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  • Taking Pride in Ethnic Identity Does Not Contradict Singapore Identity

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 12, 2017 | Hits: 2670

    The recent official opening of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlights the importance Singapore places on the preservation of ethnic identity. Other such centres have been established or reinvigorated in recent years for the main ethnic groups in Singapore – the Indian Heritage Centre was officially opened in 2015, and…..

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  • Picking Up a Third Language Can Firm Up Bonds Between S’poreans

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 09, 2017 | Hits: 2914

    “Being Singaporean has never been a matter of subtraction, but of addition … not of limitation and contraction, but of openness and expansion,” said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the recent opening of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Even as we hold on to our own ethnic identity, we must be receptive to the…..

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  • Singapore Eurasians: Rewrite, Refine their Role

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 09, 2017 | Hits: 1685

    The Eurasian Association (EA) recently launched an updated edition of its popular book, Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams. Edited by Myrna Braga-Blake, Ann Ebert-Oehlers, and Alexius A Pereira, the book chronicles Eurasian origins, community life and culture, and profiles Eurasians who have contributed significantly to Singapore’s history. New chapters were added in this edition…..

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  • Why Reserved Elections for the EP Make Sense for Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 27, 2016 | Hits: 2737

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

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 13, 2016 | Hits: 1897

    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: admintest admintest | Sep 13, 2016 | Hits: 1827

    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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  • SP 2016: Panel on “Cohesive Diversity?”

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 16, 2016 | Hits: 2548

    In the second panel of the Singapore Perspectives 2016 conference, the speaker and panellists discussed how Singapore could remain a tolerant and open society with migration and growing religiosity.

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