Lessons SG can glean from the HK protests

The 2019 protests in Hong Kong against the passing of an extradition Bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kongers to mainland China are reminiscent of the 2014 Occupy Movement where protests were against the proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system. In both instances, there are extremely large crowds, plenty of umbrellas, injuries to…

An invasion by any other name would still be as bad

Vietnam is currently upset at Singapore because our Singapore Prime Minister had to audacity to refer to Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia in 1978-1979 as an “invasion”. Vietnam feels the term “invasion” is inaccurate because they are of the opinion that Vietnam’s military was in Cambodia to “liberate” Cambodia from Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime. How did…

Seeing red amidst the pink

Pink Dot ambassador (or not) Tosh Zhang has tearfully stepped down as one of the Pink Dot event ambassadors after an uproar on the Internet. Here’s our quick take on the hooha:  Yes, Tosh made revealing and stoopid comments in the past that came back to haunt him. No, he should not have accepted the…