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Are Singaporeans whiny?

According to Agung Laksono, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, “Singapore shouldn’t be like children, in such a tizzy”. His remarks sparked outrage on the internet, as Singaporeans felt it was unnecessary and unprofessional to criticise their reactions over one of the worst bouts of haze we’ve ever seen. A few days later, other Ministers […]

Clear skies, clear minds

With the air clearing up and the PSI returning to decent levels, it’s time to also clear our heads and think about what can be done going forward to resolve the on-going haze problem and take the necessary preventive measures to avoid another haze-intensive episode. Of course, solving such a big problem isn’t a simple […]

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What’s in a scandal?

As a foreigner in Singapore I find the recent Aljunied-Hougang Town Council affair quite interesting to follow. I won’t pretend I understand all the nooks and crannies of the Singapore GRC/Town Council system, but I do think it’s a positive development that issues such as political influence, conflict of interest, and responsibility with citizens’ money […]