Elected Presidency Race Criteria = Tokenism? These People Have A Different View…

Scrolling through various Facebook comments, it is common to see people of various races (especially the Chinese majority), calling out the racial criteria in the Elected Presidency a form of tokenism. However, we spotted a few comments from minorities on various Facebook posts on mainstream media pages and even Bertha Henson’s wall which seemed to […]

We need to talk about race

According to a survey done by Channel NewsAsia in partnership with the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) recently, two-thirds of the respondents found ethnic discussions disconcerting in that it could be offensive. Taken from CNA, When asked if talking about racial issues would cause unnecessary tension, 66 per cent agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, while 64 […]

Seeing is believing

Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook feed and felt slightly jealous at the wonderful life all your friends are living? “Oh look, so and so just got back from their amazing trip to Tibet!” “Wow, so and so are expecting their second baby, how exciting!” If so, you’re not alone! In fact, researchers have […]

Love thy neighbour

With Singa’s recent public resignation (turns out it was a “planned hoax” and this magazine has written about it) and the government’s plan of enforcing compulsory neighbour mediation law, one can’t help but question the state of our ‘friendly’ societal tolerance. How would you feel about having the law jump in to get you and […]

Everybody’s a little racist…no?

“Everybody’s a little racist, sometimes. Maybe it’s a fact, we all should face. Everyone makes judgments based on race” – Avenue Q: Over the past years we have seen many incidences of similar nature in Singapore, targeting either those of minority race or nationality. This really begs the question: are Singaporeans xenophobic? Forum discussions are rife – from Yahoo! to […]

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Vincent Wijeysingha on Amy Cheong: Letter from Reader

A reader wrote in requesting for this to be published:   I read Dr. Vincent Wijeysingha’s article with bemusement and yet at the same time, sadness. Bemusement for the blatant run-over of facts and sadness, for it represents how someone can be so focused on opposing, regardless of the truth. First off, the facts. The […]

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Letter by “Concerned Singaporean”

Dear editor,
I hope you can publish my letter. The recent high profile Amy Cheong incident has provided many a poignant moment for Singaporeans. From emotional howls of expletives to rational arguments, I have read them all. I am writing this because I fear that the younger generation do not understand the severity of the issue […]

Letter from Readers: “Hussain” from Facebook

We received the following letter from a reader with the name of “Hussain”, who originally posted this message on a Facebook page titled “Forgive Amy Cheong”. The post gathered 15k “likes”, however the page was deleted today, so along with it went his post. Here it is reproduced in full for you:   “What you […]