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Violence and peaceful protests in Singapore

Violence and peaceful protests in Singapore

Watching television yesterday about the protests in Hong Kong and the violence that erupted late in the night, I cannot help reflecting on Singapore’s history. Most of us grew up with the history that was taught in school. We simply believed that the unrests in Singapore in the 1950s and 60s were caused by communists and that... 

The Legitimacy of Governance Authority

The Legitimacy of Governance Authority

At the conclusion of the infamous Gettysburg Address on 19 November 1863, Abraham Lincoln summed up an ideal government as follows: “… that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” Let us first examine the significances of the above statement. ·       The term “government... 

Enabling meritocracy or another weak excuse for PAP’s centered elitism?

Enabling meritocracy or another weak excuse for PAP’s centered elitism?

In Michael Barrs 2014 book, “The Ruling Elite of Singapore” he has done a very detailed analysis of our scholarship system. It is interesting to note that up until 2008 just over 96% have gone to Chinese students and 80% of those are attendees of the Raffles and Hwa Chong Family of schools. This does not look much like “all... 



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