AcademiaSG editors CHONG JA IAN and LINDA LIM relate how their interview with a Hong Kong newspaper was distorted by a PRC news outlet. One year ago, in October 2021, the government passed FICA, the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA), two years after passing POFMA, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), in […]
The public discourse on inflation in Singapore has focused on imported inflation, and its mitigation through currency appreciation. But there are also domestic sources of inflation rooted in our overall economic development strategy, argue economists Linda Lim and Nigel Chiang of the University of Michigan.1 One year ago, central bankers worldwide mostly expected rising inflation […]
Linguist Tan Ying Ying says we need more well-informed conversations about a language that is simultaneously embraced and disparaged.
Reviewing a new report on homelessness, AcademiaSG Editor Teo You Yenn says the groundbreaking study has radically transformed what we know about homelessness in Singapore and set a high standard for all future work on housing insecurity. She gave the following remarks as the respondent at the launch of the report, Seeking Shelter: Homeless During […]
Anti-Jewish sentiments persist in the region even in the virtual absence of Jewish people. PAUL HEDGES of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies traces the many streams of influence sustaining this paradox. Main image: Maghain Aboth Synagogue in Waterloo Street was targetted for attack in 2021. – Photo by JNZL. The arrest in 2021 […]
Terri-Anne Teo (Newcastle University) has found that some Singaporeans express their unhappiness with the country’s heteronormative status quo not through loud opposition but in silence.
Despite the government’s promise that “Every School is a Good School”, parents still race for primary schools that are perceived to give their children an edge. JACQUELINE HO analyses the complex reasons for such choices, and argues that they cannot be attributed to simplistic stereotypes about “kiasu parents”.
Professor of Law Michael Hor critiques the Court of Appeal’s recent judgement concerning the criminalisation of gay sex. Either the Government or the Courts should stop sitting on the fence and come down in favour of removing this harmful piece of legislation, he argues.
CHERIAN GEORGE, CHONG JA IAN and WALID JUMBLATT ABDULLAH probe the tendency to use the crisis in Ukraine as an occasion to assert their values and allegiances in an identity war between the West and the Rest. Such responses may be early warning signs of trends that may complicate the country’s international relations in coming years.
Webinar – Behind the Singapore government’s strong reaction against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, public opinion appears divided. What does this reveal about Singaporean attitudes to the global order?