Singapore’s CMIO model is a blunt instrument. But it also underpins many of Singapore’s policies. It is easy to talk about dropping CMIO, but the real question is what policymaking tool provides a better way — and what are the costs of such a tool.
Take a step away from the controversy surrounding Focus on the Family, and instead use the opportunity to think about a new model of sexuality and relationship education to meet the needs of youths.
Instead of suing Roy Ngerng, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong should address the issues he and others have raised.
Diversity plus Proximity plus Competition equals Conflict. As Singapore becomes more diverse, conflicts can only become more visible. It’s time to move on from talking about the latest outrage and to start talking about the systemic causes of conflict, and how to resolve them.
I refuse to black out my blog, for it is not what my blog is for. This post discusses why I think the new MDA regulations will not work, and outlines what may work.
The failings of Singapore’s policy on religious harmony can be seen in the Catholic Church’s latest campaign to cancel a theme party.
Local NGOs like HOME and TWC2 have questioned inspections of repatriation companies in November held by the Ministry of Manpower. The NGOs also question why the police refuse to help workers abused by repatriation companies.
Piracy cannot be eradicated through legislation. What is required is a different business model that competes with, or co-opts, pirates to meet consumer wants and needs.
It’s refreshing to see a government body give straight answers for once. The People’s Association has declared that it is a de facto arm of the state. Its mission is to “bond the community and connect people with the Government”. Grassroots advisers should “connect people to people”, and “are required to help the Government connect with […]
The government and the people of Singapore view politics through two fundamentally different paradigms. Singapore’s future lies in reconciling the two.