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Climate change as national security issue: How Singapore’s response reflects outstanding leadership

At his recent National Day Rally speech, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong framed climate change in the gravest terms, as a national security issue and “existential” threat that must be treated with the same “utmost seriousness” as the Singapore Armed … Continue reading

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Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good

Screens used to be for the elite. Now avoiding them is a status symbol. By Nellie Bowles Ms. Bowles is a technology reporter for The New York Times. March 23, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Langlois has a new best … Continue reading

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The War on Huawei

This hard-hitting commentary by the director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs, has caused a real stir. It sheds substantial light on one of the most important developments … Continue reading

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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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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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