay candidates. Since 1993, when the first presidential election was held, nine Chinese and three Indian men have applied to the Elections Committee for certificates of eligibility. We have had three elected Presidents — the late Mr…..

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  • Political Party Branding and the Perceptions of First-Time Voters

    By: Anna Leong | Sep 05, 2016 | Hits: 720

    From January to April 2016, I conducted research on how first-time voters in the 2015 General Election perceived political parties here. This was part of my final-year independent study module at the National University of Singapore, for which I submitted a paper titled “Party Brand Perceptions Amongst First-time Voters in Singapore”. Examining political parties as…..

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  • [The Angle] How to Ensure Fair Allocation of “Waterfront” HDB Homes?

    By: Christopher Gee | Sep 02, 2016 | Hits: 404

    The government is considering building HDB flats in what has always been the commercial heart of the city — the southern part of Singapore spanning Marina Bay to Tanjong Pagar. This is part of a land use masterplan announced several years ago; with the ports in Pasir Panjang and Tanjong Pagar relocated to Tuas by…..

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  • 3 Steps to Innovating Without Denting Profit

    By: Alex Tan Tai Loong | Aug 31, 2016 | Hits: 349

    How can an organisation be more innovative, without sacrificing profits? This question, I imagine, is top of mind for small-and-medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners in Singapore as they grapple with business uncertainty and the government’s exhortations to improve worker productivity and transform Singapore into an innovation-driven economy. In fact, a recent survey, conducted by the Singapore…..

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  • With an Informed Electorate, the Voting System Can Cater to Young and Old

    By: Gillian Koh and Ng Zhong Wei | Aug 29, 2016 | Hits: 342

    As developed countries the world over grapple with their rapidly ageing societies, there is a rising call for a fundamental rethink of the tenets and systems of political representation. The concerns about the political impact of that demographic trend are well-founded. A recent Lord Ashcroft Poll following Britain’s referendum about its place in the European…..

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  • Why We Need to Talk About Race

    By: Mathew Mathews | Aug 19, 2016 | Hits: 1986

    The just-released Channel NewsAsia-Institute of Policy Studies survey on race relations captures the reality of multicultural living in Singapore. Broadly put, it sheds light on how Singaporeans have — or believe they have — interpreted and exemplified our shared ethos of multiculturalism. More than 95% of the approximately 2,000 Singaporean residents surveyed agreed that diversity…..

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