A vocabulary of our own


Academic Views

Nazry Bahrawi, senior lecturer of world and comparative literature at Singapore University of Technology and Design, and member of the international advisory board of Critical Muslim, a UK-based quarterly of global Muslim cultures, argues for blending global and organic vocabularies to tackle issues of race and religion in Singapore. Singapore prides itself on being a […]

July 20, 2020

Security and independence are basic needs


Academic Views, Coronavirus, GE2020

Teo You Yenn, Ng Kok Hoe, Neo Yu Wei, Ad Maulod and Stephanie Chok of the Minimum Income Standard research team suggest that security and independence need to be centred in the ongoing public conversation—boosted by the General Election—about basic needs. Political parties contesting in the 2020 General Election have pledged to address inequality and […]

July 1, 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

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