Keyword : Politics

  • Why Singapore needs stronger safeguards against rise of religious and identity politics

    By: IPS Editor | Aug 01, 2019 | Hits: 947

    At the recent Forum on Religion, Extremism and Identity Politics organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the Ministry of Home Affairs, much was said about the ills of identity politics where people organise along narrow ethnic and religious lines. The rise of religious nationalism seeking to transcend governance systems around the world…..

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  • A two-in-one statement about Singapore’s 4G leadership

    By: IPS Editor | Dec 12, 2018 | Hits: 1294

    The announcement on November 23 by the ruling People’s Action Party that there is consensus among its fourth-generation (4G) leaders for Finance Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat to be the first among equals has been met with a chorus of approval online. Those around the world with interests in Singapore will recognise the party’s effort…..

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  • Our shrinking political blogging scene

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 11, 2017 | Hits: 8417

    Political blogging reached its most vibrant point in the lead-up to the 2015 General Election. New blogs were coming online, and existing ones produced an unprecedented amount of political news and commentary. Now, the numbers have shrunk, with sites shutting down or becoming less active or dormant. As of August 2017, slightly more than a…..

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  • Shuffles towards Singapore’s fourth prime minister

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 07, 2017 | Hits: 7609

    On Tuesday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a Cabinet reshuffle. This is the third since the start of this parliamentary term in January last year. The first was in October last year when the notable shifts were the promotion of Mr Ong Ye Kung and Mr Ng Chee Meng to full ministers. The second,…..

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

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 03, 2017 | Hits: 1218

    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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  • Voters Matter in Building a Healthy Electioneering Culture

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 28, 2016 | Hits: 1308

    Singaporeans’ immediate concerns upon hearing last month’s British referendum results to leave the European Union were pragmatic and focused on the economic bottomline: How much value would the stock exchange lose? Is it time for a cheap holiday in the United Kingdom? However, we need to be asking a different set of questions. For instance:…..

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