Keyword : Politics & Governance

  • Greater effort needed to end workplace discrimination

    By: IPS Editor | Feb 03, 2020 | Hits: 97

    Age, race and gender workplace biases are just as critical an issue as foreigners displacing locals unfairly Workplace discrimination has come to the fore, with the Government announcing tougher penalties against it. Independent research data by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) indicates the range and scale of the issue, and that more effort is…..

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  • Navigating the Future Together as a Rugged Singaporean Citizenry

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 12, 2019 | Hits: 1520

    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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  • Oxley Road Dispute: What’s at Stake in July 3 Session

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 03, 2017 | Hits: 1247

    The parliamentary sitting scheduled for July 3 must not only help clarify the complicated matters relating to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s property at 38, Oxley Road, but also uphold the image of governance in Singapore that he and generations of national leaders have painstakingly built over the years. The allegations made about the…..

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  • Exceptional Government to Sustain a Nation Once Thought Improbable

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 23, 2017 | Hits: 6584

    The theme of this year’s conference — What If? — is designed to set us thinking of possibilities, or perhaps impossibilities: What might be, what might have been, what could be. But before we consider these possibilities, it might be instructive to locate what is – what has always been, what should not change, what…..

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

    By: admintest admintest | Aug 29, 2016 | Hits: 1525

    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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  • Singapore Governance in a Troubled Post-Brexit World

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 11, 2016 | Hits: 2066

    A sense of social insecurity and ambivalence about immigration shaped the vote in the Brexit referendum. Many developed countries including Singapore are not immune from rising disillusionment with globalisation, compounded by periodic economic crises. As Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam put it in a Facebook post responding to the Brexit outcome, there is a growing…..

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  • A Speed Bump for our Multiracial Ideals

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 09, 2016 | Hits: 1593

    Before 1991, Singapore’s President played a symbolic role as Head of State and was appointed by Parliament, with a distinct purpose of ensuring that the position was rotated among members from the key ethnic communities of Singapore. As he represented the nation in his ceremonial and diplomatic roles, he could also be claimed to be a representative of his ethnic group.

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  • A Nudge for Singaporeans to Counter Racial Prejudice

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 09, 2016 | Hits: 2124

    Safeguards for minority representation in the Elected Presidency (EP) will not impede Singapore’s vision of being a society where race has no bearing on what one can achieve. Rather, having these provisions will further entrench in society the value of multiracialism and demonstrate a commitment to ensuring minority representation, even when it entails changing the existing system.

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  • [The Angle] Bukit Batok By-Election and the “Jurong Family” Factor

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 14, 2016 | Hits: 5284

    Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver the Budget speech on 24 March, and Parliament is expected to complete its debate on the Budget on 15 April. This means that the Bukit Batok by-election, to replace David Ong, who resigned as the ward’s Member of Parliament and from the People’s Action Party two days ago,…..

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  • SP 2016: Panel on “Collaborative Governance?”

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 16, 2016 | Hits: 2388

    The first panel at Singapore Perspectives 2016 was on Collaborative Governance. It focused on what constituted good governance and how this could continue in Singapore as Singaporeans became increasingly diverse and civic and cultural activism expanded in society.

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