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‘Just a Maid’: Report Highlights Emotional Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore
June 24, 2022

‘Just a Maid’: Report Highlights Emotional Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore

By Sebastian Strangio
Workers, most of them from the Philippines, reported being subject to threats, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.

Singapore After the Lee Political Dynasty
June 21, 2022

Singapore After the Lee Political Dynasty

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Ja Ian Chong. 
Shangri-La Defense Dialogue Set to Open Amid Growing Global Tensions
June 09, 2022

Shangri-La Defense Dialogue Set to Open Amid Growing Global Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
Taiwan, Ukraine, and growing U.S.-China competition are all expected to figure during the three-day conference.

Singapore Braces as Malaysian Chicken Export Ban Comes Into Effect
June 01, 2022

Singapore Braces as Malaysian Chicken Export Ban Comes Into Effect

By Sebastian Strangio
Kuala Lumpur is just the latest Asian government to take steps to shore up domestic food supplies.

The Somad Affair and Singapore’s Battle Against Religious Extremism
May 31, 2022

The Somad Affair and Singapore’s Battle Against Religious Extremism

By Bilveer Singh
The city-state's recent deportation of Abdul Somad Batubara, a radical Indonesian Muslim preacher, demonstrates its intolerance for any kind of extremism.

Assessing Singapore’s Next Leader
May 23, 2022

Assessing Singapore’s Next Leader

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Lim.

Singapore’s Hot Housing Market
May 10, 2022

Singapore’s Hot Housing Market

By James Guild
Despite government's various efforts to restrain the price of housing, costs have risen considerably since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another Malaysian to be Hanged in Singapore Wins Reprieve
April 29, 2022

Another Malaysian to be Hanged in Singapore Wins Reprieve

By Associated Press
The reprieve came a day after the execution of another Malaysian man in a high-profile death row case.

Singapore Executes Malaysian Man in High-Profile Death Row Case
April 27, 2022

Singapore Executes Malaysian Man in High-Profile Death Row Case

By Sebastian Strangio
A Singaporean court rejected a raft of appeals claiming that Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam had an intellectual disability and was coerced into carrying drugs.

As Southeast Asia Reopens, Will Transnational Terrorism Return?
April 15, 2022

As Southeast Asia Reopens, Will Transnational Terrorism Return?

By Kenneth Yeo
Terrorism in the region has plummeted amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Will reopened borders lead to a resurgence in terrorist networks?

Singapore’s Slow but Steady Path Toward Decriminalizing Homosexuality
April 07, 2022

Singapore’s Slow but Steady Path Toward Decriminalizing Homosexuality

By Robin Vochelet
Despite the city-state's retention of Section 377A, which prohibits sexual relations between consenting men, LGBTQ+ activists see stirrings of progress.
Myanmar Financial Holdings and U.S.-Singapore Contention
April 05, 2022

Myanmar Financial Holdings and U.S.-Singapore Contention

By Drake Tien
Given its financial ties to Myanmar, Singapore's cooperation is vital if the world is to choke off the military junta's revenue streams.

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