Safety Nets For Failure

COMING from an era when businesses endeavoured and persevered, and making mistakes was frowned upon. The idea was to get the job done right, preferably the first time around. Making...
Barbra Streisand

Who Needs Protection From The Absurd?

  THE STREISAND Effect is a phenomenon in which an attempt to remove online information to curb its spread, backfires and is amplified instead. The name comes from singer and actor...

Get To The Root Cause Of Income Inequality

THE SUCCESSFUL recent private fund-raising campaign by Workers’ Party leaders Low Thia Kiang, Pritam Singh and Sylvia Lim was a positive sign for opposition politics in Singapore. It only took them three...

Are We Being Less Neighbourly?

 MUCH FUSS has been made of a recent meeting between Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four Singapore activists, historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin, civil rights activist Jolovan...

Singapore Among The World’s Least Active Societies

WE ARE not moving enough. And we are moving too fast. The issues of mobility and movement come to a head as a result of technology. We are slowing down...

The 5 Stages To A New Malaysia

  MALAYSIANS will be celebrating Merdeka Day with greater emotion and fervour following the recent events that have reshaped the country’s political landscape. With former Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak...

Hot-potato Issues – HDB, CPF, Salaries

  THREE issues have gained prominence in Singapore’s social media landscape in recent weeks, and the conversations about them don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. These issues relate to...
time wasting

Doctors, Aren’t Patients Clients…2?

UPDATED About a month after my last visit, and the feedback I’d given the eye specialist, I went back for a follow up. The appointment was for 9.15am;  the second appointment...

What Is A Minister’s Worth To You?

  THE LATE Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew equated ministers’ pay to the importance of an individual to Singapore. When ministerial pay hikes were discussed in parliament in 1985, Lee referred...
PDPA, GDPR, Singhealth

PDPA Vs GDPR — Whose Privacy Is Being Protected?

 ON ITS website, SingHealth has a page devoted to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) which took effect on January 2, 2013.  As a public healthcare institution, it declares that...