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11 Apr The coming culture contest

Signs are that questions of culture are returning to Singapore, albeit differently. The Government is continuing and growing programmes for the arts, sports and heritage, and each of their intrinsic worth must be recognised. But these are also important components of a larger picture about what...

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08 Apr What makes a S’porean? A debate returns

Debate has returned, for both the Government and citizens, about what it means to be Singaporean. The issues do not relate only to culture and the arts, but have broader implications for the political and economic paradigms in Singapore as well. What spurs this resurgence of a...

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22 Mar The 4Rs our Singapore Conversation needs

In the midst of our Singapore Conversation, the debates on the Population White Paper and now the Committee of Supply debates, I would like to raise a few points that I feel have not been sufficiently discussed. This is especially critical at a time when...

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25 Feb The False Divide

The projections in the Government’s White Paper have raised concerns among Singaporeans, in particular the estimates that say the country’s population could hit 6.9 million in 2030, with almost half of these foreigners. There have been calls for more efforts to ensure that Singaporeans are not...

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21 Feb Reframe the Great Population Conversation

Controversy followed the Government’s White Paper on Population, from its introduction to the last day of Parliamentary debate, when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed Parliament. Even after the clear Parliamentary majority in favour, that public debate continues, a fact Mr Lee welcomed. But from...

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07 Feb ASEAN Economic Community Mid Term Report discussion

The 41st ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (AEM) held in Bangkok in 2009 requested to the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) to undertake the Comprehensive Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint and in providing policy analyses/recommendations to the...

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24 Jan SIIA New Year’s Party

The SIIA held our New Year’s Party at IndoChine Club Street on 24th January 2013. We were honoured to have Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Tay, Executive Director, Russia-Singapore Business Forum and Janice Koh,  Nominated Member of the Parliament to join us...

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17 Jan Annual Members’ Circle 2013

The SIIA's Annual Members’ Circle (AMC) is a closed-door event and kept to around 30-40 selected participants to enable free flowing exchange and closer interaction. Held over half a day, discussions revolve around global economics issues and key issues which experts are looking at for...

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03 Jan Singapore and the world, in 2013 and beyond

The optimistic view - if you can call it that - is that crisis will be avoided in 2013. The euro zone remains unsolved and messy, and American politicians have contrived their own financial cliff. But the Europeans have now so repeatedly avoided disaster that this...

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