Singapore’s continuing infatuation in romanticising colonialism

In the past one week, the Queen's passing has somehow reignited debate about the relevance of the crown in our own heritage's narrative and the legacy of colonialsim. While the Queen is a person with a likable personality, where her status as the head of a monarchy a platform for her public display of fondness, …

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The tudung debacle – politicians and leaders veiling their foolish hypocrisy

We've all surly heard of the endless excuse of how the veil, the tudung in its known colloquial form (otherwise reference as Hijab around the world) is a symbol of separation from "idealistic national cohesion effort or integration". The arguments are usually laced with less than intelligent reasoning, its contextual delivery only serve to reject …

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Why the discussion on FICA can be quite of a struggle.

The recent Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act bill being introduced in Singapore is receiving quite a traction among academics, activists and the global media at large. While the bill's purpose at one glance and mention seems to be in resonating similarity to other ACTs enacted into law in countries like Australia and Russia, the content of …

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Aversion – our own art of avoiding just causes

The excuses comes in abundance. In everyone of us. We seek as humans, of great faith in cuddly optimism, to harmonise more than seeking a path of collusion. The path of latter, that we know, will only lead to disruption of our own well being, peace and perhaps prosperity. But are we really convinced that …

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What inspires in the mornings, before the dark day begins

The coffee is kicking in. It tastes just as how a morning coffee person would have wanted but it has to be better. But far from the coffee being the brunt end of taste, the morning actually needs a side company. Throw in the breakfast, it needs something to inspire fast and quick before the …

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The lifeline of hope in opposition politics – brave volunteers.

A political party’s expedition in gaining ground within the Singapore context is one of a perilous journey, especially so if it concerns those from the opposition fraternity. In a world of context where the desires of people want to be seen as affiliated to winners, the odds are definitely stacked against opposition politics as a …

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Tokenism once again – of chasing chicken and blaming sports.

Tokenism has gotten hold of our culture where we yearn for aesthetic representation for the sake of harmonising an expected outlook without the recognition of outlook. Instead, tokenism negates the very merits of the person and with those attributes ignored, situation of such is being worked on platforming a person out from the usual hyped …

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Solution to 3 corner or more fights – “Changing the way we vote” series. #ELECTION@SG

At the conclusion of the recent General Election in Singapore, the euphoria of joy was built around the centres of a presumed “refreshed” politics, where the opposition party yet again won a GRC constituency from the incumbent party adding additional 4 Members of Parliament from the workers party, summing it up to 11 in total …

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The unfunny side of politics when it gets DIRTY.

The saying goes that “politics is dirty” sometimes used as a deterrent for people to not get involved with politics, not trust political process oR politicians or accept politics as a game reserved for the few for their own squander. While there may be truth and prevailing reasons to believe so, this belief process diminish …

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Change is from us and not expecting others to take our fight – and a short unspoken community case study

Everyone We need an important memo in our lives. Especially in times when we hope there could be some level of changes in situations that are affecting our own contention or happiness with our own lives. When we feel our own voice are drowned and the rights that we should be afforded with, no matter …

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