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Singapore's Pofma and the burden of proof

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 20 -- The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) is perhaps the most controversial piece of legislation passed by Singapore's parliament in recent times. B... Read More


Singapore's justice warriors

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 13 -- Parti Liyani is not a celebrity but the 46-year-old Indonesian domestic helper is now famous across Singapore. She's become prominent not so much for any particular talent or... Read More


Don't be reserved about Singapore's reserves

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 6 -- Singapore's 14th Parliament kicked off its term last week with the President's address. The address and the debate that follows typically provide an indication of the governm... Read More


Old isn't gold in Singapore

Kuala Lampur, Aug. 30 -- They say only death and taxes are certain in this life. Though in fact if you avoid death long enough to have to pay lots of taxes, you typically have to face a third unpleas... Read More


Waiting for some crazy rich (home-grown) Singaporeans

Kuala Lampur, Aug. 23 -- I love Hai Di Lao. What's not to love about high quality hot pot with awesome sides and noodle-based theatrics for a reasonable price? So I was happy to discover thatForbes m... Read More


How to enjoy (or not) the National Day celebrations

Kuala Lampur, Aug. 16 -- Last week, I happily wrote about how much I enjoy Singapore's National Day, in particular the decentralising of the military parade so our army can be seen by everybody up clo... Read More


Singapore's Opposition leader launching a charity war?

Kuala Lampur, Aug. 2 -- Singapore's first-ever official parliamentary Leader of the Opposition, Pritam Singh, is already facing some opposition himself. With his Workers' Party winning a record 10 (o... Read More


Containing cancel culture

Kuala Lampur, July 26 -- So, a new virus appears to be spreading around the world and it too seems to pose a threat to our way of life. I am referring in this case to the epidemic of intolerance known... Read More


In Singapore, the Opposition finally gets official recognition

Kuala Lampur, July 19 -- For the first time in its history, Singapore has an official leader of the Opposition. That may seem odd as we have had regularelections on the basis of a parliamentary syste... Read More


Singapore's GE2020: Is a resounding victory enough?

Kuala Lampur, July 12 -- The People's Action party with 83 seats and the Workers Party with 10 seats. That is the bottom line. The party that has ruled Singapore since independence will continue to ... Read More