Special Topics: a new series


Editorials

Academics often bear bad tidings. Our critical analyses focus on the problematic. Yet we are often deeply idealistic about the potential for ameliorative change offered up by the systematic and sustained pursuit of knowledge. Knowledge can improve lives, enhance wellbeing and expand freedoms. The standard model requires those who want to learn to come to […]

September 18, 2020

Special Topics: A minimum wage


Special Topics

In this module of the AcademiaSG Special Topics series, we present a carefully curated selection of the key research and analysis relevant to the concept of a minimum wage in Singapore. Most of these articles can be accessed for free, but we have indicated where a few are behind paywalls. What economists think about a […]

September 18, 2020

Parti v party: Inequalities and the justice system


Academic Views

Donald Low, Professor of Practice in Public Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, reflects on inequalities pertinent to how the criminal justice system handled the case of the Liew family and Parti Liyani. The High Court acquittal of Ms Parti Liyani, an Indonesian domestic worker previously sentenced to 26 months’ jail by […]

September 12, 2020

Teh Tarik with Walid: the series


Academic Views, Interviews

In July and August 2020, Assistant Professor Walid Jumblatt Abdullah of NTU hosted a series of interesting interviews with politicians over Instagram TV—in-depth and candid conversations in which individuals who have occupied various parts of the political landscape shared their thoughts about GE2020, Singapore’s electoral system, political discourse in our society and the way ahead. […]

September 5, 2020

Teh Tarik with Walid, episode 3: Kuik Shiao-Yin


GE2020, Interviews

Assistant Professor Walid Jumblatt Abdullah of Nanyang Technological University spoke to former NMP Kuik Shiao-Yin on 12 August 2020, a few weeks after GE2020, as part of his ‘Teh Tarik with Walid’ interview series. The video and transcript are found below. Walid Abdullah: So for everybody, thanks for joining us. So Miss Kuik was a […]

September 5, 2020

Teh Tarik with Walid, episode 2: Gerald Giam


GE2020, Interviews

Assistant Professor Walid Jumblatt Abdullah of Nanyang Technological University spoke to then MP-elect Gerald Giam on 28 July 2020, a few weeks after GE2020, as part of his ‘Teh Tarik with Walid’ interview series. The video and transcript are found below. Walid Abdullah: Today we will be discussing the election. Obviously, so if the last […]

September 5, 2020

Teh Tarik with Walid, episode 1: Yaacob Ibrahim


GE2020, Interviews

Assistant Professor Walid Jumblatt Abdullah of Nanyang Technological University spoke to former Minister Yaacob Ibrahim on 16 July 2020, shortly after GE2020, as part of his ‘Teh Tarik with Walid’ interview series. The video and full transcript are found below. Walid Abdullah: And I think let me just get to it. Let me firstly welcome […]

September 5, 2020