Governance & Policy

Speaking Truth to Power: Archbishop Delivers Powerful Sermon to Singapore’s Political Elite

In his groundbreaking first sermon as archbishop delivered in the midst of sitting cabinet members, Dr. Chung challenges conventional norms, advocating for the integral role of religious insights in public governance and societal values. Read why religious insights should be part of our public discourse and how different faiths can collaboratively shape our societal values. Check out his unique perspective on how different faiths can collaboratively contribute to the moral fabric of society.

Made for Families – Can Singapore Do More?

Delve into Singapore's low fertility rate crisis against the backdrop of ambitious pro-natal policies. Explore how global examples, like Nagi's miraculous turnaround in Japan and Hungary's family-centric reforms, unravel pathways for Singapore to rekindle its dwindling birth rates. Discover how societal shifts and enhanced support systems could orchestrate a renaissance in family planning, ensuring a thriving future for the nation.

Will Article 156 of the Constitution Protect Singapore?

Singapore's Article 156 aims to protect the definition of marriage from a legal challenge, but can it withstand the global tide of change or will it crumble like a house of cards?Dive into the intricacies of this landmark legislation as we explore whether can withstand the test of time and legal scrutiny.

The Dawn of a New Political Era: Unpacking the 2023 Singapore Presidential Elections

Tharman Shanmugaratnam's landslide victory marks a significant transition, but it also raises pressing questions about the evolving political landscape. From tightening eligibility criteria that sideline formidable challengers to the public's growing appetite for political independence, the election results offer a nuanced glimpse into Singapore's future. As the country grapples with these complexities, this article delves into six key insights that could shape not just the presidency, but also the upcoming General Elections.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Trojan Horse at the Gates of Singapore?

Dive into a comprehensive critique of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, exploring the unintended consequences of well-intentioned policies. This article dissects the fine line between uplifting marginalized groups and inadvertently reinforcing harmful stereotypes. Learn about the potential pitfalls of DEI, the impact on personal identity, and the importance of genuine efforts to assist the disadvantaged.

Your 101 On the Key Social Issues Revisited at IPS’s 35th Anniversary Conference

Looking for a quick primer on some of the most deep-seated social frustrations that Singapore faces as a nation? This is it.

George Goh: A Man For The People?

Most of us have never heard of George Goh prior to his presidential bid. We take a look at the man, his motivations and what a possible vote for him could signal.

Five Thoughts About September’s Presidential Elections… if we even have them.

SM Tharman, has offered his service for the duties of the President. Brilliant! But not so fast. Here're some questions to think about.

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