Just recently, as I was helping my daughter’s school to prepare for Teachers’ Day, my daughter told me that her form teacher had resigned. “Teachers’ Day will be her last day,” my nine-year old said.
Too much democracy is a nightmare for management. Who do you listen to? How do you decide? Who wins in the end? Right now, the government must feel like this is becoming a problem for them.
Singapore is no stranger to criticism. We have been called authoritarian, oppressive and regimented. In the areas of human rights, press freedom and political openness, we rank next to countries whose own record of these things leaves a lot to be desired.
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Pink Dot, Singapore’s annual public gathering that celebrates freedom of sexuality, is set to take place on June 18. Ahead of the day, the event has already garnered attention, largely due to the online release of its video trailer.
Something big happens in Singapore around this time of year. It’s not the Great Singapore Sale, or National Day and its multiple peripheral celebrations, but for parents with a child turning seven, it’s time to join the mad rush to secure a primary school place.
The elections are over: Elaine Ee catches up with the Singapore Democratic Party's oh-so-cuddly mascot to get his views on politics, democracy and his availability for children’s birthday parties.