Election Explainer: Nasty tactics 2


Explainer, GE2020

Welcome to Nomination Day and the official start of the campaign period! As election campaigning heats up, there is almost sure to be more gutter politics. Here’s NASTY TWO, an expansion pack for our little bag of common dirty tricks. We hope you will find the cards helpful and informative as you observe hustings and […]

June 30, 2020

Re-imagining skills development in Singapore


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Arthur Chia, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences, argues that a more worker-centric approach to skills development is needed in Singapore. The history of skills development in Singapore’s industrial planning In Singapore, public investment in education, training and lifelong learning initiatives have primarily sought to equip students and […]

June 26, 2020

Election Explainer: Nasty tactics


Explainer, GE2020

Nasty! A card game of gutter politics Elections almost anywhere will see a fair amount of negative, and, frankly, underhanded campaigning. Singapore is no exception. To help people identify some common tactics and respond, we’ve prepared a little series of image cards titled NASTY! Please enjoy and use them. Do share them with friends and […]

June 25, 2020

Changes to the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act and implications in the pandemic context


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Associate Professor Warren Chik (Deputy Director, Centre for AI and Data Governance at SMU School of Law) considers forthcoming changes to the Personal Data Protection Act, in light of pandemic control and containment measures. The recently issued Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020 sets out proposed changes to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA), […]

June 25, 2020

Wearables and privacy


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Hallam Stevens (Associate Professor of History at NTU and Associate Director (Academic) of the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity) and Monamie Bhadra Haines (Assistant Professor in Sociology at NTU) comment on the privacy implications of the proposed wearable device for COVID-19 contact tracing. On 5 June, the Singapore government announced that it […]

June 16, 2020

Labour in Singapore’s post-COVID-19 economy


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Economists Pang Eng Fong and Linda Lim (emeritus professors of strategy at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, respectively) discuss the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for the position of migrant labour in Singapore’s economic model. Samantha Teresa, SMU BBA […]

June 2, 2020