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We don’t have to live this way

We don’t have to live this way

The report of Human Rights Watch on Singapore 2020 makes for dismal reading, because the litany of violations of human rights has not changed very much from previous years. In fact, as in the United States, the pandemic has exposed and deepened structural injustices against the poor in Singapore. As the report observes, “While... 

Increase in community and imported cases

Increase in community and imported cases

Recently, there were daily reports of a few community cases and a larger number of imported cases each day. Most people are concerned. I believe that there is no need to worry at this stage. Here are my reasons. * Most of these cases are mild, i.e. asymptomatic. They are detected due to compulsory testing. * The actual spread... 

How many ‘preneurs’ do we need?

How many ‘preneurs’ do we need?

One of the things that the Singapore government is very good at is coming up with quirky terms and coining phrases. When the late Indonesian President called us “a Little Red Dot,” we proceeded to turn it into a catch phrases of sorts of things. Then there’s the word “hub,” which when used by Singapore’s elite often... 



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