Amos Yee is the dissident who made a name for himself with his controversial and seditious online postings, now sitting in an American jail hoping for asylum. He showed considerable skill in connecting with the public, but his sad and ill-thought-out message was always going to be his downfall.
The Iskandar Malaysia development project was supposed to create an economic powerhouse that bridged the gap between Malaysia and Singapore. Ten years later, businesses have made it their new home but it is leaving investors disappointed.
The staggering difference between how much sand Cambodia and Singapore say has been exported from the former to the latter since 2007 highlights a tangled web of legal, societal and ecological issues that will take some unravelling. The numbers don’t add up and Cambodia’s ruling elite may stand among the accused.
Billions of dollars of investment are being poured into Singapore’s ageing MRT system, but she still lags behind comparable networks around the region. New tracks and signalling systems will help but are commuters getting a good deal?
One of the few similarities between the healthcare systems in place in Malaysia and Singapore is that they are both facing considerable challenges. Both might be advised to take a similar approach to these challenges as they try to meet the health needs of their people today and provide for future care.
Singapore has long prospered under the government of the People’s Action Party and few convincing opposition figures or groups ever challenge the status quo. Opposing voices always seem to be transient.
Middle class families and aspirations have long been an integral part of Singapore’s culture. But against a backdrop of employment issues and lower global growth, there may be less incentive to step up in society.
The last 12 months will go down in history as a time of change, unrest, death and rebirth. It is a year that will be remembered, a year that many will happily cheer out the door come December 31, and a year that has changed all of our lives.
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailTrafficked women from across Asia are finding themselves stuck in the back streets of Singapore’s sex industry, far from the financial independence they thought their…
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailThe waters of the China-Singapore relationship have been muddied by a recent spat, but there is no reason to think that the nation’s decades-long balancing…