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  • Navigating the Future Together as a Rugged Singaporean Citizenry

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 12, 2019 | Hits: 339

    In a recent Parliamentary speech, Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong warned of the dangers of foreign interference in local politics and elections. He noted the “curious spike” in anonymous online comments critical of Singapore during the disputes with Malaysia late last year, and referred to the SingHealth hacking incident which experts commonly…..

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  • Lessons for S’pore on the rise and fall of empires

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 13, 2017 | Hits: 47907

    When Singapore became independent in August 1965, it was an accidental nation, unplanned in its creation and unexpected in its survival, said former top civil servant Lim Siong Guan. The question now is what kind of nation Singapore wants to be in the coming years and whether its people have what it takes to carve…..

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  • Singapore’s Success Depends on Not Being Afraid to Change

    By: admintest admintest | May 18, 2017 | Hits: 2965

    It is possible for small city-states such as Singapore to shape and create not just markets, but also their operating environments, said former head of civil service Peter Ho. He draws hope from the fact that Singapore’s small size gives it the agility to course-correct and to make whole-of-nation changes. Furthermore, responding to uncertainty and…..

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  • Time to Revive the Conversation on Dual Citizenship?

    By: admintest admintest | May 03, 2017 | Hits: 3755

    As Singaporeans continue to forge our national identity, discussing dual citizenship may help us to think deeper about what it means to be Singaporean. Of late, commentaries in the media and online have argued for dual citizenship to be allowed in Singapore — this would result in economic benefits, better integration of migrants, and maintain…..

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  • Change the Way We Conduct Citizenship Education

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 03, 2017 | Hits: 1714

    I am part of a team of students and teachers currently working with Riverside Secondary School on their Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) programme. A year ago, we surveyed 100 students from secondary schools, polytechnics and junior colleges on the CCE programme and found the following: 75% felt the programmes were necessary but require improvements…..

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