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The problem with the AIM case, and what YOU can do

The problem with the AIM case, and what YOU can do

The People’s Action Party’s (PAP) historical dominance of Singapore politics and government has always rested on the twin pillars of efficacy and incorruptibility. Its record of economic progress since independence is undoubtedly impressive, while winning a global reputation for zero tolerance for corruption. While 2012... 

On Singapore: the unexpected perils of meritocracy in an overly dense society

On Singapore: the unexpected perils of meritocracy in an overly dense society

I never really know what to say when people ask me what I think about Singapore. It’s beautiful, modern, safe and clean for sure; everything that I could want for a contented life seems already laid out for me. But yet for many young Singaporeans, it can sometimes feel socially inhabitable. In a country where the material... 

A Panadol Prescription

A Panadol Prescription

There is a joke that when you go to a government doctor complaining of headache, you are prescribed Panadol. If you complain about leg pain, you get Panadol. If you have fever, you get Panadol … It is as if Panadol is a master-relief for all complaints. The above is of course just a joke. At least I hope so, even if you take... 



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