Category Archives: Recommended Articles

Ex-schoolteacher & RI alumna’s post illuminates the consequences of S’porean “meritocracy”

For this former teacher, studying at an elite school and teaching at a neighbourhood school made her realise just how problematic the message of meritocracy was. By Matthias Ang, Mothership October 4, 2018 Earlier this week, a video from CNA … Continue reading

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Hitting back at China’s ‘economic and information warfare’: Steve Bannon explains

In recent times, the US government led by President Donald Trump has confronted China on the issue of trade with a hostility that is unprecedented in modern times. Accusing China of stealing US technology and unfair trade practices, Trump has … Continue reading

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Singapore’s National Service obligations need clarity in a global world

by Daniel Yap, Yahoo News Singapore He was born and educated in Thailand, served in the Royal Thai Army and is no longer a Singapore citizen. Yet Ekawit Tangtrakarn, 24, now faces a potential jail term of nine weeks for … Continue reading

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Hopes from Hong Lim: Disappointment could give way to delight

This article is a bit old (from late 2017), but I only just discovered it and think it is still very much worth sharing. One of the points that writer Jason Tan makes would probably be met with a firm … Continue reading

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Education arms race fuelling inequality; solution to improve income alongside access

By Sharanya Pillai, The Edge 4 June 2018 SINGAPORE: Part-time supermarket cashier Rozaini and her husband, who works as a driver, earn a combined income of S$2,000 a month. That money has to support them and their four children, aged … Continue reading

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Malaysia Finds an Unlikely Champion of Democracy: Its Ex-Strongman

By Hannah Beech and Richard C. Paddock The New York Times May 11, 2018 The story line is a familiar one these days: A populist strongman with a long record of racially divisive commentary prevails in the polls. But Mahathir … Continue reading

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Then they came for Peppa Pig

By Josh Rogin Columnist, The Washington Post May 3, 2018 Most Americans have never heard of Peppa Pig, the cartoon star of a British television show for preschoolers, which Chinese censors started purging from Internet apps and Chinese social media … Continue reading

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