As a small country, Singapore can only do so much to aid refugees. No amount of idealism can override Singapore’s limitations.
In light of TRS being shut down, what does the government mean by ‘light touch’?
By pressuring IKEA to stop promoting Lawrence Khong’s performance because of Khong’s views, interest groups are saying that they do not disapprove of pressure tactics and coercion, so long as they are the ones doing it.
Banning Julien Blanc undermines freedom of speech and travel. The better approach would be to arrest him, criticise him, or kill him. The latter removes a threat to society; the former pushes the burden to someone else and punishes someone for disagreeing with the memes of the day.
Many things went wrong at Hong Lim Park. The activists could have acted and communicated in a way perceived to be respectful of others, instead of ploughing ahead and making themselves look bad.
#Bringbackourgirls is not going to stop Boko Haram or bring back the kidnapped girls. Only action will.
A comparison of Alex Au and M Ravi’s take on a constitutional challenge of Section 377A, and my reading of both.
Politicians and activists have to move beyond criticism of the government to effect political change. In particular, they need to demonstrate why their ideas are important and relevant to the people, through the use of various media tools, in order to convince the people of the soundness of their ideas, and the need and ability to effect changes.