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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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Eternal Youth Is the Next Big Bet for Singapore Venture Capitalist

Baidu Inc. is often referred to as China’s Google with a market value of more than US$60 billion. But in 2000, it was an upstart struggling to get any attention from investors—except from a guy named Finian Tan. Tan, then … Continue reading

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Merkel’s refugee deal ‘aimed at protecting political career’

This analysis by Jonathan Eyal provides a good sense of the gravity of the refugee crisis in Europe and helped me to better appreciate why Chancellor Merkel warned that this treacherous predicament has the potential to cause the breakup of the European Union. Jonathan Eyal is one … Continue reading

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Decision to retain Section 377A ‘carefully considered, balanced’

SINGAPORE — Raising the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issue in its human-rights report to the United Nations (UN) for the first time, the Singapore Government said its decision to retain Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises … Continue reading

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Technological change? No, Tech Revolution is upon us

…just as the Industrial Revolution transformed the productive potential of societies in the 19th and 20th centuries, a new wave of technological breakthroughs is reshaping economic and even social dynamics today. The difference is that the impact of this revolution … Continue reading

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The tough must get going in Singapore’s new economics

This commentary asks many tough and important questions about the evolving economic reality facing Singapore. This minuscule country of 716 square kilometres with little natural resources has always had to overcome the odds to survive, and paradoxically we are at once … Continue reading

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Singapore, the Social Laboratory

I must admit, this article just blew me away. It is from the highly cerebral American magazine Foreign Policy, and offers some riveting insights into how the Singapore government is adopting Big Data, one of the hottest trends in technology worldwide. It also … Continue reading

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The dangers of certainty: A Lesson from Auschwitz

Philosophy is one of the essential dimensions of human life, and therefore a key pillar of GP. Now before you heave a collective groan, let me clarify that there are different kinds of philosophy. There is the down-to-earth kind that … Continue reading

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Big Business awakens to the threat of climate change

Ever since the environmental movement began, there has been a fundamental clash between the self-serving interests of Big Business and the broader interests of humanity and Mother Earth. But as this New York Times article reports, Big Business is now discovering … Continue reading

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China’s Great Famine: The True Story

Communism was one of the most high-minded, noble ideas in human history. It was also one of the most catastrophic – an eternal testament to the saying that “the path to hell is paved with good intentions”. It offers some of the most … Continue reading

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