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A Lorry Ride With Singapore’s Migrant Workers

A Lorry Ride With Singapore’s Migrant Workers

By Ada Cheong
Singapore is virtually the only remaining first-world country where it is legal for migrant workers to be ferried on lorries, a vehicle designed for cargo rather than passengers.
This Week in Asia: November 10, 2023

This Week in Asia: November 10, 2023

The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.

Singapore Restricts Display of National Emblems Relating to Israel-Hamas War

Singapore Restricts Display of National Emblems Relating to Israel-Hamas War

By Sebastian Strangio
The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that it will not allow the foreign conflict to jeopardize the city-state's "peace and harmony.”

Singapore’s PM Announces Plan to Step Down Before 2025 Election

Singapore’s PM Announces Plan to Step Down Before 2025 Election

By Associated Press
He will hand over power to his deputy and Singapore's Finance Minister Lawrence Wong late next year.

Singapore’s Armored Vehicles: The Next-Generation Transformation

Singapore’s Armored Vehicles: The Next-Generation Transformation

By Thomas Lim
Some critical lessons – including Singapore’s vision for unmanned assets – can be gleaned from the changes on display in the SAF’s newest armored military vehicles.
Singaporeans Turn to Online Campaigns After Police Reject Application for Gaza Rally

Singaporeans Turn to Online Campaigns After Police Reject Application for Gaza Rally

By Robin Vochelet
Following a ban on public rallies related to Israel-Palestine, local activists are mobilizing online to demonstrate solidarity for the Palestinian cause.

India, Singapore Kick off SIMBEX Military Exercise

India, Singapore Kick off SIMBEX Military Exercise

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The naval drill, now in its 30th edition, has grown more complex and robust as India and Singapore's shared concerns about China deepen.
Civil Society Groups to Hold Climate Rally in Singapore

Civil Society Groups to Hold Climate Rally in Singapore

By Robin Vochelet
Several of the city-state’s NGOs are joining forces to highlight the overlap between climate and social justice, and the urgent need to address both.

ASEAN’s Window of Opportunity for Shaping Global Data Governance

ASEAN’s Window of Opportunity for Shaping Global Data Governance

By Jesslene Lee
The bloc's roadmap for digital integration could help set global norms at a time when distinctive models of data regulation are forming. 

Singapore in South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

Singapore in South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Gordon Kang
Southeast Asia plays a key role in South Korea’s Indo-Pacific ambitions, and Singapore in particular has proved a willing partner with many aligned interests.

Singapore’s New President Does Not Imply a Mandate for the PAP

Singapore’s New President Does Not Imply a Mandate for the PAP

By Kazimier Lim
Tharman Shanmugaratnam's landslide victory may seem like an endorsement of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), but is better seen as a reflection of his personal popularity.
Tan Kin Lian’s Conservative Views Divide Singapore’s Anti-PAP Forces

Tan Kin Lian’s Conservative Views Divide Singapore’s Anti-PAP Forces

By Robin Vochelet
Ahead of Friday’s presidential election, anti-establishment voters are struggling with what to make of the “independent” candidate’s campaign.

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